Erik Blair

Student engagement
University of West London, UK

Dr Erik Blair is Senior Lecturer in Higher Education Research and Practice at the University of West London. He has been an educator for over 20 years and has taught in universities in the UK and overseas, and is passionate about enhancing engagement and interaction within the teaching and learning environment. Erik was born in 1970 in Scotland. Being rather bright but easily distracted he didn’t quite do as well at school as his mother would have liked. So, he left school to work in a factory. Luckily, he was sacked from that job and made the sensible decision to go back to college and resit his exams. Success in his exams led to him studying at the University of Dundee (1993-1997) then doing a postgraduate certificate in education at the University of Sussex (1997-1998). He then worked for a number of years as a high school teacher in Essex before clawing his way up into Further and then Higher Education.

Books
Blair, E. (2020) Independent Thinking on Teaching in Higher Education, Crown House Publishing: UK : https://www.crownhouse.co.uk/publications/independent-thinking-on-teaching-in-higher-education

Blair, E., Watson, D. & Raturi, S. (Eds.) (2020) Graduate Research Supervision in the Developing World: Policies, Pedagogies, and Practices, Routledge: Oxon UK : https://www.routledge.com/Graduate-Research-Supervision-in-the-Developing-World-Policies-Pedagogies/Blair-Watson-Raturi/p/book/9780367243968

Watson, D. & Blair, E. (2018) Re-imagining Graduate Supervision in Developing Contexts, Routledge: New York : https://www.routledge.com/Reimagining-Graduate-Supervision-in-Developing-Contexts-A-Focus-on-Regional/Watson-Blair/p/book/9781138295315