Brian Mc Gowan


  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile


Trained as a Registered Sick Children's Nurse I cared for children and their families in ICU and burns. I developed my career into education based on my interest in learning and teaching and I'm currently a lecturer in higher education practice in Ulster University.
I am interested in pedagogy and the influence it has over practice in higher education. I am also fascinated by academic self-efficacy and how it can be maintained and enhanced. I also like to think I'm methodologically flexible.


Research Interests

My research interests are around academic self-efficacy and the factors that enhance or inhibit it's development.

Teaching Interests

As a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, (SFHEA), my teaching interests focus upon leading development in pedagogy and learning and teaching methods. I am the Course Director for the postgraduate certificate in education for healthcare professionals and I teach assessment redesign on the MEd.

Education/Academic qualification

Award Date: 2 Nov 2015


Award Date: 1 Nov 2002

Bachelor, University of Manchester

Award Date: 10 Jun 1999

External positions

External Examiner, University of Manchester

1 Oct 201731 Dec 2021

External Examiner, University of Northampton

1 Sep 20121 Sep 2016


  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • Pedagogy
  • Assessment
  • Student engagement
  • Constructive alignment


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