Douglas Proctor

Douglas Proctor, PhD

Director of UCD Global
University College Dublin

Douglas Proctor, PhD, is director of UCD Global at University College Dublin (Ireland), where he has management responsibility for the international office and provides leadership to the broader university community on internationalization, global engagement, and international partnerships. A scholar-practitioner in international higher education, Douglas completed a PhD at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (University of Melbourne, Australia) in late 2016. His doctoral research investigated the ways in which internationalization has influenced the international dimensions of academic work in Australia.

Douglas has authored papers and reports in relation to his doctoral research, as well as on the global landscape of international education research. With Laura Rumbley, he co-edited “The Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education” which offers new perspectives on the future of internationalization in higher education from a younger generation of scholars and practitioners. He is currently chair of the European Association for International Education (EAIE) Publications Committee and has edited recent EAIE Forum magazines on the topics of the evolving classroom, Brexit, and the internationalization research agenda. In 2019, he was made a senior fellow of the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) in recognition of his education, experience, and engagement in international education in France, Australia, and Ireland.