Currently I am based at the Institute for Work Based Learning (IWBL) and am active across several programmes. I am the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Professional Practice in Arts and an academic tutor for the MA Professional Practice. I work with the Consalia programme for the MSc Professional Practice in Leading Sales Transformation. I also work as an adviser for the DProf programme and am a part of the facilitation team for Stage 1 studies.
My qualifications include: BFA (Hons equivalent), MFA (3 year), MSc (Lifeleong Learning), PhD (Lifelong Learning), PGCert HE.
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
My professional sites are:
Interests include creative, experiential, work-based and blended learning in the higher education environment.
My research interests are in lifelong learning, higher education, professional practice in the creative and cultural industries, experiential learning (work-related and employability skills), e-learning and blended learning, and the use of social media in higher education.
Recent publications include:
Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, Emerald, Article Title: 'Professional Artefacts: Embodying Ideas in Work Based', co-authored with Adesola Akinleye (pending publication 2014.
Contributed 'Work Based Learning Pedagogies and Academic Development' (2012) By Carol Costley and Mehmetali Dikerdem, A Research Project funded by HEA Subject Centre Education ESCalate, Institute for Work Based Learning, Middlesex University: Special acknowledgement to Paula Nottingham, Middlesex University.
Nottingham, Paula (2012) Unpublished Phd Thesis, 'An exploration of how differing perspectives of Work Based Learning within Higher Education influences the pedagogies adopted' Birkbeck University of London.
Designs in Elearning 2013 Conference presentation http://www.designsonelearning.net/2013/presentations.html
HEA/SEEC Conference Presentation 2013 http://wwwnew1.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/flexiblelearning/FLSEECconference/Sessions/Publicity_summary_day2_Nottingham2.pdf
UALL Annual Conference 2015 http://www.uall.ac.uk/uall-2015-annual-conference-glasgow
Nottingham, Paula (2017) Re-evaluating work-based learning pedagogy. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning . ISSN 2042-3896
Nottingham, Paula (2016) The use of work-based learning pedagogical perspectives to inform flexible practice within higher education. Teaching in Higher Education . ISSN 1356-2517 (Published online first)
Nottingham, Paula and Pronger, Nick (2010) Groupwork in practice: a work-based learning approach. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 4 (1). pp. 104-107. ISSN 1742-240X
Nottingham, Paula and Akinleye, Adesola (2014) Professional artefacts: embodying ideas in work-based learning. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, 4 (1). pp. 98-108. ISSN 2042-3896
I am currently working on a Creative Skill set project within the IWBL.
I worked as a part of the ModNet (HEFCE employer-engagement) project from 2009-2012.
Prior to this I was a Learning Consultant and Project Co-ordinator on the TQEF Media Centre Project at London South Bank University (2006-2009).
Membership SRHE, UALL, CAA.