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Dr Sue Timmis

Dr Sue Timmis

Dr Sue Timmis
B. Ed (CNAA), PhD (Bristol)

Reader in Education

Office 1.11
Helen Wodehouse Building,
35 Berkeley Square, Clifton BS8 1JA
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 4336

Research summary

My research is about students’ lived experience of higher education which is critical to understanding and addressing the challenges facing higher education in a changing world where access, success and participation are increasingly being undermined.  Over the last ten years I have focused on the use of digital technologies, social practices and learning in HE and more recently on widening participation, diversity and social justice in the UK and now expanding into Global South, post-colonial contexts.

I am currently Principal Investigator on a 30 month ESRC/NRF/Newton funded project based in South Africa called SARiHE (Southern African Rurality ...

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Sue Timmis is a Reader in Education and Co-Director of the Centre for Knowledge, Culture and Society. She is the Bristol representative on Worldwide Universities Network, Global and Higher Education Research group (GHEAR). Her work is mainly focused on the changing contexts of higher education and in particular students’ lived experiences and identities, in relation to teaching and learning, social justice, widening participation and the possibilities and contradictions surrounding digital cultures and practices in higher education.  Sue has also developed very successful models of co-produced research working alongside students as co-researchers in communities of inquiry. This is reflected in ...

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