Division of General Counsel, Governance and Compliance

Professor Miriam Zukas

Professor Miriam ZukasMiriam Zukas is Professor Emerita of Adult Education. She is a Fellow of Birkbeck, University of London and a National Teaching Fellow. She has worked in university adult and continuing education throughout her career. She held leadership roles as head of school and subsequently Director of the Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Leeds, and as Executive Dean of the School of Social Science, History and Philosophy and Public Engagement Champion at Birkbeck. She has been a member of the governing body of a range of educational organisations, including being a Senate-elected member of the Council of the University of Leeds.


Professor Zukas retired from paid work in 2018 but has maintained her academic activities, most recently as co-editor of the Third International Handbook of Lifelong Learning (Springer, 2023). She also serves on international research council committees and juries, latterly for the Canadian and Norwegian research councils. Her research interests focus on professional learning in general and more specifically on academics’ learning on the job and doctors’ learning in transitions. She also has broad interests in professional workplace pedagogies and adult higher education and has published widely in these areas.