Marie Clarke is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, University College Dublin, Ireland. She is a past President of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT) having served a two-year term from 2011-2013. She lectures in the areas of curriculum studies, mentoring studies, followership, education history/policy, higher education and quantitative research methods. She is published internationally and nationally in each of these areas. She was appointed Head of the School of Education, UCD for a four-year term 2007-2011 and is a member of UCD Governing Authority.
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Creating a positive working environment is key to the future success of higher education across Europe. Self-direction and autonomy are positive influences in the work context. Those who feel supported at work will enjoy their experience, like their jobs and have high levels of job satisfaction. The capacity to form...