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Dr Ann Macfadyen

Principal Lecturer/Teaching Fellow

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

Ann’s role as University Director of Learning and Teaching within the Teaching Excellence team involves working with colleagues across the institution to enhance programme development and student support. She has a particular focus on student engagement and assessment, contributes to learning and teaching enhancement sessions for academic staff and is involved in supervision of doctoral students in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Ann joined the university in 1990 and was programme leader for Children’s Nursing programmes for over 20 years. She has also led programmes for a range of healthcare staff returning to the professional register and postgraduate programmes in learning and teaching in higher education. Prior to joining the University, she worked in both Adult and Children’s Nursing in Glasgow, London and Newcastle. She has maintained her registration while working on collaborative projects with local and regional healthcare organisations and through her research.

In 2009 she was appointed as Principal Lecturer for Learning and Teaching Development in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, and in 2018-9 was seconded to the role of Faculty Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment.

Her research interests cover both health and education issues, including projects that have consulted with students about their experience of Higher Education and with children and their families about their experience of health care. Her doctoral research with master’s research supervisors identified some of the complexities inherent within their role and conceptualised the way in which supervisors balance the responsibilities involved. She has published and presented internationally on these topics.

Ann Macfadyen

Key Publications

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  • Articulating and developing supervisory skills through collaborative action research, Macfadyen, A., English, C., Coates, M. 1 Oct 2020, In: International Journal for Academic Development
  • ‘Am I doing it right?’: Conceptualising the practice of supervising master’s dissertation students, Macfadyen, A., English, C., Kelleher, M., Coates, M., Cameron, C., Gibson, V. 29 Jul 2019, In: Higher Education Research and Development
  • Integrating employability resources to strengthen student – personal tutor partnerships, Macfadyen, A., Fehringer, G., Mellor, T. 18 Feb 2019, Advance HE Teaching & Learning Conference 2019
  • Opening the door on supervision: how academics manage the different elements of master’s project supervision, Macfadyen, A. Oct 2019, International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference
  • 2018 Using data more creatively to improve student experience, Macfadyen, A., Foster, C. Mar 2018, Using data more creatively to improve student experience, Newcastle
  • Using data more creatively to improve student experience, Macfadyen, A., Foster, C. 20 Mar 2018, RCN Education Forum National Conference and Exhibition 2018
  • What do master’s dissertation supervisors do? Learning from the tacit knowledge of supervisors, Macfadyen, A. Mar 2017, Nursing education and professional development: The global perspective RCN Education Forum International Conference, Royal College of Nursing
  • Student experiences of returning to practice, Macfadyen, A. Mar 2016, RCN Education Conference International Conference & Exhibition 2016: partners in practice – the global perspective
  • "Am I doing it right?" An action research project exploring the practice of supervising master’s level dissertations, MacFadyen, A., Kelleher, M., Cameron, C. Nov 2014, CARN International Conference
  • Teenagers' and parents' views on a short-break service for children with life-limiting conditions: A qualitative study, Swallow, V., Forrester, T., MacFadyen, A. Apr 2012, In: Palliative Medicine

PGR Supervision

Claire Camara Describing the lived experience of young people aged 12-16 who have a chronic condition and are taking part in a therapeutic clinical trial. Start Date: 30/04/2019 End Date: 07/05/2021

Further Information

Ann’s role as University Director of Learning and Teaching within the Teaching Excellence team involves working with colleagues across the institution to enhance programme development and student support. She has a particular focus on student engagement and assessment, contributes to learning and teaching enhancement sessions for academic staff and is involved in supervision of doctoral students in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Ann joined the university in 1990 and was programme leader for Children’s Nursing programmes for over 20 years. She has also led programmes for a range of healthcare staff returning to the professional register and postgraduate programmes in learning and teaching in higher education. Prior to joining the University, she worked in both Adult and Children’s Nursing in Glasgow, London and Newcastle. She has maintained her registration while working on collaborative projects with local and regional healthcare organisations and through her research.

In 2009 she was appointed as Principal Lecturer for Learning and Teaching Development in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, and in 2018-9 was seconded to the role of Faculty Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment.

Her research interests cover both health and education issues, including projects that have consulted with students about their experience of Higher Education and with children and their families about their experience of health care. Her doctoral research with master’s research supervisors identified some of the complexities inherent within their role and conceptualised the way in which supervisors balance the responsibilities involved. She has published and presented internationally on these topics.

 

Qualifications

  • Education EdD April 04 2017
  • Education April 04 2017
  • MSc June 30 1999
  • Information not provided Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 2017
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014
  • Nurse Royal College of Nursing (RCN) 2014


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