Karen Gravett

Karen Gravett


Lecturer
BA (Hons), MA, GradCert, MCLIP, SFHEA

Academic and research departments

Department of Higher Education.

Biography

Areas of specialism

Academic and information literacies; student transitions and learner identities; student-staff partnerships

University roles and responsibilities

  • Module Leader, Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching

My qualifications

BA Hons
Cardiff University
MA
University College London
Graduate Certificate of Learning and Teaching
University of Surrey

Affiliations and memberships

Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
Awarded 2019
Co-convenor of the Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE) Learning, Teaching and Assessment network.
Visiting Fellow, University of Suffolk
Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal. Editorial board member
Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals.
Awarded 2008

Research

Research interests

Research projects

My teaching

My publications

Publications

Gravett, K. (2019). 'Making learning happen: Students’ development of academic and information literacies' in Engaging Student Voices in Higher Education: Diverse Perspectives and Expectations in Partnership, 297-313. Lygo-Baker, S., Kinchin, I. and Winstone, N. E. (eds.) London: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Gravett, K., Medland, E. and Winstone, N.E. (2019).'Engaging Students as Co-designers in Educational Innovation' in Engaging Student Voices in Higher Education: Diverse Perspectives and Expectations in Partnership, 175-190. Lygo-Baker, S., Kinchin, I. and Winstone, N. (eds.) London: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Gravett, K., Kinchin, I. M. and Winstone, N. E. (2019). ‘"More than customers": Conceptions of students as partners held by students, staff, and institutional leaders'. Studies in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1623769

Gravett, K. and Winstone, N. E. (2019) '"Feedback interpreters": the role of learning development professionals in facilitating university students’ engagement with feedback'. Teaching in Higher Education 24 (6): 723-738 https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2018.1498076

Gravett, K. and Kinchin, I. M. (2018). 'Referencing and empowerment: exploring barriers to agency in the higher education student experience'.Teaching in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2018.1541883

Gravett, K. (2011). ‘Providing guidance, training and support for readers using e-books’ in Price, K. and Havergal, V. (eds.) E-books in libraries: a practical guide. London: Facet.

Gravett, K. and Gill, C. (2010) ‘Using online video to promote database searching skills: the creation of a virtual tutorial for Health and Social Care students’. Journal of Information Literacy 4(1), 66-71.

 

Recent conference presentations:

Gravett, K. (2019). Researching transitions into and through higher education: exploring students’ learning, unlearning and becoming. Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, 3rd - 6th September, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.

Gravett, K. (2019). Learning from rejection: Academics’ experiences of peer reviewer feedback and the development of feedback literacy. Paper presented at the Assessment in Higher Education Conference, 26th - 27th June, Manchester, UK.

Gravett, K., Kinchin, I. M. and Winstone, N. E. (2019) 'More than customers': Conceptions of students as partners within a neoliberal landscape. Paper presented at the Students in Changing Higher education Landscapes Conference, 14th June, University of Surrey, UK.

Gravett, K. (2019) Learning from rejection: Academics’ experiences of peer reviewer feedback and the development of scholarly writing literacies. Paper presented at the Ethnographies of academic writing: research and pedagogy conference, 16th - 17th May, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain.

Gravett, K and Winstone, N. E. (2019) Exploring students’ unlearning development, during transitions into and through higher education. Paper presented at the ALDinHE Conference, 16th - 17th April, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.

Gravett, K and Kinchin, I. M. (2018) Referencing and inclusion: exploring barriers to agency in the higher education student experience. Paper presented at the SRHE Research Conference, 5th - 7th December, Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales, UK.

Gravett, K and Winstone, N. E. (2018) "Feedback interpreters”: the role of Learning Development professionals in facilitating university students’ engagement with feedback. Paper presented at the Assessment in Higher Education Annual Conference, 28th June, Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester, UK.

Gravett, K. and Kinchin, I. M. (2018) Referencing and empowerment: exploring barriers to agency in the higher education staff/student experience. Paper presented at the Advance HE Annual Conference, 3rd - 5th July, Conference Aston, Birmingham, UK.