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Dr Elaine McPherson

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Professional biography

Dr Elaine McPherson

Current roles and appointments
​Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead for School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems Sciences
Combined STEM Qualification Director
Staff Tutor 

Previous roles and appointments
Director of Teaching, School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems Sciences
Head of Curriculum Management, Faculty of Science

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

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

Research interests

Accessibility and inclusion in HE STEM teaching


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

How does a STEM Access module prepare adult learners to succeed in undergraduate science? (2019)
Butcher, John; Clarke, Anactoria; Wood, Carlton; McPherson, Elaine and Fowle, Wendy
Journal of Further and Higher Education, 43(9) (pp. 1271-1283)

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)

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)

Towards Inclusive Language: Exploring student-led approaches to talking about disability-related study needs (2019-11-11)
Lister, Katharine; McPherson, Elaine; Coughlan, Tim; Gallen, Anne-Marie and Pearson, Victoria
In : 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2019) (11-13 Nov 2019, Seville, Spain) (pp. 1444-1453)

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)

Enabling inclusive group work (2019)
McPherson, Elaine; Collins, Trevor and Gallen, Anne-Marie
In : Proceedings of the 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI 2019) (11-13 Nov 2019, Seville, Spain)