Jen McPherson

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  • 27 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20022017
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Biography

Jen is the Faculty Academic Director of PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) in the Faculty of Business and Economics.  Jen's role combines academic leadership, teaching and research in work-integrated learning. Her applied research in professional and practice-based learning, employability, student experience, and diversity and inclusion builds on her PhD research on professional learning in accounting education and previous research and teaching experience with international students at Macquarie.  Other research interests include transformative learning, reflective practice, teamwork, learning analytics and academic reading.  In earlier roles at Macquarie University, Jen provided academic leadership to the University’s English Language Centre, and worked in a team to establish and coordinate a project that integrated graduate capabilities within university programs including the Master of Accounting. She has also taught academic writing to international students on a pathway to university entry.

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney

Education, Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods, Macquarie University

Linguistics, Master of Applied Linguistics (Literacy), Macquarie University

TESOL, Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

Linguistics, Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University

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Projects 2017 2017

Research Outputs 2002 2017

Mentoring for success: programs to support transition to and from university

Chung, C., Dykes, A. & McPherson, J., 2017, Success in higher education: transitions to, within and from university. Wood, L. N. & Breyer, Y. A. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 37-58 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

mentoring
university
learning
student
employability

Learning analytics and WIL: pushing the boundaries with data

McPherson, J., Liu, D. & Caruso, D., 2016, WIL 2020: pushing the boundaries : ACEN 2016 Conference Proceedings. Springvale South, VIC: Australian Collaborative Education Network, p. 108-108 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contributionResearch

Partner perspectives on paid versus unpaid internships

Hutchison, J., McPherson, J., Ruskin, J., Caruso, D. & Rowe, A., 2016, WIL 2020: pushing the boundaries : ACEN 2016 Conference Proceedings. Springvale South, VIC: Australian Collaborative Education Network, p. 165 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference abstractResearchpeer-review

internship
industry
employability
graduate
university

Student perspectives on data provision and use: Starting to unpack disciplinary differences

Mcpherson, J., Fatt, S. J., Tong, H. L. & Liu, D. Y. T., 25 Apr 2016, LAK 2016 Conference Proceedings, 6th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference - Enhancing Impact: Convergence of Communities for Grounding, Implementation, and Validation. New York, NY: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 158-167 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Education
Students
Curricula

Visualising WIL: using data to support transformative learning

McPherson, J., Ruskin, J. & Liu, D., 2016, WIL 2020: pushing the boundaries : ACEN 2016 Conference Proceedings. Springvale South, VIC: Australian Collaborative Education Network, p. 167 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference abstractResearchpeer-review

Students
Data acquisition

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Oral presentation

Transforming practice for international student employability : access to and preparedness for internships

Chris Bilsland (Speaker), Jen McPherson (Speaker), Laura Ficorilli (Speaker)
2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation