Five external experts participate in the DocEnhance project as members of our dedicated Advisory Board

Alexander Hasgall

Head of the EUA-CDE, EUA Council for Doctoral Education, he is responsible for the largest European network in this field, covering 36 countries and bringing together a community of academic leaders and professionals from 265 Universities awarding doctoral degrees and institutions working on issues related to doctoral education and research training.

Before assuming this position, he coordinated the Swiss University Rectors conference’s “performances de la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales” programme on research evaluation in the social sciences and humanities and was based in the University of Geneva.

Bärbel Tress

Bärbel is an enthusiastic Research Career Expert & Advisor helping academics to successfully complete their PhD and get attractive jobs in academia. She is a graduate from Heidelberg University (D), got a PhD in Landscape Ecology from Roskilde University (DK), and worked as researcher and lecturer at universities in Wageningen (NL) and Aberdeen (UK). She co-founded TRESS ACADEMIC in 2007 to support researchers build their academic careers. She also co-founded the SMART ACADEMICS Blog.

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Eva Hnatkova

Eva Hnatkova is an Open Science Coordinator at the National Library of Technology and University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague. She has been active for many years in the area of research and higher education policy at the local, national and European level. Eva is an Advisory Board Member and former President of Eurodoc, the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers. On behalf of Eurodoc, she has been involved in other Advisory Boards of European projects such as H2020-MSCA-ITN SAF21, Edulia and H2020-SwafS DIOSI. Eva is also an alternate member of the Commission Expert Group on graduate tracking, External Policy Advisor at Initiative for Science Europe and serves in the Board of Directors at Open Research Central. Eva obtained her PhD in Process Engineering at Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic.

Sari Haataja

Sari Haataja is the Head of Career Services at Tampere University and the president of the Aarresaari Career Services Network of Finnish Universities.  She has a ten year experience in development projects and EU-funding. In 2015-2018 she has led a project developing career monitoring in Finnish Universities. In her current position Sari Haataja is responsible for Career Services of Tampere University and is also working closely on the national career monitoring surveys. Career Services provide degree students and doctoral candidates support in career management, such as career courses and career counseling, working closely with the employers.

Lucas Zinner

Chair of the Board, PRIDE Network Association of Professionals in Doctoral Education.
Lucas Zinner has been working in research and research related institutions for 25 years. After conduction research in Mathematics and working in the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) for two years he returned to the University of Vienna in 2004 where he is now heading a central department in charge of Doctoral Education, Research Services and Technology Transfer. He is involved in many international projects related to the Research – Education – Innovation triangle and was invited speaker at many international conferences, e.g. at the University Business Forum, at the Meeting of the Council of Deans and Directors of Graduate Research (DDOGS), Universities Australia, at EUA-CDE, at PraxisUnico in UK or at the LEAD Conference in Shanghai or at the Workshop on Supervision in Rwanda. As expert in doctoral education he was delegated by the Austrian Ministry to the ERA Working Group on Innovative Doctoral Training of the EC. He has participated several times in missions as a higher education reform expert and has taken several international advisory roles. In 2017, he has founded the PRIDE Network Association for Professionals in Doctoral Education and is currently chairing its board.