Karen Clegg is Head of the Research Excellence Training Team at the University of York, UK and leads the University’s support and training provision for postgraduate research students, research staff and doctoral supervisors. With over 25 years experience supporting learning, teaching assessment and research Karen’s background and publication record are in innovative assessment, teaching and learning and latterly, doctoral education. An elected member of the UK Council for Graduate Education (2020 – 2023) Karen contributes to national and international debate about doctoral practice and research culture and works closely with Vitae, the UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE), the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) and the Russell Group. Karen instigated and led, with the UKCGE, the UK Supervision Survey sponsored by the Wellcome Trust and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Karen is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a trained coach and an experienced conference speaker.