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Centre for Educational Enhancement (CEE) Inaugeral lecture with Professor Dilly Fung

Join us for the Inaugural Lecture for the Centre for Educational Enhancement (CEE) in the Business School. We have an invited speaker, Professor Dilly Fung from UCL, and we will hear from her about her work on student engagement and research-rich learning, and have a networking opportunity later in the afternoon.

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If you have time to consider Dilly’s work and would like her to consider a question in advance, please email us at

For a full biography please scroll down this page.


Professor Dilly Fung Biography

Dilly Fung is Professor of Higher Education Development and Academic Director of the Arena Centre for Research-based Education<> at University College London. A Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she is leading a series of ambitious initiatives designed to advance research-based education at UCL, including the innovative Connected Curriculum project, which aims to bring research and education much closer together for both students and for academics.

Drawing on her interdisciplinary roots in English, Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Education and on her long teaching career, Dilly is interested in the circle of scholarship that connects research, learning, engagement and leadership (Fung 2016).  Her forthcoming, open access monograph (Fung 2017) explores the unity of research and teaching in curriculum design, providing a spectrum of practical applications to programme design within and across the disciplines.

Recent work includes an HEA-funded analysis of ways in which job families and career opportunities are changing in research-intensive institutions (Fung and Gordon 2016). Professor Fung was also lead author of a position paper by the League of European Research Universities (LERU) looking at educational excellence in Europe’s leading research-intensive universities (Fung, Besters-Dilger and van der Vaart 2017).  She speaks regularly in the UK and internationally on these themes.

Recent publications

Fung, Dilly. 2017.  A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education. London: UCL Press [Publication date June 2017]

Fung, D., Besters-Dilger, J. & van der Vaart, R. 2017. ‘Excellent education in research-rich universities.’ Position Paper: League of European Universities (LERU).<>

Fung, Dilly. 2016. ‘Strength-based scholarship and ‘good’ education: The Scholarship Circle.’ Innovations on Education and Teaching International journal. Nov 2016. 54: 101-110

Fung, Dilly and Claire Gordon. 2016. Rewarding educators and education leadership in research-intensive universities Higher Education Academy: York.