1981 - PhD Chemistry, University of Aberdeen
1976 - BSc (Hons) Chemistry, University of Aberdeen
Dr McPherson’s background is in chemistry, and in her PhD thesis, titled “Sulfur-substituted alkyl complexes of platinum and palladium”, she investigated the synthesis and properties of sulfur-substituted organoplatinum and organopalladium complexes. She has over 30 years’ experience in scientific publishing, working mainly in the physical sciences, materials sciences and engineering, and has extensive copy-editing and proofreading expertise. Dr McPherson has been an independent publishing and editorial consultant since 2002 and began working for Edanz Group as an editor in 2009.