Professor in Education

School of Education

University of Glasgow


Professor Ellen Boeren - School of Education - University of Glasgow

I am Professor Ellen Boeren and currently work at the University of Glasgow I obtained my PhD in Educational Sciences in May 2011 from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. I moved to Glasgow in July 2019, having spent 7 years and 2 months at the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh.

 

My research interests are situated in the field of higher/adult/lifelong education. I conduct (European) comparative research and have a special interest in survey methodology. I went through the Thomas J. Alexander fellowship with the OECD (funded by George Soros' Open Society Foundation)  and was the Edinburgh team lead on the Horizon 2020 funded project ENLIVEN - Encouraging Lifelong Learning for a Vibrant and Inclusive Europe .(see http://www.h2020enliven.org). During 2017 - 2019, I worked on an Erasmus+ project with partners in Spain, Italy and Poland. I am the sole author of 'Lifelong Learning Participation in a Changing Policy Context: an Interdisciplinary Theory' for which I won the Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Adult Education Literature. I have published multiple journal articles, book chapters and commissioned reports.


I am open to receiving Expressions of Interests from students interested in undertaking PhD research in the areas of adult and higher education, comparative education and survey research.

CONTACT DETAILS

 

Professor Ellen Boeren

Ellen[dot]Boeren[at]Glasgow[dot]ac[dot]uk