academic writing and research

Books, Chapters, Articles, and Editorial Advisory Boards


McPherson, M. (2019). What can the press do? Layering in-between the learning experiences in the studio. Journal in Artistic and Creative Education. 13(1), pp 1-17.

Budge, K., Lemon N., & McPherson, M. (2016) Academics who tweet: ‘messy’ identities in academia. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. 8(2) pp.210-221

McPherson, M., Budge, K. & Lemon, N. (2015) New practices in doing academic development: Twitter as an informal learning space. International Journal of Academic Development. 20(2) pp. 126-136

Lemon, N., McPherson, M. & Budge, K. (2015) Academics doing it differently: Wooing, hooking up and spinning stories.  Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice.

Kara, H., Lemon, N., Mannay, D. & McPherson, M. (2021) Creative Research Methods in Education: Principles and Practices
Bristol: Policy Press, Bristol University Press.

McPherson, M. & Lemon, N. (2018). It’s about the fun stuff! Thinking about the writing process in different ways. In Narelle Lemon & Sharon McDonough (Eds.). Mindfulness in the Academy – Practices and perspectives from scholars. Springer.

McPherson, M. (2018) In-between practice and art worlds: studio learning in the university art school. In Leon de Bruin, Susan Davis, and Pamela Burnard (Eds.). Creativities in Arts Education, Research and Practice: Glocalised Perspectives for the future of learning and teaching.  Sense Brill.

Lemon, N., & McPherson, M. (2017) Intersections Online: Academics Who Tweet. In Deborah Lupton, Inger Mewburn and Pat Thomson (Eds), The Digital Academic: Critical Perspectives on Digital Technologies in Higher Education. Routledge: London.

McPherson, M., & Lemon N. (2016) The hook, woo and spin: academics creating relations on social media (Ed): Esposito A. in Research 2.0 and the Impact of Digital Technologies on Scholarly InquiryIGI, Hershey, PA 2016

McPherson, M. (2015). Creativity and teaching creatively in university studio: What happens when creativity is left out? In Kathryn Coleman & Adele Flood (Eds), Capturing creativity through Creative Teaching. Common Ground: Champaign, Il

McPherson, M. (2015). K-12 Arts Pedagogies and Technology Use Transitioning into Higher Education: I Want to be a 21st Century Artist or Designer. In Narelle Lemon (Ed.) Revolutionizing Arts Education in K-12 Classrooms through Technological Integration. IGI Global: Hershey, PA

Errey, H. & McPherson, M. (2015). MOOCs and the Art Studio: a catalyst for innovation and change in eLearning development and studio pedagogies. In E. McKay and J. Lenarcic (Eds), Macro-Level Learning Through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future. IGI Global: Hershey, PA

De La Harpe, B., McPherson, M., and Mason, T.  (2012). Developing leaders for the future through art and design studios‘ in G. Muratovski (ed.) Agldeas Research : Design for Business Volume 1, Bambra Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 110-123.

Conference Papers

McPherson, M. (2015). Critical thinking in the university studio: shifting making, remaking and unmaking as learning in the crit. 14th Annual Qualitative Methods Conference, International Institute of Qualitative Methodology (IIQM), Melbourne (April 28)

McPherson M. (2014) Making us: Methodologies of researching learning and teaching in the university studio. ACUADS 2014, University of Melbourne and RMIT, (2-3 October)

McPherson M. (2013) Making identities in the university art studio: “that’s what I thought you wanted me to make” in Towards a Progressive Arts Education: Inclusion, Change and Intervention, University of the Arts London, British Library. (November)

De La Harpe, B, McPherson, M and Mason, T. (2012) Developing leaders for the future through art and design studios. AgIDEAS, Design Research Conference, ACMI, Melbourne

McPherson, M (2011) Printmaking and learning in a notion of practice in the university studio. Impact 7 Conference, Monash University, Melbourne

Editorial Advisory Boards

Being “In and Out”: Providing voice to early career women in academia (Narelle Lemon and Susanne Garvis Eds.) with Sense Publishing 2014.

Revolutionizing Arts education in K-12 Classrooms through Technical Integration (Narelle Lemon, Ed.) as a part of Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE) book series for IGI Global 2014.


Inger Mewburn and Megan McPherson: Assisted the Evaluation of OLT funded project: ID11-2011 New tools and techniques for learning in the field: studying the built environment 2014

Curriculum consultations
November 2014- June 2015
Curriculum Renewal embedding employability and enterprise within the creative arts pedagogies. Bachelor of Creative Art, La Trobe Institute of Art, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, La Trobe University

VA RPL project RMIT University

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