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Dr Elaine McPherson

Profile summary

  • Regional Academic Staff
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Environment, Earth & Ecosystem Sciences

Professional biography

Dr Elaine McPherson

Current roles and appointments
Director of Teaching, School of Earth, Environment and Ecosystems Sciences

Staff Tutor (UG and PG STEM)

Previous roles and appointments
Head of Curriculum Management, Faculty of Science

- PhD in Geochemistry (Geochemistry of silicate melt metasomatism in alpine peridotite massifs), Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London (1995)
- Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Care and Counselling, St Marks Theological College, Canberra (1996)
- BSc (Hons) Geology and Mathematics (First Class), Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London (1990)

Professional accreditation
Association for project management APMP Project Management Qualification (2013)

Teaching interests

Co-chair of the STEM access module (Y033)
Lead staff tutor on
UG modules: Investigative and mathematical skills in science (S141), Ecosystems (S396), The environmental web (U316)
PG modules: Earth science: a systems approach (S808), MSc project module (S810/SXM810/SXB810)


Embedding and Sustaining Inclusive Practice to Support Disabled Students in Online and Blended Learning. (2019-06-14)
Pearson, Victoria; Lister, Katharine; McPherson, Elaine; Gallen, Anne-Marie; Davies, Gareth; Colwell, Chetz; Bradshaw, Kate; Braithwaite, N St.J and Collins, Trevor
Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 1, Article 4
Chinese whispers? Investigating the consistency of the language of assessment between a distance education institution, its tutors and students (2018-06)
Hills, Laura; Clarke, Anactoria; Hughes, Jonathan; Butcher, John; Shelton, Isobel and McPherson, Elaine
Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 33(3) (pp. 238-349)
How does a STEM Access module prepare adult learners to succeed in undergraduate science? (2018)
Butcher, John; Clarke, Anactoria; Wood, Carlton; McPherson, Elaine and Fowle, Wendy
Journal of Further and Higher Education ((Early Access))
Unfit for purpose? Rethinking the language of assessment for Widening Participation students (2017-05)
Butcher, John; McPherson, Elaine; Shelton, Isobel; Clarke, Anactoria; Hills, Laura and Hughes, Jonathan
Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 19(2) (pp. 27-46)
Geochemistry of metasomatism adjacent to amphibole-bearing veins in the Lherz peridotite massif (1996)
McPherson, E.; Thirlwall, M. F.; Parkinson, I. J.; Menzies, M. A.; Bodinier, J. L.; Woodland, A. and Bussod, G.
Chemical Geology, 134 (pp. 135-157)
Embedding and Sustaining Inclusive Practices in STEM (2019)
McPherson, E.; Lister, K.; Pearson, V. K.; Colwell, C.; Gallen, A. M. and Collins, T.
In : 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (11-13 Mar 2019, Valencia, Spain) (pp. 2717-2722)