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Pedagogical Research Network - PedR

The PedR Network aims to enhance learning and teaching in higher education through the critical enquiry of contemporary pedagogies, policy and practice.

The Pedagogical Research (PedR) Group aims to promote, support and develop pedagogical research activity across the University. The benefits of a well-established PedR community include the development and embedding of an evidence informed approach to teaching and learning practice and an enhanced reputation for high quality scholarly activity.


  • Promote the benefits of embedding a research informed approach in teaching and learning activities
  • Support the development of teaching and learning practice by facilitating the development of skills to undertake pedagogic research
  • Develop a community of practice that benefits from close collaboration with our National Teaching Fellows and Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (covering Associate, Fellow, Senior and Principal Fellowships)
  • Mentor those wishing to engage with pedagogical research as part of their teaching and learning practice
  • Collate resources, good practice and provide opportunities to celebrate institutional research outputs internally, nationally and internationally.

Scholarly organisations

  • Society for Research into Higher Education SRHE is a UK-based international learned society concerned to advance understanding of higher education, especially through insights, perspectives and knowledge offered by systemic research and scholarship.
  • The British Educational Research Association BERA is the leading authority on educational research in the UK, supporting and representing the community of scholars, practitioners and everyone.
  • Association for Learning Development in Higher Education ALDinHE is committed to representing and supporting all those working in the field of Learning Development in the UK. Aiming to cultivate a community of practice, promote discussion and ideas exchange, and further the professional development of our members by offering training opportunities and quality assurance.
  • Staff and Educational Development Association SEDA offering scholarly and accessible developmental resources and opportunities to everyone involved in positive educational change and innovation in HE.
  • The Library & Information Association CILIP is the UK’s library and information association. We work to improve services, develop our members’ expertise and champion the sector.
  • Association of Learning Technology ALT support a collaborative community for individuals and organisations from all sectors including Further and Higher Education and industry and provide professional recognition and development

Selected scholarly journals


Student feedback references examples in different forms, PDF and Word.

EndNote Online and EndNote Desktop also enable you to import references into your work, allowing you to 'cite while you write', so that they appear as citations in your main text and as references in your reference list / bibliography. More information can be found through the library

Peer learning and assessment References example in pdf.

Member Research

Grants Recieved

Creating an environment to foster pedagogic research informed decision making on quality matters QAA - University of Bath Pedagogical Research Network has received a grant along with project Partners; University of Hull, Leeds Trinity University, Barnsley College, Askham Bryan College and Scholars School System.

More project details and information on the Modelling pedagogic research in HE and FE Conference June 2023 we held

Our Terms of Reference

The PedR Network Terms of Reference (ToR) can be found here

PedR Network Members

The members of our steering group provide representation across the University of Baths faculties and schools.

  • Dr Alan Hayes (Chair), Department of Computer Sciences

  • Prof James Davenport, Department of Computer Science

  • Dr Alexander Lunt, Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Dr Gan Shermer, Department of Chemistry

  • Mr Jamie Chapman, Department for Health

  • Mr Nicholas Willsmer, Department for Health

  • Dr Gareth Roberts, Department for Health

  • Dr Frances Laughton, Department of Physics

  • Ms Lynn Hanning, Department for Pharmacy & Pharmacology

  • Mr Ian Crawford, School of Management

  • Dr Paul Chin, Centre for Learning & Teaching

  • Mrs Marie Salter, Centre for Learning & Teaching

  • Dr Rob Eaton, Centre for Learning & Teaching

  • Dr MariCarmen Gil Ortega, Department of Education

  • Mrs Stephanie Kamffer (Secretary), Centre for Learning & Teaching

Programme of Events

Conversations with Cakes

  • TBC


PedR Networking

-25th January 2024 - Market place session -14th March 2024 - Turning practice into publications

Get In Touch

If you have any questions about Pedagogical Research at the University of Bath, please contact the CLT by email.

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