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Dr Angela McGrane

Assistant Professor

Department: Newcastle Business School

Angela has been in her current role at Northumbria since 2013.  Her previous employment history includes time spent working in Business Planning and Operational Research in the gas industry, and for a number of organisations as a private consultant.  She is an experienced higher education teaching professional, having also worked in academia at the Higher Education Academy supporting universities with implementation of the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).  She currently teaches business statistics, research methods, and project management alongside a management role as Faculty Director of Quality Assurance.  She maintains her industry experience by undertaking work with external clients.


Angela McGrane

Angela is interested in the application of a wide variety of research methods to business problems, and is particularly concerned with qualitative applications of Personal Construct Theory to questions of identity and professional views of the self at work.  Her PhD thesis ('Work Integrated Learning and self-perceptions regarding the work role: a longitudinal study') explored these ideas with a group of undergraduate students as they moved in and out of placement experiences.  She is currently working on related publications.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A Portrait In Words: Using Self-Characterization Sketches as an Innovative Method to Explore Work Identities, McGrane, A., Burr, V., King, N. 18 Jul 2023, Handbook of Research Methods for Studying Identity In and Around Organizations, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar
  • Technological challenges for modern law school pedagogy – preparing graduates for the modern legal workplace, Alexander, J., McConnell, S., Mitchell, R., McGrane, A. 18 Dec 2023, In: The Law Teacher
  • Work integrated learning and self-perceptions regarding the work role: a longitudinal study, McGrane, A. 1 Aug 2020
  • Personal Construct Psychology Methods for Qualitative Researchers, Burr, V., McGrane, A., Sutcliffe, J., King, N. 9 Sep 2019, SAGE Research Methods Foundations, SAGE
  • Work Integrated Learning and Development of Graduate Identity, McGrane, A., King, N., Burr, V., McAdie, T. Sep 2019, British Academy of Management 2019
  • Personal Construct Qualitative Methods, Burr, V., McGrane, A., King, N. 12 Aug 2017, Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences , Singapore, Springer
  • Using Self-Characterisation Sketches to Explore the Influence of Work Integrated Learning on Student Self-Perceptions, McGrane, A. 2017, Qualitative Methods in Psychology Biennial Conference 2017 (QMiP 2017)
  • Employment preferences and expectations regarding employment relationship of South Korean and EU business students, Zupan, N., Dziewanowska, K., Seong-Do, C., Hwang, L., Pearce, A., McGrane, A., Sorensen, C. 23 Jan 2016, The 2016 International Conference on Social Collaboration and Shared Values in Business
  • From INERTIA to BEYOND: achieving cognitive engagement and social mobility through international experience or how we engage students to transform themselves by going away and coming back again, Pearce, A., McGrane, A., Powell, L. 27 Mar 2015, The NorthEast Learning & Teaching Conference

  • Psychology PhD August 01 2020
  • Operational Research MSc June 30 1996
  • PGCUTL June 30 1995
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014

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