Dr D. Morrison

Dr D. Morrison

Research Assistant A

Teaching & Learning Support


I am a researcher in Higher Education curriculum design and teaching. Currently I am engaged with several projects at PedRIO working with Assessing Interdisciplinary Teaching, Internationalisation of the Curriculum, and evaluating the implementation of the Curriculum Enrichment Project


(2011-2014) PhD: Educational Studies, University of Glasgow "The Underdetermination of Interdisciplinarity: theory and curriculum design in undergraduate higher education" (2010-2011) MLitt(Distinction) Medieval Scottish Studies, University of Glasgow (2007-2010) MA(First-Class): History, University of Glasgow (2003-2005) AA (Associate of Arts): Jewellery and Metalsmithing, Palomar College, California, USA (1997-1998) Certification: Microelectronics and Radar Maintenance, United States Marine Corps, Florida, USA

Research interests

My research interests cover a wide range of Higher Education topics. Foremost is developing effective interdisciplinary education, to include assessing interdisciplinary learning. I also have strong interests in assessment and feedback innovation, research methods and comparative epistemoligies in higher education research, internationalisation of the curriculum, e-learning and digital learning environments, evaluation of higher education quality, and historiography.

(submitted) David Morrison, ‘What is interdisciplinarity really, and how can we teach it in higher education’ in Teaching Higher Education (in press) Turner, R., Hurth, V., Cotton, D., Child, S., Stevens, S., Nash, P. Morrison, D., & Kneale. P. "Using a structured timetable to manage first year students’ expectations of independent study" in Matheson, R., Sutcliffe, M. & Poole, N. (eds.), Transitions: in, through and out of higher education. (2015) David Talbot, ‘Is Interdisciplinarity an Act of Borrowing?’ in Meaning and λόγος: Proceedings from the Early Professional Interdisciplinary Conference, Cambridge University Press. (2013) David Morrison, ‘What is Curriculum Mapping and how can it be applied at Glasgow University: Life Sciences and Humanities’, in Quality Assurance Agency Enhancement Themes: Developing and Supporting the Curriculum, http://www.enhancementthemes.ac.uk/docs/report/dsc-final-report--university-of-glasgow.pdf?sfvrsn=12

Reports & invited lectures

2016 Plenary Speaker "New Evidence on Interdisciplinarity: how can we teach it?" Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching: Frameworks and Practice conference, University of Sheffield

Additional information

Hobbist jeweller and second-rate juggler