Recent Refereed Articles

Trafford, V.N., Leshem, S. and Bitzer, E.M. 2014. Conclusion chapters in doctoral theses: some international findings.  Higher Education Review.46.3.52-81.

Bitzer, E., Trafford, V.N. and Leshem, S. 2013.   'Love it when you speak foreign': A trans-national perspective on the professional development of doctoral supervisors in South Africa. South African Journal of Higher Education. 27.4.781-796.

Trafford, V.N. 2010. Demystifying how doctoral theses are examined. Higher Education Focus. V5. Doctoral Degree Characteristics. Gloucester: 

Trafford, V.N. and Leshem, S. 2009. Doctorateness as a threshold concept. Innovations in Educational and Teaching International. 46. 3. 305-316.

Kroath, F. and Trafford, V.N. 2007. Auswahlverfahren im Englischen Lehrerbildungssystem. (Selection strategies in the English teacher education system). Journal für Lehrerbildung, 2. Heft, Studienverlag: Innsbruck.

Leshem, S. and Trafford, V.N. 2007. Overlooking the conceptual framework. Innovations in Educational and Teaching International. 44. 1. 93-105.

Leshem, S. and Trafford, V.N. 2006. Stories as mirrors: reflective practice in teaching and learning. Journal of Reflective Practice. 7. 1. 9-27.

Robinson, G., Wisker, G., Trafford, V.N, Creighton, E. and Warnes, M. 2003. From supervisory dialogues to successful PhD's: strategies supporting and enabling the learning conversations of staff and students at postgraduate level. Teaching in Higher Education, 8. 3. 383-397.

Trafford, V.N. 2003. Questions in doctoral vivas: views from the inside. Quality Assurance in Education. 11. 2. 114-122.

Leshem, S. and Trafford, V.N. 2002. Anatomy of a doctoral viva. Journal of Graduate Education. 3. 33 -40.

Leshem, S. and Trafford, V.N. 2002. Starting at the end to undertake doctoral research: predictable questions as stepping stones. Higher Education Review. 35.1. 31-49.