Dr Hazel Christie

Dr Hazel Christie. Lecturer (University Learning and Teaching).

Dr Hazel Christie

Lecturer (University Learning and Teaching)

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Role in the IAD

I am a member of the IAD’s Learning and Teaching team which provides support to both staff and students across the University in learning, teaching and assessment.

My main responsibility within the team is as Programme Director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice. An important focus of my work is to raise awareness of the range of CPD opportunities offered within the IAD, and to encourage staff to engage with these.

Professional interests

My research focuses on the changing nature of the student experience in higher education, with an emphasis on understanding how students become successful learners. I am interested in the emotional dynamics of learning and in how students develop their learner identities.

I have worked in a number of Universities in Scotland, both as a lecturer and in student support services. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Staff and Educational Development Association.

Selected publications

Christie, H., Tett, L., Cree, V.E. & McCune, V. (2014): ‘It all just clicked’: a longitudinal perspective on transitions within university, Studies in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2014.942271

Christie, H., Barron, P. and D'Annunzio-Green, N. (2013) Direct entrants to university: becoming independent learners Studies in Higher Education 38(4): 623-637

Tett, L., Hounsell, J., Cree, V., Christie, H. and McCune, V. 2012. Learning from feedback? Mature students’ experiences of assessment in higher education. Research in Post Compulsory Education 17, no.2: 247-260.