Debbie Meharg

Debbie Meharg

Debbie Meharg

Associate Professor


Debbie Meharg joined Edinburgh Napier School of Computing in 2013 and is a Senior Fellow of the HEA, SICSA Education Champion and active member of the teaching fellows community where she acts as a reviewer and mentor for the Universities Enroute programme. Meharg’s research interests sit within the Centre for Computing Education Research (CCER) and focus on students transitioning from further education institutions to higher education and Graduate Level Apprenticeships (GLA) programmes. Alongside her research activities, Debbie is an active member of the teaching team within the School of Computing where she is Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Software Development (GA) and module leader on undergraduate, postgraduate and global online modules.



Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • SQA Qualification Support Team
  • Member Scottish Qualification Authority Sector Panel for Computing


Conference Organising Activity

  • Reviewer - 48th Annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference
  • Conference Chair Articulation Centre of Excellence Conference
  • Reviewer - 45th Annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference


External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner, Department of Computing, Degree Apprenticeship Programmes, Sheffield-Hallam University
  • External Academic - Software Development, University Centre Grimsby


Fellowships and Awards

  • Best Poster, SRHE Research Conference
  • Senior Fellow of the HEA


Invited Speaker

  • RGU Teaching Seminar: Supporting Direct-Entrants
  • SICSA Education Panellist: The Education Session included a full panel discussion comprised of Professor Fincher, the SICSA Director of Education and the SICSA Education Champions.
  • Dundee College - Delivered presentation titled "Transitions from FE to HE"
  • NI FE Colleges Digital Skills IT Conference - Delivered talk exploring Transitions from FE to HE
  • SQA Computing Conference 2018: delivered talk providing overview of transition from FE to HE in Computing


Media Activity

  • Blog Post: Exploring the SQA NextGen project and the impact on student transitions


Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of British Educational Research Association (BERA)
  • Member of Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE)
  • Member of British Computer Society


Public/Community Engagement

  • SICSA Education Champion - dissemination to colleagues, event organisation, reviewing documentation



  • Reviewer, IAFOR Journal of Education, Technology in Education
  • Reviewer, IAFOR Journal of Education, Inclusive Education
  • Enroute Reviewer - assessing applicants for Fellowship of the HEA


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