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Dr Madeleine Knightley

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Professional biography

As Staff Tutor in the School of Psychology, I manage the Associate Lecturer team based in the East of England. I previously oversaw the delivery of the psychology programme in the South West of England. This follows my own OU psychology degree and PhD (investigating cognition, affect and identity in women undergraduate students) awarded by the OU's Institute of Educational Psychology, in 2001.

I am a Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am also a Member of the International Society for Coaching Psychologists. I have held a visiting Fellowship at Curtin University, Perth, Australia; previous roles include working as a researcher at Anglia Ruskin University, for the former National Institute for Adult Continuing Education (now, the Learning and Work Institute) and as a Research Officer at the University of Cambridge.I have taught level 2 psychology at the OU.

My current research interests are student engagement in teaching and learning and enabling access to education and employment. I  am involved with the charity Toilet Twinning (particularly the aspects of their work that impact on the education, empowerment and emancipation of girls and women) and volunteer as a coach for a local charity supporting people back in to employment.

Research interests

Kelly, C., Smith, K, Cuffe, P, Knightley, M, Latif, M and Penny R. (2019). Using the student voice to explore reasons for face-to-face attendance in a distance learning context. Oral presentation at BPS Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology Annual Conference, June 3-4, Cardiff, UK.

Values, Identity and Successful Online Teahing Relationships (2018-06-28)
Oldale, Michelle, and Knightley, Madeleine
In: Baxter, Jacqueline; Callaghan, George and McAvoy, Jean eds. Creativity & Critique in Online Learning: Exploring and Examining Innovations in Online Pedagogy. (pp. 219-241)
ISBN : 978-3-319-78297-3 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan, Cham | Published : UK

External collaborations

  • Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society
  • Member of the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers (BPS)
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Member of International Society for Coaching Psychologists

Publications

Adult learners online: students’ experiences of learning online (2007-07)
Knightley, Wendy M.
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 47(2) (pp. 264-288)


Initial use of the Perceptions of Assessment Tasks Inventory (PATI) in English secondary schools (2006-10)
Dorman, Jeffrey P. and Knightley, Wendy M.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 52(3) (pp. 196-199)


Tackling social exclusion through online learning? A preliminary investigation (2006-01-10)
Knightley, Wendy
Journal of Access Policy and Practice, 4(1) (pp. 20-38)


Development and validation of an instrument to assess secondary school students’ perceptions of assessment tasks (2006)
Dorman, Jeffrey P. and Knightley, Wendy M.
Educational Studies, 32(1) (pp. 47-58)


Paying attention to meaning (2004-03)
Barnard, P. J.; Scott, S.; Taylor, J.; May, J. and Knightley, W.
Psychological Science, 15(3) (pp. 179-186)


An introduction to research methods for adult learning practitioners (2007)
Dutton, Yanina and Knightley, Wendy
ISBN : 978-1-86201-328-5 | Publisher : NIACE | Published : Leicester


Values, Identity and Successful Online Teaching Relationships (2018-06-26)
Oldale, Michelle and Knightley, Madeleine
In: Baxter, Jacqueline and McAvoy, Jean eds. Creativity and Critique in Online Learning: Exploring and Examining Innovations in Online Pedagogy (pp. 219-241)
ISBN : 978-3-319-78297-3 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan