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Angela McGrane

Senior Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School

Angela returned to an academic post in the Faculty of Business and Law in 2013 after some time away when she undertook various projects as a freelance data analyst and researcher, and also worked in Institutional Strategy at the Higher Education Academy supporting work on the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR), and in Internationalisation, Retention and Success and Assessment and Feedback.

She currently teaches business statistics and research methods at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral level in Newcastle Business School and is conducting longitudinal research on the impact of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) on student perceptions of themselves in the work role.   Her management role as Director of Review and Approvals within the Faculty involves coordinating quality processes and acting as Faculty representative on a number of University wide committees.  She also chairs the Faculty Review and Approvals Sub-Committee.


  • Operational Research MSc June 30 1996
  • PGCUTL June 30 1995
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Personal Construct Psychology Methods for Qualitative Researchers, Burr, V., McGrane, A., Sutcliffe, J., King, N. 9 Sep 2019, SAGE Research Methods Foundations, SAGE
  • Personal Construct Qualitative Methods, Burr, V., McGrane, A., King, N. 12 Aug 2017, Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences , Singapore, Springer
  • Using Self-Characterisation Sketches to Explore the Influence of Work Integrated Learning on Student Self-Perceptions, McGrane, A. 2017
  • Employment preferences and expectations regarding employment relationship of South Korean and EU business students, Zupan, N., Dziewanowska, K., Seong-Do, C., Hwang, L., Pearce, A., McGrane, A., Sorensen, C. 23 Jan 2016
  • From INERTIA to BEYOND: achieving cognitive engagement and social mobility through international experience or how we engage students to transform themselves by going away and coming back again, Pearce, A., McGrane, A., Powell, L. 27 Mar 2015
  • Going and coming back again: the transformative effects of international experience on students as global citizens, Pearce, A., McGrane, A. 20 May 2015
  • Developing dynamic capabilitites through university-industry relationships: The role of action research, Waring, T., Nguyen, T., McGrane, A., Johnston, L. Sep 2014
  • Developing knowledge sharing partnerships in the SME sector: an action research approach, Waring, T., Johnston, L., McGrane, A., Nguyen, T., Scullion, P. Jul 2013

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