Dr JANE OSMOND
Research Fellow, Centre for Mobility and Transport
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My vision is that barriers to mobility, particularly in relation to education and transport, are removed based on a robust, evidentiary research focus.Research Interests
Equality issues in higher education; Identifying threshold concepts in design, violence against women.
As research fellow for the Centre, my main focus is on issues of mobility.
For example, how students learn can affect their educational mobility, hence my interest in identifying threshold concepts in design to enable a lens to be applied to those transformational moments that transform a student into a designer.
Similarly, I am currently researching the impact that unwanted sexual incidents can have on students’ educational mobility as such incidents, which are mainly, but not always, experienced by women, can result in poor educational outcomes or the abandonment of higher education.
In addition, my focus is on transport mobility, particularly in relation to gender and transport – how can we ensure that transport (and public space) planners factor in women’s very different needs (in comparison to men) when planning public transport systems.
- Osmond, J., Turner, A., and Land, R. (2008) ‘Threshold Concepts and Spatial Awareness in Automotive Design‘. In Threshold Concepts within the Disciplines. Ed. by Land, R., and Meyer, J.H.F. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
- Osmond, J., and Turner, A. (2010) ‘The Threshold Concept Journey: from identification to application‘. In Threshold Concepts and Transformational Learning. Ed. by Meyer, J.H.F., Land, R., and Baillie, C. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
- Osmond, J. (2010) ‘Passports to a community of practice‘. In Design for Transport. Ed. by Tovey, M. Gower.
- Osmond, J., and Roed, J. (2009) ‘Sometimes it means more work…Student perceptions of group work in a mixed cultural setting‘. In The Student Voice: Higher Education Perspectives.Ed. by Jones, E. Routledge.
- Osmond, J., and Turner, A. (2008) ‘Measuring the creative baseline in transport design education‘. In Rust, C. (ed.) Proceedings of The 15th Improving Student Learning Symposium, ‘The 15th Improving Student Learning Symposium’. Held 03-05 Sep 2007 in Dublin, Ireland. Oxford: Oxford Brookes University, 87-101.
- Osmond, J., Bull, K., and Tovey, M. (2009) ‘Threshold concepts and the transport and product design curriculum: reports of research in progress‘. Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education 8 (2), 169-176.
- Tovey, M., Bull, K., and Osmond, J. (2010) ‘Developing a Pedagogic Framework for Product and Automotive Design‘. Proceedings of DRS 2010, ‘Design and Complexity Conference’. Held 07-09 Jul 2010 in Montreal, Canada.
- Osmond, J. (2011) ‘A ‘Wicked’ problem for a ‘Wicked’ Discipline’. Proceedings of CUMULUS // DRS 2011, ‘Researching Design Education: 1st International Symposium for Design Education Researchers‘. Held 18-19 May 2011 in Paris, France.
- Osmond, J. (2009) ‘Stuck in the Bubble’: Identifying Threshold Concepts in Design‘. Dialogues in Art and Design: Promoting and Sharing Excellence, Proceedings of the 2009 GLAD Conference, ‘Dialogues in Art and Design: Promoting and Sharing Excellence’. Held 21 Oct 2009 in York, UK.
- Osmond, J. (2013) ‘The scholarship of teaching: threshold concepts and research informed design education’. DRS//Cumulus 2013 International Conference for Design Education Researchers. Oslo. 14-17 May.
- Centre of Excellence for Product and Automotive Design: Five year HEFCE funded project researching excellence in teaching and learning in industrial design.
- CoMoDAL: Developing an in-depth understanding of the barriers to the development of a consumer market for assisted living technologies for ‘young’ older people.
- Metpex: Funded by the 7th EU Framework Programme, aims to develop/evaluate a standardised passenger experience measurement tool across whole journeys.
- Public Spaces and Gender: An everyday occurrence: women and public sexual harassment: A 2013 study of women’s experiences of public sexual harassment in Coventry, placed within the context of a global problem.
- BT Digital Archive: To catalogue, digitise and develop a searchable online archive of almost 0.5m photographs, images, documents and correspondence assembled over 165 years.
- Social Transport Study: A pilot study to understand the current situation within England and inform debate about future developments in social transport.
- Digital Technologies Connecting Communities: Addressing the barriers of community groups face in selecting and using digital technologies to support their aims.
- Improving Retention, Supporting Students: Investigated the picture of retention and drop out from the School of Engineering and the causes and solutions to the problem of ‘dropping out’.
- Mapping good practice in equality and diversity – strategies for success: A mapping survey of good equality and diversity practice amongst HEIs.
- Meeting the Challenge – Managing Equality and Diversity in HE: To raise awareness of the complexities of managing staff-related equality and diversity issues in higher education.