Professor of Learning and Teaching, and Director of Education at Harper Adams University, Shropshire, where my role includes the leadership of eLearning provision; leadership of academic development; leading the UK PSF provision; oversight of institutional curriculum, and teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
I am a National Teaching Fellow, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a CMALT holder and assessor and I sit on the Editorial Board of Higher Education Skills and Work Based Learning and the International Advisory Board of Educational Action Research. I hold external roles at University of Birmingham and Liverpool Hope University. I have a first degree in Education Studies & Geography with Mathematics, a secondary school teaching qualification (teaching Geography and Mathematics) and a Doctorate in Higher Education from University of Liverpool. I keep a blog which contains ideas and outputs from my eduational development work for sharing across the HE and FE sectors as useful.
Norton, L. and Arnold, L (2021) Editorial. Educational Action Research. 29 (2).
Arnold, L. and Norton, L. (2021). Problematising Pedagogical Action Research in formal teaching courses and academic development: a collaborative autoethnography. Educational Action Research. 29 (2).
Arnold, L. and Headley, J. (2019). How can we work with exemplars? Collated ideas from an institutional community of practice. 20.3, pp. 24-28.
Arnold, L. & Barnett, S. 2018. Just ask – Locating effective teaching practiceEducational Developments 19.2, pp7-10.
Arnold, L. & Norton, L. 2018a. Action Research: practice guide. https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/action-research-practice-guideHEA: York.
Arnold, L. & Norton, L. 2018b. Action Research: sector case studies. https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/hea-action-research-sector-case-studies HEA: York.
Arnold, L (2017) The craft of feedback in a complex ecosystem The Higher Education Journal of Learning and Teaching 1(1).
Kennard, C. & Arnold, L. (2016) Staff and Student Experiences of Electronic Marking and Feedback. In The International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation, 23(3), pp 35-47.
Arnold, L. (2011) Wrapper modules: a reusable curriculum approach to recognise and enhance learning in the workplace pp. 113-122 in Learning from Experience in Employer Engagement. Tallantyre, F. & Kettle, J. HEA: York. Available at http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/flexiblelearning/Learning_from_Experience_in_EE.pdf
Selected Conferences and Events
Arnold, L. 2021. Choose to Challenge: Be the Change. Invited presentation for International Women's Day 2021 for the Higher Education Futures Institute, University of Birmingham. March 2021. https://lydia-arnold.com/2021/03/15/choose-to-challenge-be-the-change/
Arnold, L. 2021. Getting Started with Action Research. Invited Seminar, University of Sussex. March 2020.
Arnold, L. 2019. Unlocking the Power of Authentic Assessment. Invited presentation, Cardiff University Learning and Teaching Conference. September 2019. https://lydia-arnold.com/2019/09/12/cardiff-university-learning-and-teaching-conference-slides-unlocking-the-power-of-authentic-assessment-ltcu2019/
Arnold, L. 2019. Seeding Change: Putting Pebblepad at the Heart of Academic Development. Invited presentation Pebblepad Minibash. July 2019.https://lydiaarnold.wordpress.com/2019/07/11/pebblepad-minibash/
Arnold, L. 2019. Making Sense of Assessment Complexity, Invited Keynote Liverpool Hope University Learning and Teaching Conference. May 2019.https://lydiaarnold.wordpress.com/2019/05/17/liverpool-hope-slides/
Arnold, L. 2018. Changing Me, Us, and Them: The Power of Action Research in Higher Education. Invited Keynote Newcastle College Annual Research Conference. July 2019.https://lydiaarnold.wordpress.com/2018/07/06/action-research-conference-resources/
Arnold, L & Norton, L . 2018. A critical discussion of the role of action research in academic staff development. Collaborative Action Research Network Conference, Manchester, 25-27 October 2018.
Parrott, P & Arnold, L. 2017. Encouraging a positive culture around social media through the concept of ‘Brand Me’. Paper delivered to SOLSTICE Conference, Edge Hill University.
Arnold, L. 2016. Lecturers’ experiences of developing feedback practice using technology. Paper delivered to SOLSTICE Conference, Edge Hill University.