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Biography

Dr Steph Allen has been working at Bournemouth University since 2002 and is a fused lecturer in the FMC’s Learning Development Team.

Steph works with students intensely around practical and technical academic skills with students at all levels (UG – PhD) throughout the FMC faculty and wider. Specialist interests focus on holistic academic and personal support in an ever-changing and highly marketised HE environment. Throughout her years in HE Steph has taught at Masters and Doctoral level, as well as at all levels of large undergraduate cohorts in Marketing programmes. She promotes and proactively utilises real-life project-based learning with national and international organisations.

Key interests: assessment, grading, and feedback/forward, academic offences, and academic integrity.

Steph actively seeks to make a positive impact within the institution by understanding and challenging policies, procedures, and practices for positive change to enhance the academic and student community.

Her roles encompass that of a blended professional, engaging in teaching, research, and professional practice...

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Journal Articles

Chapters

  • Allen, S., 2013. End of the Day at Holes Bay. Dorset A Photographic Journey Through Towns & Villages. Bournemouth: Newsquest Media (Southern) Ltd, 133.
  • Allen, S., 2012. December: Winter colours on Bournemouth seafront. Dorset A Photographic Journey in an Olympic Year. Bournemouth: Newsquest Media (Southern) Ltd, 163.

Conferences

  • Thurston, J. and Polkinghorne, M., 2022. FLIE Fusion Learning Conference Proceedings. In: FLIE Fusion Learning Conference 20 May 2021 Bournemouth University: Poole. Poole, UK: Bournemouth University.
  • Allen, S., 2021. Academic Integrity: Campaigning Now and Beyond. In: SRHE Conference 2021, (Re)connecting, (Re)building: Higher Education in Transformative Times 6-10 December 2021 online. https://srhe.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/SRHE_Timetable_2021-2.pdf SRHE.
  • Mayer, M., Allen, S. and Bickle, E., 2021. Challenges and solutions to combating predatory essay mills: supporting student integrity in UK higher education. In: SRHE Conference 2021, (Re)connecting, (Re)building: Higher Education in Transformative Times 6-10 December 2021 Online. https://srhe.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/SRHE_Timetable_2021-2.pdf SRHE.
  • Allen, S., Bickle, E. and Mayer, M., 2021. Enhancing Academic Integrity: Avoiding Academic Offences During COVID-19. In: Fusion Learning Conference 2021 28 June-9 July 2021 Bournenmouth University. Poole, UK: Bournemouth University.
  • Allen, S.F., 2017. Questioning the Grade: understanding the complexity of student grade enquiries in Higher Education. In: CELebrate 2017 13 June 2017 Bournemouth University. ///Users/stephallen/Downloads/CELebrate2017%20Conference%20handbook%20(1).pdf, 18 Bournemouth: Bournemouth University.
  • Allen, S.F., 2015. The Curious World of Grade Grubbing in HE:Perspectives from Students and Academics. In: SRHE 9-11 December 2015 Cardiff. https://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2015/abstracts/0188.pdf London: SRHE.

Reports

  • Allen, S. and Wright, A., 2021. Hidden Lives – Pulse Staff Survey (February 2021 data): The BU Trade Union’s Joint Review to the Joint H&S Committee. UCU BU.
  • Allen, S., 2019. Missing Pension Service Contributions: A working conditions report. University and College Union - Bournemouth University Branch.. Bournemouth: UCU BU.

Scholarly Editions

  • Allen, S., 2013. Three-D Issue 21: Grade grubbing. Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association.

Theses

  • Allen, S., 2017. Questioning the Grade: Understanding the Complexity of Student Grade Enquiries in Higher Education. PhD Thesis. University of Southampton, School of Education.

Posters

  • Allen, S. and Budka, M., 2021. Contract Cheating: Preparing Assignment Briefs to Enhance Academic Integrity. In: Fusion Learning Conference 2021.
  • Allen, S., Mayer, M. and Bickle, E., 2021. Enhancing Academic Integrity: Avoiding Academic Offences During Covid-19. In: Fusion Learning Conference 2021.
  • Allen, S., 2015. Grade Grubbing: Student Expectations and Academic Assessment. In: SRHE Conference.

PhD Students

  • PhD Supervision. Academic Integrity and related thesis topics

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Marketing Communications: Academic Development Series
  • Media and Marketing Communications
  • Research Methodology and Methods
  • Postgraduate Certificate Intellectual Property: Academic Integrity
  • Computer Animation framework: Academic Development Series
  • LLM Law: Academic Development Series
  • Journalism: Academic Development Series
  • MA Media and Communications: Academic Development Series

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Marketing Communications
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Marketing
  • Fundamentals of Advertising
  • Fundamentals of Public Relations
  • Ethics: NCCA Undergraduate Framework
  • Research Methods
  • Continuing Academic Development
  • Cross- Cultural Communications
  • Dissertation Supervisor
  • LLB Law: Academic Development Series
  • Multi Media Journalism: Academic Development Series

Invited Lectures

  • The Accidental Researcher: Extracting Truths to .., Bournemouth University, 23 Feb 2022 more
  • UK Higher Education: Teaching & Learning, SIAS University: Zhengzhou, China, 28 Nov 2021 more
  • Ethics beyond academia: looking towards industry, Bournemouth University, 13 Nov 2018 more
  • The Brand is King: A UK Perspective, Communication University of China, Beijing, 14 Dec 2016 more
  • UK Training for the Media Production Industry, Communication University of China, Beijing, 28 Jun 2016 more
  • Researching across Borders: Comparative Views, Communication University of China, Beijing, China, 27 Jun 2016 more
  • Researching across Borders, BUV - Vietnam, 15 Dec 2015 more
  • Research and You, British University of Vietnam. Hanoi, 27 Feb 2015 more
  • Research in UK Higher Education, Communication University of China, Beijing, 17 Jun 2014 more
  • Continuing Education for Global Academics, National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan, 19 Apr 2013 more
  • Marketing Communications: Ukraine and UK, Kyiv College of Economics, Kyiv, Ukraine, 24 Dec 2011 more
  • Media and Communication in the UK, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi., 28 Apr 2010 more
  • Creative research for media studies, HCT Abu Dhabi Womens College, 27 Apr 2010 more
  • The Brand is King, Communication University of China, Beijing, 12 Jan 2010 more
  • Computer Animation Industry in the UK:Connections, Wuhan Technical School, Wuhan, China, 04 Nov 2009 more

Grants

  • The Lived Experience of Learning Development Practitioners: Being, Thinking, Doing, and Reflecting (Society for Research in Higher Education, 01 Mar 2022). In Progress
  • QR in Covid (Bournemouth University, 18 May 2021). Awarded
  • Internationalising Higher Education (British Council, 01 Mar 2016). In Progress

External Responsibilities

  • UCU Southern Region, Treasurer (2018-)
  • Communications University of China, Beijing, Visiting Professor (2007-)

Internal Responsibilities

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • 5G Technology Community Discussion Group
  • BU and Yilan High School cultural exchange project.
  • Chinese Costume Display Event
  • Aniwow - Festival of Imagination Computer Animation

Conference Presentations

  • UCU Congress, For a national campaign on workload and casualisation, 29 May 2021, Online
  • Working Pensions Conference, 19 Mar 2021, Bournemouth University
  • Working Pensions Conference, Pension Service Contributions: Pensions Conference, 17 Sep 2019, Bournemouth University
  • Festival of Learning: SIAS International University, Cross cultural education - East meets West: A comparison, 27 Jun 2016, SIAS International University, Xinzheng, China
  • Aniwow!, Digital frontiers: boundaries unravelled, 27 Oct 2014, Communication University of China, Beijing, China
  • Aniwow, Computer Animation: Study and employment in the UK, 26 Oct 2010, Communication University of China
  • Aniwow - Festival of Imagination Computer Animation, Computer Animation in HE: East meets West, 04 Nov 2009, Communication University of China, Beijing, China

Attended Training

  • Unconscious Bias (IPPPM), 16 Mar 2018
  • RKEO Academic & Researcher Induction, 27 Sep 2017

Qualifications

  • PhD in Education (University of Southampton, 2017)
  • MA in Marketing Communications (Bournemouth University, 2008)
  • BA (Hons) in Post Compulsory Education (University of Southampton, 2006)
  • PGCE in in Education (University of Southampton, 2002)

Honours

  • Senior Fellow (Higher Education Academy, 2015)
  • 'You're Brilliant ' student awards - 40+ (Student Union SUBU)

Memberships

  • Academic Integrity Network: London & South East (LSEAIN), Member (2021-),
  • British Educational Research Association (BERA), Member (2021-), https://www.bera.ac.uk/
  • QAA, Member (2021-),
  • Spinnaker Group, Member (2021-),
  • SRHE, Member (2021-),
  • University and College Union, Member (2014-),
  • ALDinHE, Member (2012-), https://aldinhe.ac.uk/
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing, Member (2002-),
  • SEDA, Member,

Social Media Links

External Media and Press

Broadcast Interview

  • UK Animation Experts visit CUC Annual Festival of Animation, Interviewed and discussed the latest animation films on the global market, analysis of the artistry behind chosen box-office hits, review of specialist animation films, and predictions for the future of animation technology., Zhèng, W, 07 Jan 2022