Dr Frances Tracy

School of Education

My current role is Head of Professional Learning and Enterprise for the School of Education, Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies. I oversee a broad portfolio of partnerships with schools, colleges, training institutes and private universities, locally and internationally. I also support the development of new professional learning opportunities for educators across a broad range of sectors. I have an inter-disciplinary background and have supported teaching and learning in Education and Early Childhood Studies at LJMU for several years. My research has focussed on participatory research projects in higher education, often including the development and use of educational technologies to support teaching and learning. I currently use that experience in seeking funding to support the enhancement of professional development which enriches professional careers in education.

Degrees

2008, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, MA Education Research
2005, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, PhD Plant Stress Physiology
2001, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, MSc Plant Breeding and Biotechnology- Distinction
2000, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons.) Plant Life Science- 2(I)

Academic appointments

Head of Professional Learning and Enterprise, School of Education, Liverpool John Moores University, 2022 - present
Subject Head Education and Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, 2016 - 2022
Senior Lecturer Education Studies and Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2011 - 2016

Highlighted publications

Tracy FE, Carmichael P. 2017. Disrupting the Dissertation: Linked-Data, Crowd-sourcing and Algorithmic Culture E-Learning and Digital Media, 14 :163-182 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Tracy FE. 2016. Problematising Participatory Research for Developing Semantic Web Technologies Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Networked Learning 2016, Edited by:, Networked Learning Conference Publisher Url Public Url

Tracy FE, Jordan K. 2012. Students as designers of semantic web applications Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 21 :171-188 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Tracy F, Carmichael P. 2010. Research Ethics and Participatory Research in an Interdisciplinary Technology-Enhanced Learning Project International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 3 :245-257 DOI

Carmichael P, Tracy FE. Networks of Knowledge, Students as Producers, and Politicised Inquiry Bonderup, Dohn N, Jandric P, Ryberg T, de Laat M. Mobility, Data and Learner Agency in Networked Learning Springer DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Journal article

Tracy FE, Carmichael P. 2017. Disrupting the Dissertation: Linked-Data, Crowd-sourcing and Algorithmic Culture E-Learning and Digital Media, 14 :163-182 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Money J, Nixon S, Tracy FE, Hennessy C, Ball E, Dinning TM. 2017. Undergraduate student expectations of university in the United Kingdom: What really matters to them? Cogent Education, 4 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Mat Som H, Duggan P, Tracy FE, Stott TA. 2015. E-Portfolio Development and Implementation in Malaysian Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET): A Mixed Methods Analysis of Stakeholders' and Students' perceptions International Journal of Arts & Sciences, 8 :243-261 Publisher Url Public Url

Martinez Garcia A, Morris S, Tracy F, Tscholl M, Carmichael WP. 2012. Case Based Learning, Pedagogical Innovation and Semantic Web Technologies IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 5 :104-116 DOI Publisher Url

Frankham J, Tracy F. 2012. Troubling the field of service user involvement in research Contemporary Social Science, 7 :73-89 DOI

Lally V, Sharples M, Bertram M, Masters S, Tracy FE. 2012. Researching the ethical dimensions of mobile, ubiquitous, and immersive technology enhanced learning (MUITEL) in informal settings: a thematic review and dialogue Interactive Learning Environments, :1-22 Author Url

Frankham J, Tracy FE. 2012. TROUBLING THE FIELD OF PARTICIPATORY OR SERVICE USER INVOLVEMENT IN RESEARCH Contemporary Social Science, 7 :73-89 DOI Author Url

Tracy FE, Jordan K. 2012. Students as designers of semantic web applications Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 21 :171-188 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Lally V, Sharples M, Tracy F, Bertram N, Masters S. 2012. Researching the ethical dimensions of mobile, ubiquitous and immersive technology enhanced learning (MUITEL): a thematic review and dialogue INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS, 20 :217-238 DOI Author Url

Jordan K, Tracy FE, Johnstone K. 2011. Threshold Concepts as Focal Points for Supporting Student Learning Bioscience Education Electronic Journal, 18 :35-41 Author Url

Edwards R, Tracy FE, Jordan K. 2011. Mobilities, moorings and boundary marking in developing semantic technologies in educational practices Research in Learning Technology, 19 :219-232 DOI Author Url

Tracy F, Carmichael P. 2010. Research ethics and participatory research in an interdisciplinary technology-enhanced learning project International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 33 :245-257 DOI

Tracy F, Carmichael P. 2010. Research Ethics and Participatory Research in an Interdisciplinary Technology-Enhanced Learning Project International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 3 :245-257 DOI

Rowland O, Ludwig AA, Merrick CJ, Baillieul F, Tracy FE, Durrant WE, Fritz-Laylin L, Nekrasov V, Sjolander K, Yoshioka H, Jones JDG. 2005. Functional analysis of Avr9/Cf-9 rapidly elicited genes identifies a protein kinase, ACIK1, that is essential for full Cf-9-dependent disease resistance in tomato PLANT CELL, 17 :295-310 DOI Author Url

Martinez Garcia A, Morris S, Tscholl M, Tracy F, Carmichael P. Case Based Learning, Pedagogical Innovation and Semantic Web Technologies Transactions on Learning Technologies, DOI Author Url

Tracy FE, Gilliham M, Dodd AN, Webb AA, Tester M. NaCl-induced changes in cytosolic free Ca2+ in Arabidopsis thaliana are heterogeneous and modified by external ionic composition. PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT, 31 :1063-1073 DOI Author Url

Conference publication

Tracy FE, Jensen J. 2016. Symposium on Designs for Learning with the Semantic Web http://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/abstracts/tracy_symposium.htm, Networked Learning Conference

Tracy FE. 2016. Problematising Participatory Research for Developing Semantic Web Technologies Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Networked Learning 2016, Edited by:, Networked Learning Conference Publisher Url Public Url

Money J, Tracy FE, Hennessy C, Nixon S, Ball E. 2016. Student Expectations: what is university really about? Innovations in Practice, 10 Publisher Url Public Url

Tracy F, Daly A, Jepson J. 2015. Developing the Bright Research Network LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2015 Book of Abstracts, Liverpool John Moores University Teaching and Learning Conference 2015

Matsom H, Stott T, Tracy F. 2013. The Development of an e-Portfolio for Competency based Training Assessment for a Malaysian Skills Diploma Program http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/Link.aspx?doi=10.5220/0004350003860392, 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education :386-392 DOI

Tracy F, Carmichael P. 2009. Research Ethics and Participatory Research in an Interdisciplinary Technology-Enhanced Learning Project BERA Conference, September 2009, Manchester, DOI

Tscholl M, Tracy F, Carmichael P. 2009. Case Methods, Pedagogical Innovation and Semantic Technologies SEMHE Symposium, EC-TEL Conference, September 2009, Nice,

Tracy FE, Jordan K. 2007. Reshaping Academic Practice and Relationships within the Department Of Plant Sciences http://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2007/papers/IND0070IRVINE.pdf, Annual Conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)

Tracy FE, Jordan K, Johnstone K. 2007. Using the Wiki the Wrong Way: a Case Study in Plant Sciences http://www.scribd.com/doc/101748/Chaired-Panel-2-Frances-Tracy, SOLSTICE Conference, May 2007,

Irvine N, Tracy F, Carmichael P. 2007. Developing a Research Community in Higher Education: from Student Feedback to Knowledge Construction EARLI Conference, August 2007, Budapest,

Tracy F, Jordan K, Johnstone K, Carmichael P. 2007. Using Evidence informed Approaches to Create Online Learning Resources BLU Conference, 14th June 2007, University of Hertfordshire,

Carmichael P, Irvine N, Jordan K, Johnstone K, Tracy F, Truscott H. 2006. Enhancing Small Group Teaching in Plant Sciences: A Research and Development Project in Higher Education BERA Conference, September 2006, Warwick,

Patel U, Tracy FE. Grappling with semantics technologies in participatory design: Multiplicity and ambivalence Computer Assisted Learning Annual Conference Author Url

Report

Bath C, Hirst N, Boyd D, Tracy F, Curtis L, Daly A. 2015. Exploring and Developing Hubs of Early Years Practice and CPD Final Research Report Publisher Url

Bath C, Nirst N, Boyd D, Tracy F, Daly A, Forrester G, Curtis L. 2014. Exploring and Developing Regional Hubs of Early Years Practice and CPD Exploring and Developing Regional Hubs of Early Years Practice and CPD

Bath C, Hirst NJ, Daly A, Tracy F, Boyd D, Forrester G. Interim Evaluation Report of Exploring and Developing Regional Hubs of Early Years Practice and CPD. North Liverpool Teaching School Partnership; Working in Partnership with the National College for Teaching and Leadership

Chapters

Carmichael P, Johnstone K, Tracy F, Jordan K, Truscott H. 2007. Developing Evidence-Informed Practice in Undergraduate Teaching and Learning at the University of Cambridge Good D, Greenwald S, Cox R. University Cooperation for Innovation: Lessons from the Cambridge-MIT Institute Sense Publishers. Rotterdam

Carmichael P, Johnstone K, Tracy F, Jordan K, Burchmore H. 2007. Threshold Concepts: an Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Agenda in Higher Education Research Good D, Greenwald S, Cox R. University Cooperation for Innovation: Lessons from the Cambridge-MIT Institute Sense Publishers. Rotterdam

Carmichael P, Tracy FE. Networks of Knowledge, Students as Producers, and Politicised Inquiry Bonderup, Dohn N, Jandric P, Ryberg T, de Laat M. Mobility, Data and Learner Agency in Networked Learning Springer DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Highlighted activities

Conference presentation:

Educators’ Views, Experiences and Preferences for Continuing Professional Development in a Post-COVID Environment, BERA, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 2022

Lessons learned during lockdown- what to keep online beyond the crisis?, ALT-C, Manchester, Oral presentation. 2022

Professional activities

Conference presentation:

Educators’ Views, Experiences and Preferences for Continuing Professional Development in a Post-COVID Environment, BERA, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 2022

Lessons learned during lockdown- what to keep online beyond the crisis?, ALT-C, Manchester, Oral presentation. 2022

Developing the Bright Research Network, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 2016

Student expectations; what is university really about?, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, LJMU, Oral presentation. 2016

The use of quantitative data in inquiry-based learning in the social sciences, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, LJMU, Oral presentation. 2016

Staff and Student Evaluations of Blending 'Learning Objects' with Lectures for Teaching Research Methodology, LJMU Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 2014

One set of technologies, multiple manifestations: semantic technologies for education, Association for Learning Technology Conference, University of Manchester, Technology Demonstration. 2013

'Using liminality to your advantage: our role as mediator between educational researchers and other domain-specific academics in higher education'., BERA conference, September 2007, Institute of Education, University of London., Poster presentation. 2007

Student Interaction with a Sakai VLE in Plant Sciences, 7th Sakai Conference, 13th June 2007., Amsterdam,, Oral presentation. 2007

Using Sakai to Research and Enhance Small Group Teaching in Plant Sciences., Sakai Conference, Vancouver, 31st May 2006., Oral presentation. 2006

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool John Moores University QR Funding, Educators’ Views, Experiences and Preferences for Continuing Professional Development in a Post-COVID Environment, Dr Fran Tracy, Matt McLain, Dr Craig Hammond, Dr Avril Rowley, Angela Garden, Dr Anne-Marie Smith, Dr Helen Poole, Dr Kaye Richards., Grant value (£): 1,500, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2022

Liverpool John Moores FREE Research Capacity Building Fund, Investigating the Sources, Analysis and Visualisation of Quantitative Data to Support Inquiry-Based Learning in the Social Sciences, Prof Chris Jones and Simon Morris, Grant value (£): 9000, Duration of research project: 0/6. 2016

LJMU Curriculum Enhancement Student Internships, Developing a 'Research for Learning Network' in Education Studies and Early Childhood Studies, Angela Daly, Grant value (£): Pay for 2 Internship students for four weeks, Duration of research project: 0/1. 2014

LJMU Learning and Teaching Assessment Grant, Video for Personal Reflection in Education Studies, Kate Litherland and Simon Morris, Grant value (£): Internship pay for one student for four weeks, Duration of research project: 0/1. 2012

JISC rapid innovation project on the open educational resources (OERs) programme, Developing Linked Data Infrastructures for OERs, Kate Litherland and Simon Morris, Grant value (£): 25000, Duration of research project: 0/5. 2011

External collaboration:

http://thestudioliverpool.uk/, The Studio School Liverpool; for 14-19 year olds focussed on development of digital leaders and entrepreneurship., Shaun McInerney the Principal of the Studio School.. 2017

http://www.northliverpoolteachingschool.org/early-years-hubs-research-project.html, North Liverpool Teaching School Partnership, Lesley Curtis, Everton Nursery School and Family Centre. 2014

Other invited event:

British Academy Early Career Researcher Workshop, Cairo Helwan University, Building early career researchers capacity to investigate evaluate and disseminate the impact of technology on learning and teaching in schools colleges and universities. 2015

Fellowships:

Fellow, Higher Education Academy. 2014

Teaching qualification:

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. 2014

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Glasgow, PhD, An Investigation in the use of collaborative metacognition during mathematical problem solving: a case study with a primary five class in Scotland. 2013

Universidad de Murcia, PhD, Espacios virtuales para la evaluacion de aprendizajes basados en herramientas de Web Semantica. 2010

Award:

Research into Practice Award for research in 16+ settings, BERA/SAGE, http://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/2008/08/29/bera-sage-publications-2007-awards-winners-announced/. 2007

Other Professional Activity:

External Examiner for BA Education Studies at the University of Bedfordshire June 2015 until June 2021.

External Examiner for BA Education Studies at the University of Middlesex from June 2022 ongoing.

Reviewer for the journal 'Technology Pedagogy and Education'.

Reviewer for the journal 'Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing'.

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