Professor Rosemary Deem (Doctor of Letters)

Tuesday 15 July, 3pm

Professor Rosemary DeemPress comment

"I received my BA Hons. In Social Science in 1970 and my MPhil Sociology in 1973 from the University of Leicester. I was also Visiting Professor in the University’s School of Management from 2009 – 2012. I feel very excited to be receiving such an award."


  • Tutorial assistant in sociology University of Leicester 1972-73
  • Temporary lecturer in sociology: Loughborough University 1973-74, University of York 1974-75
  • Lecturer in sociology North Staffordshire Polytechnic 1975-79
  • Open University: lecturer in sociology of education 1980-87, sr lectr in sociology of education 1987-91, sub dean (research) Faculty of Education 1986-91
  • Lancaster University: Professor of educational research 1991 -2000, dean of social sciences 1994-97, founding director Graduate School 1998-2000
  • University of Bristol: Professor of education 2001-09
  • Royal Holloway University of London: dean Faculty of History and Social Sciences 2009-11, vice-principal (education) 2011-
  • Director ESCalate (UK learning and Teaching Support Network Education Subject Centre) 2001-04
  • Chair: Research Committee, Universities Council on the Education of Teachers 1991-93; Publications Committee, Society for Research in HE 2003-07
  • Member: HE Funding Bodies Research Assessment Panel for Education 1996, 2001 and 2008, Grants Bd ESRC 1999-2003
  • Elected member of Council of the British Educational Research Association 1993-97
  • Joint managing editor of The Sociological Review 2001-05, co-editor of Higher Education 2013-
  • Chair British Sociological Association 1986-87 and 1994-96 (treasurer 1985-86), chair of R&D Committee 2007-09
  • Vice-chair of the Society for Research into HE 2007-09, executive member of the UK Council for Graduate Education 2012-

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