McKay, Jane

Dr Jane McKay

Learning Development Centre
After completing undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in physiology and sports science from the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, Jane undertook a doctorate in health psychology, exploring issues of identity, stress and coping among elite athletes. She was awarded her PhD in 2005 and later took up the position of Senior Researcher at the University of Strathclyde’s former Quality in Education Centre. Since then she has worked within the field of learning development, undertaking teaching and scholarly work to support students’ development of academic literacies.

Professional membership/qualifications:
• Chartered Sport & Exercise Psychologist (British Psychological Society)
• Graduate member of the British Psychological Society
• Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council

Peer reviewed publications:
McKay, J., O’Neill, D., Petrakieva, L. (in press). CAKES (Cultural Awareness & Knowledge Exchange Scheme): A holistic and inclusive approach to supporting international students. Journal of Further & Higher Education.
Kennedy, A. & McKay, J. (2011). Beyond induction: the continuing professional development needs of early-career teachers in Scotland. Professional Development in Education, 37(4), 551-569.
Finlay, I., Sheridan, M., McKay, J., & Nudzor, H. (2010). Young people on the margins: In need of more choices and more chances in twenty-first century Scotland. British Educational Research Journal, 36 (5), 851-867.
McKay, J., Wright, A., Lowry, R., Steele, K., Ryde, G., & Mutrie, N. (2009). Walking on prescription: The utility of a pedometer pack for increasing physical activity in primary care. Patient Education and Counseling, 76 (1), 71-76.
McKay, J., Anderson, A.G., Lavallee, D., & White, A. (2008). Sources of strain in track athletes. The Sport Psychologist, 22(2), 143-163.
McKay, J., Lavallee, D., Anderson, A.G., Lavallee, D., & White, A. (2006). The influence of athletic identity on cognitive appraisals and coping following underperforming among international track athletes. Kinesiologia Slovenica, 12(1), 48-62.