Dr Renu Bhandari (Ph.D., FHEA, CPsychol) is a staff tutor in the Centre for Access, Open and Cross-curricular Innovation (AoCCI), associate lecturer, and consultant with the Open University for the last 18 years. Her primary role sits in the Centre for Access, Open and Cross-curricular Innovation (AoCCI) and faculty of WELS (Wellbeing, Education and language Studies). She teaches a range of modules from Access to post graduate modules highlighting issues about child development, childhood studies, early years developing practice, play and creativity in children and psychology. In her role Renu has been a consistent user and developer of online teaching techniques and tools. Renu is a monitor and mentor to new staff and has been playing a key role in monitoring and managing staff along with her teaching responsibilities at the Open University. Besides, the Open University, Renu has experience of working in University of Portsmouth and in University of Reading. Renu has served as a senior lecturer in FE institutions and has successfully managed HE provision.
Bhandari, R (2021) A study exploring key areas of worry in children and their expression through drawings amid COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020. International Journal of Child Development and Mental Health, Vol 9(1). 39-54. https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/cdmh/issue/view/17032
Bhandari, R (2020) A socio-cultural approach in virtual classrooms - key implications for practice for Business Education. Compass: Journal of Teaching and Learning, Vol 13(1).
Bhandari, R (2017) Applaud: Accrediting & Promoting Professional Learning & Development. (Submission for the award of Fellowship of Higher Education Academy UK).
Ittyerah, M., & Sharma, R. (1997). The performance of hearing-impaired children on handedness and perceptual motor tasks. Genetic, social, and general psychology monographs, 123 3, 285-302 .
A study exploring key areas of worry in children and their expression through drawings amid COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020 (2021-05-15)
International Journal of Child Development and Mental Health, 9(1) (pp. 39-54)
A Socio-Cultural approach on learning in the virtual classrooms- key implications for practice (2020)
Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 13(1) (pp. 1-12)
The performance of hearing-impaired children on handedness and perceptual motor tasks (1997-08)
Itteyrah, H. and Sharma, R.
Genetic, Social and General Psychology Monographs, 123(3) (pp. 285-302)
“Aao Hindi bole” - Improving inclusive practice by assessing the impact of Hindi language learning in early years practitioners in the UK (2022-07-14)
In : Diversity and social justice in language learning, teaching and research: bringing theory and practice together (14 Jun 2022, Online)
Holding a Prism - Reflecting on the challenges and changing expectations through the experiences of Neurodiverse students transitioning from interdisciplinary Access to specific disciplines (2022)
Bhandari, Renu and Rainford, Jon
In : Future of Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning @ The OU Conference (21-22 Jun 2022)
Refractive practice on E102 2020-21 - Window of my practice (2021)
In : E102 End of year conference (17 Jun 2021, Online OU event)
Exploring the transitions of Neurodivergent Access students to Level One study: Narratives of study skills and support. (2022-08-19)
Bhandari, Renu and Rainford, Jon
The Open University