Dr Sharon McCullochAcademic Assessor, Researcher
My research interests include academic literacies, second language reading and writing, EAP, academic integrity, plagiarism, intertextuality, and study skills.
I am a Senior Research Associate on the ESRC-funded project The Dynamics of Knowledge Creation: Academics' Writing Practices in the Contemporary University Workplace.
I worked as a business English teacher, teacher trainer and lecturer in Central Europe and Japan before moving to Lancaster in 2009. I was academic coordinator of Lancaster University's EAP/Study Skills Programme, and then a student learning advisor in Lancaster University Management School before returning to my 'home' department of Linguistics and English Language in early 2015.
PhD in Linguistics
MA in Applied Linguistics/TESOL
Cambridge RSA Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults
Trinity Certificate in TESOL
BA in Community Education
Negotiating tensions around new forms of academic writing
Barton, D.P., McCulloch, S.A. 12/02/2018 In: Discourse, Context and Media.
The Role of Networked Learning in Academics' Writing Practices
McCulloch, S.A., Tusting, K.P., Hamilton, M.E. 14/11/2017 In: Research in Learning Technology. 25, 13 p.
Hobson’s choice: the effects of research evaluation on academics’ writing practices in England
McCulloch, S.A. 27/10/2017 In: ASLIB Journal of Information Management. 69, 5, p. 503-515. 13 p.
Doing research in applied linguistics: Realities, dilemmas and solutions, Jim McKinley, Heath Rose (Eds.). Routledge, London and New York (2017)
McCulloch, S. 10/2017 In: System. 69, p. 175-176. 2 p.
Positioning writing in the contemporary academic workplace
McCulloch, S.A. 2017 In: Norwegian Forum for English for Academic Purposes.
Writing that counts or writing that is counted?
McCulloch, S.A. 1/12/2016
'Historians don’t set out to change people’s lives’: to what extent are notions of social justice shared across the academy
McCulloch, S.A., Tusting, K.P., Bhatt, I.U. 18/07/2016
The role of relationships in academic writing and identity
McCulloch, S.A., Tusting, K.P., Barton, D.P. 2/07/2016
Holding our disciplinary ground: disciplinary writing in the age of audit
McCulloch, S.A. 25/06/2016
Academics' experiences of networked professional learning
Tusting, K.P., McCulloch, S.A., Hamilton, M.E. 10/05/2016 In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Networked Learning 2016. Lancaster : Lancaster University p. 422-431. 10 p. ISBN: 9781862203242.
Being an academic: the changing writing practices of academics and how they influence professional identity
Bhatt, I.U., McCulloch, S. 24/08/2015 In: Reviewed proceedings for the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Research Conference 2015 ‘Converging Concepts in Global Higher Education Research’ (Dec 2015, Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales). Society for Research into Higher Education
Purposeful comparisons in reading to write and in written text
McCulloch, S. 27/06/2013
Investigating the reading-to-write processes and source use of L2 postgraduate students in real-life academic tasks: an exploratory study.
McCulloch, S. 06/2013 In: Journal of English for Academic Purposes. 12, 2, p. 136-147. 12 p.
Source use in a real-life reading-to-write task: A case study of two L2 postgraduate writers
McCulloch, S. 6/09/2012
How to deal with “struggling” or “at-risk” students: Procedures, paperwork and practices
McCulloch, S., Unger, J. 21/04/2012
Citations in search of a purpose: Source use and authorial voice in L2 student writing
McCulloch, S. 2012 In: International Journal for Educational Integrity. 8, 1
Papers from the Lancaster University Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching Volume 5: Papers from LAEL-PG 2010
Kaufhold, K., McCulloch, S., Tominc, A. 2011
How well do we prepare our L2 writers for study abroad?
McCulloch, S., Bradford, A. 22/05/2010
The use of source material in academic writing and its effect on argumentation
McCulloch, S. 21/05/2010
Japanese undergraduates’ use of logical connectors in their written work
McCulloch, S. 2009 In: Papers from the Temple University Japan Campus Applied Linguistics Colloquium 2009, Tokyo. p. 97-112. 16 p.
Teaching learners how to support their written arguments
McCulloch, S., Wray, S. 2/11/2008
Word of the week – getting students to analyze vocabulary
McCulloch, S. 09/2008 In: Language Teacher. 32, 9, p. 19-20. 2 p.
“Getting past the gatekeepers.” Practical workshop on responding to reviewers
Research and Teaching at External Organisation
Lancaster University Sharing Practice Day
Participation in workshop, seminar, course