Professor Stan Taylor

Stan Taylor

Honorary Professor, School of Education, University of Durham and Honorary Life Member of the UKCGE

Stan Taylor is an Honorary Professor in the School of Education at Durham University in the UK. He has for many years specialised in doctoral supervision and has facilitated workshops for supervisors in universities in the UK, elsewhere in Europe, and the Far East.

He is an active researcher in the field and has a number of publications including (with Margaret Kiley and Robin Humphrey) A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors (Routledge, 2018) and (with Margaret Kiley and Karri. A. Holley (Eds.) The Making of Doctoral Supervisors (Routledge 2021).

In 2016, he was co-opted to the UKCGE’s Executive Committee to oversee the creation of the Research Supervisors Network of which he is currently the chair. In 2018–2019, he authored the Good Supervisory Practice Framework on behalf of the UKCGE and led on the development of the Supervisor Recognition scheme which was introduced in 2020.

Recently he has co-authored a number of guides for the UKCGE, including (with Swapna Kumar and Vijay Kumar) A Guide to On-line Supervision (2020) and (with Robin Humphrey) A Guide for Research Supervisors in Organisations Outside Higher Education (2021).

His current project is a collaboration with Vijay Kumar and Sharon Sharmini on an edited volume entitled Doctoral Examination: Exploring Practice Across the Globe’. This is a study of how the doctorate is examined in 20 countries and will be published by Routledge in 2023.

Stan is an Honorary Life Member of the UK Council for Graduate Education and an Honorary Member of the Association of Professionals in Doctoral Education. He is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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