Mrs Catriona McDonald

Mrs Catriona McDonald

Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)


Contact Details

Memberships and Affiliations


Programme management for BACP and also MEd Early Years

course co-ordinator for BACP courses

course coordinator for MEd courses


Committee member - UCET - Primary and Early Years

Member of HEI BACP Provider group

Member GTCS Fitness to Teach Panels

Member of Early Learning Academy - partnership with local authorities


Research Overview

My research interests lie within the area of Early Years education and also questions around professionalism, qualifications and conditions of employment for staff employed within the area of Early Learning and Childcare.

Current Research

Currently investigating the impact on practice of Masters level qualifications in Early Years.

Also part of EU Erasmus + team (with Sweden, Austria and Czech Republic) looking at the role of the  pre-school in integration of migrant / refugee families. KINDINMI project


as above

Research Funding and Grants

EU Erasmus Plus- part of grant awarded 2017, 192 000 Euros

Masters level courses funded by Scottish Government since 2010


Teaching Responsibilities

I teach on Undergradaute programmes in Childhood Practice which is an online, distance learning programme. also on MA Initial Teacher Education programme. i also carry out practice based assessments in primary schools of ITE students.

I teach on Masters courses in Early Years Education.



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