• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 192 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
19992019

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Personal profile

Biography

Trained as a Registered Sick Children's Nurse I cared for children and their families in ICU and burns. Later I developed my career into education and have developed interests in learning and teaching. I'm currently a lecturer in higher education practice. I'm currently investigating academic self-efficacy in undergraduates and the impact that might have on pedagogical choice.

I have experience in both quantitative and qualitative methods. Im also interested in creative approaches to enquiry.

Research Interests

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

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests focus upon pedagogy and learning and teaching methods. I am the Course Director for the postgraduate certificate in education for healthcare professionals.

Education/Academic qualification

Master

Award Date: 1 Nov 2002

Bachelor, University of Manchester

Award Date: 10 Jun 1999

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Research Output

Creatively facilitating reflection and learning using wordclouds and social media

McGowan, B. & Chaney, U., 28 Feb 2019, 38th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research and Education Conference 2019.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Creatively facilitating reflection and learning using word clouds and social media: Evaluating the usefulness of Twitter

    McGowan, B., 29 May 2019, ALTNI Annual Event 2019.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Hostility towards mentorship is a mistake

    McGowan, B. & Bennett, M., 18 Apr 2017, 1 p. RCNi.

    Research output: Other contribution

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    My Job Challenges Me Every Day

    McGowan, B., 14 Jun 2017, 1 p. London : RCNi.

    Research output: Other contribution

  • Online Assessment Submission and Feedback

    McGowan, B., Chaney, U., Lagan, B. M., McGarvey, H., Melby, V. & Marley, J., 20 Apr 2017, (Accepted/In press) Unknown Host Publication. Higher Education Academy, 35 p.

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    Prizes

    Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    Mc Gowan, Brian (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Other distinction