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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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