On this page are the profiles and contact information for current members of the research team, as well as a list of past members.

Current Members

Dr. Lynn McAlpine

Lynn McAlpine

I am a Professor of Higher Education Development at the University of Oxford and Professor Emerita at McGill University. My academic motivation has always been linked to academic development, and I have received research awards from both the Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education Research Award, and the American Educational Research Association. Originally, my research interests were directed at understanding how academics develop the knowledge and principles underlying their pedagogical actions. More recently, this interest has broadened so that I am now researching how academics, particularly those early in their careers (doctoral students, research staff, and per-tenure academics), make sense of and engage in all aspects of academic work.

Dr. Cheryl Amundsen

Cheryl Amundsen

I am an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. My long-standing interest in academic development and research has focused on how academics develop pedagogical knowledge in relationship to their subject matter and the thinking underlying instructional decisions.  More recently, I have ventured beyond the focus on classroom teaching to look at the pedagogy of doctoral education and especially the role of doctoral supervisor with its fascinating interplay of pedagogy and identity construction for both student and supervisor.

Shuhua Chen

Shuhua Chen

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Education at McGill University. I received my PhD recently from McGill University. My doctoral research investigated how a group of doctoral candidates experienced and made sense of their dissertation defenses with a particular focus on how the dissertation defense was connected to their researcher identity development. My interested research areas are doctoral examinations (evaluation of the written dissertation and the oral defense), the experience of early career academics (their identity trajectories, development as researchers and scholars), researcher identity development, and research collaboration in the social sciences.

Gregory Hum

Gregory Hum

I am a PhD student in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. I began my higher education studies at McGill University in Secondary Education, specializing in English Language Arts and Biological Sciences education. I am a licensed Secondary teacher in Quebec, and have taught in both subject areas. More recently, I returned to McGill and completed a Masters degree in Educational Psychology, focusing on university faculty development. My present research work and interests are in the areas of Higher Education and Doctoral Education. My particular research focus is on how doctoral students come to formally and informally learn research methodologies and norms.

Esma Emmioglu

Esma Emmioglu

I am a post doctoral fellow in Simon Fraser University. I have a PhD degree from the Department of Educational Sciences, from Middle East Technical University, Turkey. I am interested in post secondary students’ attitudes towards statistics, research productivity of graduate students, and doctoral education. I joined the Docwork research team in February 2012.

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Past Members

Past Members of the Doc Work research team are:

-Anthony Paré (McGill)
-Doreen Starke-Meyerring (McGill)
-Marian Jazvac-Martek (McGill)
-Allison Gonsalves (McGill)
-Barbara Edwards (Simon Fraser)
-Larrisa Yousoubova (McGill)


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