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Dr Frances Tracy

Dr Frances Tracy

Telephone: 0151 231 5451

Biography

I am Subject Head for Education Studies and Early Childhood Studies at the Faculty of Education, Health and Community. My main interests are in supporting Undergraduate student research projects and engagement with methodological theory and practice. I have several years experience of working as an educational researcher on participatory research projects in higher education, often including the development and use of educational technologies to support teaching and learning.

Academic appointments

Subject Head Education and Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, 2016 - present
Senior Lecturer Education Studies and Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, 2011 - present

Publications

Highlighted publications

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

Tracy FE, Carmichael P. Disrupting the Dissertation: Linked-Data, Crowd-sourcing and Algorithmic Culture E-Learning and Digital Media, 0 :1-19 >DOI

Journal article

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

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

Mat Som H, Duggan P, Tracy F, Stott TIM. 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(1) :243-243

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

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 >Link

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

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

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 >Link

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

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 >Link

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

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 >Link

Tracy FE, Carmichael P. Disrupting the Dissertation: Linked-Data, Crowd-sourcing and Algorithmic Culture E-Learning and Digital Media, 0 :1-19 >DOI

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

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

Conference publication

Money J, Tracy F, Hennessy C, Ball E, Nixon S. 2016. Student Expectations; what is university really about? LJMU Learning and Teaching 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

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 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,

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, 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,

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)

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 >Link

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

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, 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, 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

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Developing the Bright Research Network, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference, Liverpool, Oral presentation 17/06/2016

The use of quantitative data in inquiry-based learning in the social sciences, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, LJMU, Oral presentation 15/06/2016

Student expectations; what is university really about?, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, LJMU, Oral presentation 15/06/2016

Staff and Student Evaluations of Blending 'Learning Objects' with Lectures for Teaching Research Methodology, LJMU Learning and Teaching Conference, Liverpool, Oral presentation 16/06/2014

One set of technologies, multiple manifestations: semantic technologies for education, Association for Learning Technology Conference, University of Manchester, Technology Demonstration 11/09/2013

'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 08/09/2007

Student Interaction with a Sakai VLE in Plant Sciences, 7th Sakai Conference, 13th June 2007., Amsterdam,, Oral presentation 13/06/2007

Using Sakai to Research and Enhance Small Group Teaching in Plant Sciences., Sakai Conference, Vancouver, 31st May 2006., Oral presentation 31/05/2006

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/

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.

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

External PGR examinations performed:

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

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

Fellowships:

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

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

Other Professional Activity:

External Examiner for BA Education Studies at the University of Bedfordshire since June 2015

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

Reviewer for the journal 'Technology Pedagogy and Education'

Research Grants Awarded:

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

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

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

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

Teaching qualification:

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education