Reader in Marine Sciences / Co-Director of Research, St Abbs Marine Station
Harris, P. J. (2016). The relationship between stress and retention within science undergraduates, their use of support and the potential remedial effect of stress education. (Thesis)
Students experience stress due to many factors including educational unpreparedness, financial strain and the inability to integrate socially. This mixed methods study aimed t...
Sharapov, K. & Tizard, J. (2007). Getting In Getting On In Construction: Experiences of women and men studying construction in Scotland (2008). Edinburgh: ConstructionSkills
This report explores the findings of a study into factors affecting the progression of undergraduates from built environment programmes into employment in the Scottish constru...
Jeffery, G. Supporting school career education with an online community. (Thesis)
This thesisi s an analysisi f a participatory action researchp roject, involving
several interventions with school students in a series of iterative stages, exploring
ways to ...
Society of Applied Microbiology
SFAM students and graduates into work grant
Students into Work Vacation Studentship 2015
18 June 2019
18 June 2019
We are excited to welcome Dr Sjaan Gomersall from the Univeristy of Queensland, Australia, to Edinburgh Napier University to talk about her work in the area of measuring and i...
01 May 2019
01 May 2019
Metacognition is often described as “thinking about thinking” or “cognition about cognition”. In the educational domain it is typically considered as an important ability whi...
Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Health. Programme Leader: BA Business and Enterprise in Sport
Senior Lecturer, Teaching Fellow
Harvey, J. M. higher level cognitive skills in undergraduate biology students with reference to the Perry Scheme of Intellectual Development. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4873
This project initially focused on a group poster presentation exercise which
had the development of higher cognitive skills as its aims. A holistic approach
was undertaken to ...
Garden, C., & Ennis, L. (2018, January). Constructing Active Learning Experiences. Presented at ALIEN (Active Learning In Edinburgh Napier) Staff Conference, Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus
There are many methods for stimulating Active Learning in the Higher Education classroom. Active Learning occurs when higher-order thinking is invoked during learning events, ...
Murray, J., Shaw, M., & Willis, A. (2016, January). Demonstrating the links between psychology and biology: the practical use of Biopac in undergraduate psychology teaching. Paper presented at The Teaching Fellows' Conference: innovations in teaching and supporting student learning, Edinburgh Napier University
For those unfamiliar with psychology, there is often a perception that it is a subject that is all about the mind and ‘talking therapies. However, since the 1930s this has not...
Haddow, C. & Hallenberg, K. (2016, January). An exploration of the impact of embedding ESD in the criminological curriculum. Paper presented at Teaching Fellows Conference, Edinburgh Napier University. (Unpublished)
The spark for the project was of personal and professional nature for myself and my former colleague Dr Katja Hallenberg. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) “...
Campbell, S. A., Durkin, P., MacCallum, J., & MacNab, A. (2015, June). 'Skills Passport' for Life Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University: Helping students to help themselves. Paper presented at QAA Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education Conference
Developing graduates with the appropriate skills for future employment is an issue that affects every sector of industry. Research within the Life Sciences sector in Scotland ...
Malone, E., & MacNab, A. (2015, January). Can we enable students to reach their potential through engaging with feedback – a feedback pathway?. Presented at The Teaching Fellows Conference, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh
In response to our experience and supporting evidence  that students may not engage with, understand or use their feedback, we have created and introduced a ’feedback pathw...
Campbell Casey, S., MacCallum, J., Robertson, L., & Strachan, L. (2018). Researching skills development: students as partners in this process. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 13(1), doi:10.29311/ndtps.v0i13.2881
Many employers report that newly qualified graduates lack key skills necessary for success in the workplace. Although variable, many lack general ‘transferable’ or ‘soft’ skil...
Smith, J. M., & Mancy, R. (2018). Exploring the relationship between metacognitive and collaborative talk during group mathematical problem-solving – what do we mean by collaborative metacognition?. Research in Mathematics Education, (1-23). doi:10.1080/14794802.2017.1410215. ISSN 1479-4802
The purpose of this study was to enhance our understanding of the relationship between collaborative talk and metacognitive talk during group mathematical problem-solving. Res...
MacCallum, J., & Campbell Casey, S. (2017). Enhancing skills development and reflective practise in students during their programme of study. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 12(12), doi:10.29311/ndtps.v0i12.2368
The transition to the workplace can be challenging for new graduates. At Edinburgh Napier our approach is to work proactively with students to prepare them for the world of wo...
Westbury, T. (2017). Faster, Fitter, Happier: 75 questions with a Sport Psychologist. Oxford: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Faster, Fitter, Happier is the first book to bridge the gap between the practice of psychology across both professional and amateur sport, and the theoretical foundations on w...
Chalmers, C., Mowat, E., & Chapman, M. (2018). Marking and providing feedback face-to-face: Staff and student perspectives. Active learning in higher education, 19(1), (35-45). doi:10.1177/1469787417721363. ISSN 1469-7874
The setting, marking and providing feedback on assessments forms an important part of a tutor’s role. Studies into the use of feedback and how it is interpreted by students in...
Murray, J. (2016). Developing a reflective and empirically informed undergraduate research methods module, including a worked exemplar. In Penman, C. & Foster, M. (Eds.). Innovations in Learning and TeachingMerchiston Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9576882-8-5
Teaching research methods is challenging for both staff and students. With increasing expectations to teach a wider breadth of material, the balance and maintenance of suffici...
Salmonella enterica is a leading cause of foodborne infection with a recent increase in the number of antibiotic resistant isolates. We propose a biotechnological approach to the development of novel ...
Natural Environment Research Council
People living on the coast of East Africa are amongst the World's poorest. They rely heavily on local ecosystems for their livelihoods and security; for example mangrove forests provide them with fire...
Edinburgh Napier University (Sighthill Campus)
17 June 2019
30 April 2019