I am based in the Faculty of Professional and Social Sciences, School of Health and Education and Business School
My qualifications include: BFA (Hons equivalent), MFA (3 year), MSc (Lifelong Learning), PhD (Lifelong Learning), PGCEHE.
Currently, I am the Co-convenor for the UALL Work and Learning Network and am on the UALL Executive Committee.
I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
I am currently a supervisor and cohort leader for the Doctor of Professional Studies (Transdisciplinary).
I am the co-programme leader for BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Business to Business Sales Degree Apprenticeship (with Consalia Ltd. partnership) and am in the Business School Apprenticeship group.
I acted as co-programme lead for the validation of the BA/BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Negotiated Specialism); Grad Cert Professional Practice (Negotiated Specialism); MA/MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Negotiated Specialism); PG Cert Advance Professional Practice (Negotiated Specialism).
My interests include practice-based studies within higher education, doctoral studies, degree apprenticeships, creative, experiential and work-based studies, and the use of 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, and professional doctorates.
Recent publications include:
‘Revisiting search and review for work-based projects (2017), Innovations in Education and Teaching International, co-authored with Carol Costley, DOI:10.1080/14703297.2017.1417885
‘Re-evaluating work-based learning pedagogy’ (2017) Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning DOI: 10.1108/HESWBL-11-2015-0057);
‘The use of work-based learning pedagogical perspectives to inform flexible practice within higher education’, Teaching in Higher Education, DOI:10.1080/13562517.2016.1183613
‘Work-based Projects: What They Are and How to Do Them co-authored with Barbara Workman, in Helyer, Ruth (ed.) The Work-based Learning Student Handbook, Palgrave McMillan.
'Professional Artefacts: embodying ideas in work-based learning (2014) co-authored with Adesola Akinleye, Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, 4 (1): 98-108.
Nottingham, Paula (2020) Professional artefacts: evaluating creative outcomes for work-based inquiry. Journal of Work-Applied Management . ISSN 2205-2062 (Published online first)
Nottingham, Paula (2019) Acknowledging lifelong learning principles within work-based studies: a continuing legacy for the degree apprenticeship. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning , 21 (1). pp. 29-45. ISSN 1466-6529
Costley, Carol and Nottingham, Paula (2018) Revisiting search and review for work-based projects. Innovations in Education and Teaching International , 55 (5). pp. 511-520. ISSN 1470-3297
Nottingham, Paula (2017) Re-evaluating work-based learning pedagogy. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning , 7 (2). pp. 129-140. 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 , 21 (7). pp. 790-806. ISSN 1356-2517
I am currently working with Consalia (Ltd) on the BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Business to Business Sales degree apprenticeship
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).
Universites Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) Executive
Co-convenor UALL Work and Learning Network
Membership Society for Research in Higher Education.