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Piracy defense strategies for shipping companies and ships: A mixed empirical approach

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Tseng, P., Her, Z., & Pilcher, N. (2021)
Piracy defense strategies for shipping companies and ships: A mixed empirical approach. Maritime Transport Research, 2, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.martra.2021.100020
Piracy attacks constitute a serious threat against which ships must be ready to defend themselves, particularly given the financial, political and logistical challenges involv...

Dealing with the Competition of English-language Export Editions: Voices from the Dutch Trade Book Market

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Trentacosti, G., & Pilcher, N. (2021)
Dealing with the Competition of English-language Export Editions: Voices from the Dutch Trade Book Market. Publishing Research Quarterly, 37, 278-292. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12109-021-09798-6
This project explores the responses of the Dutch trade book market to the ever-increasing influx of Anglophone publications. Based on in-depth interviews (n = 42) carried out ...

Considering Generic Study Skills and the roles of Academic Advisers

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Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2021, January)
Considering Generic Study Skills and the roles of Academic Advisers. Presented at ScotHELD Winter 2021 Conference, Online
In this short session we draw on work we have done over a number of years but primarily on a recent paper published in Teaching in Higher Education entitled ‘Study Skills: neo...

Study Skills: neoliberalism’s perfect Tinkerbell

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Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (in press)
Study Skills: neoliberalism’s perfect Tinkerbell. Teaching in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2020.1839745
We argue that current approaches to Study Skills support are presented as being a panacea for resolving the issues presented by neoliberal approaches to educational expansion....

The UK private housebuilding sector: social media perspectives

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Craig, N., Pilcher, N., MacKenzie, R., & Boothman, C. (in press)
The UK private housebuilding sector: social media perspectives. International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, https://doi.org/10.1108/ijhma-05-2020-0051
Purpose The UK private housebuilding sector is the key supplier of new-build homes for customers, constituting a fifth of the entire UK construction industry. Yet, despite the...

Measuring the effectiveness of English medium instruction shipping courses

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Tseng, P., Pilcher, N., & Richards, K. (2020)
Measuring the effectiveness of English medium instruction shipping courses. Maritime Business Review, 5(4), 351-371. https://doi.org/10.1108/mabr-10-2019-0042
Purpose: Shipping courses contain much technical and specialist knowledge and present particular challenges for English medium instruction (EMI). This paper aims to investigat...

How a particular view of language enables neoliberalism in student support – and how to resist it.

Presentation / Conference
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2020, May)
How a particular view of language enables neoliberalism in student support – and how to resist it. Paper presented at DPR20 Discourse, Power and Resistance the values of education, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
In this presentation, extending previous research, the authors argue that a particular view of language which sees it as a concrete abstract objectivist entity separable from ...

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

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Pilcher, N., Galbrun, L., Craig, N., Murray, M., Forster, A., & Tennant, S. (2021)
Role requirements in Academic Recruitment for Construction & Engineering. European Journal of Engineering Education, 46(2), 247-265. 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...

Using physical objects as a portal to reveal academic subject identity and thought

Journal Article
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2020)
Using physical objects as a portal to reveal academic subject identity and thought. Qualitative Report, 25(1), 127-144
We are lecturers who help students studying subjects that use word-based writing, non-word based writing such as Mathematics, and non-text based language such as visual semiot...

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