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Charles NeameCharles Neame


0161 247 4671

Academic Biography

Previous employment

I have worked as a teacher and educational developer in higher education since 1991, moving from a specialism in Environmental Business Management into educational development around 10 years ago. I see teaching as a scholarly activity which brings together a love of knowledge, care for students and the learning community, and a commitment to rigorous teaching and research methodologies.

I worked at Cranfield University for 18 years from 1991, latterly as head of the Cranfield Centre for Postgraduate Learning and Teaching. I completed a Doctorate in Education at the Institute of Education in 2009, researching models of professional practice adoption and dissemination in higher education. Also in 2009 I moved to the Glasgow School of Art to support educational and staff development there, as reader in learning and teaching practice development. I have designed and delivered a range of programmes for staff development, and can support academic programmes and departments with advice and peer support around the challenges and opportunities for good practice development in learning and teaching. I have led on a range of projects and initiatives which aim to enrich and enhance the student experience, from small local projects to institution-wide strategic review.

Research Expertise, Publications and Grants

My current research focuses on ethics in the curriculum and values-based higher education.

Selected publications

Nabi, G., Walmsley, A., Liñán, F., Akhtar, I. and Neame, C. (2016). ‘Does entrepreneurship education in the first year of higher education develop entrepreneurial intentions? The role of learning and inspiration.’ Studies in Higher Education.

Neame, C. (2016). From professional educational values to the satisfaction of psychological needs – a sequence of ideas. In J. Smith, J. Rattray, T. Peseta & D. Loads (Eds). Identity Work in the Contemporary University: Exploring an Uneasy Profession). Rotterdam: Sense.

Neame, C. & Forsyth, R. (2016). Identifying needs and opportunities for academic development. In C. Popovic & D. Baume (Eds). Advancing Practice in Academic Development. Routledge.

Neame, C. (2015). Educational values:  looking for Marianne.  Educational Developments. SEDA.

Neame, C. (2013) .The role of the ethical imagination in the development of student agency – a view from Art education. In C.Rust (Ed) Improving Student Learning through research and scholarship: 20 years of ISL. Oxford Brookes University. Oxford

Neame, C. (2013): ‘Democracy or intervention? Adapting orientations to development.’ International Journal for Academic Development. Vol. 18, No 4. 331-343 DOI:10.1080/1360144X.2012.711966

Neame, C. (2011). Exploring models of development of professional  practice in learning and teaching in higher education: what can we learn  from biology and marketing? Educate~.11 (1) 9-19

Conference contributions

Neame C. (2016) ‘Personal and professional transformation in structures of performativity.’ Academic Identities conference. University of Sydney. 30th June 2016.

Neame C. (2015). ‘Two birds with one stone: promoting staff and student development through scholarly engagement with the evaluation of new practice.’ European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. University College Cork. 9th June 2015.

Neame C. (2014). ‘Values – whose values?’. Academic Identities conference. Durham University. 8th July 2014.

Neame C. (2014). ‘Everything you always wanted to know about pedagogic research but were afraid to ask’. Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT) Summer  Learning & Teaching Conference. Manchester Metropolitan University. 4th July 2014  

Neame C. (2014).‘Scholarship as educational process and scholarship as educational value: a model of values-based education.’ Conference paper: Educational Development in a Changing World. International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED). 17th June 2014. Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Neame C. (2014). ‘There’s a bug going round… can you ‘catch’ good educational practice?’ Conference paper: Conceptions of the profession: How institutional directions shape our practice. Educational Developers’ Caucus (EDC). 20th February 2014. University of Calgary, Canada.

Neame C. (2013). ‘The only way is ethics: Connecting ethics and excellence through concepts of values-based education’. Glasgow School of Art, Research Excellence Showcase. 25th October 2013.

Neame, C. (2012). ‘Becoming a student and unbecoming a student – the role of the ethical imagination in the transition of student agency.’ Conference paper: Improving student learning through research and scholarship: 20 years of ISL 29 - 31 August 2012, Lund University, Sweden.

Neame, C. (2010).  ‘PDP: meeting psychological needs to create a ‘virtuous circle’ of personal development.’  Conference proceedings: Academic Identities for the 21st Century. University of Strathclyde, 16-18 June 2010.

Neame, C. and Johnstone, A. (2010). ‘Group projects: developing students in learning communities.’ SEDA conference: Communities of Learning. Leeds 6-7 May 2010.

Neame, C. (2009).‘Exploring models of development of professional practice in learning and teaching in higher education: what can we learn from biology and marketing?’ “Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Institutions workshop; Beijing Normal University, Beijing.

Lloyd-Jones, G., Odedra, H., and Neame, C.(2007).  ‘An Exploration of Diversity in a UK Postgraduate University.’  Conference proceedings: Education in a changing environment, University of Salford. 

Neame, C., (2005). ‘Career and learning for postgraduate students: the role of the MSc course.’  HEA conference, June 2005, Heriot Watt University

Research reviews and research reports

Lloyd-Jones, G., Neame, C., and Medaney, S. (2007). A multiple case study of the relationships between students’ plural academic progress and IELTS scores at an international postgraduate university. IELTS

Lloyd-Jones, G., C. Neame, C. (2007). The progress of non-native English speaking students on taught course Masters programmes. IELTS

Other outputs

Neame, C.,  Shreeve A., and Greated M. 2013. “An Anatomy of Employability: Articulating Graduate Capabilities for the Creative Arts”. HEA. (accessed 25/10/2013)

Ross, D., Saich, G., Walsh, L. Comber, D., Boon, S., Neame, C. 2013. SEDA in Scotland. Educational Developments. 14.3 (September 2013)

Neame, C. (2009).Applying a model of viral transmission to the development of professional practice in learning and teaching in higher education: a case of Personal Development Planning. Doctoral thesis. Institute of Education. London