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Mrs Linda Graham

Senior Lecturer (Admissions Tutor)

Department: Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Linda teaches on Childhood Studies and Early Years part routes of the BA Joint Honours degree at Northumbria University.  Before working as a lecturer Linda was Student Development Officer in the University’s Academy for Learning & Teaching, Linda has extensive experience of developing and supporting student engagement in a range of disciplinary contexts. 

Campus Address

Room 102
1, Coach Lane, Coach Lane Campus

0191 215 6594


  • MA Professional Practice in Education
  • BA (Hons) 

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

  • Assessment for learning in higher education
  • The first year experience of higher education
  • Academic Transitions
  • Peer assisted learning (Learning Leadership)
  • Teaching Childhood Studies in Higher Education
  • Childhood and Visual Literacies.

Key Publications

  • Sambell, K. & Graham, L. (2014) Engaging Experienced Students As Academic Mentors in Support of the First Year Experience: The Epistemic Apprenticeship Project. In Bryson, C. (ed.) Understanding and Developing Student Engagement. London: Routledge.203-217
  • Sambell, Kay and Graham, Linda (2010) Towards an assessment partnership model?: students’ experiences of being engaged as partners in Assessment for Learning (AfL) enhancement activity. In: Staff-Student Partnerships in Higher Education. Continuum, pp. 31-47. ISBN 9781441187154
  • Sambell, Kay and Graham, Linda (2009) Rethinking feedback: an assessment for learning perspective. HE Focus Quarterly Journal, 1 (1). p. 2.

Current/Recent Projects

  • Developing Feedback Know How Project, Higher Education Academy, (HEA). Teaching Development Grant, 2013 (supporting principal investigator Professor Kay Sambell)
  •  Engaging experienced students as academic mentors in support of the first year experience HEA Teaching Development Grant, 2012,( supporting principal investigator Professor Kay Sambell)
  •  Exploring the Rules of Engagement via Exemplars ESCalate, 2010, (supporting principal investigator Professor Kay Sambell)
  •  Centre For Excellence in Assessment for Learning, HEFCE, 2005-2011, Student Development Officer

Professional Activity

  • Teaching, Admissions Tutor


    Linda’s subject area is: Childhood Studies 


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