Dr Alison Walker

Lecturer, Education

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 987592

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Intermediate Welsh Speaker
Available For Postgraduate Supervision

About

I am a lecturer in Adult Continuing Education and Programme Director for BA Humanities, a part-time degree programme. I have a varied background, having worked in Adult and Community Learning, work-based learning, FE and HE.

I teach on the BA Humanities and the Foundation to Humanities, focusing on developing academic and personal skills for learning, through problem-based and inquiry-based learning and critical reflection.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Service-Learning
  • Critical Reflection
  • Experiential learning
  • Developing Graduate Identity
  • Community Engagement
  • Qualitative Research and Analysis

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Service Learning
Community Engagement
Academic Skills
Critical Thinking
Enquiry Based Learning
Problem Based Learning
Critical Reflection
Academic Coaching

Research

Walker, A. (2015). Work Volunteering and Applied Psychology. In J. Taylor and J. A. Hulme. (2015). Psychological Literacy: A Compendium of Practice. Retrieved from http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22906/

Walker, A. (2015). Work, Volunteering and Applied Psychology in HEFCW. (2015). Insight into Employability: How Welsh Universities hone graduate skills. Retrieved from http://www.hefcw.ac.uk/documents/policy_areas/business_and_communities/insight%20into%20employability%20e%20publication.pdf

Walker, A. (2015). Initial Professional Development: A case study in embedding employability in an undergraduate psychology degree programme. Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 10(1), 67–83. Retrieved from http://community.dur.ac.uk/pestlhe.learning/index.php/pestlhe/article/view/145

Heggs, D., & Walker, A. (2013). Creating a level 4 core module 'Psychology for learning and work'. In P. Reddy, C. Lantz, & J. Hulme, Employability in Psychology: a guide for departments. HEA. Retrieved from https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/resources/employability-guide-final.pdf