Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Staff Profile

Rosalind Beaumont

Senior Lecturer in Education and Researcher Development


Rosalind Beaumont works across contexts and disciplines in educational, academic and researcher development in her roles as Director of Education for School X, Faculty Learning and Teaching Mentor, and module leader/ contributor to the HaSS Faculty Research Training Programme (HaSS FRTP) and Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training.

Roles and Responsibilities within the University

Director of Education, School X

Faculty L&T Mentor for Newcastle Educational Practice Scheme (NEPS) and Experiential Route

Co-convener of HaSS Education Community Room

Member of Digital Education HaSS Faculty sub-committee


External roles & memberships

Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Associate Member, Association for Learning Technology

Associate Fellow, SEDA

External Examiner for UKPSF Scheme, University of Aberdeen (previously at Durham University)


HEAdvance Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) - Team Leader for HaSS PGCert in Research Training project (2021)



MA Educational Research, Newcastle University

Diploma in English Language Teaching for Adults, University of Cambridge ESOL

BSc. (Hons) Geography, University of Hull


Current Teaching:

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training:

-HASS8007 An Introduction to the Nature of Explanation and Enquiry

-HASS8004 An Introduction to Qualitative Methods and Critical Enquiry

Workshops on the wider HaSS Research Training and Development Programme

Supervision/ Mentoring:

Mentoring colleagues via the University's HEAdvance accredited Newcastle Educational Practice Scheme (NEPS) and UKPSF: Experiential Route (See Professional Development for more information).  


Professional & Research Interests:

* communities of practice for ‘part-timers’ in HE (educators & researchers)

* transnational academic and researcher development

* peer review and mentoring for professional learning in HE

* blended and distance learning in Higher Education        



2021 Project Leader, Developing a Part-Time Research Student community, funded by Educational Development Fund, Newcastle University.

2017-20 Project Leader, Flexible Learning - Blending the HaSS PGCert in Research Training, Newcastle University.

2019 Co-project Leader, 'Understanding Part-Time Research Students', funded by Educational Development Fund, Newcastle University. 

2015 Contributor, ULTSEC-funded EquATE (Equal Acclaim for Teaching Excellence) programme, Newcastle University

2013 Project Leader, UKPSF Re-accreditation Submission Project for the HEA, Newcastle University

2012-14 Course Designer & Leader, 'Enhancing Learning & Teaching in Higher Education', Newcastle University and Pedagogical Institute (Kazakhstan)

2011-15 Co-convener: Learning & Teaching Conference (Newcastle University) and North East Three Rivers Regional Learning & Teaching Conference (2015)


Scholarship Outputs:

2021 Using Quizzes to Boost Student Confidence with Abstract Concepts. Case Studies of Effective Practice, Newcastle University, 02/21. In collaboration with Lydia Wysocki.

2020 Part-time research students: recognising differing priorities and the need for connection. Supervising PhDs - a community blog. 20/10/20. 

2020 Part-time research students - recognising priorities and the need for connection’. Vitae Connections, 17/09/20. In collaboration with Dr Gail de Blaquiere.


2020 ‘No silver bullet?’ An exploration of part-time PGR students experiences and engagement with faculty research training and development provision. UKCGE annual conference, 03/07/20. In collaboration with Dr G. De Blaquiere, Ms H. Pho and Dr R. Hetherington.


2019 Your module at a glance – creating module roadmaps to support student learning. Case Studies of Effective Practice, Newcastle University. 09/19. E


2019 'Thinking and practice for inclusive curricula'. International Higher Education Conference: Student Engagement, Inclusivity and Well-being in the Digital Era, MSA University, Cairo, 3/4/19. In collaboration with Dr S. Alsford.


2018 ‘Supporting Researchers who Teach - Enhancing professional learning & employability

through an effective community of practice’. Vitae Researcher Development Conference, Special Interest Session, 17/09/18.


2018 ‘Innovation through collaboration: using blended learning to enhance PGR learning

experiences at Newcastle University & NU London’. Three Rivers Conference (The North East Universities Consortium), and Newcastle University internal Learning & Teaching Conference, 21/03/18. In collaboration with Prof. R. Humphrey, Dr A. Potts & Ms N. Davies.


2017 ‘Technology-enhanced Postgraduate Researcher Training & Development’. Postgraduate Futures Seminar, Newcastle University, 18/09/17.


2015 ‘Encouraging student interaction in practical classes through tailored demonstrator training’ (Biology) and ‘Creating an interactive online resource for Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (PGTAs) who lead undergraduate seminars’ (GPS). Internal consultant on a joint University Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Committee Innovation Fund project. Also, practitioner research for MA Education Research, unpublished.