Rosemary Allford

rosemary allford

Dr Rosemary Allford BA, MBA, DBA, PGCE, FCMI, PFHEA

  

Biography

Dr Rosemary Allford (PFHEA) joined Edinburgh Napier University as a lecturer in entrepreneurship in November 2018. She is a highly experienced professional within the university and college sectors, combining excellent collaborative practice, academic leadership and project management. Previous roles included Consultant in Academic Practice for Higher Education Academy, Senior Lecturer at Wolverhampton University, Project Lead (Making the Most of Masters Legacy) at University of Stirling, Project Manager (Skills for Scotland) at Edinburgh Napier and Head of School at Carnegie College, Fife. As an independent consultant and researcher, Rosemary is recognised in the HE and college sectors providing academic input to enhance graduate employability, leadership development and strategic projects.

Research Areas

Events

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Opening Educational Practices in Scotland, Steering Group Member
  • SFC strategic (employability) project, Making the Most of Masters, Strategic Project Board

 

Conference Activity

  • programme committee member, Association for Learning Technology OER#20
  • conference organiser - one day Conference to disseminate good practice from the SFC strategic project, Making the Most of Masters.
  • conference event Chair - Defining the Placement Landscape for Computing, e-Placement Scotland
  • conference organiser -Learning in the Workplace - Scottish HE Employability Forum Conference 2013

 

Editorial Activity

  • Making the Most of Masters: employer engagement in the postgraduate student experience

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner (Management subject group), Harper Adams University

 

Invited Speaker

  • Postgraduate Employability , Society for Research in HE, Employability in Masters Programmes (2017)
  • Interface, University of Edinburgh, invited as guest speaker (University of Stirling) to talk about the MMM project and it’s outcomes
  • Abertay Attributes - Teaching and Learning Enhancement Seminar
  • Postgraduate Employability, Brighter Futures in Life Sciences Conference in partnership with GCU Careers Service
  • ASET (placements)Annual Conference 2013

 

Media Activity

  • Bright Red Sparks Enterprising Educators Award Finalist, The Scotsman
  • Stirling Uni student makes the most of his masters, The Stirling Observer
  • Youth Work Degree launched, Edinburgh Napier

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Principal Fellow of Higher Education Academy (PFHEA)
  • Fellow of Chartered Management Institute

 

Non-executive Directorship

  • Board Member, Argyll College UHI

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Allford, R. Ed (2017), Making the Most of Masters: employer engagement in the postgraduate student experience

 

Date


13 results

Learning to work together: The challenge of collaborative arrangements for strategic projects within HE in Scotland

Thesis
Allford, R. W. Learning to work together: The challenge of collaborative arrangements for strategic projects within HE in Scotland. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/976294
Government policy for economic development across Scotland and the UK is driving an increasing number of strategic alliances in higher education to achieve economies of scale ...

STEM academic perceptions of masters dissertation projects: proceedings of a conference

Presentation / Conference
Atkins, E., Allford, R., & Maclean, S. (2017, June)
STEM academic perceptions of masters dissertation projects: proceedings of a conference. Paper presented at 3rd International Enhancement Themes Conference: Inspiring Excellence, transforming the student experience, Glasgow
Atkins, E., Allford, R., and Maclean, S. (2017), STEM academic perceptions of masters dissertation projects: proceedings of a conference, 3rd International Enhancement Themes ...

Making the Most of Masters: Employer Engagement in the Postgraduate Student Experience

Report
Allford, R. (2017)
Making the Most of Masters: Employer Engagement in the Postgraduate Student Experience. University of Stirling
Making the Most of Most of Masters (MMM) began in 2011 as a pilot programme designed to test and embed the use of external Work Based Projects (WBPs) as an alternative to the ...

Making the Most of Masters website

Digital Artefact
Allford, R. (2016)
Making the Most of Masters website. [http://www.makingthemostofmasters.ac.uk/]
Making the Most of Masters (MMM): Project Hub providing specialist academic development input across a discipline-based master’s level postgraduate employability programmes. ...

The STEM academic experience of undertaking work based dissertation projects compared to the traditional university based project

Presentation / Conference
Atkins, E., Allford, R., & Maclean, S. (2015, December)
The STEM academic experience of undertaking work based dissertation projects compared to the traditional university based project. Paper presented at Society for Research into Higher Education Newer Researchers' Conference, Newport, Wales
Atkins, E., Allford, R., & Maclean, S. (2015, December). The STEM academic experience of undertaking work based dissertation projects compared to the traditional university ba...

HEA Strategic Enhancement Project - Framework for embedding employability in higher education (2014)

Digital Artefact
Allford, R., & Tibby, M. (2015)
HEA Strategic Enhancement Project - Framework for embedding employability in higher education (2014). [https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/framework-embedding-employability-higher-education]
The Framework for Embedding Employability into Higher Education is based on the HEA publication, Defining and Developing your Approach to Employability (2013). It has also be...

A pilot study: strengthening university business engagement through staff secondments

Report
Allford, R., & Tibby, M. (2014)
A pilot study: strengthening university business engagement through staff secondments. Higher Education Academy
One means of strengthening university-business engagement is through university staff secondment programmes supporting staff from across the university to engage with business...

Positioning placement on the STEM student journey

Presentation / Conference
Smith, S., Smith, C., & Allford, R. (2014, April)
Positioning placement on the STEM student journey. Presented at HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014, Edinburgh
Smith, S., Smith, C., & Allford, R. (2014, April). Positioning placement on the STEM student journey. Presented at HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014, Edinb...

e-Placement Scotland - Defining the placement landscape for computing

Report
Allford, R., & Smith, S. (2014)
e-Placement Scotland - Defining the placement landscape for computing. Edinbrurgh Napier University: e-Placement Scotland
This publication aims to introduce employers and employer bodies to e-Placement Scotland and its work with Scotland’s Universities to produce quality work placements in the co...

Scottish Higher Education Employability Forum (SHEEF) End of Year Report 2012-13

Report
Allford, R. (2013)
Scottish Higher Education Employability Forum (SHEEF) End of Year Report 2012-13. Higher Education Academy
Allford, R. (2013). Scottish Higher Education Employability Forum (SHEEF) End of Year Report 2012-13. Higher Education Academy.

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Consultant in Academic Practice, A pilot study: staff secondments to strengthen university business engagement (2014), Higher Education Academy
  • Edinburgh Napier Project Manager, Skills for Scotland, £500,000 ERDF funded strategic project