Dra. Lynn McAlpine
Lynn McAlpine is a Professor of Education and former director and member of the Centre for University Teaching and Learning at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She is presently on secondment to the University of Oxford as Director of the CELT Preparing for Academic Practice, and is a senior research fellow in the Department of Educational Studies.
Faculty development and research activities focus largely on the thinking underlying teaching action – why we do what we do. This work includes understanding how students’ knowledge and learning can influence teaching decisions, eg, curriculum change.
She is currently carrying out funded research with colleagues in Canada and the UK documenting the experiences of doctoral students during their research education. Of particular interest are their changing perceptions of academic identity and academic practice. She has received distinguished research awards from both the American Educational Research Association and the Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education.