BBC Article Highlights Prof’s Research on Cheating

A BBC article exploring why some people are compelled to cheat at games mentions the research of Dr. Kerry Ritchie, a professor in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences in the College of Biological Science.

In the article, Ritchie says that the majority of academic cheating is conducted by high-achieving students, with 60 per cent of offenders having grades of 80 per cent or higher. Those at the top may feel pressure to maintain their status.

A scholar of teaching and learning, she studies the student experience to develop programs and strategies to optimize student performance inside and outside the classroom.