Dr Anna McGregor

  • Lecturer (Ecology & Environmental Change)

telephone: 01413304775
email: Anna.Mcgregor@glasgow.ac.uk

513 Graham Kerr Building, Glasgow, G12 8qq

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8910-6490

Research interests

My research background focuses on the use of sound in marine mammals and the potential for anthropogenic noise to cause physiologically relevant disturbance. More recently, my work has included studying the effects of noise on other animals as well as those in freshwater environments, and the use of acoustics to monitor cryptic animals in a number of habitats.

Publications

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2023

McCaughey, L. , Hamilton, L., MacIver, K., Aitken, R. and Mcgregor, A. (2023) Evaluating Skills Attainment and Competency to Support Student Confidence and Awareness: Scaffolding a VLE-based Skills Tracker in Life Science Undergraduate Degrees. 16th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 13 Apr 2023. (Accepted for Publication)

2022

McGregor, A. et al. (2022) FindAScienceBerth: Connecting Underrepresented Groups in Marine Science With Available Berths on Scientific Research Vessels. NERC Diversity and Inclusion Knowledge Exchange Virtual Event, 21 Nov 2022. (Unpublished)

Hendry, K. R. et al. (2022) FindAScienceBerth: Connecting Underrepresented Groups in Marine Science with Available Berths on Scientific Research Vessels. Challenger 150: Challenger Society Conference, London, UK, 5-8 Sept 2022. (Unpublished)

McGregor, A. et al. (2022) Perceptions of Marine Science as a Field-based Discipline: Highlighting Digital Twinning of the Oceans as a Complementary and More Inclusive Pathway into a Career in the Marine Sciences. Challenger 150: The Challenger Society Conference, London, UK, 5-8 September 2022. (Unpublished)

McGregor, A. , Damerell, G., Woolf, D. and Rabe, B. (2022) Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity and Accessibility Panel Discussion. Challenger 150: Challenger Society Conference, London, UK, 5-8 Sept 2022. (Unpublished)

McGregor, A. , Fisher, B., Baker, C., Robinson, C., Damerell, G., Lizska, C., Simmonds, N., Fielding, S. and Muschitiello, P. (2022) Building Towards Inclusivity and Diversity in Marine Science: Awareness of Digital Twinning in Marine Scientists of the Future. National Oceangraphy Centre Annual Meeting, Southampton, UK, 22-23 June 2022. (Unpublished)

Mcgregor, A. , Fisher, B., Baker, C., Robinson, C., Damerell, G., Liszka, C., Simmonds, N., Fielding, S. and Muschitiello, P. (2022) Is First-Hand Fieldwork Still the Best Way into a Career in Marine Sciences? Highlighting Digital Twinning of the Oceans as a Complementary and More Inclusive Pathway into a Career in the Marine Sciences. European Geophysical Union Annual Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-27 May 2022. (Unpublished)

McGregor, A. , Prior-Jones, M. and Dussaillant, I. (2022) EGU Town Hall: Overcoming Barriers Towards Inclusivity in the Field Sciences. European Geophysical Union General Assemby, Vienna, Austria, 23-27 May 2022.

Baker, C., McGregor, A. , Fisher, B., Robinson, C., Damerell, G., Lizska, C., Simmonds, N., Fielding, S. and Muschitiello, P. (2022) Digital Twinning: An Opportunity to Improve Diversity and Inclusivity in Marine Science. International Digital Twins of the Oceans Summit, London, UK, 4-5 May 2022. (Unpublished)

McGregor, A. , Baker, C., Fisher, B., Robinson, C., Damerell, G., Lizska, C., Simmonds, N., Fielding, S. and Muschitiello, P. (2022) Evaluating Perceptions of Job Roles in Marine Research and Raising Awareness of Digital Twinning of the Oceans to Promote Diversity and Inclusivity in the Marine Sciences. Defra Digital Twins of the Oceans Roundtable, London, UK, 31 March 2022. (Unpublished)

McGregor, A. , Sherry, L. , Price, K. , Le Vin, A. , Stubbs, F., Boguslawska, Z. and Connor, K. (2022) LinkedIn to Get In: Increasing student awareness and confidence in professional networking through embedding LinkedIn into undergraduate bioscience course. 15th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 29 Mar 2022.

Zainudden, D. A., Broom, M., Nousek-Mcgregor, A. , Stubbs, F. and Veitch, N. (2022) Embedding 21st century employability into assessment and feedback practice through a student-staff partnership. Access Microbiology, 4(3), 000329. (doi: 10.1099/acmi.0.000329)

Mcgregor, A. (2022) Marine and Freshwater Biology at the University of Glasgow: combining exceptional opportunities for experience with an unbeatable sense of community. Marine Biologist, 21, pp. 32-33.

2021

McGregor, A. , Dwyer, T. and Caribe de Rocha, T. (2021) Assessing for Employability – Supporting a Better Alignment of Practical Skills and Assessment Methods for 21st Century Graduates. 11th Enhancing Fieldwork Learning Showcase, 08-09 Sep 2021. (Unpublished)

Wu, C.‐Y., Nowacek, D. P., Nousek‐McGregor, A. E. , McGregor, R. and Howle, L. E. (2021) Computational fluid dynamics of flow regime and hydrodynamic forces generated by a gliding North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis). Marine Mammal Science, 37(3), pp. 826-842. (doi: 10.1111/mms.12798)

Barnett, R., McGregor, A. and White, S. (2021) Exploring Phenological Asynchrony Between Avian Diversity and Vegetation in Temperate Deciduous Forests Through Bioacoustic Monitoring and Camera Trapping. Ecoacoustics Congress, 23-25 Jun 2021. (Unpublished)

Veitch, N. , Mcgregor, A. , Stubbs, F., Broom, M. and Zainudden, D. (2021) Embedding 21st Century Employability into Assessment and Feedback Practice through a Student-Staff Partnership. Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2021, 26-30 April 2021.

2019

Wu, C.-Y., Howle, L., McGregor, A. , McGregor, R. and Nowacek, D. (2019) Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of Gliding North Atlantic Right Whale Models with Variable Body Shapes. World Marine Mammal Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 9-12 Dec 2019.

Allen, L., Reeve, R. , Nousek-McGregor, A. , Villacampa, J. and MacLeod, R. (2019) Are orchid bees useful indicators of the impacts of human disturbance? Ecological Indicators, 103, pp. 745-755. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.02.046)

van der Hoop, J.M., Nousek-McGregor, A.E. , Nowacek, D.P., Parks, S.E., Tyack, P. and Madsen, P.T. (2019) Foraging rates of ram‐filtering North Atlantic right whales. Functional Ecology, 33(7), pp. 1290-1306. (doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.13357)

Nousek-Mcgregor, A. , Veitch, N. , Zainudden, D. A. and Broom, M. (2019) Embedding 21st century employability into assessment and feedback practice through a student-staff partnership. Change Agents Network, Milton Keynes, UK, 29-30 May 2019.

McGregor, A. , Caribe de Rocha, T. and Dwyer, T. (2019) Embedding Employability into Assessment While Also Exploring Alternative Assessment Methods. 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Apr 2019.

2018

McGregor, A. , Llewellyn, M. and Spatharis, S. (2018) Research 'Mini-projects': The Importance of Student-led, Peer-supported Research in Gaining Experience and Confidence Prior to Final-year Honours Projects. British Ecological Society Learning and Teaching Symposium, Birmingham, UK, 2018.

2017

McGregor, A. (2017) Using Student-created Digital Content to Develop Critical Analysis Skills and Enhance Employability. MVLS Visualisation in Science Annual Conference, Glasgow, 2017.

2016

Nousek-McGregor, A. E. and Mei, F. (2016) Does noise from shipping and boat traffic affect predator vigilance in the European common hermit crab? In: Popper, A. N. and Hawkins, A. (eds.) The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II. Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (875). Springer New York, pp. 767-774. ISBN 9781493929801 (doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_94)

2015

Le Vin, A. , Nousek-McGregor, A. E. , Paterson, V., Welsh, M. and Spatharis, S. (2015) Extending Constructive Alignment To Work-Based Learning To Ease Transitions: Do students Perceive the Use of Assessment as an Effective Method of Preparing for their Careers? In: 2nd International Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education 2015, Glasgow, UK, 9-11 Jun 2015, (Unpublished)

McGregor, A. (2015) Teaching Critical Analysis through Active Learning: Use of Videos to Improve Critical Reflection on Zoological Research and Develop Transferable Skills. Enhancing Fieldwork Learning Annual Conference, London, 2015.

2014

Nousek-McGregor, A. and Wright, H. (2014) The Effects of Recreational Boating on the Underwater Soundscape of Loch Lomond, Scotland. Ecology and Acoustics: Emergent Properties from Communities to Landscapes, Paris, France, 16-18 Jun 2014.

Nousek-McGregor, A.E. , Miller, C.A., Moore, M.J. and Nowacek, D.P. (2014) Effects of body condition on buoyancy in endangered North Atlantic right whales. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 87(1), pp. 160-171. (doi: 10.1086/671811)

2013

Nousek-McGregor, A. (2013) Facilitating Feedback on Filter-feeders: Integrating Technology to Improve Individual Feedback on Dichotomous Identification Keys. 6th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 19 Apr 2013.

2010

Brown, J.C., Smaragdis, P. and Nousek-McGregor, A.E. (2010) Automatic identification of individual killer whales. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128(3), EL93. (doi: 10.1121/1.3462232)

2006

Nousek, A.E. , Slater, P.J.B., Wang, C. and Miller, P.J.O. (2006) The influence of social affiliation on individual vocal signatures of northern resident killer whales (Orcinus orca). Biology Letters, 2(4), pp. 481-484. (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2006.0517)

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Number of items: 32.

Articles

Zainudden, D. A., Broom, M., Nousek-Mcgregor, A. , Stubbs, F. and Veitch, N. (2022) Embedding 21st century employability into assessment and feedback practice through a student-staff partnership. Access Microbiology, 4(3), 000329. (doi: 10.1099/acmi.0.000329)

Mcgregor, A. (2022) Marine and Freshwater Biology at the University of Glasgow: combining exceptional opportunities for experience with an unbeatable sense of community. Marine Biologist, 21, pp. 32-33.

Wu, C.‐Y., Nowacek, D. P., Nousek‐McGregor, A. E. , McGregor, R. and Howle, L. E. (2021) Computational fluid dynamics of flow regime and hydrodynamic forces generated by a gliding North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis). Marine Mammal Science, 37(3), pp. 826-842. (doi: 10.1111/mms.12798)

Allen, L., Reeve, R. , Nousek-McGregor, A. , Villacampa, J. and MacLeod, R. (2019) Are orchid bees useful indicators of the impacts of human disturbance? Ecological Indicators, 103, pp. 745-755. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.02.046)

van der Hoop, J.M., Nousek-McGregor, A.E. , Nowacek, D.P., Parks, S.E., Tyack, P. and Madsen, P.T. (2019) Foraging rates of ram‐filtering North Atlantic right whales. Functional Ecology, 33(7), pp. 1290-1306. (doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.13357)

Nousek-McGregor, A.E. , Miller, C.A., Moore, M.J. and Nowacek, D.P. (2014) Effects of body condition on buoyancy in endangered North Atlantic right whales. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 87(1), pp. 160-171. (doi: 10.1086/671811)

Brown, J.C., Smaragdis, P. and Nousek-McGregor, A.E. (2010) Automatic identification of individual killer whales. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128(3), EL93. (doi: 10.1121/1.3462232)

Nousek, A.E. , Slater, P.J.B., Wang, C. and Miller, P.J.O. (2006) The influence of social affiliation on individual vocal signatures of northern resident killer whales (Orcinus orca). Biology Letters, 2(4), pp. 481-484. (doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2006.0517)

Book Sections

Nousek-McGregor, A. E. and Mei, F. (2016) Does noise from shipping and boat traffic affect predator vigilance in the European common hermit crab? In: Popper, A. N. and Hawkins, A. (eds.) The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II. Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (875). Springer New York, pp. 767-774. ISBN 9781493929801 (doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_94)

Conference or Workshop Item

McCaughey, L. , Hamilton, L., MacIver, K., Aitken, R. and Mcgregor, A. (2023) Evaluating Skills Attainment and Competency to Support Student Confidence and Awareness: Scaffolding a VLE-based Skills Tracker in Life Science Undergraduate Degrees. 16th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 13 Apr 2023. (Accepted for Publication)

McGregor, A. et al. (2022) FindAScienceBerth: Connecting Underrepresented Groups in Marine Science With Available Berths on Scientific Research Vessels. NERC Diversity and Inclusion Knowledge Exchange Virtual Event, 21 Nov 2022. (Unpublished)

Hendry, K. R. et al. (2022) FindAScienceBerth: Connecting Underrepresented Groups in Marine Science with Available Berths on Scientific Research Vessels. Challenger 150: Challenger Society Conference, London, UK, 5-8 Sept 2022. (Unpublished)

McGregor, A. et al. (2022) Perceptions of Marine Science as a Field-based Discipline: Highlighting Digital Twinning of the Oceans as a Complementary and More Inclusive Pathway into a Career in the Marine Sciences. Challenger 150: The Challenger Society Conference, London, UK, 5-8 September 2022. (Unpublished)

McGregor, A. , Damerell, G., Woolf, D. and Rabe, B. (2022) Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity and Accessibility Panel Discussion. Challenger 150: Challenger Society Conference, London, UK, 5-8 Sept 2022. (Unpublished)

McGregor, A. , Fisher, B., Baker, C., Robinson, C., Damerell, G., Lizska, C., Simmonds, N., Fielding, S. and Muschitiello, P. (2022) Building Towards Inclusivity and Diversity in Marine Science: Awareness of Digital Twinning in Marine Scientists of the Future. National Oceangraphy Centre Annual Meeting, Southampton, UK, 22-23 June 2022. (Unpublished)

Mcgregor, A. , Fisher, B., Baker, C., Robinson, C., Damerell, G., Liszka, C., Simmonds, N., Fielding, S. and Muschitiello, P. (2022) Is First-Hand Fieldwork Still the Best Way into a Career in Marine Sciences? Highlighting Digital Twinning of the Oceans as a Complementary and More Inclusive Pathway into a Career in the Marine Sciences. European Geophysical Union Annual Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23-27 May 2022. (Unpublished)

McGregor, A. , Prior-Jones, M. and Dussaillant, I. (2022) EGU Town Hall: Overcoming Barriers Towards Inclusivity in the Field Sciences. European Geophysical Union General Assemby, Vienna, Austria, 23-27 May 2022.

Baker, C., McGregor, A. , Fisher, B., Robinson, C., Damerell, G., Lizska, C., Simmonds, N., Fielding, S. and Muschitiello, P. (2022) Digital Twinning: An Opportunity to Improve Diversity and Inclusivity in Marine Science. International Digital Twins of the Oceans Summit, London, UK, 4-5 May 2022. (Unpublished)

McGregor, A. , Baker, C., Fisher, B., Robinson, C., Damerell, G., Lizska, C., Simmonds, N., Fielding, S. and Muschitiello, P. (2022) Evaluating Perceptions of Job Roles in Marine Research and Raising Awareness of Digital Twinning of the Oceans to Promote Diversity and Inclusivity in the Marine Sciences. Defra Digital Twins of the Oceans Roundtable, London, UK, 31 March 2022. (Unpublished)

McGregor, A. , Sherry, L. , Price, K. , Le Vin, A. , Stubbs, F., Boguslawska, Z. and Connor, K. (2022) LinkedIn to Get In: Increasing student awareness and confidence in professional networking through embedding LinkedIn into undergraduate bioscience course. 15th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 29 Mar 2022.

McGregor, A. , Dwyer, T. and Caribe de Rocha, T. (2021) Assessing for Employability – Supporting a Better Alignment of Practical Skills and Assessment Methods for 21st Century Graduates. 11th Enhancing Fieldwork Learning Showcase, 08-09 Sep 2021. (Unpublished)

Barnett, R., McGregor, A. and White, S. (2021) Exploring Phenological Asynchrony Between Avian Diversity and Vegetation in Temperate Deciduous Forests Through Bioacoustic Monitoring and Camera Trapping. Ecoacoustics Congress, 23-25 Jun 2021. (Unpublished)

Veitch, N. , Mcgregor, A. , Stubbs, F., Broom, M. and Zainudden, D. (2021) Embedding 21st Century Employability into Assessment and Feedback Practice through a Student-Staff Partnership. Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2021, 26-30 April 2021.

Wu, C.-Y., Howle, L., McGregor, A. , McGregor, R. and Nowacek, D. (2019) Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of Gliding North Atlantic Right Whale Models with Variable Body Shapes. World Marine Mammal Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 9-12 Dec 2019.

Nousek-Mcgregor, A. , Veitch, N. , Zainudden, D. A. and Broom, M. (2019) Embedding 21st century employability into assessment and feedback practice through a student-staff partnership. Change Agents Network, Milton Keynes, UK, 29-30 May 2019.

McGregor, A. , Caribe de Rocha, T. and Dwyer, T. (2019) Embedding Employability into Assessment While Also Exploring Alternative Assessment Methods. 12th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Apr 2019.

McGregor, A. , Llewellyn, M. and Spatharis, S. (2018) Research 'Mini-projects': The Importance of Student-led, Peer-supported Research in Gaining Experience and Confidence Prior to Final-year Honours Projects. British Ecological Society Learning and Teaching Symposium, Birmingham, UK, 2018.

McGregor, A. (2017) Using Student-created Digital Content to Develop Critical Analysis Skills and Enhance Employability. MVLS Visualisation in Science Annual Conference, Glasgow, 2017.

McGregor, A. (2015) Teaching Critical Analysis through Active Learning: Use of Videos to Improve Critical Reflection on Zoological Research and Develop Transferable Skills. Enhancing Fieldwork Learning Annual Conference, London, 2015.

Nousek-McGregor, A. and Wright, H. (2014) The Effects of Recreational Boating on the Underwater Soundscape of Loch Lomond, Scotland. Ecology and Acoustics: Emergent Properties from Communities to Landscapes, Paris, France, 16-18 Jun 2014.

Nousek-McGregor, A. (2013) Facilitating Feedback on Filter-feeders: Integrating Technology to Improve Individual Feedback on Dichotomous Identification Keys. 6th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 19 Apr 2013.

Conference Proceedings

Le Vin, A. , Nousek-McGregor, A. E. , Paterson, V., Welsh, M. and Spatharis, S. (2015) Extending Constructive Alignment To Work-Based Learning To Ease Transitions: Do students Perceive the Use of Assessment as an Effective Method of Preparing for their Careers? In: 2nd International Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education 2015, Glasgow, UK, 9-11 Jun 2015, (Unpublished)

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Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • An inter-disciplinary approach to performing a habitat suitability analysis for native oysters in the Clyde
    Natural Environment Research Council
    2022 - 2022
     
  • 'FindAScienceBerth': connecting underrepresented groups in marine science with available berths on scientific research vessels
    Natural Environment Research Council
    2021 - 2022
     
  • Evaluating perceptions of job roles in marine research and raising awareness of digital twinning of the oceans to promote diversity and inclusivity in the marine sciences
    Natural Environment Research Council
    2021 - 2022
     
  • Voices in the reeds: use of passive acoustic monitoring for detecting presence and critical habitat size of cryptic waterbirds
    Glasgow Natural History Society
    2014 - 2014
     

Teaching

My teaching interests are centred around the use of learning technologies to improve student engagement and feedback both in the classroom, laboratory and the field. I am particularly interested in applying the use of mobile devices to specific issues in current academic practice, such as improving practical experiences for increasing class sizes and enhancing accessibility for a wider range of students.

- Adviser of Studies
- Course Coordinator
     Level 3 - Marine & Freshwater Ecosystems
- Deputy Course Coordinator
     Level 2 - Ecology & Conservation, Level 2 Evolutionary Biology
- Lecturer
     Level 4 - Marine Mammal Biology
     Level 3 - Zoology/Marine & Freshwater Biology (Core Skills, Experimental Design, Vertebrate Biology, Animal
                     Physiology, Marine & Freshwater Ecosystems modules)
     Level 2 - Ecology & Conservation

 http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7CwCr1UAAAAJ

Previous Student Research Projects

2013-2014 – Honours
Ruth Abernethy. The effect of sea temperature, sediment type and depth on the spatial variation of minke whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata sightings off the Isle of Mull, Scotland.
Nikke Kangasmaa. Does boat noise affect foraging differently in shore crabs from two habitat types?
Jennifer Newton. Marine mammal monitoring with passive acoustics and visual surveys in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland.

2013-2014 – MRes
James David Baird. Can we predict size of the invasive bullhead, Cottus gobio, using passive acoustic techniques?
Abhijit Kumar Nageshkumar. Evaluation of stress levels in captive California sea lions under exposure to high noise levels.

Summer 2013
Honor Wright. Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship. Underwater biological sounds of Loch Lomond.
Mariana Soares Fogo. Science Without Borders (CAPES). Assessment of the marine mammal nocturnal activity in Millport, UK.

2012-2013 - Honours
James Stewart Caldwell. Potential impact of freshwater fish farms on important Scottish freshwater organisms.
James Cusiter. Investigating captive California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) response to vehicle noise.
Alan Fleming. The use of strip-transect surveying from a platform of opportunity to assess changing seabird density in the Firth of Clyde.
Francesca Tee. Shipping noise causes predator vigilance deficits in the common European marine hermit crab (Pagurus bernhardus).

Research datasets

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Number of items: 2.

2019

van der Hoop, J., Nousek-McGregor, A. , Parks, D., Tyack, S. and Madsen, P. (2019) Foraging rates of ram-filtering North Atlantic right whales. [Data Collection]

2018

Allen, L., Reeve, R. , Mcgregor, A., Villacampa, J. and MacLeod, R. (2018) Are orchid bees useful indicators of the impacts of human disturbance? [Data Collection]

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Additional information

Prizes, Awards and Distinctions

  • 2013: Carnegie Trust - Vacation Scholarship for Undergraduates, GBP 1120
  • 2013: Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life Travel Grant, GBP 840
  • 2012: Higher Education Academy - Enhancing student engagement in identification activities with immediate feedback through a tablet PC application, Teaching Development Grant, 2012-2013, GBP 6835
  • 2010: Society for Experimental Biology - Best Student Poster
  • 2005: Society for Marine Mammalogy - Runner-Up for Best Pre-Doctoral Poster

Research Fellowship

  • 2009 - 2010: Duke Marine Laboratory - Student Fellowship
  • 2005 - 2009: Florida State University Oceanography Department - Graduate Fellowship