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Durham University

DCAD: English Language Support

Current Staff Information

Dr Eleanor Loughlin

Academic Skills Programme Manager in the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD)

(email at

As the Academic Skills Programme Manager, Eleanor works with academic departments, colleges and support services to provide a seamless study skills support service responsive to the needs of a diverse student community.


Authored book

Chapter in book

  • Tan, E. & Loughlin, E. (2014). Using ‘formally’ informal blogs to create learning communities for students on a teaching and learning programme: peer mentoring and reflective spaces. In Online Tutor 2.0: Methodologies and case studies for successful learning. Peñalvo, F.J.G & Pardo, A.M.S Information Science Reference. 163-75.
  • Loughlin, E. (2004). Grasping the Bull by the Horns: Minoan Bull Sports. In Games and Festivals in Classical Antiquity, Proceedings of the Conference held in Edinburgh July 10-12, 2000. Bell, S. & Davies, G. British Archaeological Reports Oxford Ltd. 1-8.
  • Loughlin, E. (2004). The Calf in Minoan Art and Society. In PECUS - Man and Animal in Antiquity, Proceedings of the Conference at the Swedish Institute in Rome, September 9-12, 2002. Santillo Frizell, B. 187-93.
  • Barber, R.N.L., Loughlin, E. & Morton, J. (1997). Rhodes island, Kastellórizo, Kárpathos, Kásos and Khalkí. In Rhodes and the Dodecanese. Blue Guides.

Journal Article

  • Heading, D. & Loughlin, E. (2018). Lonergan's insight and threshold concepts: students in the liminal space. Teaching in Higher Education 23(6): 657-67.
  • Tan, E.R., Murray, M.R. & Loughlin, E. (2018). Who’s asking? An alternative methodology for engaging students in evaluation exercises. Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal No. 2(No.2): 29-46.
  • Loughlin, E. (2002). The Bovine Mother; Bronze Age Images of the Cow from Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean. Journal of Indo-European Studies 30(Spring/Summer): 41-78.
  • Loughlin, E. (2000). The Gambolling Calf in Bronze Age Crete. Cosmos, Journal of the Traditional Cosmology Society 16: 89-101.

Other (Digital/Visual Media)


  • Tan, E. Loughlin, E. & Joyce-Gibbons, A (2017), Developing student-led research: customer, consumer, colleague, collaborator, The 17th Biennial EARLI Conference. Tampere, Finland