Dr Paula Nottingham is an experienced academic practitioner specialising in practice-based and work-based learning within Higher Education. Paula has professional interests in pedagogic research in higher education, degree apprenticeships, doctoral studies, professional practice/work-based learning, creative and innovative higher education, lifelong learning, the use of digital technology for learning, and practitioner facilitation as a form of peer learning.
Paula is a dual UK and US citizen. Her qualifications include: BFA (Hons equivalent), MFA (3 year with teaching component), MSc (Lifelong Learning), PhD (Lifelong Learning), PGCertHE, Senior Fellowship HEA.
Paula is currently a supervisor for the Professional Practice/Work Based Learning PhD and the Doctor of Professional Studies (TD), and is a core team member for the Speicialist Pathways DProf in HSCE. From September 2022, she became the Programme Leader of the MA in Higher Education.
Paula was formally a Co-Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Business to Business Sales Degree Apprenticeship (with Consalia Ltd. partnership) now within the Marketing Branding and Tourism Department.
Paula was the co-programme lead for the validation of the BA/BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Negotiated Specialism); and helped validate the Grad Cert Professional Practice (Negotiated Specialism), MA/MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Negotiated Specialism)and PG Cert Advanced Professional Practice (Negotiated Specialism). She was also the Programme Leader for the BA Professional Practice in Arts.
Research outputs are mainly in the field of higher education.
Nottingham, Paula (2021) Designing work-based learning approaches for Gen Y, Gen Z and beyond. In: Applications of work integrated learning among Gen Z and Y students. Gerhardt, Trevor and Annon, Paulette J. , eds. IGI Global, United States, pp. 166-187. ISBN 9781799864400
Bibila, Stavroula and Nottingham, Paula (2021) Planning practitioner projects. In: The work-based learning student handbook. Helyer, Ruth and Wall, Tony and Minton, Ann and Lund, Amy , eds. Macmillan Study Skills . MacMillan International Higher Education, Red Globe Press, London, UK, pp. 183-203. ISBN 9781352011548
Nottingham, Paula and Biblia, Stavroula (2021) Implementing Practitioner Research Projects. In: The work-based learning student handbook. Macmillan Study Skills . Macmillan International Higher Education, Red Globe Press, London, UK, pp. 204-224. ISBN 9781352011548
Nottingham, James and Nottingham, Paula (2020) A transitional plan for digital and technology change. European Journal of Higher Education IT , 2020 (1).
https://www.eunis.org/erai/2020-1/ ISSN 2519-1764
Scott, Deborah and Nottingham, Paula and Wall, Tony (2020) A welcome to the Creativity in Work-Applied Management special issue, Journal of Work-Applied Management. ISSN 2205-2062. [Journal Guest Editorial]
Nottingham, Paula (2020) Professional artefacts: evaluating creative outcomes for work-based inquiry. Journal of Work-Applied Management . ISSN 2205-2062 (Published online first) doi:10.1108/JWAM-03-2020-0014
Nottingham, Paula (2019) Acknowledging lifelong learning principles within work-based studies: a continuing legacy for the degree apprenticeship’, Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning Volume 21, Number 1, March 2019 DOI: http://doi.org/10.5456/WPLL.21.1.29
Boud, David and Costley, Carol and Cranfield, Steven and Desai, Jeenal and Nikolou-Walker, Elda and Nottingham, Paula and Wilson, Dilys (2022) The pivotal role of student assessment in work-integrated learning. Higher Education Research and Development . ISSN 0729-4360 (Published online first)
Nottingham, Paula (2022) Introduction to Imagining Radical Inclusivity in Work and Learning. Work Based Learning e-Journal International , 11 (1). pp. 72-73. ISSN 2044-7868
Sutton, Louise and Mao, Yan and Nottingham, Paula (2022) Exploring the use of learning communities of practice within a degree apprenticeship through university and partnership provision while incorporating the use of inclusive principles and practice. Work Based Learning e-Journal International , 11 (1). pp. 79-80. ISSN 2044-7868
Nottingham, Paula and Mao, Yan (2022) Paper 45: Exploring student perceptions of existing learning communities of practice within a Degree Apprenticeship to enable the greater adoption of inclusivity principles for work-integrated studies. In: RWL12 : Researching Work and Learning, 13-15 July 2022, Toronto, Canada.
Costley, Carol and Nottingham, Paula and Nikolou-Walker, Elda (2021) Equality, diversity and inclusion for work and learning in higher education. Work Based Learning e-Journal International , 10 (2). pp. 42-52. ISSN 2044-7868
Enhancing Engagement Project
Creative Skillset project within the IWBL.
ModNet (HEFCE employer-engagement) project from 2009-2012.
Learning Consultant and Project Co-ordinator on the TQEF Media Centre Project at London South Bank University (2006-2009).
Work and Learning Reseach Centre SIG/CERS
Work and Learning Network (affiliated to UALL)
External Examiner University of Ulster, Leeds Trinity, Birkbeck University of
London, University of Wales Trinity St David
Society for Research in Higher Education - member
University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC) - member