Professor in Adult 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 am 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). In October 2017, I will start working on a new Erasmus+ project with partners in Spain, Italy and Poland. I have served as Chair of SCUTREA (see http://www.scutrea.ac.uk) for the previous three years and will continue my role in office as the Treasurer. I am the sole author of 'Lifelong Learning Participation in a Changing Policy Context: an Interdisciplinary Theory' and have published multiple journal articles, book chapters and commissioned reports.

 

I am currently the Programme Director of the School's MSc in Educational Research. Students interested in this programme can find more information HERE. I am Course Organiser for Comparative Analysis in Education, and Designing Educational Research. Both courses are taught at postgraduate level.


I am also interested in 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