Dr Anja Timm BSc, PhD
Senior Research Fellow in Education, Deputy Head: MEDU
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Dr Anja Timm is Senior Research Fellow in Education within Medicine at the University of Southampton.
BSc Social Anthropology, London School of Economics (1994)
PhD Anthropology, London School of Economics (2003), ESRC-funded
Prior to arriving at Southampton
From 1999-2001 Anja co-coordinated the EU-funded Dynamics of Rural Areas (DORA) project at the University of Aberdeen with partners in Germany, Greece and Sweden. The findings from this rural development research project were published in a book edited by John Bryden and Keith Hart entitled, New Approach to Rural Development in Europe: Germany, Greece, Scotland and Sweden (2004).
In 2001-02 she worked at the University of Bristol, in the Department of Social Medicine, initially as a Research Associate for NHS Avon and then as Lecturer in Medical Anthropology. Her work on this project was published in a paper entitled: “Factors affecting feasibility and acceptability of a practice-based learning package to support evidence based prescribing: a qualitative study” in the Journal Family Practice (2004).
Funded by a grant from the Swedish Institute, Anja was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Stockholm, Department of Social Anthropology in 2002-03, funded by the Swedish Institute. She then returned to Latvia, where she had previously conducted doctoral research, whilst affiliated with the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (2003-04), before returning to the UK. This research had various outputs, most notably:
- Anja’s keynote address on “Social Learning Spaces” held at the symposium on ‘Redesigning Universities’ at Oxford Brookes University in January 2006.
- a chapter in Transparency in a New Global Order: Unveiling Organizational Visions, edited by C Garsten and M Lindh de Montoya (2008).
In 2005-08, Anja coordinated a three-year study on international students and plagiarism at Lancaster University Management School, the HEFCE-funded Student Diversity and Academic Writing Project. For this project she conducted research at universities in China, India and Greece in an effort to understand the kinds of transitions students make as they join British higher education. The research had a series of outputs, including:
- a website showcasing country reports, a series of short films and a two-day conference on International Students, Academic Writing and Plagiarism, which took place in Lancaster in September 2007.
- Anja’s keynote at the Librarian's Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) in Liverpool in 2008, which was entitled: "The library? Why would I go there?"
- a chapter on her research in India published in a volume edited by T Coverdale-Jones, entitled: Transnational Higher Education in the Asian Context (2012).