The Postgraduate Research Landscape in Europe: Trends and Drivers
The Sir Bob Burgess Memorial Lecture — being held for the first time as a stand alone session — is an annual lecture which provides a broad overview of issues affecting postgraduate education.
This year the lecture is being presented by Prof Barbara Dooley, Deputy President of University College Dublin and a member of the European Universities Association – Council for Doctoral Education. Barbara’s presentation will examine ‘The Postgraduate Research Landscape in Europe: Trends and Drivers’. The session will be chaired by Professor Rosemary Deem OBE.
Remembering Sir Bob Burgess
Sir Robert Burgess (known as Bob) was the founding Chair of UKCGE. A sociologist, he received his BA from the University of Durham in 1971 and his PhD from the University of Warwick in 1981. Following his PhD, Bob remained at Warwick as a sociology lecturer, being appointed Professor in 1987 and Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor in 1995. In 1999, Bob was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester until his retirement in 2014. Following his death in 2022, this lecture series was set up to celebrate Bob’s contribution to both the UK Council for Graduate Education and the postgraduate education community in general.
Speaker & Chair
Professor Barbara DooleyActing Registrar, Deputy President & VP Academic Affairs | University College Dublin
- Thu 9 Nov, 17.15
- The Postgraduate Research Landscape in Europe: Trends and Drivers
Barbara Dooley, is Acting Registrar and Deputy President at University College Dublin. She is a Professor of Psychology, an active researcher and supervisor. She was Director of Research for Headstrong (now Jigsaw) — The National Centre for Youth Mental Health from 2008–2015. Her field of research is on the application of psychological theory and methodology to a range of priority mental health areas such risk and protective factors in youth mental health, body-image research, alcohol and eating disorders. She was the Principal Investigator for My World Survey 1 (2012) and My World Survey 2 (2019) http://www.myworldsurvey.ie/. The My World Surveys are a collaboration between the UCD School of Psychology and Jigsaw, studying risk and protective factors in young people aged 12–25 years old. The combined sample for My World Survey 1 and My World Survey 2 exceeds 34,000. She co-founded the UCD Youth Mental Health Lab with colleagues in 2013. She is a member of the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention Evaluation Advisory Group, Vice-President International Association for Youth Mental Health and steering group member of the European Universities Association – Council for Doctoral Education.
Professor Rosemary Deem OBEEmérita Professor of Higher Education Management | Royal Holloway, University of London
- Session Chair