Prof Sinclair Goodlad
Position: Other Academic Staff
Category: Other Academic Staff
Research Group: Unattached
Phone: +44 (0)207 59
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Electrical and Electronic Engineering
South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ
Summary of Personal Activities:
Sinclair Goodlad, who is emeritus professor of sociology of higher education, was from 1992 until his retirement Director of the Humanities Programme at Imperial College London.
His principal work for Imperial College now is to run workshops on technical presentation for the Graduate School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (GSEPS) and for the Centre for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Details of his CPD offerings may be seen on www.imperial.ac.uk/cpd/spktech.htm
Sinclair Goodlad studied English Literature at King’s College, Cambridge, and did his PhD in Sociology at the London School of Economics. He has taught at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and has been visiting associate at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley.
He is a Fellow of the Society for Research into Higher Education. For seven years, he was editor of the journal Studies in Higher Education. He has written and/or edited 17 books on education (on theories and methods of higher education, service learning, and student tutoring).
In the early 1980s, he was founding secretary of the Higher Education Foundation (that continued the work of the earlier University Teachers’ Group), and later founding Secretary of the Voluntary Sector Consultative Council – a ‘quango’ (a state-funded, quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation) that represented the interests of the English Church Colleges of Higher Education in their dealings with the (then) UK Department of Education and Science (DES) and the National Advisory Body for Public Sector Higher Education (NAB).