Marjorie McCrory

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I currently lead the professionally-accredited postgraduate programmes in Career Guidance and Development in the School of Education and Social Sciences at UWS. I have specific expertise in programme/ curriculum design and development, design and delivery of online and hybrid learning (including practice and placement learning) and HE learning and teaching/students experience.  I was previoulsy a member of the Creative and Academic Development team in the School, working on a range of academic development projects including the UWS analytics project, "My Journey".

I have a broad-based experience in Higher Education encompassing the delivery of HE in FE (in the field of Childhood Practice), researcher development consultancy (at the University of Glasgow), leadership of academic development and small-scale research projects, articulation projects and HE career guidance. I have a PhD in Higher Education, focusing on professional transitions and education for professional practice  in the post-92 HE sector.

I am a professionally quailified career development professional and a member of the Career Development Institute.

Area of academic expertise - outline

My research interests lie in the field of higher education and career development, including education for professional practice and student and staff academic and career development and transitions. I also have an interest in the development of professional practitioner research. Most recently, I have published on the political aspects of career decision-making and career development and social theoretical contributions to our understanding of agency. 

Current research activities

I continue to explore opportunities to publish work relating to my PhD and am developing a research focus and agenda for the MSc Career Guidance and Development programme. 

Desired research direction

I am seeking opportunities to contribute to research agendas around professional practice education and models for student and staff transitions and development, as well as to research which enhances our understanding of career development in relation to issues of social justice and development.

Target collaborative organisations

The MSc Career Guidance and Development programme has established partnerships with Skills Development Scotland and the Career Development Institute as well as with the UWS Oxfam Partnership.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

I have expertise in career development (and "employability") work with a range of clients, as well as in researcher development and leading academic development projects. I am available for HE coaching (staff and students) and facilitation/ consultancy in the areas of learning and curriculum design and student experience. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • LB2361 Curriculum


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