Welcome to our website. Here you will find details of the HE workshops and consultancies that we offer, along with comments from delegates who have participated in previous workshops. There is also a biography, a list of recent publications and some useful resources. The latter have been downloaded 70,000 times in the last seven years.  Tess, Sam and Megan, our Golden Retrievers, also have their own web page!

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I am delighted to welcome Ruth Healey to the ‘family firm’.  She is an experienced higher education researcher and workshop presenter.  Initially she will focus particularly on workshops on ‘ethical thinking’, ‘students as partners and change agents’ and active learning. See her own page for further details.

We are both excited to be part of the inaugural editorial team of the new International Journal for Students as Partners. The first issue was published in May 2017.

In July 2017 Ruth and I were delighted to give a joint keynote and workshop at Writtle University College. This was a ‘coming home’ for me as I was bought up on the College Estate where my father was Vice Principal.  He would be very proud of three generations of Healey’s presenting professionally at the College!

A special welcome to Megan, who joined us in August. See latest photos on the page she shares with Tess and Sam.

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Ruth has been awarded a 2017 National Teaching Fellowship.

According to the HE Academy we have made ‘a little bit of academic history’ as the first parent and child to both be NTF recipients. In 2000, 17 years ago, Ruth, then aged 17, was at Mick’s award ceremony. Mick was at Ruth’s ceremony on 1 November, 2017.

Selected recent publications

2018 The role of academic developers in embedding high-impact undergraduate research and inquiry in mainstream higher education: Twenty years’ reflection, International Journal for Academic Development (Healey, M. and Jenkins, A.)

2018 Moore-Cherry, N. & Healey, R.L. Staff-student partnership: inclusive/exclusive pedagogic practices, Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal 2(1). In press

2017 Hacking through the Gordian Knot: Can facilitating operational mentoring untangle the gender research productivity puzzle in HE? Studies in Higher Education. (Davies, C. & Healey, R. L.)

2017 The contextual nature of university-wide curriculum change, International Journal for Academic Development (Anakin M, Spronken-Smith, R., Healey, M. and Vajoczki, S.) 1080/1360144X.2017.1385464

2017 Responding to the challenges of student-staff partnership: The reflections of participants at an international summer institute, Teaching in Higher Education 22(6), 720-735 (Marquis, E., Black, C. & Healey, M.)

2017 Launching a Journal About and Through Students as Partners, International Journal for Students as Partners 1(1). Cliffe, A., Cook-Sather, A., Healey, M., Healey, R., Marquis, B., Matthews, K.E., Mercer-Mapstone, L., Ntem, A., Puri, V. and Woolmer, C.

2017 Learning together through International Collaborative Writing Groups, Teaching and Learning Inquiry 5(1) (Healey, M. and Matthews, K. E.)

2016 Students as partners: Reflections on a conceptual model, Teaching and Learning Inquiry 4(2) (Healey, M., Flint, A. and Harrington, K.)

2016 Developing ethical geography students? The impact and effectiveness of a tutorial based approach, Journal of Geography in Higher Education 40(2), 302-319 (Healey, R.L. & Ribchester, C). 

2016 Inclusive partnership: Enhancing student engagement in Geography, Journal of Geography in Higher Education 40(1), 84-103 (Moore-Cherry, N., Healey R.L., Nicholson, D.T., & Andrews, W.)

2016 How to conduct a literature search, N.J. Clifford and G. Valentine (Eds.) Key Methods in Geography, 3rd Edition (London: Sage): 16-34. (Healey M. and Healey R.L)

2015 Defining and supporting the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL): A sector-wide study. Literature review. York: Higher Education Academy (Fanghanel, J., McGowan, S., Parker, P., McConnell, C., Potter, J., Locke, W., & Healey, M.)

2014 Engagement through partnership: Students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education York: HE Academy 76pp (Healey, M., Flint, A. and Harrington, K.) For an introduction to the model of students as partners see this video.

2014 How engaged are undergraduate students in ethics and ethical thinking?  An analysis of the ethical development of undergraduates by discipline, Student Engagement and Experience Journal. 3(2), 1-21 (Healey, R.L.)

2014 Developing research-based curricula in college-based higher education. York: HE Academy 86pp (Healey, M., Jenkins, A. and Lea, J.)

2013 Developing and enhancing undergraduate final-year projects and dissertations. York: HE Academy 93pp ((Healey, M., Lannin, L., Stibbe, A. and Derounian, J.)

For a full list see: Mick’s recent publications and Ruth’s page.

Launch of first issue of International Journal for Students as Partners 

Comment from delegate on presentation on ‘Students as partners and change agents’ to 25th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference, Cambridge, September 2014
“An excellent presentation – not only was it engaging, it was thought provoking, but also encouraged transformative learning by making the audience think of something that they could change in their practice regarding Student Engagement in Higher Education. I love the way that he engaged my attention through the use of Story Telling, images that presented powerful metaphors and humour! I felt that I will remember his presentation for many years to come! It really made an impression on me as a delegate. When I grow up, I want to be like him.”