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Personal profile


  • Open University 2002 – present
    Supervisor – Doctorate in Education
    Associate Lecturer - 1997 – 2004
  • University of Bradford
    Senior Lecturer, 01.05.2005 – 30.06.2006
  • Leeds Metropolitan University
    Senior Lecturer, 01.05.2003 – 30.04.2005
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
    Senior Lecturer, 01.09.1996 - 31.03.2003
  • Bradford Learning Disabilities Trust
    Assistant Psychologist, 01.07.1994 – 30.06.1994
  • The Open University
    PhD – Transition from primary to secondary school: communities, practice and participation
  • University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)
    MSc – Organisational Psychology
  • The Open University
    BSc (Hons) Psychology, First Class Honours

Research Expertise and Interests

Learning in educational institutions and organisations

Research Degree Supervision

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  • Teaching and Learning
  • Pedagogy and Education
  • Assessment
  • Ethnography
  • Adult Learning
  • Qualitative Inquiry
  • Higher Education
  • Qualitative Ethnography

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Research Output 2005 2018

  • 14 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Other chapter contribution

Evaluating service user pedagogy in UK higher education: Validating the Huddersfield Service User Pedagogy Scale

Tobbell, J., Boduszek, D., Kola-Palmer, S., Vaughan, J. & Hargreaves, J., Apr 2018, In : Nurse Education Today. 63, p. 81-86 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
document analysis
research focus

Effecting Change in Local Government: Local Authority Chief Executives as Emotional Actors

Williams, G. & Tobbell, E., 2017, In : Policy Studies. 38, 4, p. 392-409 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

change management
policy implementation
New Labour

Researching educational transition using ethnography

Turner, L. & Tobbell, J., 2017, SAGE Research Methods Cases. SAGE Publications, (Sage Research Methods Cases Education Project).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

Open Access
educational research
data analysis
5 Citations
grounded theory

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Oral presentation

Embracing Diversity in Organisations by Promoting Identity

Jane Tobbell (Speaker), Keith Schofield (Speaker)
15 Jul 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation