Dr Jan Bamford


Dr Jan Bamford  

Dr Jan Bamford is a principal fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Doctor of Philosophy (UCL). Dr Jan additionally gained a MA Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (London Metropolitan University), a LLM Commercial Law (Kings College University) and BA (Hons) in Social Sciences (University of Hertfordshire) 

Jan Bamford's  doctoral work has been in the field of joint Master's degrees offered in the UK and France and the importance of culture as an aspect of the learning process. Jan has also undertaken work in the field of international students' experiences of UK Higher Education. Jan has worked in the Business School for twenty two years and has taught law, intercultural communications and research methods.

Prior to joining the School at the former University of North London she worked in the marketing industry. Jan has also taught law at Kingston University and has given external seminars on intercultural communications. Jan is a Fellow of the HEA and a theme coordinator for the HEA SIG on Internationalising the Curriculum. In 2012 Jan was awarded an HEA Teaching Development Grant in collaboration with the University of Greenwich for a project looking into student engagement in culturally diverse classrooms in urban HEIs. 

 

Internationalisation of the curriculum in higher education, comparative higher education specifically between the UK and France, international student mobility, the student voice and culturally diverse classrooms, Greek and Russian cultural identity and diaspora in London.

 

Book Chapters                     

  • Bamford, J., (2014), ‘A window to the world’: the challenges and benefits of transnational joint Masters programmes for internationalising the curriculum. In W. Green, (ed) Internationalising the Curriculum in Disciplines: Stories from business, education and health. Sense Publications. ( in press)
  • Bamford (2008) Strategies for the improvement of international students’ academic and cultural experiences of studying in the UK in. Atfield, R., et al. (eds)  Enhancing the International Learning Experience 
  • Bamford,J., & Sergiou,K.,(2005) Strategies for dealing with plagiarism amongst international students, in Papadourakis, G., & Lazaridis,I.,(eds) New Horizons in Industry, Business and Education 4th International Conference, TEI Crete,

Papers

  • Bamford, J., (2015), ‘A window to the world’: the challenges and benefits of transnational joint Masters programmes for internationalising the curriculum. In W. Green and C. Whitsted (eds) Critical Perspectives on Internationalising the Curriculum in Disciplines: Stories from business, education and health. Sense Publications.
  • Bamford, J., Djebbour, Y., Pollard, L., (2015),“I’ll do this no matter if I have to fight the world!”, Journal for Multicultural Education, Vol. 9 Iss 3 pp. 140 - 158. Available at: (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/JME-05-2015-0013)
  • Bamford, J., Djebbour, D., and Pollard, L., (2014), Does subject matter, matter? A comparison of student engagement in culturally diverse classrooms in urban, cosmopolitan higher education institutions in the UK, Investigations in University Learning and Teaching, Vol. 9
  • Bamford, J., (2014), Joint degrees and engaging with a Europe of Knowledge: lessons from a UK perspective of a challenging collaborative endeavour. Journal of Research in Hospitality Management, 4 (1 &2)
  • Bamford, J., Marr, T., Pheiffer, G., & Weber-Newth I., (2006) International postgraduate students in London: Some features of their expectations and experience, Journal of Cyprus Sciences, Vol 4:1.
  • Andrew,D., Bamford.J., Pheiffer,G., (2005), Student motivation for entry to higher education: a comparative analysis of students’ strategic choices of university and courses in three different countries, Journal of Investigations in University Learning and Teaching,Vol 3:1.
  • Bamford,J., and Sergiou, K., (2005),  International Students and Plagiarism: an analysis of the reasons for plagiarism among international foundation students,  Investigations in University Learning and Teaching Vol. 2 :2.
  • Bamford, J. (2004) A Pilot mentoring scheme for international students at London Metropolitan University, Journal of Today, Vol 2
  • Bamford, J.,(2004) , ‘Groupwork assessments and international postgraduate students: a reflection on achieving learning outcomes for an international cohort of students’ Journal of Investigations in University Learning and Teaching, Vol 3.

Conference Papers presented

  • Bamford,J., (2011) International students’ experiences of UK higher education: challenges, issues and possible solutions,    Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching International Students Conference, University of Greenwich, London

Paper presentations             

  • Bamford, J., (2014) Creating a Space for Addressing Cultural Dissonance in the Higher Education Classroom: a case study of joint degrees in the UK and France. Annual British Educational Research Conference      
  • Bamford, J., Sergiou, K., (2014), British, Cypriot or Londoner? An  exploration of cultural identities amongst Cypriot Diaspora in London, British-Cypriot Interactions Seminar, Cyprus Research Centre
  • Bamford, J., Bagaeen,S., Burgess, S., Graham, H., Herrington, E., Jackson, E., Markwell, S., (2014)Internationalising the curriculum and the development of global citizenship: an exploration through institutional case studies, Internationalisation of the Curriculum and Transnational Education Research and Practice Networks Conference, Senate House February 6th.
  • Bamford,J., Djebbour, Y., Pollard, L. (2014) An exploration of student engagement in culturally diverse classrooms in urban, cosmopolitan higher education institutions in the UK, Individuality and Resilience in Learning and Education ELSIN Annual Conference, University of the West of Scotland
  • Bamford, J., (2014) Creating a Space for Addressing Cultural Dissonance in the Higher Education Classroom: a case study of joint degrees in the UK and France. British Educational Research Conference      
  • Bamford, J., (2013) “Thalassa, thalassa: the influence of the landscape of the sea on an island culture”, Cyprus’s Maritime Tradition; Past, Present and Future Conference, Cyprus Centre Conference, London.
  • Bamford, J., Djebbour, D., and Pollard, L., (2013) Does subject matter, matter? A comparison of student engagement in culturally diverse classrooms in urban, cosmopolitan higher education institutions in the UK. CELT Annual Conference Bamford, J., (2012), The changing nature of international institutional activity: international joint and degree programmes and the EHEA policy discourse, The HEA Annual Conference, July.  
  • Bamford,J., (2012) Student learning in collaborative programmes of study: international students in international higher education,   Improving Student Learning Through Research and Scholarship: 20 Years of ISL, The Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, Annual Conference, University of Lund, Sweden.    
  • Bamford, J., (2011), Students cultural interactions on transnational programmes of study: a case study analysis of internationalisation, Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Nottingham University.
  • Bamford, J., & Pokorny, H., (2010), Exploring the Authenticity of Group Work, BMAF Annual Conference, Newcastle
  • Bamford, J., & Pokorny, H., (2010), Collaborative Learning or Mass Market Conveyor Belt Education: a discussion of the use of Group Work assessments and their relationship to learning in HE, Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Hertfordshire University.
  • Bamford, J., (2010) ‘Transnational higher education and global citizenship: developing students as ‘global citizens’ through the experience of studying in two countries on one postgraduate programme.’2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society, Paris.
  • Bamford, J., (2009),’Developing Global Citizens Through the Experience of Transnational Education: an achievable aim or limited concept?’ Education for Sustainable Development: Graduates as Global Citizens Conference, Bournemouth.
  • Bamford, J. (2008)Quasi-ethnographic tools and applied research in higher education: an appropriate methodology for analysing the cultural experiences of international students?’, After Ethnography, Anthropology, Education and the ‘Knowledge Economy, Oxford University.
  • Bamford, J., & Forte, P.(2008), ‘Through the Looking Glass, making sense of international institutional collaboration: the case of ESCEM and London Met,’                               Enhancing Diversity, London Metropolitan university Teaching and Learning Conference, London .
  • Forte, P., Bamford, J., (2008) Reflections on managing international Masters programmes internationally, ATHE 2008 Conference, December 3-5, 2008, Canterbury.
  • Bamford, J., (2008), ‘The value of the international classroom as a ‘window of the world’: student presumptions and contradictions,’  SRHE Conference Annual Conference, Liverpool.
  • Bamford, J. (2007),Cultural alienation or acquisition: an English perspective of Greek Orthodoxy,’ Cypriots and Britons: a variety of interactions, Cyprus Centre Conference, London, April.
  • Bamford,J., Griffiths, D., Pickford,P., Pokorny, H., (2007)Exploring Groupwork: Perspectives from a Staff-Based Action Research Project, Society for Research into Higher Education Conference, Brighton.
  • Bamford, J. (2006), The implications for teaching and learning of the growth in international students for UK higher education: a case study of a business department in a large ‘post-92’ university, Society for Research in Higher Education Conference, Brighton.
  • 2006 THE Press Report on research presented at SHRE Conference: (2006) ‘UK told to raise language bar for foreign students’, THES 22/29thDecember
  • Andrew,D., Bamford,J., Pheiffer,G., (2005) Commonalities and difference in students motivation, attitudes and goals on entering universities  in different  countries, BEST Conference, London.
  • Andrew,D., Bamford.J., Pheiffer,G., (2005), Student motivation for entry to higher education: a comparative analysis of students’ strategic choices of university and courses in three different countries, London Metropolitan University Conference, London.
  • Bamford, J.,(2004), The multicultural background of a cohort of students creates issues of cultural diversity that impact on the assessment methods used by tutors, London Metropolitan Conference on Teaching and Learning.
  • Bamford, J., (2003), A pilot scheme for student mentoring systems for international students at London Metropolitan University, BEST Conference, Creativity and Innovation in Academic Practice, Brighton.
  • Bamford, J., Marr, T., Pheiffer, G. and Wever-Newth, I. (2002) Some features of the Cultural and Educational Experience and Expectations of International Postgraduate Students in the UK.  BEST Conference, Edinburgh,

External Seminars

  • Bamford, J., (2014) Global citizenship – a concept for higher education?  Speaking with Words: Art, Design and Performing Arts as a Global Language for Global Citizens, HEA Seminar, UAL Central St Martins 31st March 2014

Press Reports :

  • THES Article Report on research presented at SHRE Conference: (2006) ‘UK told to raise language bar for foreign students’, THES 22/29thDecember
  • 2013 BBC Newsnight interview: American University of London sells study-free MBA, 22nd October.
Dr Jan Bamford 
Head of Student Experience and Academic Outcomes
j.bamford@londonmet.ac.uk