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Professor Kathleen M. Quinlan

Since 1996, Prof. Quinlan, Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Kent, has contributed to higher education research and practice through academic and leadership positions in the US, Australia and England.
University of Kent
Job Title
Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education

Kathleen is particularly known for research on supporting students’ holistic development in higher education and discipline-specificity in learning, teaching, and educational development. She has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, two books, and 11 book chapters. She recently co-edited, with Dr Edd Pitt, a special issue of Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice on signature assessment and feedback.

In the past 10 years, she has been PI on grants from the Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes, the Royal Academy of Engineering HE STEM Programme, the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, and her own university, as well as Co-I on projects funded by Advance HE and the Higher Education Careers Services Unit. During that time, she has given 38 invited talks, including 10 keynotes.

She also has experience as a project lead and evaluator on more than twenty contract research projects in the US ranging from the equivalent of £35,000 to more than £170,000.