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Dr Elizabeth Caldwell joined Huddersfield in July 2014 as an Academic Skills Tutor in the School of Art, Design and Architecture.
Beth’s research involves social and cultural studies of science and medicine, with a particular focus on education. Her current projects examine disciplinary cultures and boundaries, the representation of gender in STEMM, and visual culture in science.
Beth is a graduate of University College London where she successfully completed her PhD in Anthropological Genetics and her thesis was accepted without change. She also holds two first class BSc (Hons) degrees in Human Sciences and Herbal Medicine.
After finishing her PhD, Beth worked in journal publishing and then started lecturing in Study Skills and English for Academic Purposes, first at the University of Central Lancashire and then at the University of Huddersfield and University Campus Oldham. She has worked as an Academic Skills Tutor at Huddersfield in the School of Human and Health Sciences and the School of Education and Professional Development, in addition to her current role in the School of Art, Design and Architecture.
Successful Funding Applications
Apr 2017 Co-Investigator (20 %) The Benefits of Modifying Social Enterprise within Higher Education’s Social Sciences Curriculum, £63,828 from University Grants Commission (UGC) and UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI).
Jan 2017 Principal Investigator (50%) Analysing the one-to-one tutorial: A conversation analysis approach, £480 from Association of Learning Developers in Higher Education (ALDinHE).
Jul 2014 Principal Investigator (50%) Raising intercultural awareness in Art, Design and Architecture, £2000 from University of Huddersfield ADA Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund.
Jan 2011 Co-Investigator (33%) Employability Challenge, £3743 from University of Huddersfield Teaching and Learning Innovation Projects.
Sep 2000 Principal Investigator (100%) Bioarchaeology PhD Studentship, £64,000 from The Wellcome Trust.
Caldwell, E. and Wilbraham, S. (2018) ‘Hairdressing in space: Depiction of gender in science books for children’ Journal of Science and Popular Culture . ISSN 2059-9072
Khan, Y., Caldwell, E. and Halsall, J. (2017) ‘The Missing Link in the Chain: Perspectives from the Grassroots Charity Sector on Supporting Wellbeing in Older Migrants’ Illness, Crisis & Loss , 25 (4), pp. 323-339. ISSN 1054-1373
Caldwell, E (2017) ‘Whats in a name? A boundary work analysis of the controversy over university homeopathy education’. In: Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), 30 August - 2 September 2017, Boston, MA: USA
Stapleford, K., Caldwell, E. and Tinker, A. (2017) ‘Talking academic writing: A conversation analysis of one-to-one writing tutorials with students from vocational backgrounds’. In: 9th Conference of the European Association of Teaching Academic Writing (EATAW), 19th-21st June 2017, Royal Holloway, University of London
Caldwell, E (2017) ‘Quackademia? Mass-media delegitimation of homeopathy education’ Science as Culture , 26 (3), pp. 380-407. ISSN 0950-5431
Stapleford, K., Caldwell, E. and Tinker, A. (2017) ‘Analysing the one-to-one tutorial: A conversation analysis approach’. In: ALDinHE 2017: The Learning Development Conference, 10-12 April 2017, University of Hull
Haigh, J., Mullen, J. and Caldwell, E. (2017) ‘Embedding interventions for better critical writing and reading: collaboration between librarians and Academic Skills Tutors’. In: "LILAC 2017" (10 - 12 April) hosted at Swansea University, 10 - 12 April 2017, Swansea University
Caldwell, E. and Gregory, J. (2016) ‘Internationalizing the Art School: What part does the studio have to play?’ Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education , 15 (2), pp. 117-133. ISSN 1474-273X
Caldwell, E. and Hyams-Ssekasi, D. (2016) ‘Leaving home: the challenges of Black-African international students prior to studying overseas’ Journal of International Students , 6 (2), pp. 588-613. ISSN 2166-3750
Caldwell, E. and Cattermole, C. (2015) ‘Student perceptions of barriers to networking with employers’ Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning , 5 (3), pp. 287-298. ISSN 2042-3896
Gregory, J. and Caldwell, E. (2015) ‘Applying intercultural awareness to curriculum development in Art, Design and Architecture’. In: SEDA spring teaching and learning and assessment conference: InternaEonalising the curriculum: What does it mean? How can we achieve it?, 14-15th May 2015, Manchester, UK.
Hyams-Ssekasi, D., Mushibwe, C. and Caldwell, E. (2014) ‘International Education in the UK: The challenges of the Golden Opportunity for Black-African students’ Sage Open , 4 (4). ISSN 2158-2440
Tinker, A., Redmore, N., Massey, I., Falcus, S. and Caldwell, E. (2011) ‘Crossing Boundaries and Making Connections: an Integrated Approach to Assessment and Feedback’. In: Assessment and Feedback: From strength to strength. University of Huddersfield 6th Teaching and Learning Conference, 9th September 2011, University of Huddersfield
Gregson, N. and Caldwell, E. (2010) ‘From application to graduation: A cross-institutional approach to student retention and success’. In: Retention Convention: What works? Student Retention and Success, 3-4 March 2010, Higher Education Academy
Caldwell, E (2005) Molecular Evidence for Dietary Adaptation in Humans Doctoral thesis, University College London.
Caldwell, E., Mayor, L., Thomas, M. and Danpure, C. (2004) ‘Diet and the frequency of the alanine:glyoxylate aminotransferase Pro11Leu polymorphism in different human populations’ Human Genetics , 115 (6), pp. 504-509. ISSN 0340-6717
Caldwell, E., Von Crammon-Taubadel, N., Weale, M. and Thomas, M. (2004) ‘Salivary amylase gene copy number: Have humans adapted to high starch diets?’. In: London Evolutionary Research Network 2nd Annual Symposium, 17th September 2004, Natural History Museum, London
Caldwell, E., Von Crammon-Taubadel, N., Weale, M. and Thomas, M. (2004) ‘Salivary amylase gene copy number: Have humans adapted to high starch diets?’. In: 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April 2004, Tampa, Florida
Sep 2015-present: Journal Referee Journal of International Students
Jan 2015-present: Journal Referee Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education
Caldwell, E.F. (2016) Working globally: Intercultural Communication in Research Fieldwork. Invited presentation on behalf of TIRI Global Learning Week, University of Bolton.
Caldwell, E.F. (2011) Plagiarism. Invited presentation on behalf of St Wilfrid’s Church of England Academy, Blackburn
Caldwell, E.F. (2010) Plagiarism and Harvard Referencing. Invited presentation on behalf of Aim Higher, Oldham.
Awards and Prizes
Dec 2011: Education Finalist - Pride in Oldham Awards
Sep 2008: Gilbertson Excellence Scholarship, University of Central Lancashire
Sep 2004: 1st Prize for Posters at the London Evolutionary Research Network 2nd Annual Symposium, 17th September 2004, Natural History Museum, London.
Oct 1999: Highly commended by Dean of Faculty of Life Sciences, UCL
Jun 1999: Human Sciences Finalist Prize
Jun 1998: Human Sciences Sessional Prize
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Society of Social Studies of Science (4S) - member
Association for Studies in Innovation Science and Technology (AsSIST-UK) - member
European Association of Teaching Academic Writing (EATAW) - member
Association of Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) - member