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Dr Maureen Rhoden

Profile summary

Professional biography

Maureen is a lecturer and student experience manager in the Business School of the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL). She has been in this role since July 2022 which involves the selection, induction, ongoing performance management, and development of Associate Lecturers (ALs) as well as bringing the student perspective to developing module/programme teaching and learning design. She has approximately 25 years experience in Higher Education. She was formally a senior lecturer/researcher and Course Director at the University of Greenwich and has extensive experience teaching management-related subjects, research methods, and ethics to undergraduates and postgraduates including international students. Her research focuses on the learning experiences of students studying in higher education. She was awarded the Editor’s Choice Award – conferred for the quality of her peer review submissions to the Journal of International Students. 

She is an internal Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) peer reviewer for the OU and the faculty representative on HREC Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught liaison group.  She is a member of the Access, Participation, and Success-funded Business Induction project and is the faculty representative on the Student Success Update Group. 

Research interests

Maureen has co-authored books, book chapters, and articles that reflected her early research interests in housing management education and policy. She has developed this research interest to reflect her growing interest in the learning experiences of students in higher education. 

Current projects include:

  • Principal Investigator leading Scholarship Centre for Innovation in online Legal and Business Education (SCILAB) funded scholarship/research team exploring perspectives of OU tutors regarding Assessments and Students with Declared Dyslexia
  • Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education - Copy editor

Teaching interests

Maureen was a member of the production team that developed the badged OpenLearn Introducing Black Leadership course and the Level 1 module 'Making your Learning Count at Work' which both form part of the Black Leadership Empowerment Programme (BLEP). BLEP is a hybrid face-to-face and online leadership development programme that aims to develop workplace and community leadership amongst Black learners. It is particularly aimed at people wanting to start their journeys in leadership but is also valuable to more experienced leaders looking to refine their approaches.


Hitting the Ground Running: Helping International Master’s Students to Succeed in Higher Education (2024)
Rhoden, Maureen and Kinchington, Francia
Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 16(1) (pp. 127-135)

Examining the Challenges Faced by International Women with Preschool Children Studying for a Postgraduate Built Environment Degree in the UK (2021)
Rhoden, Maureen and Kinchington, Francia
Journal of International Students, 11(4) (pp. 970-987)

Beside the seaside: perceptions from the ‘front line’ on the support needs of families living in the private-rented sector in Margate (2013)
Stewart, J; Knight, A; Mehmet, N; Rhoden, Maureen and Baxter, L
Journal of Environmental Health Research, 13(1) (pp. 22-33)

Children, housing and health (2006-07-01)
Stewart, Jill and Rhoden, Maureen
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 26(7/8) (pp. 326-341)

Foyers – a model of success (2004)
Stewart, Jill and Rhoden, Maureen
Property People(432)

A review of social housing regeneration in the London Borough of Brent (2003)
Stewart, Jill and Rhoden, Maureen
Journal of The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, 123(1) (pp. 23-32)

Construction Management and Organisational Behaviour (2016-08)
Rhoden, Maureen and Cato, Brian
ISBN : 9781118674574 | Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell | Published : Chichester, UK

Winning housing designs: lessons from an Anglo-French housing initiative (2005)
Hayward, R.; Delage, C.; Jones, K.; Rhoden, M. and Kaluarachchi, Y.
Publisher : Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, CABE | Published : UK

Housing Policy: An Introduction (2002)
Balchin, Paul and Rhoden, Maureen
ISBN : 9780429270314 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London, UK

Housing Policy: An Introduction (4th edition) (2002)
Balchin, Paul N. and Rhoden, Maureen
ISBN : 9780415252140 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : UK

The perception of women in the engineering gene pool: an exploratory study of the self-efficacy beliefs of successful women in engineering courses (2017-01)
Skirving, Edelia and Rhoden, Maureen
In: Broadhead, Sam; Hill, Michael; Hudson, Anthony; McGlynn, Caroline; Mckendry, Stephanie; Raven, Neil; Sims, David and Ward, Tom eds. Widening Participation in the Context of Economic and Social Change
ISBN : 9780995492219 | Publisher : Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE) | Published : Peterborough, UK

Blue Space and Wellbeing (2014)
Knight, Anneyce; Stewart, Jill; Rhoden, Maureen; Mehmet, Nevin and Baxter, Lynn
In: Knight, Anneyce; La Placa, Vincent and McNaught, Allan eds. Wellbeing: Policy and Practice
ISBN : 9781908625236 | Publisher : Lantern Publishing Ltd | Published : UK

Margate’s private rented sector: delivering housing enforcement and family support in a seaside town (2014)
Stewart, Jill; Rhoden, Maureen; Knight, Anneyce; Mehmet, Nevin and Baxter, Lynne
In: Stewart, Jill ed. Effective Strategies and Interventions: environmental health and the private housing sector, Housing Learning and Improvement Network (pp. 24-26)
ISBN : 978-1-906989-71-2 | Publisher : Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) | Published : UK

El dinamismo social y la emancipacion de los jovenes europeos (2010)
Rhoden, Maureen
In: Mulas-Granados, Carlos ed. El Estado Dinamizador: Nuevos Riesgos, Nuevos Politicas Y La Reforma Del Estado De Bienestar En Europa (pp. 273-287)
ISBN : 978-84-7491-967-7 | Publisher : Fundacion Internacional y para Iberoamerica de Administracion y Politicas Publicas | Published : Madrid

Gender and Race (1995)
Rhoden, M.
In: Balchin, P. ed. Housing Policy: An Introduction (3rd Edition)
ISBN : 978-0415093026 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : UK

Housing: The Essential Foundations (1998)
Balchin, P and Rhoden, Maureen eds.
ISBN : 9780415160087 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : UK

Induction for Student Access Participation and Success (2023-07)
Comfort, Catherine and Rhoden, Maureen
In : MKE Teaching Practice Conference 2023: Theme - Your Voice: Shaping the Future of Management Education. (7 Jul 2023, UCL, London, UK)

Seaside Private Rented Housing: An Exploratory Study of How It Impacts on Families’ Health and Wellbeing in Margate, Kent, UK (2012)
Stewart, J; Knight, A; Mehmet, N; Rhoden, Maureen and Baxter, L
In : Second International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society (2012, Chicago, IL, USA)