Rowena Murray

Rowena Murray

Dr, Professor

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Rowena Murray graduated with MA (Hons) from Glasgow University and PhD (with Distinction) from the Pennsylvania State University. She is Professor in the School of Education and Social Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland and, formerly, was Visiting Professor at Swinburne University, Melbourne, and has held international appointments in Ireland, Japan and South Africa. Her research focuses on academic writing, the subject of her books – How to Write a ThesisWriting for Academic JournalsThe Handbook of Academic Writing (co-authored with Sarah Moore) and Writing in Social Spaces – and articles in Higher Education journals. Her research was funded by the British Academy, Carnegie Trust, Nuffield Foundation and Strathclyde University. She is a Principal Fellow of Advance Higher Education.

External positions

Adjunct Professor, Swinburne University of Technology


Visiting Lecturer, Osaka University


Visiting Professor, Swinburne University of Technology


Visiting Researcher, University of South Africa


Reader in Residence, University of Limerick



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