Professor John Scattergood
Professor John Scattergood came to Trinity College in 1980 as the Foundation Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature in the Department of English. He served as both Head of Department and as Chairman of the School of English, Dean of the Faculty of Arts (Letters) from 1996 - 2001, Senior Proctor from 2002-2005 and Vice-Dean of Arts and Humanities from 2005-06. He was elected Pro-Chancellor of the University in 2008.
Reflecting his long standing involvement with Arts and Humanities, Prof Scattergood chairs a national committee which has been set up by the Irish Universities Association and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland to deal with issues related to the implementation of the Bologna Process. In 2008, Professor Scattergood was a Senior Visiting Research Fellow in Merton College, Oxford. He also visited New Zealand to chair a committee to undertake a review of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in the University of Waikato.
Prof Scattergood retired from full time employment in Trinity in 2006 but continues his involvement in College. He contributes to the Master’s degree in Medieval Language, Literature and Culture and supervises doctoral students and has chaired committees overseeing issues of strategic importance to the College. Prof Scattergood continues to research and write. He recently wrote a long introduction for a re-issue of Helen Waddell’s Mediæval Latin Lyrics which was published in Autumn 2008.