UTS Emeritus Prof. David Boud, the internationally leading researcher on learning in higher education, has joined the Researcher Professional Learning Analytics project as PhD co-supervisor to Yuveena Gopalan
David Boud is Emeritus Professor at UTS. He has been involved in research and teaching development in adult, higher and professional education for over 40 years and has contributed extensively to the literature. He is one of the highest cited researchers in the world in the field of higher education with a current h-index of 95. Previously he held the positions of Dean of the University Graduate School, Head of the School of Adult and Language Education and Associate Dean (Research and Development) in the Faculty of Education. Prior to his appointment at UTS he was Professor and Foundation Director of the Professional Development Centre at the University of New South Wales. Currently, he is also Alfred Deakin Professor and Foundation Director of the Centre for Research on Assessment and Digital Learning at Deakin University, Melbourne, and Professor of Work and Learning at Middlesex University, London.
So we’re delighted that he’s joining Simon Buckingham Shum as PhD co-supervisor for one of our newest doctoral researchers, Yuveena Gopalan. Yuveena’s PhD is tackling the challenge of designing Researcher Professional Learning Analytics — that is, the use of data-informed tools to help researchers develop their careers. This is a particular instance of the challenge of developing practical tools that can support professional/workplace learning, in contrast to students enrolled in formal course-based learning. Prof. Boud’s understanding of reflective learning in professional practice has much to offer in this regard.