Dr Alison Jolley (AJ) (she/her)

Alison Jolley (AJ)

Lecturer, Academic Development

Qualifications: B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc. (With Distinction), PhD

About Alison

I am based in Te Puna Ako - Centre for Tertiary Teaching & Learning (CeTTL), where I provide support for academic staff in all aspects of their teaching practice. I have a background in geoscience education and am passionate about experiential, immersive and residential learning in all disciplines.

Papers Taught

Research Interests

I have a deep interest in undergraduate field experiences in geoscience and related disciplines. I am particularly passionate about the emotional and attitudinal impacts of field education (e.g., sense of belonging, sense of place, rest, wellbeing). I am also interested in the development of academic staff and their perceptions of educational research and support in a number of contexts.

Recent Publications

  • Jolley, A., Dohaney, J., & Kennedy, B. (2022). Teaching about volcanoes: Practices, perceptions, and implications for professional development. Volcanica, 5(1), 11-32. doi:10.30909/vol.05.01.1132

  • Shortlidge, E. E., Jolley, A., Shaulskiy, S., Geraghty Ward, E., Lorentz, C. N., & O'Connell, K. (2021). A resource for understanding and evaluating outcomes of undergraduate field experiences. Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1002/ece3.8241 Open Access version:

  • Ward, E. G., O’Connell, K. B., Race, A., Alwin, A., Alwin, A., Cortijo‐Robles, K., . . . Sea, W. (2021). Affective Learning Outcomes in the Field: A Review of the 2021 Undergraduate Field Experiences Research Network Meeting. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. doi:10.1002/bes2.1920

  • Jolley, A., Hampton, S. J., Brogt, E., Kennedy, B. M., Fraser, L., & Knox, A. (2019). Student field experiences: designing for different instructors and variable weather. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 43(1), 71-95. doi:10.1080/03098265.2018.1554632

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Contact Details

Email: [email protected]