Mark Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle FRSA FSA Scot

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  • IV1 1SA

    United Kingdom

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  • 3 Citations
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20082020

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Research expertise

Mark is an anthropologist by training.  He has carried out research into religious conversion to Islam, and Anglican Christianity, in Mexico and also has an interest in the kingdoms and chiefdoms of the African continent.   He is experienced in action research and has expertise in practitioner enquiry. His educational interests focus on Learning for Sustainability, social justice, and global citizenship. He is interested in the relationship between ethnography and observation within education.

Mark's most recent paper is focused on the notion of equity in Scottish education and its relation to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/asa19/paper/51198).  He is a researcher on the Scottish Attainment Challenge project for UHI, where he is investigating rural early career teachers' use of school-based evidence for improving the attainment of pupils from deciles 1 and 2 of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation in literacy, numeracy and health and well being.

He is intrigued by the contribution Arts education can make to pupils' health and well being.

Teaching expertise

Mark is Programme Leader for the new BA (Hons) Moral and Philosophical Studies with Religious Education, which enables students to qualify as Secondary Teachers of RE (Religious Education), RME (Religious and Moral Education) and RMPS (Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies) in Scotland (subject to validation).  He also teaches on the PGDE programme as well as the Master of Education (MEd) in Critical Enquiry.  He has designed two degree modules for UHI, Through the Looking Glass (introducing ethnography and anthropology) and Thinking and Writing for Study, Work and Life (using philosophical skills to develop academic writing).  He has taught on the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree and presently works on the BA (Hons) Philosophy degree in addition to Teacher Education.  Mark is also seconded for part of his time to the University of Dundee to teach on the Rural Learn To Teach programme.

Mark has assessment expertise, having been the Principal Examiner for the Cambridge Research Qualification at Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (University of Cambridge) and Principal Examiner for the Anthropology A Level Project paper (AQA).

Academic Qualifications

Mark was educated at the universities of Oxford, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and the Open University, gaining two first class honours degrees (BA 2003 and MA 2004) and a Master's degree with distinction (MRes 2005), before moving on to postgraduate research (MPhil 2012) and further study (MEd 2010, BSc 2015 and MA Ed 2015). For his undergraduate performance at the University of Aberdeen, Mark was made a Lumsden & Sachs Fellow and received ESRC funding to carry out his fieldwork in Mexico.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, The Open University

Award Date: 31 Dec 2015

Bachelor of Science, The Open University

Award Date: 31 Jul 2015

Master of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 1 Jul 2012

Master of Education, The Open University

Award Date: 31 Dec 2010

Master of Research, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 25 Nov 2005

Master of Arts, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 6 Jul 2004

Bachelor of Arts, The Open University

Award Date: 31 Dec 2003

External positions

Principal Examiner, Cambridge Research Qualification, University of Cambridge

Jul 2017 → …

Director, Centre for the Study of the Kingdoms and Chiefdoms of Africa

19 Oct 2016 → …

Associate Lecturer, The Open University

13 Sep 2004 → …

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Research Output

Cryptopoverty in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle, M., 22 Jan 2020, p. 20-21. 1 p.

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    Towards an anthropology programme?

    Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle, M., 23 Jan 2020.

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  • Understanding equity: anthropology's contribution

    Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle, M., 5 Sep 2019, p. 41. 1 p.

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  • Prizes

  • Lumsden and Sachs Fellowship

    Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle FRSA FSA Scot, Mark (Recipient), 2004

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Activities

    • 9 Membership of network
    • 5 Types of Award - Election to learned society
    • 2 Membership of committee
    • 1 Membership of council

    Pi Lambda Theta (External organisation)

    Mark Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle FRSA FSA Scot (Member)

    17 Jan 2020

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

    Society for Applied Anthropology (External organisation)

    Mark Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle (Member)

    19 Feb 2018

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

    Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)

    Mark Lindley-Highfield of Ballumbie Castle (Member)

    11 Oct 2018

    Activity: OtherTypes of Award - Election to learned society

    Press / Media

    New King of Rwanda

    Mark Lindley-Highfield

    12/01/1715/01/17

    7 items of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution

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