Associate Professor in Higher Education
Deputy Vice-Chancellors Office
I am an Associate Professor in Higher Education at Marjon. In this role I am programme lead for the PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, working with academic and professional services staff to enhance awareness of the HE sector and develop teaching practice. I support this endeavour through undertaking pedagogic research into a range of educational development themes including education for sustainability and student voice.
I have made a substantial contribution to the development of teaching and learning, pedagogic research and research-informed teaching at and have an increasing national and international reputation as an expert in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Educational Development (ED).
I have published in several fields including ESD, e-learning, evaluating teaching in universities, higher education provision, widening participation and inclusivity, arts pedagogies and learning development
I have led on international research projects in Europe and Asia and been funded by Universities, the NUS, Advance HE and SEDA.
Cotton DRE, Zhai J, Miller W, Dalla Valle L, Winter J, (2020) Reducing energy demand in China and the United Kingdom: The importance of energy literacy, Journal of Cleaner Production, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123876.
Winter, J. Turner, R., Spowart, L. and Kneale, P. (2019). Planning future CPD. What comes next? Doing a Good Job Well. Being Recognised as an Experienced, Professional Teacher in HE. Eds Potter, J. and Turner, R. SEDA Special 41. https://www.seda.ac.uk/specials
Spowart, L. Winter, J., Turner, R., Burden, P., Botham, K., Muneer, R., van der Sluis, H, and Huet, I. (2019) ‘Left with a title but nothing else’: The challenges of embedding professional recognition schemes for teachers within higher education institutions. Higher Education Research and Development.
Cotton, D.,Winter, J.,Miller, W. and Dalla Valle, L. (2017) Is students’ energy literacy related to their university’s position in a sustainability ranking? Environmental Education Research. 4 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13504622.2017.1395394
Spowart, L., Winter, J., Turner, R., Muneer, R., McKenna, C. & Kneale, P. (2017) ‘Evidencing the impact of teaching-related CPD: beyond the ‘Happy Sheets’. International Journal for Academic Development. 22:4, 360-372 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1360144X.2017.1340294
Winter, J., Turner, R., Spowart, S. Muneer, R. and Kneale, P. (2017) Evaluating academic development in the higher education sector: Academic developers’ reflections on using a Toolkit resource. Higher Education Research and Development. 36:7 1503-1514 https://tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07294360.2017.1325351?journalCode=cher20