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Joanne Smailes

Principal Lecturer/Teaching Fellow

Department: Newcastle Business School

Key Publications

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  • Flipping Heck! How can we engage students in the lecture experience?, Smailes, J., Heyman, A. 11 May 2018
  • Should we mention the F word: A personal journey of action research investigating flipped learning with large cohorts, Smailes, J., Heyman, A. 25 Apr 2018
  • Natives and Immigrants – How can the improvement of “digital literacy” be actioned, Smailes, J. 2014
  • The transition experiences of direct entrants from overseas higher education partners into UK universities, Quan, R., Smailes, J., Fraser, W. 1 Nov 2013, In: Teaching in Higher Education
  • Is virtual mentoring the way forward?, Smailes, J., Lejk, E. 28 Mar 2012
  • "Learning the ropes" through a new approach to mentoring, Smailes, J., Lejk, E., Beautyman, W., Tudor, J. Apr 2012
  • Academic Adjustment: a pilot to assess the potential of a virtual mentoring scheme, Smailes, J., Fontainha, E. 4 Aug 2011, Proceedings of the 6th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, Piscataway, NJ, IEEE
  • A model for utilizing social networking for academic adjustment purposes, Smailes, J., Fontainha, E. Jul 2011
  • Peer mentoring in assisting retention – is a virtual form of support a viable alternative?, Smailes, J., Gannon-Leary, P. 2011, In: ALT Journal: Research in Learning Technology
  • Social networking and academic adjustment, Smailes, J. May 2011


  • Education PGCE January 01 1990
  • Education MA (Hons) September 25 1989
  • Teacher Training PGCE September 25 1989
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2003


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