New Trustees Appointed

We are pleased to announce the election of three new Trustees to our Executive Committee, agreed at the AGM on March 24th 2023. 

We welcomed Dr Janet Carton and Elizabeth Halton, along with Dr Tina Ramkalawan, who previously served as a co-opted member of the Committee, but who has now been elected as a Trustee.

Amongst her aims, Dr Janet Carton, who is Head of Graduate Studies and Research Strategy at University College Dublin, mentioned building trust, setting standards and strengthening and representing the sector. A large part of my role is the identification of excellent practices in doctoral research internationally and I have always engaged stakeholders in the development and implementation of new initiatives that arise from this work,” she said.

Elizabeth Halton, who is Director of both the Doctoral School and Early Career Research Staff at University College London, commented: I have a strong track record in enabling collective leadership, supporting professional development and mentoring, innovating new ways of working which are responsive to the needs of the modern researcher, and generally improving Research Culture. I believe my experience and passion for these activities are conducive with UKCGE’s strategic plan”.

Dr Tina Ramkalawan, Director of the Graduate School and Reader at Brunel University London, brings a wealth of experience, having worked in the education sector for 25 years. UK postgraduate education faces challenges of identity and purpose, funding and recruitment, inclusivity and culture, amongst others,” she said. The multiplicity of organisations within HE is central to the informed debate needed for sustainable change alongside continued excellence. The breadth of perspectives amongst the Council’s membership places it in a unique position to lead this debate.”

See our Board of Trustees »