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Aligning the times: Exploring the convergence of researchers, policy makers and research evidence in higher education policy making

Journal Article
Smith, K., Fernie, S., & Pilcher, N. (in press)
Aligning the times: Exploring the convergence of researchers, policy makers and research evidence in higher education policy making. Research in Education, https://doi.org/10.1177/0034523720920677
The complexity of contemporary higher education policy making and the multitude of evidences and actors in policy networks mean that relationships between higher education res...

Role requirements in Academic Recruitment for Construction & Engineering

Journal Article
Pilcher, N., Galbrun, L., Craig, N., Murray, M., Forster, A., & Tennant, S. (in press)
Role requirements in Academic Recruitment for Construction & Engineering. European Journal of Engineering Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2020.1725451
Two ongoing and recurrent debates in the employment of academic staff are (1) how much industry experience should faculty staff have? and (2) what priority is given to researc...

Evaluating the key factors of green port policies in Taiwan through quantitative and qualitative approaches

Journal Article
Tseng, P., & Pilcher, N. (2019)
Evaluating the key factors of green port policies in Taiwan through quantitative and qualitative approaches. Transport Policy, 82, 127-137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2018.12.014
This paper presents a holistic picture of the factors that affect green port policies through the use of both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Quantitatively, fuzzy an...

Revisiting the ‘third space’ in language and intercultural studies

Journal Article
Xiaowei Zhou, V., & Pilcher, N. (2019)
Revisiting the ‘third space’ in language and intercultural studies. Language and Intercultural Communication, 19(1), 1-8. doi:10.1080/14708477.2018.1553363
No abstract available.

Music Generated Narratives: Elaborating the Da Capo Interview Technique

Journal Article
Cortazzi, M., Pilcher, N., & Jin, L. (2018)
Music Generated Narratives: Elaborating the Da Capo Interview Technique. Qualitative Report, 23(10),
Qualitative researchers draw on multiple, creative ways to elicit participant narratives. Our previous use of playing researcher-selected music to participants to elicit narra...

Western and Eastern Building Conservation Philosophies: Perspectives on Permanence and Impermanence

Journal Article
Forster, A. M., Thomson, D., Richards, K., Pilcher, N., & Vettese, S. (2019)
Western and Eastern Building Conservation Philosophies: Perspectives on Permanence and Impermanence. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 13(6), 870-885. https://doi.org/10.1080/15583058.2018.1490827
In this conceptual paper, we illuminate Western building conservation philosophy practice with insights into Eastern conservation philosophy and associated aesthetic understan...

A holistic framework to embed good company practice for customer retention

Journal Article
McCrory, B., Pilcher, N., & McMillan, J. (2017)
A holistic framework to embed good company practice for customer retention. The TQM magazine, 29(2), 257-275. https://doi.org/10.1108/TQM-11-2015-0139
Purpose: To detail a holistic practice based guiding framework for improving customer retention, which helps companies instil a customer service culture through encouraging th...

What Is The ‘Academic Purpose’ Of ‘English’ In ‘English For Academic Purposes’?

Book Chapter
Pilcher, N., & Richards, K. (2017)
What Is The ‘Academic Purpose’ Of ‘English’ In ‘English For Academic Purposes’?. In L. Tuen Wong, & W. Lam Wong (Eds.), Teaching and Learning English for Academic Purposes: Current Research and PracticesNova Science Publishers
In this chapter, we suggest abandoning the current form of EAP for a form of EAP that is actively explorative of and taught within individual subject contexts. We argue that f...

‘Intercultural competence’ as an intersubjective process: a reply to ‘essentialism’

Journal Article
Zhou, V. X., & Pilcher, N. (2018)
‘Intercultural competence’ as an intersubjective process: a reply to ‘essentialism’. Language and Intercultural Communication, 18(1), 125-143. https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2017.1400510
In this paper, we problematise a competence-oriented reflective approach to intercultural education by drawing on four students’ reflective essays about their experiential lea...

The fall and rise of experiential construction and engineering education: decoupling and recoupling practice and theory

Journal Article
Forster, A. M., Pilcher, N., Tennant, S., Murray, M., Craig, N., & Copping, A. (2017)
The fall and rise of experiential construction and engineering education: decoupling and recoupling practice and theory. Higher Education Pedagogies, 2(1), 79-100. https://doi.org/10.1080/23752696.2017.1338530
From the mid-20th C., construction and engineering pedagogy and curricula have moved from long-held traditional experiential apprenticeship approaches to one ostensibly decoup...