Professor Samantha Broadhead is the Head of Research at Leeds Arts University. Having studied Visual Arts at Lancaster and Art History at Leeds Metropolitan (now Beckett) University her teaching experience is wide-ranging. She has worked on further education, undergraduate and postgraduate art and design courses. She has been appointed to the role of external examiner at the University of Salford, the University of Edinburgh and Lancaster University. In her current role, Broadhead is supporting academic staff in their own research practice while contributing towards the University’s research culture.

Her research interests are related to widening participation, in particular the experiences of mature students and Access to HE education. She is also interested in the scholarship related to the work of Basil Bernstein (1924-2000). This is a development of her previous research about phronesis (practical wisdom) that formed the basis of her doctoral study at the University of Sunderland.

Broadhead has also been involved with projects funded by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service and the Education and Training Foundation that aimed to improve Access students' experiences of transition from further education to higher education by the use of joint practice development.

Participatory action research as a means of developing practices within education has been another area of interest in Broadhead’s work. She is committed to promoting a democratic educational context for students, having published and presented both nationally and internationally in this area. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning and carries out review work for FACE (Forum for Access and Continuing Education).

Articles

Broadhead, S. (2020) ‘Mature students matter in art and design education’, Proceedings of Adult Education in Global Times. Forthcoming.

Broadhead, S., Bale, I., Case, K., Hussain, M. and Woolley, D. (2020) ‘Exploring the black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) student experience using a Community of Inquiry approach’, Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 22(1), pp. 112-131.

Broadhead, S. (2020) ‘Mature students matter: the impact of the research development fellowship in accessing and design education’, Education Sciences, 10(2).

Broadhead, S. (2019) ‘Horizontal discourses in adult art and design education’, Adult Education Discourses (Dyskursy Młodych Andragogów), 20.

Broadhead, S. (2019) ‘The Artists’ House: the recontextualised art practices of British postgraduate students in conversation with Italian amateur artists’, Journal of Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education, 18(1), pp. 51-65.

Broadhead, S. (2019) ‘Mature students, transformation and transition’, Education + Training.

Broadhead, S. (2017) ‘All I want to do is make things: class, men and art and design higher education’, Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 19 (2), pp. 47-62.

Broadhead, S. (2014) ‘Inclusion, democracy and the pedagogised other in art and design Higher Education’, Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, 6(1), pp. 42-55.

Broadhead, S., and Garland, S. (2012) ‘The art of surviving and thriving: How well are Access students prepared for their degrees in art and design’, Networks, 17, pp. 1-7.

Broadhead, S. (2004) ‘The challenges for teaching students with Psychopathic Personality Disorder’, The Prison Service Journal, 151, pp. 41-47. 

Books

Archer, S. and Broadhead, S. (2019) Expanding communities of sustainable practice symposium proceedings 2018. Leeds: Leeds Arts University.

Broadhead, S., Davies, R. and Hudson, A. (2019) Perspectives on Access to Higher Education: Practice and Research. Emerald Publishing.

Broadhead, S. and Gregson, M. (2018) Practical Wisdom and Democratic Education – Phronesis, Art and Non-traditional Students. London: Macmillan Palgrave.

Archer, S., Broadhead, S. and Elzenbaumer, B., (2017) Expanding communities of sustainable practice: 15 October 2016: symposium proceedings. Leeds: Leeds Arts University.

Book Sections

Broadhead. S. (2020) Non-traditional students and Practical Wisdom: a perspective from a practitioner-researcher. In: M. Gregson and P. Spedding, eds., Practice-Focused Research in Further Adult and Vocational Education: Shifting Horizons of Educational Practice, Theory and Research. Palgrave Macmillan.

Broadhead, S. (2019) Accessing postgraduate art and design, transitions and intersectionality. In: K. Hatton, ed., Inclusion and Intersectionality in Visual Arts Education. London: Trentham Books @ IOE Press.

Broadhead, S. (2018) Working class males in art and design higher education. In: Concepts of Value and Worth: National and International Perspectives on Widening Access and Participation. Forum for Adult and Continuing Education.

Broadhead, S. (2018) Friendship, discourse and belonging in the studio: the experiences of ‘non-traditional’ students in design higher education. In: B. Merrill, A. Galimberti, A. Nizinska, and J. González-Monteagudo, eds., Continuity and Discontinuity in Learning Careers: Potentials for a Learning Space in a Changing World. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. 35-48.

Broadhead, S. (2017) ‘I worry about the future’: enhancement, inclusion and participation of non-traditional students in art and design higher education. In: Widening Participation in the Context of Economic and Social Change. Forum for Adult and Continuing Education, pp. 91-108.

Broadhead, S. (2016) Designing experiences: friendship and practical wisdom in the art and design higher education. In: Closing the Gap: Bridges for Access and Lifelong Learning. Forum for Adult and Continuing Education, pp. 85-103.

Broadhead, S. (2015) Inclusion in the art and design curriculum: Revisiting Bernstein and ‘class’ issues. In: K. Hatton, ed., Towards and Inclusive Arts Education. London: Trentham Books @IOE Press, pp. 138-152.

Broadhead, S. (2012) Working Together: Cross-Sector practice development in Art and Design as research-led teaching. In: A. Miller, J. Sharp and J. Strong, eds., What is research-led teaching? Multi-disciplinary perspectives. London: GuildHE, pp. 53-59.

Broadhead, S. (2008) Tensions between the construction of design knowledge in Art College and School: Implications for students from schools studying in the college context. In: K. Hatton ed., Design Pedagogy Research. Jeremy Mills Publishing Ltd, pp. 59-70.

Conference Proceedings

Broadhead, S. (2019) The recontextualised art practices of British postgraduate students. In: B. Merrill, A. Nizinska, A. Galimberti, J. Eneau, E. Sanojca, and S. Bezzari eds., Exploring Learning Contexts: Implications For Access, Learning Careers and Identities, pp. 23-33. ESREA, University Rennes 2, France. 2-4 November 2017.

Broadhead, S. (2018) “I made the leap”: Accessing postgraduate study with art and design. In: the Conference Proceedings of Widening Participation Conference: Is widening participation to higher education enough?, Milton Keynes, April 26-27 2018.

Broadhead, S. (2017) From RDF to PhD: the impact of the Research Development Fellowship on my practice and the college research community. In: Edited proceedings from the Second Research and Scholarship in College Higher Education Conference. Scholarship Project, 28 June 2016, pp. 8-15.

Broadhead, S. (2016) Mature students in art and design higher education: how can we ensure parity of the student experience for part-time with that of full-time?. In: Open University Widening Participation Conference 2016 HE: Transforming Lives through Life-wide Learning?. Milton Keynes, 27-28 April 2016, pp. 105-109.

Broadhead, S. (2015) Drawing on Experience: Mature students and practical wisdom in art and design higher education. In: Conference Proceedings of the Standing Conference of University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA). July 2015, pp. 68-74.

Broadhead, S. and Garland, S. (2013) Mind the gap: An evaluation of joint development practice between Further and Higher Education tutors within English design education. In: Conference Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers. Oslo, Norway, 14-17 May 2013, pp. 252-263.

Reviews

Broadhead, S. (2019) ‘Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things’, Corridor 8 [online], 26 March 2019.

Broadhead, S. (2019) ‘Film reviews for 2018 World Poll’, Senses of Cinema, 89.

Broadhead, S. (2018) ‘Remembering the Bauhaus in Playing by Eye’, Corridor8 [online], 28 December 2018.

Broadhead, S. (2018) Review of ‘Women, Economic Development and Higher Education: Tools in the Reconstruction and transformation of Post-Apartheid South Africa’, Journal of Gender and Education, 20 (5), pp. 683-684.

Broadhead, S. (2018) ‘Sheila Gaffney and Linda Schwab: Me & You’, Corridor8 [online], 11 March 2018.

Broadhead, S. (2018) ‘Film reviews for 2017 World Poll’, Senses of Cinema, 85.

Broadhead, S. (2016) Review of ‘Art, education and gender: the shaping of female ambition’, Journal of Gender and Education, 29 (6), pp. 813-814.

Broadhead, S. (2016) Review of ‘Educational research: taking the plunge’, InTuition, 23.

Broadhead, S. (2015) ‘Five years on: The impact of practitioner research in a small specialist institution’, InTuition, 22, p. 18.

Broadhead, S. (2015) ‘Kelly Cumberland: Expanded Drawings’, Yorkshire Art Journal [online], 14 September 2015.

Broadhead, S. (2015) ‘Sharon Harvey: Photographer’, Yorkshire Art Journal [online], 9 March 2015.

Broadhead, S. (2015) ‘Emily Towler: Sculptor’, Yorkshire Art Journal [online], 18 January 2015.

Broadhead, S. (2014) Review of Five: A gallery discussion of art works from a post-colonial point of view.

Broadhead, S. (2014) ‘Paula Chambers: A lost world of girlish femininity’, Yorkshire Art Journal [online], 6 November 2014.

Broadhead, S. (2012) ‘British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference 2021 – a tutor’s perspective’, Inside Evidence Bulletin, 14, pp. 34-35.

Broadhead, S. (2012) ‘Using action-research evidence to change art studio critiques’, Inside Evidence Bulletin, 13, pp. 29-30.

Broadhead, S. (2011) Garry Barker: In the Shadow of the Hand – Narrative Drawings.

Other Publications

Broadhead, S. (2018) ‘Review of Women, Economic Development and Higher Education: Tools in the Reconstruction and transformation of Post-Apartheid South Africa’, Gender and Education, 30 (5), pp. 683-684.

Broadhead, S. (2016) ‘Review of Art, education and gender: the shaping of female ambition’, Gender and Education, 29 (6), pp. 813-814.

Broadhead, S. (2016) ‘Review of Educational research: taking the plunge’, InTuition, 24, p. 33.

Broadhead, S. (2015) ‘Five years on: the impact of practitioner research in a small specialist institution’, InTuition, 22, p. 18.

Broadhead, S. (2012) ‘British Educational Research Association (BERA) Conference 2012 – a tutor’s perspective’ Inside Evidence Bulletin, 14, pp. 34-35.

Broadhead, S. (2012) ‘Using action-research evidence to change art studio critiques’, Inside Evidence Bulletin, 13, pp. 29-30.

Exhibitions

Broadhead, S. and Norton, F. (2017) Ann O’Donnell Modernist jeweller. Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds Arts University. 12 May – 27 July 2017.

Video

Broadhead, S. and Hooper, S. (2015) Spare rib and subversive stitching: feminist strategies to documentary film-making.

Conferences, Talks & Presentations

Baines, M. and Broadhead, S. “’The art of surviving and thriving’ why do mature learners matter?: presenting a progression framework for mature learners in the arts”, NEON Summer Symposium 2019. Lancaster University. 13 June – 14 June 2019.

Broadhead, S. ‘”Out of the Mouths of Babes”: Mature students and horizontal discourse in the art and design studio’, Troubling Narratives: Identity Matters. The Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences, University of Huddersfield. 19 – 20 June 2014.