Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Gail De Blaquiere



Currently a Lecturer in Postgraduate Skills Development, I have been responsible for the strategic direction and delivery of training for research students in the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) since 2007.

The SAgE Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme provides support for the learning and development of research students in a structured manner whilst allowing individual learning.  I am responsible for the development of new training and development initiatives within the Faculty. I  have also instigated a number of University-wide projects supporting the development of researchers across the whole University.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Academic Lead for Employability and Enterprise (PGR)
  • Member of Graduate School Committee
  • Researcher Development representative on PGR Subcommittee of ULTSEC
  • Chair of the Faculty Researcher Development Board
  • Vitae Regional Member Representative (Yorkshire and the NE)


  • Bsc (Hons)
  • PhD
  • Postgraduate Certificate - Advanced Studies in Academic Practice
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy