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Professorial Lecture Series 2019/20

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 2019/20.

Professor Lynne McKenna

Wednesday 6 November 2019, 6pm

'Parental Engagement'

In this lecture Professor Lynne McKenna, Dean of Faculty of Education, reflected on over 20 years of research she has gathered in the fields of Family Learning, Parental Engagement and Engaging with Fathers.

Professor Catherine Hayes

Monday 18 November 2019, 6pm

'Transformative Learning and Teaching’

In this lecture Professor Catherine Hayes, Professor of Health Professions, Pedagogy and Scholarhip, Faculty of Health, Sciences and Wellbeing, provided an insight into the responsibility and impact that transformative learning and teaching have on local, regional, national and global societies.

Professor Debs Patten

Monday 27 January 2020, 6pm

‘Developments in Anatomy teaching and learning ’

In this lecture Professor Debs Patten, Professor of Anatomy, Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing, reflected on the developments in anatomy teaching and learning during her career, and how the use of technology in clinical practice is driving the undergraduate curriculum.

Professor Amal Ali Elkordy

Monday 24 February 2020, 6pm

'How important are Pharmaceutical Formulations’

In this lecture Professor Amal Ali Elkordy, Professor of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing, discussed “The Ladder to Professorship: How important are pharmaceutical formulations.”

 

Professor Monika Foster

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Wednesday 25 March 2020, 6pm

‘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.


The lecture will take place at the Prospect Building, room 009, Sir Tom Cowie Campus, St Peter's, Sunderland, SR6 0DD.

Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm in the Prospect Building.

Professor Leaza McSorley

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Monday 27 April 2020, 6pm

'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

The lecture will take place at the Prospect Building, room 009, Sir Tom Cowie Campus, St Peter's, Sunderland, SR6 0DD.

Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm in the Prospect Building.

 

Professor Mike Collier

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Monday 11 May 2020, 6pm

‘Songs of Time and Place’

The lecture will take place at the Prospect Building, room 009, Sir Tom Cowie Campus, St Peter's, Sunderland, SR6 0DD.

Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm in the Prospect Building.

Professor Sharon McDonald

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Monday 1 June 2020, 6pm

‘When Computer Says No: from usability to cybersecurity’

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

The lecture will take place at the Prospect Building, room 009, Sir Tom Cowie Campus, St Peter's, Sunderland, SR6 0DD.

Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm in the Prospect Building.

Professor David Baglee

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Monday 29 June 2020, 6pm

'Where and how did I get here?

In this lecture, Professor David Baglee, Professor of Advanced Maintenance, Faculty of Computer Science, 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.

The lecture will take place at the Prospect Building, room 009, Sir Tom Cowie Campus, St Peter's, Sunderland, SR6 0DD.

Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm in the Prospect Building.

 

 

Professor Stephen Macdonald

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Monday 13 July 2020, 6pm

'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.

The lecture will take place at the Prospect Building, room 009, Sir Tom Cowie Campus, St Peter's, Sunderland, SR6 0DD.

Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm in the Prospect Building.