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Professorial Lecture Series 2020/21

Celebrating and sharing the expertise and achievements of our new and established Professors.

These lectures showcase the breadth and quality of the research being conducted at the University.

Professorial lectures for the academic year 2020/21.

‘Globalisation in the Times of Disruption: Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Education’

In this lecture Professor Monika Foster, Head of School, Business and Management, Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism, will examine the latest developments in globalisation and the impact of disruption, whilst arguing that it could be embraced as an opportunity, with examples from the globalised higher education.

Date and venue to be confirmed.

'Inequality, Well-Being and (Inclusive) Productivity Growth’

In this lecture Professor Leaza McSorley, Professor of Enterprise, Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism will share insights from her professional experiences of 21 years working in regional economic development

Date and venue to be confirmed.

‘Songs of Time and Place’

Date and venue to be confirmed.

‘When Computer Says No: from usability to cybersecurity’

In this lecture, Professor Sharon McDonald, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Faculty of Technology, will reflect on the system-based and user-based factors that affect our ability to use software systems effectively.

Date and venue to be confirmed.


'Where and how did I get here?

In this lecture, Professor David Baglee, Professor of Advanced Maintenance and Head of School of Engineering, Faculty of Technology, will introduce a snapshot of his career and will discuss how technology has changed during these years to support 'smarter' maintenance management utilising industry 4 tools and techniques.

Date and venue to be confirmed.

'From Disorder to Diverse'

In this lecture, Professor Stephen Macdonald, Professor of Social Science, Faculty of Education and Society, will reflect upon the professional experiences that have enabled him to progress to Professorship. The talk will illustrate the importance of defining 'disability' from a barrier-based approach.

Date and venue to be confirmed.