First Name: Dorothy
Surname: McDonald
Position: Postgraduate Programme Co-ordinator
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 262301

Dorothy is the Postgraduate Programme Co-ordinator and is part of the team within the single Graduate School. She started working at RGU in 2001 and has been in her current role since 2006.

Dorothy plans, organises and administers the taught PgCert Research Methods programme for RGU’s postgraduate research students and works in close partnership with the university’s academic community and support departments to achieve this. She is responsible for organising, administering and attending the PgCert Research Methods Assessment Boards held twice yearly.

Dorothy is responsible for the set up of the Induction programme supporting new research degree students and for maintaining the associated Moodle pages.

She is involved in planning the CPD training workshops for RGU’s Research Supervisors and Internal Convenors.

Dorothy organises the research students’ yearly 3-day residential training at The Burn, Edzell and provides administrative support to the active Research Student Association (RSA).