Case Study

Dr Mark Richard Proctor

Academic Development Officer for Research

I am the Academic Development Officer for Research at the University of Sunderland. I work with academic and researcher developer colleagues in institutional, regional and national networks to co-ordinate, design, deliver and evaluate researcher skills development courses; as well as learning and teaching conferences.

I completed a Bsc Hons (Sandwich) Degree in Applied Biology, a PhD in Biochemistry, a Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic [teaching] Practice, and I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I began my current role in August 2008. Since I began working at Sunderland, I have led on institutional reviews of the central research student development programme on behalf of the Postgraduate Research Degrees Sub-committee and now offer a suite of courses for supporting the research degree. I have supported the career progression of research staff with the introduction of new workshops for developing their research portfolio. I have introduced new workshops for the development of supervisory pedagogies. I have organised training for people involved in quality assurance at research degree level. I have informed the strategic direction of Sunderland with the introduction of a strategic leadership programme for Readers, Professors, and REF unit leaders. I have also worked with the academic community and committees to design, host and co-ordinate conferences for up to 200 delegates.

Prior to August 2008, I worked for 17 years as a researcher in the area of Protein Engineering and I supported the development of other research students and staff throughout. I spent one year at the Public Health Laboratory Service, Salisbury. I spent nine years at the Medical Research Council, Cambridge. I spent a further seven years at Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. I also taught on undergraduate programmes at Newcastle University towards the end of this phase of my career.

Teaching and supervision

Areas of expertise

Research

Esteem Indicators

Contact

Publications:

Mark R. Proctor (2017) Researcher development supporting identity formation: novice to professional. In: 53 Ways to Enhance Researcher Development. 53 things. Frontinus.

Dr Mark R. Proctor (2017) The pedagogy of supervision in a new supervisor programme. In: 53 Ways to Enhance Researcher Development. 53 things. Frontinus.

Dr Mark R. Proctor. (2017) Who is responsible for researcher well-being? In Vitae Inclusive Researcher Development. Etc Venues, Bishopsgate Court, 4-12 Norton Folgate, London. E1 6DQ: Vitae.

Dr Mark R. Proctor, Christine Smith & Dr Melanie Petch (2016) Enabling flexible pedagogies for technology-enhanced learning: learners’ needs, examples, tools and action plans. In: Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2016. 13 September 2016, The Midland Hotel, Manchester: Vitae.

Dr Mark R. Proctor (2016) A practice sharing platform for developing the pedagogy of supervision in new supervisor development programmes. In: Vitae Researcher Development International Conference 2016. 12 September 2016, The Midland Hotel, Manchester: Vitae.

Dr Mark R. Proctor (2016) ‘Career progression and developing a research portfolio’ for Research Staff. In: Network of Expert Researcher Developers Practice Sharing and Development Symposium. 25 February 2016, Newcastle University: Network of Expert Researcher Developers.

Dr Mark R. Proctor (2016) Reflections on lining up all our ducks at Sunderland! Developing Supervisor Pedagogies. In: Vitae membership networking seminar. 16 June 2016, University of Central Lancashire: Vitae.

Dr Mark R. Proctor (2016) Towards a toolkit for creating multimedia learning opportunities in Flexible Pedagogies: using technology enhanced learning! In: North East Regional Learning and Teaching Conference 2016¿: Innovation in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. 18 March 2016, Northumbria University: North East Universities Three Rivers Consortium.

Dr Mark R. Proctor (2016) Towards a toolkit for creating multimedia learning opportunities in Flexible Pedagogies for learning in the 21st Century: using technology enhanced learning! In: Festival of Learning, University of Sunderland. 27 April 2016, University of Sunderland: University of Sunderland.

Dr Mark R. Proctor, Anna Round & Alan Tree (2013) Understanding and addressing student expectations: three perspectives & some principles for practice in the area of Learner Identity Theory. In: 2013 Learning and Enhancement Conference. 3 July 2013, University of Sunderland: University of Sunderland.

Dr Mark R. Proctor (2012) Toolkit for the design, development and evaluation of bespoke ‘Leading and Managing Research Excellence’ development programmes. [Online]. 29 November 2012.

Mark R. Proctor (2012) Developing the leadership skills of researchers in post-92 universities. In: LFHE Project Dissemination Event. 29 November 2012, Northumbria University.

Mark R. Proctor (2012) Developing strategic leaders in the post-1992 sector. Engage. (30). p.p. 8.

Mark R. Proctor (2012). Leading and managing research excellence in a post-92 university: Final Report. [Online]. Available from: https://www.lfhe.ac.uk/en/research-resources/publications-hub/index.cfm/SDP2011-13.

Mark R. Proctor (2011) Leading and managing research excellence in a post-92 university: findings. In: Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Research Conference 2011. 7 December 2011, Celtic Manor Resort near Newport in South Wales: SRHE. Available from: http://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2011/.

Mark R. Proctor (2011) Leading and managing research excellence in a post-92 university: an overview of the design phase. In: Vitae researcher development international conference 2011: realising the potential of researchers. 5 September 2011, Midland Hotel, Manchester, M60 2DS: Vitae.