Welcome to the Doctoral School

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone - Pro Vice Chancellor Research & Impact

Professor John Turner - Dean of Postgraduate Research, Professor in Marine Biology

John Turner has led an internationally recognised MSc course in Marine Environmental Protection for 22 years, he held a Visiting Lectureship at the University of Mauritius, and was involved in the establishment of postgraduate training in East Africa and Mexico.  He is a regular external examiner at postgraduate taught and research levels.  He was awarded a university Teaching Fellowship in 2007 and has been the Director of Graduate Studies in Ocean Sciences since 2011, supervising both home and international students often involved in projects overseas. 

John says

‘The requirements of the doctoral student and doctoral degree are changing and we are recognising this by building a distinct organisation unifying and promoting high quality graduate education and administration across the University to create an inspiring research environment to support the development of independent researchers. We will provide activities, events, courses, and workshops, to develop personal and professional skills to complement academic and technical training at the discipline level, and show case the diversity of doctoral research to partners and the public. Our doctoral students are, after all, the future leaders of world class research and we must give them a first class experience.’