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Learning Enhancement and Development

Workshop: Writing and publishing REF papers from pedagogic research

This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances

Tuesday 2nd April | 2.30pm - 4.30pm | ELG08

Professor Debby Cotton - Head of Educational Development in the Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO), Plymouth University, UK.

The workshop will allow you to examine the structure of academic papers, and analyse academic writing. It will also help you identify appropriate dissemination outlets for educational/ pedagogic research, and to understand the grading process for the Research Evaluation Framework (REF).

During the workshop you will also explore what it means to produce a ‘three star’ paper, and consider – in the context of your own research project – how you could enhance the quality of your publications.  Debby will also offer some tips for choosing journals and assessing their quality and lead a discussion on strategies for coping with differing reviewer feedback.


Debby is a Principal Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (PFHEA),  a National Teaching Fellow (NTF) and has recently been selected to work as an assessor on the UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). She has a doctorate from Oxford University, which focused on teaching controversial environmental issues. She has played a key role in the development of pedagogic research at Plymouth University for over 15 years, and was central to the development of PedRIO, one of the University’s eight research institutes.