Maggie Hutchings

Dr Maggie Hutchings

  • Associate Professor
  • Royal London House R108, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LT
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I am an educational practitioner and researcher, leading and supporting innovations in learning, teaching and assessment, contributing to education programmes, leading projects, and pursuing research interests in pedagogical scholarship.

Recent initiatives include leading e-learning developments for Exploring Evidence to Guide Practice, a transprofessional unit for 600 Level I students, employing creative educational strategies mediated by rich multimedia case studies, group blogs, and computer assisted assessment. Other initiatives include online assignment handling, e-portfolios and online synchronous group supervision for postgraduate researchers. My scholarly activities are informed by a student centred philosophy with experiential learning and critical reflection as the focus for educational praxis and development in higher education. I have led and contributed to teacher education programmes and am currently leading a unit for the University's PG Certificate in Education Practice. My research interests include pedagogical scholarship, interprofessional education, blended learning, and lifeworld-led education, informed by critical theory...


Journal Articles



  • Hutchings, M., Quinney, A. and Galvin, K., 2015. Negotiating the triple helix: harnessing technology for transformation. In: Ciussi, M., ed. Leading issues in eLearning Research: MOOCs and flip: What’s really changing?. Reading: Academic Publishing International.
  • Hutchings, M., Quinney, A., Galvin, K. and Clark, V., 2013. The yin/yang of innovative technology enhanced assessment for promoting student learning. In: Greener, S., ed. Case studies in e-learning research for researchers, teachers and students. Reading: Academic Publishing International.
  • Hutchings, M. and Loftus, S., 2012. Practice-based education outside the workplace: simulations, role plays and problem-based learning. In: Higgs, J., Barnett, R., Billett, S., Hutchings, M. and Trede, F., eds. Practice-based education: perspectivesa and strategies. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Hutchings, M. and Jarvis, P., 2012. The relationship between practice theory and research. In: Higgs, J., Barnett, R., Billett, S., Hutchings, M. and Trede, F., eds. Practice-Based Education: Perspectives and Strategies. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Hutchings, M., Quinney, A. and Scammell, J., 2010. The utility of disruptive technologies in interprofessional education: negotiating the substance and spaces of blended learning. In: Bromage, A., Clouder, L., Thistlethwaite, J. and Gordon, F., eds. Interprofessional E-Learning and Collaborative Work: Practices and Technologies. Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global, 190-203.
  • Hutchings, M., 2008. Quick-fix learning: challenging the concept of learning for learning's sake. In: Rust, C., ed. Improving student learning: for what? proceedings of the 2007 15th International Symposium. Oxford: Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, 143-157.
  • Shephard, K., Haslam, P., Hutchings, M. and Furneaux, C., 2004. Synchronous on-line tutorials for staff development? In: Banks, S., ed. Networked learning 2004 : a research based conference on e-learning in higher education and lifelong learning. Lancaster: Lancaster University.
  • Hutchings, M., 2002. Computer mediated communications: impact on learning. In: Fallows, S. and Bhanot, R., eds. Educational development through information and communications technology. London: Kogan Page, 87-99.
  • Hutchings, M., Garland, N.P., Hadfield, M., Howarth, G., Lewarne, S. and Norman, K., 2002. Educational challenges of web-based case studies in sustainable development. In: Hon, B., ed. Design and manufacture for sustainable development: 27-28th June 2002 at the University of Liverpool, UK. Bury St Edmunds: Professional Engineering, 295-304.
  • Hutchings, M., 2002. Enhancing learning with computer mediated communication: teacher intentions and student conceptions of online learning. In: Rust, C., ed. Improving student learning using learning technology : proceedings of the 2001 9th International Symposium. Oxford: Oxford Centre for Staff & Learning Development, 99-111.


  • Ashencaen Crabtree, S., Ashencaen Crabtree, S., Hemingway, A., Sudbury, S., Hall, J., Board, M., Diaz, A., Hutchings, M., Jacey, H. et al., 2018. ‘Welcome to the Machine!’ Resisting isomorphic, masculinised corporatisation of Higher Education through feminist scholarship. In: DAKAM Gender and Women's Studies Conference 10-12 November 2018 Istanbul.
  • Hutchings, M. and Fry, J., 2016. Agency connectivity and humanisation for fostering and sustaining caring practice. In: Altogether better health VIII 7-9 September 2016 Oxford.
  • Way, S., Hutchings, M., Colbourne, D. and Bick, D., 2016. Leading with a SMiLE: exploring a student-led clinic practice education model for educational impact and service improvement. In: 6th International Nurse Education Conference 3-6 April 2016 Brisbane.
  • Hart Clarida, B., Bobeva, M., Hutchings, M. and Taylor, J., 2014. Strategies for Digital Inclusion: Towards a Pedagogy for Embracing and Sustaining Student Diversity and Engagement with Online Learning. In: 2nd European Conference on Education 9 July 2015-13 July 2014 Brighton. 91-108.
  • Hutchings, M., Quinney, A., Galvin, K., Todres, L. and Ellis-Hill, C., 2014. From interprofessional to transprofessional learning through humanising care: perspectives, transformations, and futures. In: All Together Better Health 5-8 October 2012 Kobe Gakuin University (Kobe, Japan).
  • Hutchings, M., Quinney, A. and Galvin, K., 2014. Negotiating the triple helix: harnessing technology for transformation. In: 9th International Conference on e-Learning 26-27 June 2014 Valparaiso Chile. Reading: Academic Publishing International, 76-85.
  • Maher, C., Hadfield, M., Hutchings, M. and De Eyto, A., 2014. Representation and evaluation of product design in research assessment: A case study of the UK REF 2014. 437-442.
  • Salvagno, M., 2013. The Highs and Lows of Ubiquitous Mobile Connectivity - Investigating Students' Well-Being. 626-633.
  • Hutchings M, Quinney, A., Galvin, K. and Clark, V., 2012. The yin/yang of innovative technology enhanced assessment for promoting student learning. In: 11th European Conference on E-Learning ECEL 2012 26-27 October 2012 Groningen Netherlands. Reading: Academic Publishing International, 230-237.
  • Pulman, A., Galvin, K.T., Hutchings, M., Todres, L., Quinney, A., Ellis-Hill, C. and Atkins, P., 2011. Using lifeworld-led multimedia to enhance learning. In: Greener, S. and Rospigliosi, A., eds. 10th European Conference on e-Learning 10-11 November 2011 University of Brighton, UK. Reading: Academic Publishing Limited.
  • Hutchings, M., Galvin, K.T., Todres, L., Quinney, A., Pulman, A. and Ellis-Hill, C., 2011. Making connections: using technology to enhance learning about the head, heart and hand. In: Second International Conference on Compassionate Care 23-24 June 2011 Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh.
  • Hutchings, M., Galvin, K.T., Todres, L., Pulman, A. and Quinney, A., 2011. Transforming practices through developing a transprofessional curriculum: a multi-faceted model of change. In: Higher Education Academy Annual Conference 5-6 July 2011 East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.
  • Hutchings, M., 2010. Praxis and reflexivity for interprofessional learning: working around agency and structure. In: Interprofessional Learning in Curricula and Practice. Centre for Interprofessional Education and Learning (CIEL) Conference 20 July 2010 Nottingham.
  • Hutchings, M., 2010. Dancing with strangers: theoretical perspectives for exploring synergies between education and caring sciences through praxis and reflexivity. In: 8th Qualitative Research Conference 6-8 September 2010 Bournemouth.
  • Hutchings, M., Scammell, J. and Quinney, A., 2010. Social networks and disruptve technologies: interpreting the enablements and constraints in interprofessional education. In: NETNEP 3rd International Nurse Education Conference 11-14 April 2010 Sydney, Australia.
  • Hutchings, M., Quinney, A. and Scammell, J., 2010. Praxis and reflexivity for interprofessional education: towards an inclusive theoretical framework for learning. In: All Together Better Health 5 International Interprofessional Conference 6-9 April 2010 Manly, Sydney, Australia.
  • Hutchings, M., 2009. Creative digital spaces for transformative learning: bridging the gap between formal and informal learning. In: CAL'09: learning in digital worlds 23-25 March 2009 Brighton.
  • Hutchings, M., 2008. Seeing the wood through the trees: seeking the methodological and finding the theoretical in education research. In: 7th Qualitative Research Conference 8-10 September 2008 Bournemouth.
  • Stanley, K. and Hutchings, M., 2008. Electronic portfolios in health and social care - a need for continuing development: exploring attitudes to PDP and e-portfolios. In: Personal Development Planning for Cross Institutional Lifelong Learning (PDP4XL2) 23 September 2008 Bournemouth.
  • Hutchings, M., 2008. Adding value in e-learning through praxis and reflexivity. In: Valuing Higher Education, Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Conference 9-11 December 2008 Liverpool.
  • De Eyto, A., Hutchings, M. and Hadfield, M., 2008. Animating sustainable design-interdisciplinary education methods for students and professionals. Keynote lecture. In: EESD '08: Engineering Education in Sustainable Development 2008 Conference 22-24 September 2008 Graz, Austria.
  • Quinney, A., Hutchings, M. and Scammell, J., 2008. Technology Enhanced Learning; Staff and Social Work Student Experiences of a Virtual Community to Support Interprofessional Education. In: 34th Biannual Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work: Transcending Global-Local Divides: Challenges for Social Work Education and Practice 20-24 July 2008 Durban, S. Africa.
  • Hutchings, M., Scammell, J., Quinney, A. and Hean, S., 2008. Developing Inter-Professional Collaboration Through a Virtual Practice Community: The Benefits and Challenges of Embedding e-Learning in Designing for Learning Together. In: All Together Better Health IV Conference 2-5 June 2008 Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Quinney, A., Scammell, J. and Hutchings, M., 2007. Exploring professional boundaries and developing partnership working using Wessex bay, and electronic resource representing a typical town. In: 1st European Interprofessional Education Network (EIPEN) Conference. Learning Together to Work Together. 12-14 September 2007 Krakow, Poland. Health Sciences and Practice/EIPEN.
  • Scammell, J., Hutchings, M. and Quinney, A., 2007. Changing Practice Through Collaboration and Simulation: Using a Virtual Practice Community to Support Student Learning and Act as a Catalyst for Organisational and Cultural Change. In: CAL’ 07: Development, Disruption and Debate – D3 26-28 March 2007 Trinity College, Dublin.
  • Scammell, J., Hutchings, M. and Quinney, A., 2007. The Virtual Practice Community for Interprofessional Education: Interim Study Findings. In: 5th Festival of Learning: Higher Education Academy Health Sciences and Practice 27-29 March 2007 The Royal College of Physicians, London.
  • Hutchings, M., 2007. Student and tutor voices in online learning: celebrating individual disruption while debating structural disruption. In: CAL’ 07: Development, Disruption and Debate – D3 26-28 March 2007 Trinity College, Dublin.
  • De Eyto, A., Hadfield, M. and Hutchings, M., 2006. Learning strategies in sustainable design for students and professionals. In: 3rd EESD (Engineering Education for Sustainable Development) Conference 4-6 October 2006 Lyon, France.
  • Scammell, J. and Hutchings, M., 2006. The Virtual Practice Community as a Catalyst for Student Learning and Staff Development in Inter-Professional Education. In: NET/NEP 2006: 1st International Nurse Education Conference: Developing collaborative practice in health and social education (Elsevier) 14-16 May 2006 Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver, BC.
  • Hutchings, M., 2005. Developing a simulated community to support interprofessional education in health and social care. In: Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education and Technology, 6th Annual Research Conference of the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies 2-4 November 2005 Trinity College, Dublin.
  • De Eyto, A., Hadfield, M. and Hutchings, M., 2005. Learning Strategies in Sustainable Design for Students and Professionals. In: Education for Sustainable Development: Graduates as Global Citizens 12-13 September 2005 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Byles, L. and Hutchings, M., 2001. Practising reflection and reflecting on practice: an action research approach to integrating e-learning in professional development programmes. In: Developing the Developers: professional enhancement for staff and educational development: 6th Annual SEDA Conference 19 November 2001 Manchester. Staff and Educational Development Association.


PhD Students

  • Sue Mant. A Narrative Inquiry looking through the ‘lens’ of the learners experience in the first six months following completion of the current preparation programme for sign-off midwife mentors
  • Carmel Maher. Design research methodologies: a framework to understand and guide academic design research
  • David Halliwell. Approaches to learning of paramedic students using vocational and higher education routes
  • Michele Salvagno. The highs and lows of ubiquitous mobile connectivity: towards a model for pedagogical delivery that supports the well-being of learners
  • Baylie Hart Clarida. Strategies for digital inclusion: towards a pedagogy for embracing and sustaining student diversity and engagement with online learning
  • Dawn Morley. Developing a theory of situated learning for student nurses in practice
  • Dana Colbourne. Leading the way: A case study of a studnet midwife led postnatal clinic


  • Promoting Dignity through understanding Narratives (Economic Social Research Council, 02 Nov 2013). Awarded

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • My voice, my story: the lived experience of being a non-traditional student at university. This workshop enables audience immersion in multimedia stories co-created by students using novel social participatory research to elict lived experiences of being a non-traditional student at university by engaging in telling/re-telling of stories (Jones, 2015). We focus on students from non-traditional backgrounds because research shows how the lived experiences of these students are often marginalised by institutions (Hunt et al., forthcoming; Thomas, 2012). Photovoice is seen to be effective in capturing stories and sharing the lives of non-traditional students (Warne et al., 2012; Minthorn and Marsh, 2016).


  • PG Cert in Further Education (Bournemouth University, 2011)
  • BA (Hons) in Social Studies (University of East Anglia, 1973)
  • MA in Information Studies (Social Sciences) (Sheffield University, 1975)
  • PhD in Education (University of Southampton, 2008)


  • Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE), Member,
  • Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Principal Fellow,
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