Newly elected Executive Committee Members announced

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Results from the UKCGE Executive Committee Elections 

Newly elected Executive Committee Members announced

The Council are delighted to announce that the following colleagues have been elected to stand on the Executive Committee to serve for a term of three years from 6th July 2017 — 6th July 2020:

Dr Tina Barnes, Principal Teaching Fellow — University of Warwick

Dr Tina Barnes joined WMG, University of Warwick in 1999 following an early career in the automotive industry. She is a member of the Executive responsible for WMG’s doctorate programmes (200+ students) including one of the longest-standing UK EngD programmes, and is responsible for WMG’s doctorate programmes in Hong Kong. She supervises both doctorate and masters students, and was until 2004 a member of the committee responsible for WMG’s full-time taught MSc programme (+600 students at the time). Her main research and teaching area is international collaborations among manufacturing businesses and she teaches Research Methods to both doctorate and MSc students. 

Tina has been a member of the Executive Committee for 7 years and has been re-elected to serve for a final three year term.

Andrea Buck, Head of the Postgraduate Research Office — Swansea University

In January 2016 Andrea was appointed to lead Swansea University’s delivery of postgraduate research. Prior to this she led strategic and change management projects, namely the EPSRC-funded Bridging the Gaps, which transformed the University’s approach to interdisciplinary research

Andrea began her career working for the Agriculture & Food Research Council based at the Rothamsted Research Instituteand for many years work at UCL as Deputy Director of Corporate Communications & Development, where she oversaw a portfolio of responsibilities including alumni relations and fundraising. Immediately prior to arriving at Swansea in 2010, she was Global-Head of MBA-Direct at the Financial Times.

Andrea has a strong empathy with and commitment to the purpose and vision the Council articulates and has expressed that it is genuine privilege to work and contribute to advance its role and profile, actively contributing to create and sustain its legacy and impact and to have the opportunity to represent her University and its graduate community directly at this national level.

Andrea hopes her values, skills and approach will positively benefit the Council and its Executive.

Dr Janet de Wilde, Head of Postgraduate Professional Development — Imperial College London

Dr Janet De Wilde is Head of Postgraduate Professional Development at Imperial College Graduate School. She has 29 years of experience of working in a range of Higher Education Institutions and has worked sector wide across 4 nations. She is currently responsible for the professional development programme for 7000 postgraduates.

She liaises internationally to bring Global Professional Development programmes together. She also liaises with professional bodies and industry to ensure programme alignment with professional registered status.

Her interest is focussed on improving research culture through inclusivity and change. She hosts an Annual Roundtable Debate to facilitate national postgraduate education.

Professor Neil Ravenscroft, Director of the Brighton Doctoral College — University of Brighton

Neil Ravenscroft has been at Brighton Doctoral College since 2011, as academic lead for science and for international partnerships and, since 2016, as Director. Neil also oversees the College’s international collaborations, In Asia, Africa and the Americas.

He is a member of Brighton’s Research & Enterprise Management Team and International Planning Group. Neil, who is Professor of Land Economy, gained his PhD from the University of Reading, having also undertaken PG Study in Canada. He has since taught at Reading and Surrey and holds a visiting fellowship at Fudan University, China. Neil has secured grant funding from a number of research councils and has published extensively in European and US Journals. 

Professor Tom Stoneham, Dean of the Graduate Research School — The University of York

In 1989 Tom undertook a BA (MA) in PPE from Oriel College, Oxford, before moving to Birkbeck College, London, to do his MPhil in 1991 and PhD in 1995 (British Academy funded). He started teaching at Oxford University in 1994 as a junior lecturer and from 1996 as fellow and tutor in Philosophy at Merton College, before moving to York in 2000. He was promoted to Reader in 2004 and Professor in 2008 and from 2006–2014 was Head of Department. In January 2015, he took up a post as inaugural Dean of Graduate Research School.