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Dr Sarah Nixon

Dr Sarah Nixon

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Biography

Sarah's teaching focus is in the area of Sport Business and Management whilst her research interests lie within the area of teaching and learning enhancement within HE. In 2011, Sarah was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in recognition of her work in developing and enhancing the student experience. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Degrees

2014, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
2000, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MBA
2000, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PG Cert in Teaching and Learning
1989, Crewe and Alsager College of Higher Education, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Sport Science

Academic appointments

Subject Head, School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition, Liverpool John Moores University, 2016 - 2019
Principal Lecturer in Teaching and Learning, School of Education, Leisure and Sport Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - 2016
Faculty Learning Development Manager, Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - 2013
Leader of the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - 2010

Publications

Highlighted publications

Money J, Nixon S, Graham L. 2019. Do educational experiences in school prepare students for university? A teachers’ perspective Journal of Further and Higher Education, DOI Public Url

Nixon S, Brooman S, Murphy B, Fearon D. 2017. Clarity, consistency and communication: using enhanced dialogue to create a course-based feedback strategy Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 42 :812-822 DOI Author Url Public Url

Murphy RC, Nixon S, Brooman SD, Fearon D. 2017. ‘I am wary of giving too much power to students” - addressing the “but” in the principle of staff-student collaboration. International Journal for Students as Partners, 1 :1-16 DOI Public Url

Williams L, Nixon S, Hennessy C, Mahon E, Adams G. 2016. Inspiring to inspire: Developing teaching in higher education Cogent Education, 3 :1-12 DOI Public Url

Hennessy C, Adams G, Mahon E, Nixon S, Pratt A, Williams L. 2014. Discovering inspiring teaching: immersive models of staff development Quality Assurance in Education, 22 :240-254 DOI Publisher Url

Nixon S, Williams L. 2014. Increasing student engagement through curriculum redesign: deconstructing the 'Apprentice' style of delivery Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 51 :26-33 DOI Author Url

Vinson D, Nixon S, Walsh B, Walker C, Mitchell E, Zaitseva E. Investigating the relationship between student engagement and transition Active Learning in Higher Education, 11 :131-143 DOI

Journal article

Money J, Nixon S, Graham L. 2019. Do educational experiences in school prepare students for university? A teachers’ perspective Journal of Further and Higher Education, DOI Public Url

Nixon S, Brooman S, Murphy B, Fearon D. 2017. Clarity, consistency and communication: using enhanced dialogue to create a course-based feedback strategy Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 42 :812-822 DOI Author Url Public Url

Nixon S, Brooman SD, Murphy RC. 2017. The sorrow of the struggle or joy of the journey? Seven lessons from an education research writing group Innovations in Practice, :1-5 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Murphy RC, Nixon S, Brooman SD, Fearon D. 2017. ‘I am wary of giving too much power to students” - addressing the “but” in the principle of staff-student collaboration. International Journal for Students as Partners, 1 :1-16 DOI Public Url

Money J, Nixon S, Tracy F, Hennessy C, Ball E, Dinning T. 2017. Undergraduate student expectations of university in the United Kingdom: What really matters to them? Cogent Education, 4 :1-11 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Huntley T, Whitehead AE, Cullinane D, Nixon S, Huntley E. 2017. Investigating relationships between and within entry pathways on a sport related programme and the degree outcome obtained Cogent Education, DOI Public Url

Money J, Tracy F, Hennessy C, Nixon , Ball E. 2016. Student Expectations: what is university really about? Innovations in Practice, 10 :82-87 Public Url

Williams L, Nixon S, Hennessy C, Mahon E, Adams G. 2016. Inspiring to inspire: Developing teaching in higher education Cogent Education, 3 :1-12 DOI Public Url

Dinning TM, Maghill CA, Money J, Walsh B, Nixon S. 2016. Can a blended learning approach enhance students transition into higher education? A study to explore perception , engagement and progression. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCEMENT IN EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, 3 :1-7 Public Url

Walsh BA, Nixon S, Walker C, Doyle N. 2015. Using a Clean Feedback Model to Facilitate the Learning Process Creative Education, :953-960 DOI Public Url

Hennessy C, Adams G, Mahon E, Nixon S, Pratt A, Williams L. 2014. Discovering inspiring teaching: immersive models of staff development Quality Assurance in Education, 22 :240-254 DOI Publisher Url

Nixon S, Williams L. 2014. Increasing student engagement through curriculum redesign: deconstructing the 'Apprentice' style of delivery Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 51 :26-33 DOI Author Url

Nixon S. 2013. Personal development planning; an evaluation of student perceptions Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 8 :203-216

Nixon S, Brown S. 2013. A community of practice in action: SEDA as a learning community for educational developers in higher education Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 50 :357-365 DOI Author Url

Nixon S. 2013. Using metaphors to aid student meta-learning: when you’re learning at your best your like what? Creative Education,, :33-36

Walsh B, Nixon S, Walker CM. 2013. A radical re-modelling of induction the staff experience Innovations in Practice., :23-36

Nixon S, Maynard C, Vickerman P. Tired of teaching observations? A case study of one approach with a focus on communication and collaboration. AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 4

Nixon S, Vickerman PB, Maynard C. Teacher immediacy: reflections on a peer review of teaching scheme Journal of Further and Higher Education, Volume 34 DOI

Vinson D, Nixon S, Walsh B, Walker C, Mitchell E, Zaitseva E. Investigating the relationship between student engagement and transition Active Learning in Higher Education, 11 :131-143 DOI

Nixon S, Maynard C, Vickerman PB. What does a beige top and a load of boxes have to do with teaching? CETL Innovation in Practice Journal, 1 :41-44

Nixon S, Walker CA. Modelling the curriculum through metaphors: One programmes’ approach CETL Innovation in Practice Journal, 1 :3-7

Mitchell B, Nixon S. Real Work Related Learning- Integrating Live Projects in the Curriculum Journal of Employability and the Humanities,

Mitchell B, Nixon S. Real Work Related Learning- Integrating Live Projects in the Curriculum Journal of Employability and the Humanities,

Money J, Dinning T, Nixon S, Walsh B, Magill C. Co- Creating a Blended learning Curriculum in Transition to Higher Education: A Student Viewpoint. Creative Education, DOI Public Url

Conference publication

Brooman SD, Nixon S, Fearon , Murphy R. 2015. Student involvement in curriculum design: a research study across four schools – initial thoughts Liverpool John Moores Learning and Teaching Conference

Nixon S, Walker CA. When you are learning at your best you are like what? Connecting the student learner through PDP. HEA annual conference

Walsh B, Nixon S, Walker CA. Learning Journeys; supporting the student learning experience. 4th European First-Year Experience conference

Nixon S, Walker CA. When you are learning at your best you are like what? Connecting the student learner through PDP Learning to be Professional Through a Life-wide Curriculum

Nixon S, Walsh B, Walker CA. PDP: learnign at best 5th first year experience conference

Nixon S, Walker CA. When you are learning at your best you are like what? Connecting the student learner through PDP. Learning to be Professional Through a Life-wide Curriculum

Walsh BA, Nixon S, Walker CA. Cleaning up the ‘F’ word in the Classroom. Presentation 4th Annual ESCalate ITE Conference - Innovation and Development in Initial Teacher Education

Nixon S. Cleaning up the ‘F’ word in the Classroom. Presentation 4th Annual ESCalate ITE Conference - Innovation and Development in Initial Teacher Education

Walsh B, Nixon S, Vinson D. Investigating the relationship between student engagement and transition into Higher Education 24th International Conference on The First-Year Experience

Nixon S, Walsh B. Being a student is like what? LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2012

Nixon S, Hennessy C, Mahon E, Adams G, Williams L, Pratt A. To inspire or be inspired? That is the question: workshop snapshots LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2012

Chapters

Zaitseva E, Clifford E, Nixon S, Deja E, Murphy A. 2011. Communication as Performance: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Staff-Student Partnerships Little S. Staff-Student Partnerships in Higher Education :123-138 Continuum Intl Pub Group. London 9781441187154

Nixon S, Dray T. The world of work concept and the student curriculum experience Kemp P, Atfield R. Enhancing gradute impact in business and management, hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism :32-39 Threshold Press. Newbury

Nixon S, Walker CA. PDP - Inspiring Capability Buswell J, Beckett N. Enhancing student-learning in business, management, hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism :106-114 Threshold Press Ltd.. Newbury Berks

Beattie I, Nixon S, Walker C. From potential to achievement; enhancing students' value to employers Graves S, Maher A. Developing Graduate Employability :1-16 Threshold Press Ltd.. Newbury Berks 9781903152195

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Co-creation with students to improve assessment feedback: course-based approaches and enhanced project leadership, International Assessment in Higher Education, Manchester, Oral presentation. 2017

“So long as it is grounded in pragmatism”: addressing the “but” in the principle of co-creation, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, LJMU, Oral presentation. 2016

Curriculum design; stepping stones or stumbling blocks to learning?, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, LJMU, Oral presentation. 2016

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

Teaching strategies to engage learners (2016), LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, LJMU, Oral presentation. 2016

Student Involvment in Curriculum Design: A Research Study Across Four Schools - Initial Thoughts, Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation. 2015

Award:

Students as co-creators: exploring level 5 student’s perceptions of programme level feedback strategies and processes., LJMU, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02602938.2016.1195333. 2015

Learning and teaching outstanding team award (LTA co-ordintators ECL), LMJU. 2012

Vice Chancellors award for most outstanding programme team, LJMU. 2012

National Teaching Fellowship, Higher Education Academy. 2011

Best Personal Tutor, LSU. 2010

Most Outstanding Programme Team, LSU. 2010

Research Grants Awarded:

LJMU, Students as co-creators: exploring level 5 student’s perceptions of programme level feedback strategies and processes., Simon Brooman; Damien Fearnon; Becky Murphy, Grant value (£): £8,636, Duration of research project: One year. 2014

Other invited event:

Reviewer, Journal of Geography, Peer reviewer for articles submitted. 2012

Reviewer, HEA development grants, Reviewed HEA bids for development grant funding. 2012

Reviewer, Studies in Higher Education, Peer reviewed a submitted journal article. 2012

Fellowships:

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy. 2012

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy. 2005

External committees:

External Examiner, University of Gloucestshire, External Examiner. 2008