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Overview

I am currently Assistant Dean (Education) in the School of Media, Culture & Society. In this role, I have responsibility for leading and managing School activities and reputation in the policy area of Education. I lead and co-ordinate a portfolio that includes learning and teaching, pedagogies, programmes, student experience and quality assurance and enhancement. I am a member of the School Leadership team and lead and chair the School Education Forum. I am also a member of the institutional Education Advisory Committee, the Academic Quality Committee, the Assessment Group, and the Technology Advisory Committee. I am former Vice-Chair of the UWS Student Experience Committee and serve/have served on various institutional working groups supporting student performance and experience. I have a proven track record of leadership and managing change within higher education, evidencing impact in my practice at institutional and national level. I lead a cross-institutional, cross-domain staff/student partnership change group on the Higher Education Academy ‘Students as Partners in the Curriculum’ change programme. I am highly experienced and skilled in the use of electronic technologies in the educational environment and has a deep knowledge and understanding of innovative and disruptive pedagogies in this field.

Current research activities

My research is focused on learning and teaching, particulalry around learning in partnership, co-creation, learner agency, change agency, curriculum design and development, and assessment and feedback. I am currently working on a number of papers drawing on data gathered from related projects.

Desired research direction

Future research will exploit the work undertaken in the areas above and the data collected from related projects. I will also be setting up a series of scholarship of learning and teaching projects, supporting cross-School, cross-domain collaborative research into pedagogy, learning & assessment design and education practice and experience.

External positions

External Examiner, University of Glasgow

1 Sep 201731 Aug 2021

External Examiner - BA (Hons) Social Science, Glasgow Caledonian University

1 Sep 201431 Aug 2018

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Research Output 2008 2018

Can space act as an agent of change?

Heggie, G. & McPherson, N. 27 Jun 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation

Learning in partnership: embedding employability in a connected curriculum

Heggie, G. & McPherson, N. 3 Mar 2016

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

employability
curriculum
learning
graduate
student

Promoting inclusive and engaged student learning with analytics: engagement via agency

McPherson, N., Heggie, G. & McCrory, M. 26 May 2016

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Promoting inclusive and engaged student learning with analytics: engagement via agency

Heggie, G., McPherson, N. & McCrory, M. 12 Apr 2016 p. 13-13 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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student
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educator

Prizes

Certified Member of Association for Learning Technology

Neil McPherson (Recipient), 17 Sep 2013

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

accreditation
learning
experience

Fellow of Staff and Educational Development Association

Neil McPherson (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

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Activities 2012 2017

  • 7 Publication peer-review
  • 2 Types of Award - National/international honour
  • 2 Types of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Promoting inclusive and engaged student learning with analytics

McPherson, N. (Examiner)
15 Jun 2017

Activity: Types of Award - National/international honour

File

Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice (Journal)

McPherson, N. (Peer reviewer)
6 Mar 2016

Activity: Publication peer-review

Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice (Journal)

McPherson, N. (Peer reviewer)
15 Jan 2015

Activity: Publication peer-review

Strategic Excellence Initiative for Vice-Chancellors or Principals

McPherson, N. (Recipient)
29 May 20156 May 2016

Activity: Types of Award - National/international honour

File

Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice (Journal)

McPherson, N. (Peer reviewer)
16 Dec 2015

Activity: Publication peer-review

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