Quality Teaching | Meaningful Learning
Our Associate Professors programme was created to recognise excellence in Learning and Teaching at the University of Northampton. Here you can find out who are our Associate Professors; what they do and how they might support your learning and teaching excellence and also how to apply to become an Associate Professor.
Senior Lecturer in Midwifery
She is a Board Member of the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE), a UK-based charity which promotes and develops interprofessional education (IPE), research, learning and practice nationally and globally. She also co-leads its IPE Experience Research Subgroup. She is an Editorial Board Member of the British Journal of Midwifery; a member of the International Network for Health Workforce Education (INHWE) and an Associate Member of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT).
She has Teacher Status on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register and has a particular interest in Interprofessional Education (IPE). As Faculty Lead for IPE she co-ordinates the IPE ‘collaborative curriculum’ for 16 health, education and social care programmes. She champions the judicious use of technology in learning and teaching and has presented internationally on the University’s Active Blended Learning (ABL) pedagogical approach.
- To explore the experiences of current second year students (level 5) to elicit their opinions of their IPE learning in the university setting to date within their subject group.
- To identify perceived gaps in knowledge and understanding which would benefit from engaging with a Faculty-wide bespoke learning package in their final year (level 6) as they prepare for qualification and beyond.
An Audit and Evaluation of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for e-learning (2013)
- To audit and evaluate the effectiveness of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) in meeting the Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE) Module Minimum Standards.
- To evaluate the experience of student midwives in engaging with a VLE as part of an e-module
Student Midwives’ experiences of Simulated Learning (2013)
- To explore student midwives’ experiences of simulated learning in relation to the management of obstetric emergencies.
- To explore whether student midwives feel their experience of simulated learning is effective preparation for managing obstetric emergencies at the point of registration as a member of the multi-professional team.
- MID3026 Becoming a Midwife (level 6)
- MID1028 Scholarly Practice in Midwifery (level 4)
- BSc (Hons) Midwifery 3-year full time programme
- Dissertation Supervision MSc Professional Project
- Academic Assessor
- URB@N Project: Exploring the facilitators and barriers to health and social care students’ engagement with Interprofessional Education in an academic setting.
- ILT Project: GAMING: Gamification for the Advancement of Multiprofessional / INterprofessional Groupwork. Using gamification technology to enhance interprofessional collaboration.
- Academic Integrity
- Digital Confidence and Competence
- How to engage with Blackboard Collaborate
Dr Patrice Seuwou
He is an Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching, programme leader for the MSc Business Analytics, EDI Trainer and former MBA deputy programme leader. Before that, he was a programme leader for a portfolio of undergraduate courses in the private sector in partnership with Plymouth University, a lecturer at London South Bank University and an Academic Registrar & Quality Manager working for a large private institution in collaboration with Gloucestershire University. He has published in Vehicular Ad hoc Networks, Actor-Network Theory, and Self-driving cars. His research interests include Autonomous vehicles, Management Information Systems, VANET security, Authentication and privacy, computer networks including wired and wireless networks, mobile and ubiquitous computing, Linux systems, RFID technology, protocols simulation and legislation in computer science.
Patrice’s 2nd PhD is in the sociology of Education. His current research focuses on the experiences of students from ethnic and culturally diverse backgrounds in Higher education through the lens of critical race theory (CRT) and the tools of Pierre Bourdieu.
Patrice is currently conducting a longitudinal study exploring the experiences of Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students in Higher education.
Patrice is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), Reviewer for the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics (IJESDF), External Examiner for Pearson and a QAA reviewer. Patrice is a Microsoft-certified professional, a Member of the Association of Computer Professionals (ACP), a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and also Member of the Chartered Institute for IT(BCS). He also Qualified as an Enterprise Solution Architect with the British Computer Society.
He has also taught Executive MBA students in China (Shanghai) and delivered guest lectures at Kathmandu University in Nepal.
Patrice is a C@N-DO Mentor and an internal assessor for fellowship and senior fellowship applications to the HEA. He also provides training on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) for Researchers.
- Patrice’s PhD explores the experiences of African descent students in higher education through the lenses of the Critical Race Theory and the tools of Pierre Bourdieu.
- Patrice’s longitudinal study explores the holistic experiences of students from ethnic and culturally diverse backgrounds in higher education settings.
- Patrice also conducts research in business intelligence, Management Information Systems and self-driving cars adoption
- Patrice has supervised over 300 MSc and BSc student projects pursuing their studies in computing or sociology of education.
- Digital Business (MBA)
- Practical Data Analysis for Business (MBA)
- Strategic Management of Information Systems (MSc)
- Business intelligence (MSc)
- Seuwou, P, Dodzo, N., Osho, Y., Ajaefobi, W., Sarwar, D, Pilkington, A & Daye, M (2022), Exploring the Factors that Impact on BAME students Attainment at a Post-1992 University in England, Studies in Education journal (under Peer review process)
- Seuwou, P, Sarwar, D, Pilkington, A (2022) A Phenomenological Exploration of the Holistic Experiences of Students of African Descent at a Post-1992 University in England, 15th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Spain.
- Seuwou, P, Dodzo, N., Osho, Y., Ajaefobi, W., Sarwar, D, Pilkington, A & Daye, M (2022), Widening Participation in HE: Exploring the Factors that Impact on BAME students Attainment at a Post-1992 University in England, edulearn conference
- Seuwou, P., Ajani, R. (2022) ‘Experiences and Challenges of Africans Diaspora in Great Britain and their Role in the Future Development of Africa’, African Development Perspectives: A Holistic Reflection, Austin Macauley Publishers (In press)
- Seuwou, P, Sarwar, D, Pilkington, A & Daye, M (2021), ‘Experiences of Students of African Descent at a Post-1992 University in England’, The University of Northampton Annual Research Conference 2021
- Seuwou, P, Sarwar, D, Pilkington, A & Daye, M (2021), ‘Experiences of Black Students at the University of Northampton’, The University of Northampton Annual Research Conference 2021
- Seuwou, P, Dodzo, N & Opoku Agyeman, M (2021), ‘Workshop: BAME Award Gap: Exploring the Factors that Impact on Low Grades of Black Students at the University of Northampton’, Learning and Teaching Conference 2021, Northampton
- Seuwou, P 2021, BAME Attainment in Higher Education: Exploring the Experiences of Black Students of African Descent and the factors that impact their Low Grades at Northampton University.
- Seuwou, P 2020, An investigation into BAME attainment, exploring the factors that impact on low grades of BAME students at the University of Northampton.
- Seuwou, P., Ige-Olaobaju, A. Oyelere, M., Amaugo, A. (2021) Contemporary Issues in Equality and Diversity Interest Group conference at the University of Greenwich
- Dodzo, N & Seuwou, P (2020), ‘An Investigation into BAME Attainment’, ILT Poster Padlet, Northampton, United Kingdom
- Seuwou, P., (2020) #blackintheivory Conference Northampton: Global Ethnic Majority (GEM) Staff Network at the University of Northampton
- Seuwou, P., Dodzo, N. (2020) An Investigation into BAME Attainment at Northampton University, University of Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference 2020
- Seuwou, P., (2019) Widening Participation and the Experiences of Students of African descent studying in Higher Education: A Comparative Study of Alternative Providers and Post-1992 Universities in England
- Exploring Academic Misconduct for GEM students: Some Insights into Student Behaviour and their attainment in Higher Education.
- Building GEM Student Research Capacity by Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment with Lego Serious Play
- Study of possible solutions to reduce the GEM Award Gap- A case study of the Accounting and Finance (A&F) subject group
Dr Simon Sneddon
Senior Lecturer in Law
He sits on the Executive Committee of the Society of Legal Scholars, which is the “is the learned society for those who teach law in a university or similar institution or who are otherwise engaged in legal scholarship.”
He is also a member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, Association of Law Teachers, the International Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association, and the Legal Education Research Network.
Simon’s Learning and Teaching research focuses on Assessment and feedback, with an interest in suitable use of technology, and has delivered Assessment Mapping training to institutions outside UON.
Programme Leader Designate:
• BA Law with Criminology (subject to validation)
• LAW2035 Biosphere Law
• LAW2036 Organised Transnational Crime
• LAWM020 Dissertation
• LAW1031 Law in Action
• LAW2009 Tort
• GRA8010 Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis
Senior Lecturer in Education (ITE - PE)
Emma Whewell first studied Sports Science and Physiology at the University of Leeds. She went on to study a PGCE in Physical Education at Durham University. After graduating Emma worked as a physical education teacher in Bradford and following this Leeds as head of PE teaching children in key stages 3-5. In 2002 Emma moved to a school on the outskirts of Newcastle where she was working as a Head of Year and PE teacher.
She joined the University of Northampton in 2006 as part of the Initial Teacher Training team. Whilst working here she has completed her MA in Education focussing on the teaching of children classed as vulnerable. She has completed her PhD on the formation of identity in newly qualified teachers.
Emma is a member of the Primary Physical Education European Network group and the All Party Parliamentary Group for a fit and healthy childhood. She is an external examiner for Leeds Trinity University’s Accelerated Physical Education degree.
Emma is a member of the Primary Physical Education European Network group and the All Party Parliamentary Group for a fit and healthy childhood.
She is also involved in the eTwinning projects and DLAB2: Developing Changemakers an Erasmus+ project. This involves working with schools and universities in five European countries to improve access to and usage of mobile technology including AR and VR .
Emma ran the Iris Connect Innovation Project which considers the possibilities of digital mentoring and the role of the novice and expert teacher in learning to teach.
She has research projects running in the area of Access and Participation, Digital Technology and Health and Wellbeing.
Emma has supervised MA students who are pursuing an MA in the field of Physical Education.
Emma is accepting PhD students.
- An introduction to physical education and school sport
- Teaching, learning and assessment in physical education
- Critical issues in physical education
- Work placement
- How to be successful at university
- Dissertation supervision
- Whewell (2008) Factors Effecting Confidence to teach PE in PGCE Primary Students
- Whewell and Kellam (2009) Linked Learning and its use in Physical Education. Physical Education Matters
- Whewell and Hardman (2009) Equality in Primary Physical Education.
- Whewell (2009) Factors affecting Primary trainee’s confidence to teach Physical Education (conference paper)
- Whewell and Watts (2010) Yoga and M.I.S.P; using peer massage to promote positive behaviour. Physical Education Matters
- Devi and Whewell (2010) an evaluation of special school placements as part of a BAQTS primary course. (TEAN 2011 and AfPE 2010)
- Devi, Smith and Whewell (2012) Inclusion: supporting SEN/D Pupils KS3 in Physical Education using the Independent Learning Tool (ILT) – a midpoint review
- Devi, Whewell and Smith (2013) Inclusion: supporting SEN/D Pupils KS3 in Physical Education using the Independent Learning Tool (ILT) – an evaluation of the process. AfPE national Conference
- Whewell and Smith (2013) When opportunity knocks! BERA 2013 presentation University of Sussex
- Whewell, Woolley and Kellam (2014) Teaching Primary Physical Education. In Smith, P. and Dawes, L. Subject Teaching in Primary School. London: Sage. (chapter on PE)
- November (2014) Northamptonshire Sport Conference: Preparing to teach the new Curriculum… What do OFSTED want?
- Caldwell, H., Grantham, S., Heaton, R., and Whewell, E. (2015) Switched on iPad Science. London: Rising Stars.
- Caldwell, H., Heaton, R., Bracey. P., Whewell, E., (2015) Enhancing teaching in a cross curricular context though the use of technology and shared learning. TEAN Conference, Birmingham.
- June (2016) ICICTE Conference- Rhodes- Digital leaders across boundaries
- July (2016) University of Northampton PhD Conference- The challenge of maintaining a long-distance relationship- using Blackboard Collaborate as a research tool.
- October (2016) AFPE ITTE National Conference- Supporting NQT’s in School
- Whewell and Woolley (2016) STTEPPS the next step for inclusive practice. Sprint NCC
- December (2016) Northamptonshire Sport Conference: Technology Outdoors workshop.
- March (2017) AFPE ITTE National Conference: Technology Outdoors
- Turner and Whewell (2017) Specialist Mentors for Generalist teachers. Physical Education Matters. Association for Physical Education.
- Whewell and Woolley (2017) Inclusive Technology Outdoors. Sage
- June (2017) I am a very small fish! Poster Presentation University of Northampton PhD conference.
- April (2018) Identity in NQT’s: Presentation at the Early Years Conference, University of Weingarten, Germany.
- July (2018) Identity formation in NQT PE specialists. AIESEP international conference, University of Edinburgh.
- All Party Parliamentary Group (2019) The primary PE and sport premium. APPG on a Fit and Healthy Childhood. Contributing Author.
- All Party Parliamentary Group (2019) Mental Health and Movement APPG on a Fit and Healthy Childhood. Contributing Author.
- Whewell E. (2019) Primary Physical Education Teacher Identity. In: Peters M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Teacher Education. Springer, Singapore
- Whewell, E (2019) Experiences concerning the development of identities of primary school physical education specialist teachers during the first year of teaching in England. A phenomenological case study’ Submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy At the University of Northampton
- Caldwell, H., Whewell, E., and Heaton, R. (2020) The impact of Visual posts on creative thinking and knowledge building in an online community of educators. Thinking Skills and Creativity. 36
- Caldwell, H., Whewell, E., Bracey, P., Heaton, r., Crawford, H., Shelley, C. (2020) Teaching on insecure foundations? Pre-service teachers in England’s perceptions of the wider curriculum subjects in primary schools. Cambridge Journal of Education.
- Whewell, Caldwell and Garrett (September 2020) Taking Technology outdoors. Digital Northampton Tech at 10: Next Generation Digital Workforce.
- Whewell, Caldwell, Garrett and Malloch (June 2020) Digital learning across boundaries, using technology to support changemaking in an international context. Merged Futures Online Conference.
- Whewell, Caldwell, Garrett and Malloch (June 2020) Merged Futures interview for NLive Radio. Digital Learning Across Boundaries.
- Whewell, E., Theinert, K., Cox, A. (in press) Sharing practice in an international context – a critique of the benefits of international exchanges for trainee teachers. The Eastern European Journal of Transnational Relations (EEJTR).
- Whewell E. (2020) Mentoring: skills, knowledge and attributes of a successful physical education mentor. In: Peters M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Teacher Education. Springer, Singapore
- Reflections on Practice co-created by experts and novices using video collaboration software.
- Understanding level 5 sport and exercise students perspectives of the barriers to progression and attainment at UoN.
- Digital Learning Across Boundaries: developing changemakers.
- The All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Health Childhood reports.