Charles Buckley

Job Title: Director of Studies PGDip/MA Learning and Teaching

Telephone: 0151 794 1165


Job Role:

My primary role is that of Director for the Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDipHE) and the MA in Learning and Teaching. I also contribute to other programmes within the Academy and supervise students studying for their Ed.D as well as supporting colleagues applying for Fellowship at various categories.


I joined the University of Liverpool in September 2016 and previously worked as an educational Developer and Director for the PGCertHE at Bangor University within the CELT unit. My academic background is in Sports Science and I have taught that discipline in a number of universities including Hull, Leeds Trinity and Liverpool Hope. Prior to starting my academic career, I held several jobs including a primary school teacher and police constable. I have worked extensively in many institutions as an external examiner and supported the work of the SEDA on both the Publications and Scholarship, Research and Evaluation Committees. I was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2012 and have worked as Nations Officer on the Committee for the Association of National Teaching Fellows. I am also a Principal Fellow with the Higher Education.


My main areas of interest include research into perceptions of new academics involved in learning and teaching awards; the use of technology to support learning and teaching; supporting international students; the use of grounded theory as an approach to data collection and analysis and the use of diagrams in research. I am the Associate editor for Higher education Pedagogies and on the editorial Board for Innovations in Education and teaching International.

Conference presentations

Buckley, C. A. and Husband, G. (2017) Continuing Professional Development for Teaching and Learning in Further and Higher Education a case study: Wales and Scotland. International Conference on Social Science, Literature, Economics and education. 1st and 2nd August 2017 Dubai United Arab Emirates

Buckley, C. A. (2011) A phenomenographic study of academic identity construction within the context of a postgraduate certificate in teaching in higher education. SRHE Conference, Newport, South Wales December 2011

Buckley, C. A. (2010) Staff and students' views about research-teaching links - a case study Poster presented at ISSOTL International Conference Liverpool 19th-22nd October Awarded 2nd best poster at conference.

Buckley, C. A. and Clayton, S. (2009) Using a Theory of Change approach as framework for gaining stakeholder participation in an institution-wide PGCertHE for new lecturing staff. SRHE Conference, Newport, South Wales December

Buckley, C. A. (2009) Students' views about research informed teaching - a case study. International Conference Staff and Educational Development Association Brighton, May 6th-8th

Buckley, C. A. Bold, C. and Hojjati, L. (2008). Symposium Title: Exploring the relationship between research and teaching from different perspectives. Society for Research into Higher education International Conference December 2008 Adelphi Hotel Liverpool

Buckley, C.A. and Waring, M.J. (2008) .Using Diagrams to Support the Research Process: Examples from grounded theory. The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology's 9th Advances in Qualitative. Methods Conference, p. 39, Banff, Alberta, Canada, October 8-11,

Buckley, C. A. Norton, B. Owens, T. and Pitt, E. (2008) Blended learning for Sport Studies students and its relationship with approaches to study. British Education Research Association University of London 5-8th September


Buckley, C.A., Nerantzi, C and Spiers, A. (In Press) Enhancing learning and teaching with technology. Chapter 7 In: An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Supporting Fellowship. Open University Press.

Deepwell, F. and Buckley, C. A. (2014) SEDA Special Celebrating the Small Grant Fund Scheme. London, Staff and Educational Development Association

Buckley, C. A. (2013) Supervising international students' undergraduate research projects. In R. Donnelly, M. Fitzmaurice and J. Dallat (Eds) Supervising and Writing a Good Undergraduate Dissertation. Bentham Science Publication

Buckley, C. A. and Waring J. (2013) Using Diagrams to Support the Research Process: Examples from grounded theory. Qualitative Research 13 (2) 148-172

Buckley C. A. (2011) Staff and student perceptions of the research-teaching nexus. Innovations in Education and Teaching International. Volume 48, Issue 3, pages 313-322

Buckley, C. A., Owens, T., Norton, B & Pitt, E. (2010) Students' approaches to study, conceptions of learning and judgments about the value of networked technologies. Active Learning in Higher Education 11 (1) 55-65

Buckley, C. and Waring, M. (2009) The evolving nature of grounded theory: experiential reflections on the potential of the method for analysing children's attitudes towards physical activity. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. 12 (4) 317-334