Publications

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Alternatively, the complete list – including conference papers – is listed below.

Until July 2017 I also co-edited the Measuring Success? blog series at The Association of Commonwealth Universities, which draws together expert contributions on analysing the outcomes of international scholarship programmes and aims to facilitate dialogue between the various government agencies, private foundations, and academic researchers working in this space. Click the banner in the sidebar or follow this link to see what has been said in the series thus far.

Reports

Mawer, M., Quraishi, S. & Day, R. (2016). Successes and complexities: the outcomes of UK Commonwealth Scholarships 1960-2012. London: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom. [link]

Mawer, M. (2014). Trajectories and impact of UK Commonwealth
Scholarship and Fellowship Programme alumni:
Interim quantitative analysis. London: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom [link]

Mawer, M. (2014). A study of research methodology used in evaluations of international scholarship schemes for higher education. London: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom [link]

Kandiko, C. B. & Mawer, M. (2013). Student Expectations and Perceptions of Higher Education. London: King’s Learning Institute. pdficon_small

Mawer, M. (2012). Virtual Worlds in UK Higher Education: Students’ Perspectives. Doctoral Thesis: Coventry University  pdficon_small

Journal articles

Mawer, M. (2017). Approaches to Analyzing the Outcomes of International Scholarship Programs for Higher Education. Journal of Studies in International Education, 21(3), 230-245  [Link]

Steils, N., Tombs, G., Mawer, M., Savin-Baden, M., & Wimpenny, K. (2014). Implementing the liquid curriculum: the impact of virtual world learning on higher education. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 24(2), 155-170 [Link]

Mawer, M. (2014). Observational practice in virtual worlds: revisiting and expanding the methodological discussion. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 19(2), 161-176 [Link]

Bowen, E., Sorbring, E., Walker, K, Leen, E., Holdsworth, E., Awouters, V., Helsing, B., Mawer, M., Held, P., & Jans, S. (2014). ‘It’s like you’re playing as yourself’: Preliminary evaluation of Green Acres High, a serious game-based primary intervention to combat adolescent dating violence. Psychosocial Intervention, 23 (1), 43-55 [link]

Leen, E., Sorbring, E., Mawer, M., Holdsworth, E., Helsing, B., & Bowen, E. (2013). Prevalence, Dynamic Risk Factors and the Efficacy of Primary Interventions for Adolescent Dating Violence: An International Review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 18 (1), 159-174 [link]

Wimpenny, K., Savin-Baden, M., Mawer, M., Steils, N., & Tombs, G. (2012). Unpacking frames of reference to inform the design of virtual world learning in higher education, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 28 (3), 522-545  pdficon_small

Savin-Baden, M., Gourlay, L., Tombs, C., Steils, N., Tombs, G., & Mawer, M. (2010) Situating pedagogies, positions and practices in immersive virtual worlds. Educational research, 52 (2), 123-133 [link]

Books and book chapters

Dassin, J., Marsh, R. & Mawer, M. (2017). Higher education for development and social change: capturing the impacts of international scholarship programs. New York: Palgrave Macmillan

Mawer, M. (2017). Magnitudes of impact: A three-level review of evidence form scholarship evaluation.  In: Dassin, J., Marsh, R. & Mawer, M. (eds). Higher education for development and social change: capturing the impacts of international scholarship programs. New York: Palgrave Macmillan

Mawer, M. (2011) Categorising virtual worlds. In: Savin-Baden, M., Wimpenny, K., Mawer, M., Steils, N., Tombs, C., Tombs, G. Reviewing Perspectives on Virtual Worlds. Coventry: Coventry University  pdficon_small

Mawer, M. (2011) D-day+10: ‘Digital Native’ theory a decade later. In: Savin-Baden, M., Wimpenny, K., Mawer, M., Steils, N., Tombs, C., Tombs, G. Reviewing Perspectives on Virtual Worlds. Coventry: Coventry University  pdficon_small

Magazine and blog articles

Mawer, M., Quraishi, S. & Day, R. (2017). Tracking international scholarship outcomes: the CSC Longitudinal Research Framework. blog post in Measuring Success? series, The Association of Commonwealth Universities, 14th July 2017 [link]

Mawer, M. (2016). Stories from the data: return and reintegration dynamics. Common Knowledge, Issue 2 [link]

Mawer, M., & Day, R. (2015). International scholarships: programme impact and comparative analysis. IIE Networker, Fall 2015 Edition [link]

Mawer, M. (2015). Alumni trajectories and impact: Thoughts on the interim report. Commonwealth Scholarships News, Issue 20 [link]

Mawer, M. (2014). Analysing international scholarship outcomes: approaches, omissions, challenges. ACU Bulletin, no.183, Nov 2014

Mawer, M. (2014). Evaluating evaluation: Our scoping study on research methodology. Commonwealth Scholarships News, Issue 19 [link]

Mawer, M. (2014). An unwelcome drop in international student participation in the UK. ACU Insights #7 [link]

Presentations

Mawer, M. & Day, R. (forth 2017). International scholarships and the CSC longitudinal research framework. Invited presentation at the Research, Communication, Monitoring and Evaluation Group, 22nd November, London

Mawer, M. (2017). A new book on scholarship programmes: “Pathways to social change”. Paper forthcoming at the 8th Annual Forum of the Donor Harmonisation Group, 9th – 10th November, Stockholm

Mawer, M., Martel, M. (2017). From ‘tracing’ to ‘tracking’: the changing face of international scholarship programme evaluation. Paper presented at the UK Evaluation Society Conference, 10th – 11th May, London

Mawer, M. (2016). Doctorates and development: Evidence from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. Paper presented at the CSC seminar on Doctorates and Development: Global challenges and research capacity building, 11th November, London

Mawer, M., van Kampen, D. & Boeren, A. (2016) A common ‘language’: Work in progress on a multi-agency collaboration for harmonising research with scholarship alumni. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Forum of the Donor Harmonisation Group, 20th-21st October, Vienna

Mawer, M. (2015). International scholarships for doctoral education: Evidence and lessons from literature and practice. Paper presented at the meeting of the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility, 26th – 27th November, Cape Town: South Africa

Mawer, M., Vos, B. (2015). World cafe: Scholarship programmes cooperation. Roundtable discussion at the 6th Annual Forum of the Donor Harmonisation Group, 18th-21st October, Brussels

Gondwe, M., Vos, B., Bruder, M., & Mawer, M. (2015). Tracing the outcomes of study abroad scholarships. Panel session at the 27th annual conference of the European Association for International Education, 15th-18th September, Glasgow: UK

Mawer, M. (2015). Scholarship outcomes: Methods, analysis, opportunities. Paper presented at the Workshop on ‘Consolidating an emerging field of scholarship evaluation and practice’, 27th May, Boston, Ma: US

Mawer, M. (2015). Doctoral education in Africa: Reflections from ACU projects and programmes. Paper presented at the meeting of the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility, 12th-13th February, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia [PPT]

Mawer, M. (2014). Evaluation methodology: How do we know what we know? In: Tungesvik, R., Wanvik, T., Jenkins, J., Mawer, M., Vos, B., Bienefeld, S., & Tjore, G. Effects on capacity building from scholarship programmes: What do evaluations and tracer studies tell us? Panel discussion at the 5th Annual Conference of the Donor Harmonisation Group, 11th-13th June, Helsinki: Finland [PPT]

Kandiko, C., Mawer, M. (2013) ‘Shifting concepts of value in UK higher education?’ Paper presented at the annual research conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education, December, 11th -13th December 2013, Newport, Gwent: Wales

Kandiko, C., Mawer, M. (2013) ‘Student Expectations and Perceptions of Higher Education’. Paper presented at the annual research conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education, December, 11th -13th December 2013, Newport, Gwent: Wales

Bowen, E., & Mawer, M. (2012) Changing attitudes to dating violence in adolescents using a serious game. Paper presented at Games for Health Europe, November 4th-6th 2012, Amsterdam: The Netherlands  social-018_youtube [Prezi]

Bowen, E., Mawer, M., & Holdsworth, E. (2012) Dating violence among adolescents. Paper presented at the International Conference on Changing Attitudes to Dating Violence in Adolescents (CAVA), February 29th – March 2nd 2012, Trollhättan; Sweden

Mawer, M. (2012) Virtual worlds in UK HE: A summary of key findings and implications from students’ perspectives. Paper presented at the Coventry University Centre for Education Research seminar series, February 8th 2012, Coventry: England

Mawer, M. (2011) Agency in new learning spaces: Students’ experiences of empowerment and disempowerment in virtual worlds. Paper presented at the annual research conference of the Society for Research into Higher Education, December 7th – 9th 2011, Newport, Gwent: Wales

Wimpenny, K., Savin-baden, M., Mawer, M., Steils, S., & Tombs, G. (2011) Identifying and locating frames of reference to inform the design of virtual worlds in higher education. Paper presented at the 10th European conference on e-learning, November 10th – 11th 2011, Brighton: England

Mawer, M. (2011) A conceptual framework for virtual worlds in learning: the case for ‘infrastructure’. Paper presented at the Innovative Research in Virtual Worlds conference, November 3rd – 4th 2011, Coventry: England

Mawer, M. (2011) Adventures in dimensional thinking: what are ‘virtual worlds’ anyway? Paper presented at Learning Innovation ARG, Coventry University, May 23rd 2011, Coventry: England

Mawer, M., Steils, N., Tombs, G. (2011) The CURLIEW project: An overview. Paper presented at the Coventry University educational research symposium, May 20th 2011, Coventry: England

Mawer, M. (2011) Situational analyses of virtual worlds in UK HE. Paper presented at Birmingham City University Digital Games and Simulations Special Interest Group, February 16th 2011, Birmingham: England

Mawer, M. (2010) The ‘Digital Native’: Evaluating the evidence a decade later. Paper presented at the Society for Research into Higher Education newer researchers conference, December 13th 2010, Newport, Gwent; Wales

Mawer, M. (2010) Reflections on researching virtual worlds as an educational space. Paper presented at the 5th International Inquiring Pedagogies Conference, September 15th – 16th 2010, Coventry; UK

Mawer, M. (2009) Colliding at the edges: The convergence of literacy and learning in virtual worlds. Paper presented at the 4th International Inquiring Pedagogies Conference, September 14th – 15th 2009, Coventry; UK

Mawer, M. (2009) Cultural divergence: Digital divide discourse and pedagogy. Paper presented at the Society for Research into Higher Education newer researchers conference, December 7th 2009, Newport, Gwent; Wales