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Professor Of Postgraduate And Professional Education
35 years of developing and training researchers, particularly doctoral students, demonstrates my passion for improving research and supporting those who engage in it, whatever their discipline area.
o Denicolo, P.M. (Ed 2013 in press, Achieving Impact, for the "Success in Research" series , London: Sage
o Becker, L.M. and Denicolo, P.M., 2013Teaching in Higher Education, No 3 in "Success in Research" series , London: Sage
Critical Issues in Higher Education, Sense: Rotterdam
Series "Success in Research"
o Becker , L.M. and Denicolo, P.M. 2012 Journal Articles, No 2 in the Series "Success in Research", London: Sage
The Higher Education Academy
Examples of Chapters in Books
o Denicolo PM 2010 Bologna Ten Years On, in Academic Exchange No 9 The Postgraduate Student Experience, The Higher Education Academy, York.
European Journal of Palliative Care
with Alexander and Donyia for various pharmacy journals related to professional development of pharmacists
o Two papers in 20011/12 in the European Journal of Palliative Care with Lund, S. on research issues for professionals.
o Consultant researcher/author to QAA on defining 'doctorateness
the Doctoral Characteristics document 2011 and on the review of the Research Degrees Section of the QAA Code of Practice for Higher Education 2011-12.
o Consultant researcher and member of the Project and Advisory Board
Editorships and Refereeing
o Editor of Sage book series: Success in Research; and of Sense book series: Critical Issues in the Future of Learning and Teaching.
o Executive Co-Editor - International Journal of Graduate Education
o Associate editor / referee of journal Teachers and Teaching, and the journal Studies in Higher Education
o Referee for 3 other professional journals (education and psychology) and for ESRC funding applications.
o Executive Editor of the SRHE Guides series: Issues in Postgraduate Education, Management, Teaching and Supervision.
o Editor, and item contributor, on the international panel for the web-based Encyclopaedia of Personal Construct Psychology
Researcher Development Project RCUK
Denicolo P and Reeves R
CPD for Accreditation of Pharmacists Project
University of Surrey
Six quality reviews of Schools of Postgraduate Studies/Graduate Schools have been undertaken over the years 2009 - 2013 in the UK and abroad.
Advice and presentations have been provided over the same period to three overseas and six UK institutions on the development of Graduate Schools and the support of supervisors.
Defence Academy/Home Office
o Member of the RCUK Panel to review UK concordance with the European Code and Charter for Researchers.
o Denicolo PM and Becker LM
Chapter 8 The Supervision Process and the Nature of Research Degrees, in Hall G and Longman J (eds) The Research Postgraduate's Companion: a handbook for potential and current postgraduate research students, London: Sage
Exploring Student Teacher Belief Development
N and Denicolo P M
An alternative constructivist technique, snake interviews, exemplified and evaluated. Personal Construct Theory and Practice e-journal Vol 5 ISSN 1613 5091
in Hall G and Longman J (eds) see above o PM Denicolo 2007 The Metamorphosis of Doctoral Education in the UK and Europe: Perspectives from a Teacher as Learner, in Butcher J and McDonald (eds) Making a Difference: Challenges for Teachers, Teaching and Teacher Education. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. Pp235 - 250
o Denicolo P M 2005 Postgraduate Research Students' Learning in Higher Education, Chapter 4 in Ashwin P (ed) Changing Higher Education: The Development of Learning and Teaching, London: Kogan -57.
Sweden: Nordic Academic Press,
Learning Needs Analysis and Personal Development Profiling, Number One SRHE Issues
o Gough, M and Denicolo P
Research Supervisors and the Skills Agenda: Learning Needs Analysis and Personal Development Profiling, Number One SRHE Issues in Postgraduate Education: Management, Teaching and Supervision Series 2 , London:SRHE
for development of research training in Constructivist and Narrative Techniques £15k
Personal Construct Theory and Practice
o Osterlind, M-L and Denicolo, PM 2006 Extending the Catalytic and Transformative Potential of Grids Using a Congruent Technique: an exemplar study of management development. Personal Construct Theory and Practice e-journal Vol 3. pp 38-50, ISSN 1613-5091
o Denicolo P M 2004 Doctoral Supervision of Colleagues: Peeling off the Veneer of Satisfaction and Competence, in Studies in Higher Education Vol. 29 No 6 pp 693 - 707.
o Denicolo P M 2003 Assessing the PhD: a constructive view of criteria, in Quality Assurance in Education, special issue: Vol.11, No.2 pp 84 -91.
Sector Working Group
on Skills Training for Early Career Researchers (later Impact and Evaluation Group) (2005- 2009)
o Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (formerly Institute of Learning and Teaching)
Conceptual Issues in Research on Teacher Thinking and Professional Action
Taylor and Francis
Taylor and Francis (270 pages incl. 14 pages of critical editorial commentary.
o Denicolo P M and Pope M L 2001 Transformative Professional Practice - Personal Construct Approaches to Education and Research, London, Whurr.
o Pope M L and Denicolo P M 2001 Transformative Education - Personal Construct Approaches to Practice and Research, London, Whurr.
o Denicolo P M 1999 Supervising Students from Public Sector Organisations, London, SRHE/THES.
o Currently joint editor, with Kompf, of a book series for Sense Publishers: Critical Issues in the Future of Teaching and Learning. Currently 5 books have been produced with two in press.
o Denicolo P M
Developing Alternative Elicitation Methods to Suit Client and Purpose, in Fransella F (ed) The Essential Practitioner's Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons. pp 57-66
ESRC Master Class Fund
Constructivist Approaches And Research Techniques: £4.5 k
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
of GB - Scoping Project on Pharmaceutical Training and Practice: exploring disability issues: £20k
International Study Association
member of the Executive Committee 1999/2003, Secretary 2001/2003, UK National Representative 1997-2003.
for Advanced Multidisciplinary Workshop on Personal Construct Psychology Approaches to Research £ 14,465.00
o Denicolo P M
Chichester: John Wiley and Sons. pp 123-33.
Selection of Recent Refereed Journal Articles
International Advisory Panel
o Reviewer for Sage and OU Press for books on Action Research, Qualitative Research Methods, Doctoral Support, Supervision and Examining, Writing for Academic Journals, teaching and learning in HE.
o Scrutineer for completed ESRC funded projects and referee for project proposals.
Examples of Funded Research and Research-related Activities
o One of several co-applicants with Mueller-Harvey 2010 3 year Marie Curie Project to develop the Research and Generic Skills of European PGR plant scientists - substantial funds received in 2011 - programme in place.
Quinn A and Snowling A
The Joseph Rowntree Fund supported (approx. £58,000) a project to develop the communication and participation of older people in community health and social care.
Research Supervision and Examining
o I have supervised to successful completion 60+ PhD students and a large number of masters students. Five of my doctoral students gained national/international awards for the excellence of their theses.
o I have examined in excess of 65 PhD theses from UK and overseas universities
o I have gained two Health Fellowship Masters Training Awards, both students going on to complete successfully PhD studies.
o I currently have three PhD students in progress, one registered in Politics and two in Henley Business School at the University of Reading and I lead the PCP Research Group which has approx 10 regular attendees at monthly meetings.
Recent Books and Monographs
International Journal of Research and Development
Transforming Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: One perspective from Inside the Chrysalis, International Journal of Research and Development in Higher Education, Vol. 21, 1 - 14.
In excess of 50 conference papers have been published as international proceedings; over 50 invited papers and 30 keynote papers presented at international conferences and 10 substantial distance learning texts have been produced in the last 20 years.
Southern PCP Interest Group
From August 1996
of European Personal Construct Association - 1996/8 and 1998/2000, Treasurer 1990/1996, member of the Executive Committee 2000/ 2002, chair of the Southern PCP Interest Group 1990 - 2006
o Invited member of the UNESCO Expert Forum on Graduate Education and Research -Dublin March 2008
advisor /consultant on educational matters
Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
research committee and research advisory board member, co-author of distance learning texts for practising pharmacists.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
o Vice Chair of the UK Council for Graduate Education until Feb 2012, co-opted advisor thereafter.
o Member of the RCUK Impact and Evaluation Group (2009-2012) and the newly reformed IEG, 2013 et seq
o SRHE - Chair of the Postgraduate Interest Network; Executive Editor of the Series: Issues in Postgraduate Education: Management, Teaching and Supervision
Qualifications & Certifications
Kirkcaldy High School
university of Surrey
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