1980 …2019

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Personal profile

Research interests

The scholarship of teaching and learning

Specific areas of research include:

  • The effect of assessment practices on student learning
  • Are we adequately preparing/selecting our students for academic success
  • Threshold learning outcomes
  • Innovative design and Implementation of curriculum to engage students with their learning


Janet is an Education Focused academic with over 20 years experience in higher education. She is Director of Undergraduate Education and the Teaching Unit in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Janet's roles encompass leading and supporting quality improvements in teaching and learning and enhancement of the student learning experience. Janet is also the leader of the Biochemistry Education Research Team which focuses on student learning in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Health and Medical Education with the overall aim to improve the learning and teaching process and student learning outcomes. She is engaged in the development, delivery and research of biochemical education in the context of Science, Health and Medical courses with the aim of empowering students to become active independent learners.

External positions

Chair, Committee for Education and training, International Union of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists

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Research Output

Setting priorities for health education research: A mixed methods study

Palermo, C. E., King, O., Brock, T., Brown, T., Crampton, P., Hall, H., Macaulay, J., Morphet, J., Mundy, M., Oliaro, L., Paynter, S., Williams, B., Wright, C. & Rees, C. E., 29 May 2019, In : Medical Teacher. 41, 9, p. 1029-1038 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Student Produced Videos - An Innovative and Creative Approach to Assessment

Speed, C., Lucarelli, G. A. & Macaulay, J. O., 3 Aug 2018, In : International Journal of Higher Education. 7, 4, p. 99-109 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

New horizons in biochemistry & molecular biology education an IUBMB sponsored conference, 5–8 September 2017, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Akdogan, G. G., Macaulay, J., Ortiz, P. & Yarden, A., 1 Mar 2017, In : Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. 45, 2, p. 91-92 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Redefining Academic Identity in an Evolving Higher Education Landscape

Flecknoe, S. J., Choate, J. K., Davis, E. A., Hodgson, Y. M., Johanesen, P. A., Macaulay, J. O., Murphy, K., Sturrock, W. J. & Rayner, G. M., 2017, In : Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice. 14, 2, 19 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Technology enhanced assessment and feedback: what counts as transformation of student learning?

Higgs, B., Groessler, A. & Macaulay, J. O., 9 Jun 2017, p. 1-6. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Open Access