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Pam Denicolo

Professor Pam Denicolo, Director of CIPPET

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Professor Pam Denicolo, a chartered psychologist, is an Honorary Member of the RPSGB having served for over 15 years on various committees and working groups, as a lay member advising on educational issues.

In addition to leading the Centre for Inter-Professional and Postgraduate Education and Training and being the Director of Postgraduate Research for the School of Pharmacy, she is also the Director of the Graduate School for the Social Sciences, serving on the University Committees and Boards and on national committees concerned with Postgraduate Research issues.

Although these activities may appear disparate, they have in common an abiding passion for developing professional practice, particularly in the Health and related professions, through education and research. She has supervised to successful completion in excess of 40 doctoral theses and examined an equal number, mainly involving health and social service professionals researching issues derived from their professional practice. She advocates and practices a multi-method, multi-disciplinary approach to research in order to develop holistic understandings of the complex problems encountered by professionals, and those in their care, in their day to day practice. Her research approach is based in Personal Construct Psychology (PCP) and she leads the Research Centre for PCP in the university, publishing widely in this field as an internationally acknowledged expert.

A Selection of Recent Publications:

Denicolo P M 2005 Developing Alternative Elicitation Methods to Suit Client and Purpose, in Fransella F (ed) The Essential Practitioners Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.

Denicolo P M and Kompf M (eds) 2005 Teacher Thinking and Professional Action, London: Routledge.

Denicolo P M and Kompf M (eds) 2005 Connecting Policy and Practice: Challenges for Teaching and Learning in Schools and Universities, London:Routledge
Woodward D and Denicolo P M 2004 A Review of Graduate Schools in the UK, Lichfield: UKCGE

Denicolo P M 2004 Doctoral Supervision of Colleagues: Peeling off the Veneer of Satisfaction and Competence, in Studies in Higher Education Vol. 29 No 6 pp 693 – 707.

Denicolo P M 2003 Elicitation Methods to Fit Different Purposes ( in section on From Theory to Practice) in Fransella F (ed) International Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons LTD pp123-132

Denicolo P M 2003 Assessing the PhD: a constructive view of criteria, in Quality Assurance in Education, special issue: Assessing and Examining Research Awards, Vol.11, No.2 pp 84 –91.

Denicolo P M 2003 PCP and Meaning-Making in Research: a Metaphorical Bridge, in Work Science Research Bulletin, 1:2001, pp 1 –10.

Denicolo P M and Pope M L 2001 Transformative Professional Practice - Personal Construct Approaches to Education and Research, London, Whurr.

History of collaboration and grants held in past 5 years:

Denicolo P 2004 BERA-TLRP- ESRC Master Class Fund : Constructivist Approaches And Research Techniques: 4.5 k

Denicolo P 2004 Royal Pharmaceutical Society of GB – Scoping Project on Pharmaceutical Training and Practice: exploring disability issues: 20k

Denicolo P And Osterlind M-L 2003 Funding in Sweden (Swedish Association of Municipalities), for the support of a Research Student (Osterlind) at Lund University for a project on Head Teachers’ and Municipal Health Care Managers’ Roles and Changing Responsibilities, equivalent to her salary, research registration fees and supervisory support c. 100 k sterling equivalent

Denicolo P 2003 BERA/ESRC funding for Advanced Multidisciplinary Workshop – 14,465.00

Denicolo P 2002 HEFCE For preparing project to final round of Improving Provision for Disabled Students 02/21 2974.74 ; appointed as HEFCE/UKCGE Advisor to the project that finally won the funding.

Denicolo P 2000/1, BERA financially supported a National Event Initiative on Assessment of Higher Degrees by Research and provided a further 1000 for a Scholarly review of the literature on doctoral assessment.

Denicolo P 2000 The West Berkshire Health Authority supported a pilot project to develop a long stay mental health hospital as a Learning Organisation. 23,000

Denicolo P 2000 A competitive award was won from a University Endowment Fund for Teaching and Learning to support the development of Open/Web Based Learning packages. 25,000

Denicolo P 2000 Funding was won in a competitive scheme to develop University/ Health Service links to support the appointment of a fulltime Research Fellow to develop research into participation of ethnic communities in Health Education work. 20,000

Denicolo P, Quinn A and Snowling A 2000 The Joseph Rowntree Fund supported a project to develop the communication and participation of older people in community health and social care. 58,000

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