Dr Janis Davidson

  • Senior Lecturer (Learning Enhancement & Academic Development Service)

telephone: 0141 330 4908
email: Janis.Davidson@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

MA, MSc (Adult Education), PhD, SFHEA

At the start of my career, I was employed in local government working in a variety of posts that involved designing, delivering and managing adult learning programmes in local communities.
Following this, I worked for 8 years as a lecturer in Community Education at the University of Strathclyde, specialising in adult learning, and contributing to modules across the BA Community Education at undergraduate and postgraduate level. In addition, I was responsible for coordinating students' professional placements and organising continuing professional development (CPD) provision for Community Education staff.
Since 2013, I have worked in Academic Development, first at the University of Liverpool, and now in my current post within the Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Service (LEADS). I am the Co-ordinator for Recognising Excellence in Teaching (RET), the University’s CPD framework and professional recognition scheme.

Current research
Project lead: Recognising Excellence in Teaching (RET): An evaluation of the pilot mentoring project

Other research/scholarship interests
Arising from my doctoral research, I am interested in non-traditional students’ progression into, through and from higher education.

Also, I am interested in

  • Professional development for staff in higher education
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • The use of qualitative approaches to educational research, especially narrative and life history

I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students and/or potential academic collaborators in these areas.

Publications

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Jump to: 2022 | 2018 | 2017 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007
Number of items: 18.

2022

Reid, F. and Davidson, J. (2022) Enhancing success at university: understanding our students through their learning careers. Student Success, 13(1), pp. 21-31. (doi: 10.5204/ssj.2013)

Dickson, B. and Davidson, J. (2022) Supporting sessional staff through structured induction: evaluation, reflections and lessons learned. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(3), pp. 41-49.

2018

Davidson, J. (2018) From adult education to lifelong learning. In: Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W.M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (eds.) Scottish Education [5th Edition]. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 684-693. ISBN 9781474437844

Davidson, J. M. and Lyons, M. (2018) Undergraduates as researchers –the impact of active participation in research and conference presentation on psychology undergraduate identity and career aspirations. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 6(1), pp. 39-46. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v6i1.320)

2017

Willis, I. and Davidson, J. (2017) Academic staff as advocates for a teaching recognition framework in a research-intensive university: What was their experience? Educational Developments, 18(2), pp. 18-21.

2015

McIntyre, J., Willis, I. and Prescott, D. (2015) The Role of Theory in Educational Research. EdD Residency, Liverpool, UK, June 2015. (Unpublished)

McIntyre, J. and Willis, I. (2015) The Impact of ULTRA: Academic Staff as Advocates for Learning and Teaching in a Research-Intensive University. 20th Annual SEDA Conference, Cardiff, UK, 19-20 Nov 2015.

2014

McIntyre, J. (2014) 'Right I can do this now'. Community based adult learning, health and well-being. Concept: The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice and Theory, 5(3), pp. 12-20.

2013

Wallace, D. and McIntyre, J. (2013) Community education and community learning and development. In: Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W.M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (eds.) Scottish Education. 4th Edition: Referendum. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 830-839. ISBN 9780748645824

McIntyre, J., McCullagh, C. and Brooke, N. (2013) Implementing CPD Frameworks at Research-Intensive Universities: Stories from Reading And Liverpool. Implementing CPD Frameworks at Research-Intensive Universities: Stories from Reading And Liverpool, Exeter, UK, 13 Sept 2013. (Unpublished)

2012

McIntyre, J. (2012) The development and recovery of social capital through community-based adult learning. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 31(5), pp. 607-621. (doi: 10.1080/02601370.2012.693955)

McIntyre, J. (2012) Lifeline work: community-based adult learning and learners' personal progression. Studies in the Education of Adults, 44(2), pp. 186-203.

2009

McIntyre, J. (2009) Community Based Adult Learning: Policy, Practice and Progression. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning Conference: Lifelong Learning Revisited - What Next?, Stirling, UK, 23-26 June 2009. (Unpublished)

McIntyre, J. (2009) Community Based Adult Learning: Policy, Practice and Progression. University of Strathclyde Research Day, Glasgow, UK, 17 June 2009. (Unpublished)

McIntyre, J. (2009) Whose Knowledge? Learners’ Perceptions of Progression from Community Based Adult Learning in Scotland. ESREA Life History and Biographical Research Network Conference, Milan, Italy, 12-15 Mar 2009. (Unpublished)

2008

McIntyre, J. (2008) Community Based Adult Learning: Policy, Practice and Progression in the Context of Learners' Lives. SERA Annual Conference, Perth, UK, 27-29 Nov 2008. (Unpublished)

McIntyre, J. (2008) Community-based adult learning: learners' perceptions of participation and progression. Concept: The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice and Theory, 18(2), pp. 11-14.

2007

McIntyre, J. (2007) A Study of Learners’ Perspectives on Progression in Community Based Adult Learning. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning, Stirling, UK, June 2007. (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Wed May 18 06:25:36 2022 BST.
Number of items: 18.

Articles

Reid, F. and Davidson, J. (2022) Enhancing success at university: understanding our students through their learning careers. Student Success, 13(1), pp. 21-31. (doi: 10.5204/ssj.2013)

Dickson, B. and Davidson, J. (2022) Supporting sessional staff through structured induction: evaluation, reflections and lessons learned. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(3), pp. 41-49.

Davidson, J. M. and Lyons, M. (2018) Undergraduates as researchers –the impact of active participation in research and conference presentation on psychology undergraduate identity and career aspirations. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 6(1), pp. 39-46. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v6i1.320)

Willis, I. and Davidson, J. (2017) Academic staff as advocates for a teaching recognition framework in a research-intensive university: What was their experience? Educational Developments, 18(2), pp. 18-21.

McIntyre, J. (2014) 'Right I can do this now'. Community based adult learning, health and well-being. Concept: The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice and Theory, 5(3), pp. 12-20.

McIntyre, J. (2012) The development and recovery of social capital through community-based adult learning. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 31(5), pp. 607-621. (doi: 10.1080/02601370.2012.693955)

McIntyre, J. (2012) Lifeline work: community-based adult learning and learners' personal progression. Studies in the Education of Adults, 44(2), pp. 186-203.

McIntyre, J. (2008) Community-based adult learning: learners' perceptions of participation and progression. Concept: The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice and Theory, 18(2), pp. 11-14.

Book Sections

Davidson, J. (2018) From adult education to lifelong learning. In: Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W.M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (eds.) Scottish Education [5th Edition]. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 684-693. ISBN 9781474437844

Wallace, D. and McIntyre, J. (2013) Community education and community learning and development. In: Bryce, T.G.K., Humes, W.M., Gillies, D. and Kennedy, A. (eds.) Scottish Education. 4th Edition: Referendum. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 830-839. ISBN 9780748645824

Conference or Workshop Item

McIntyre, J., Willis, I. and Prescott, D. (2015) The Role of Theory in Educational Research. EdD Residency, Liverpool, UK, June 2015. (Unpublished)

McIntyre, J. and Willis, I. (2015) The Impact of ULTRA: Academic Staff as Advocates for Learning and Teaching in a Research-Intensive University. 20th Annual SEDA Conference, Cardiff, UK, 19-20 Nov 2015.

McIntyre, J., McCullagh, C. and Brooke, N. (2013) Implementing CPD Frameworks at Research-Intensive Universities: Stories from Reading And Liverpool. Implementing CPD Frameworks at Research-Intensive Universities: Stories from Reading And Liverpool, Exeter, UK, 13 Sept 2013. (Unpublished)

McIntyre, J. (2009) Community Based Adult Learning: Policy, Practice and Progression. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning Conference: Lifelong Learning Revisited - What Next?, Stirling, UK, 23-26 June 2009. (Unpublished)

McIntyre, J. (2009) Community Based Adult Learning: Policy, Practice and Progression. University of Strathclyde Research Day, Glasgow, UK, 17 June 2009. (Unpublished)

McIntyre, J. (2009) Whose Knowledge? Learners’ Perceptions of Progression from Community Based Adult Learning in Scotland. ESREA Life History and Biographical Research Network Conference, Milan, Italy, 12-15 Mar 2009. (Unpublished)

McIntyre, J. (2008) Community Based Adult Learning: Policy, Practice and Progression in the Context of Learners' Lives. SERA Annual Conference, Perth, UK, 27-29 Nov 2008. (Unpublished)

McIntyre, J. (2007) A Study of Learners’ Perspectives on Progression in Community Based Adult Learning. Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning, Stirling, UK, June 2007. (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Wed May 18 06:25:36 2022 BST.

Grants

2014 Project Co-lead, SEDA small grant. The impact of ULTRA: academic staff as advocates for learning and teaching in a research intensive university (McIntyre, J. & Willis, I.)

Supervision

As first supervisor, I have supervised two EdD projects to successful completion.

Teaching

I contribute to teaching across the programmes provided by LEADS, including the MEd Academic Practice and CPD programmes.

Additional information

Professional membership

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the Standards Council for Community Learning and Development Scotland

 

Other responsibilities

Editorial team: Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice

2016-2018: Secretary, SHED (Scottish Higher Education Developers)