HERDSA, SA Seminar: Doctoral education: policy, diversity and experience

Professor Alistair McCulloch

Head: Research education, Teaching Innovation Unit, UniSA

Wednesday 26 July 9.30 – 12.00

Adelaide University, in the Ingkarni Wardli building, Level 7 conference room

Map: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/campuses/mapscurrent/north_terrace.pdf


The seminar will explore the changes that have taken place in doctoral education over the last quarter of a century, and the implications of these developments for students, for supervisors, and for supervisor professional development.

Prof Alistair McCulloch, Head of Research Education in the University of South Australia’s Teaching Innovation Unit and Chair of the Quality in Postgraduate Research conference since 2012, has 30 years’ experience in the area of doctoral education in Scotland, England and now Australia. A political scientist by trade, his research focuses on the changing nature of research degrees, the changing policy context for research degrees and the changing experience of both doctoral students and their supervisors.  Over the last few years he has published on widening participation and doctoral education, metaphors and the PhD, the possibility of excellence in research degree supervision, whether supervisor development works, and the choices made students on the way to entering a research degree.

Please register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KGJHDWD

For further information please contact helen.benzie@unisa.edu.au or benjamin.mccann@adelaide.edu.au

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