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Sport Studies Leisure and Nutrition

Dr Sarah Nixon

Dr Sarah Nixon

Telephone: 0151 231 5213

Biography

Sarah is the Subject Head in the School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition where her teaching focus is in the area of Sport Business and Management. Sarah has responsibility for teaching and learning enhancement and this is the main area of her research. 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 and works across the institution in supporting teaching and learning.

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

Publications

Highlighted publications

Murphy R, Nixon S, Brooman S, Fearon D. 2017. “I am wary of giving too much power to students:” Addressing the “but” in the Principle of Staff-Student Partnership International Journal for Students as Partners, 1 >DOI

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

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

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

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

Vinson D, Nixon S, Walsh B, Walker C, Mitchell E, Zaitseva E. 2010. Investigating the relationship between student engagement and transition Active Learning in Higher Education, 11 :131-143 >DOI

Journal Articles

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 >Link

Murphy R, Nixon S, Brooman S, Fearon D. 2017. “I am wary of giving too much power to students:” Addressing the “but” in the Principle of Staff-Student Partnership International Journal for Students as Partners, 1 >DOI

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? Szameitat A. Cogent Education, 4 >DOI

Huntley T, Whitehead A, Cullinane D, Nixon S, Huntley E. 2017. Investigating relationships between and within entry pathways on a sport related programme and the degree outcome obtained Hui SKF. Cogent Education, 4 >DOI

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

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

Money J, Dinning T, Nixon S, Walsh B, Magill C. 2016. Co-Creating a Blended Learning Curriculum in Transition to Higher Education: A Student Viewpoint Creative Education, 07 :1205-1213 >DOI

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

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

Walsh B, Nixon S, Walker C, Doyle N. 2015. Using a Clean Feedback Model to Facilitate the Learning Process Creative Education, 06 :953-960 >DOI

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

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

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

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

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

Nixon S, Maynard C, Vickerman P. 2012. 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

Vinson D, Nixon S, Walsh B, Walker C, Mitchell E, Zaitseva E. 2010. Investigating the relationship between student engagement and transition Active Learning in Higher Education, 11 :131-143 >DOI

Nixon S, Vickerman PB, Maynard C. 2010. Teacher immediacy: reflections on a peer review of teaching scheme Journal of Further and Higher Education, Volume 34

Nixon S, Walker CA. 2009. Modelling the curriculum through metaphors: One programmes’ approach CETL Innovation in Practice Journal, 1 :3-7

Nixon S, Maynard C, Vickerman PB. 2009. What does a beige top and a load of boxes have to do with teaching? CETL Innovation in Practice Journal, 1 :41-44

Mitchell B, Nixon S. 2008. Real Work Related Learning- Integrating Live Projects in the Curriculum Journal of Employability and the Humanities,

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

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, 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

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

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

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, 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 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. HEA annual conference

Chapters

Nixon S, Dray T. 2011. 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

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, Walker CA. 2009. 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. 2008. 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

Award:

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

Award title: Learning and teaching outstanding team award (LTA co-ordintators ECL), Awarding body: LMJU

Award title: Vice Chancellors award for most outstanding programme team, Awarding body: LJMU

Award title: National Teaching Fellowship, Awarding body: Higher Education Academy

Award title: Most Outstanding Programme Team, Awarding body: LSU

Award title: Best Personal Tutor, Awarding body: LSU

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: Co-creation with students to improve assessment feedback: course-based approaches and enhanced project leadership, Conference title: International Assessment in Higher Education, Place/location of conference: Manchester, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Teaching strategies to engage learners, Conference title: LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, Place/location of conference: LJMU, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: “So long as it is grounded in pragmatism”: addressing the “but” in the principle of co-creation, Conference title: LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, Place/location of conference: LJMU, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Student expectations; what is university really about?, Conference title: LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, Place/location of conference: LJMU, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Curriculum design; stepping stones or stumbling blocks to learning?, Conference title: LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, Place/location of conference: LJMU, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Student Involvment in Curriculum Design: A Research Study Across Four Schools - Initial Thoughts, Conference title: Learning and Teaching Conference, Place/location of conference: Liverpool John Moores University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

External committees:

Committee name: External Examiner, Organisation: University of Gloucestshire, Position: External Examiner

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Organisation: Higher Education Academy

Fellowship title: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Organisation: Higher Education Academy

Other invited event:

Title of event: Reviewer, Location: HEA development grants, Description: Reviewed HEA bids for development grant funding

Title of event: Reviewer, Location: Studies in Higher Education, Description: Peer reviewed a submitted journal article

Title of event: Reviewer, Location: Journal of Geography, Description: Peer reviewer for articles submitted

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