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Caroline Burns

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Sciences

Dr. Caroline Burns is Lecturer in Social Sciences. She is currently teaching in Sociology.

Research interests:

Caroline's work is about redressing social inequalities at a local and global level. She is a member of the Power and Intersecting Inequalities Research Cluster. She is currently working on several projects with the Islamic University of Gaza to enahnce career opportunities for women. She is passionate about creating equitable educational environments and practices, with students and staff as partners in learning, and where diversity is valued. Her research interests include internationalisation at home, intercultural competence, widening participation and decolonising the curriculum and narrative inquiry.

Caroline Burns

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  • Values and behaviours of an effective community of practice: a case for staff/student collaboration for internationalisation, Pearce, A., Powell, L., Burns, C., Zupan, N. 21 Jan 2016, Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Social Collaboration and Shared Values in Business, Gwangju, Korea, Chonnam National University
  • Values and Behaviours of an Effective Community of Practice: A Case for Staff/Student Social Collaboration for Internationalisation, Pearce, A., Powell, L., Burns, C., Zupan, N. 22 Jan 2016, The 2016 International Conference on Social Collaboration and Shared Values in Business
  • How is feedback used? - The international student response to a Formative Feedback Intervention, Burns, C., Foo, M. Nov 2013, In: International Journal of Management Education
  • Evaluating a formative feedback intervention for international students, Burns, C., Foo, M. 28 Mar 2012, In: Journal of Practitioner Research in Higher Education
  • Using Formative Feedback to develop international students’ academic skills, Foo, M., Burns, C. 29 Mar 2012, North East Universities (3 Rivers Consortium) 5th Regional Learning and Teaching Conference
  • Formative Feedback First – does it really work for International Students?, Foo, M., Burns, C. 12 Apr 2011, North East Universities (3 Rivers Consortium) 2011 Regional Learning and Teaching Conference
  • 'International students’ perceptions of their global skills development: a collaborative approach, Burns, C., Foo, M. 1 Apr 2011, In: EMERGE
  • Promoting intercultural learning through supporting voluntary student-led activities, Foo, M., Burns, C. Jun 2011, 2011 BALEAP Professional Issues Meeting (PIM)
  • Using formative feedback to develop international students' academic skills, Foo, M., Burns, C. Jul 2011, The Third Assessment in Higher Education Conference
  • Achieving 'successful student status' as elevation of ASK support on the ground, Foo, M., Burns, C. Sep 2009, Northumbria Conference 2009

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  • Other: CUSP (Culture for Sustainable Peace) network award, 2021. Development of Intercultural Competencies for women engineers: a Story Circles approach. Amount: £10,000 2021
  • Other: British Council EME (English Medium Education) and Gender Research Grant, 2021. An EME-focussed investigation into barriers facing female engineers. Amount: £100,000 2021
  • Other: BALEAP Collaborative Practice Funding, 2019. Getting to know me, getting to know you: Developing materials to enhance intercultural conversations based on a non-essentialist model of culture. £1,000. 2019
  • Invited talk: Title: Internationalisation and widening participation narratives: synergies and pedagogical implications 2019
  • Oral presentation: Critical reflections on teaching intercultural communication (competence) on a three week course for Chinese students 2019
  • Oral presentation: Internationalisation and widening participation narratives: synergies and pedagogical implications 2019
  • Oral presentation: Internationalisation and widening participation narratives: synergies and pedagogical implications 2019

  • Education EdD October 26 2018
  • Applied Linguistics MA June 29 2007
  • Education Language Diploma December 01 2003
  • Modern Languages BA (Hons) July 14 1996
  • Modern Languages PGCE June 21 1996
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016


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