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Graham Steel is an Open Science Ambassador for Open Knowledge Scotland.
Levi Pay is a student services consultant, and former head of student services.
James Hand is an Associate Senior Lecturer in the University of Portsmouth Law School. His research is focused on discrimination law and employment law.
Michelle Morgan is Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the Student Experience in the Faculty of Media and Communications at Bournemouth University.
Sian Bayne is Professor of Digital Education and Assistant Principal for Digital Education at The University of Edinburgh.
Jonathan Main is the managing partner of Mtaxco LLP
Chris Taylor is a Senior Assurance Consultant at internal audit provider Uniac and has previously worked at HEFCE, QAA and NUS.
Joe Johnson is a Senior Assurance Consultant at internal audit provider Uniac
Dr George Roberts is a Principal Lecturer in the Student Experience at Oxford Brookes.
Jo Redfern is the Managing Director of Education Cubed.
Phil Berry is Director of Validation Partnerships at the Open University
Sean Ryan is Uniac Director
Iain Hrynaszkiewicz is Head of Data Publishing at Springer Nature.
Zak Liddell is Faculty Student Experience Manager in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at QMUL
Alister Wilson consults in futures and strategy with clients in higher education, the private sector and government
Stephen Martin is a Director at PublicCo, a consultancy specialising in public services.
Mike Rowley is Head of Education at KPMG.
Kim Allen is a University Academic Fellow in Sociology at the University of Leeds.
Kirsty McLaren manages the Sutton Trust Summer School and Dental Outreach programmes at King’s College London.
Julian Porch is Academic Officer at the University of York Students’ Union.
Shakira Martin is NUS President.
Christine works in the Media Relations team within the Communications Unit at The Open University.
Rita Hordósy is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Sheffield
Tom Clark is a Lecturer in Research Methods at the University of Sheffield.
Sue Wolstenholme is a PR consultant at Ashley Public Relations.
Karl Leydecker is Vice-Principal Learning and Teaching at the University of Dundee and lead for the current QAA Scotland Enhancement Theme.
Matthew Taylor is Chief Executive of the RSA.
Samuel Roseveare is a Policy Researcher at Universities UK
Bill Esmond is Associate Professor for Learning and Employment at the University of Derby.
Mike Clark is the Director of Estates and Facilities Management at the University of Brighton.
Stan Stanier is Assistant Director of Information Services at the University of Brighton.
Dr Tom Kennie is a Director of Ranmore, a ‘niche’ provider of strategy, leadership and organisational development to the HE sector.
Anne Lee is Adjudication Manager at the Office of the Independent Adjudicator.
Kevin Saunders is an associate of the Radical Librarians Collective
Dr Caroline Ingram is a Senior co-design manager at Jisc.
Wayne Turnbull is Head of Academic Policy at Liverpool John Moores University.
Simon Hooton is Director of Ash Futures
Simon Collinson is DPVC, University of Birmingham, and Chair, Chartered Association of Business Schools.
Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics and Churchill College Master, University of Cambridge.
Charlotte Malton is a Senior Research Executive at BritainThinks.
Xenia Levantis is the President of the Norwich University of the Arts Students’ Union
Julian Crockford is the Widening Participation Research and Evaluation Unit Manager at the University of Sheffield.
Marion Kelt is an Open Access and Research Librarian at Glasgow Caledonian University library.
Mandy Crawford-Lee is the Director of Policy and Operations at the University Vocational Awards Council
Ezri Carlebach is a freelance writer and visiting lecturer at the University of Greenwich.
Brian Hipkin is CEO and founder of ReFRAME HE Consultancy, former vice chair of AMOSSHE, and Dean of Students at Regent’s University.
Peter Lampl is founder and chair of the Sutton Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation.
Madeleine Harwood is a freelance prospect researcher
David Marlow is the CEO of Third Life Economics
Andrew George is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and International) of Brunel University London.
Richard Eyre is Chief Programmes Officer at the Brilliant Club, a university access charity.
Colin Johnson is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, and Reader in Computing, at the University of Kent
Ian Diamond is principal and vice chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, chair of the British Academy skills flagship project steering group, and lead fellow and chair of the British Academy high level strategy group for quantitative skills.
Justine Andrew is the Market Director for KPMG’s education, skills and productivity team.
Jonathan Grant is the Vice President/Vice Principal (Service) at King’s College London, and Professor of Public Policy
Julian Garritzmann is a Senior Researcher at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is also a Visiting Scholar at Duke University during Autumn 2017.
Susan Stewart is the Director of The Open University in Scotland.
Gill Wyness is a Senior Lecturer in the Economics of Education at the UCL Institute of Education, and a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE.
Adrian Anderson is the Chief Executive of UVAC
Ellen Hazelkorn is partner in BH Associates.
Mary Leishman is Undergraduate Education Officer at UEA Students’ Union
Dominic Abrams is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Kent. He is Director of the Centre for the Study of Group Processes and UK Chair of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI-UK).
Jack Aitken chairs the Quality Strategy network
Katie is Director of Quality and Standards at the University of Chichester.
Tim Aldrich is Associate Director at KPMG.
Penny Andrews is a researcher at the University of Sheffield.
Maddalaine Ansell is Chief Executive of University Alliance and was previously a civil servant in BIS.
Paul Ashwin is Professor of Higher Education at Lancaster University.
Mark Atlay is Director of Academic Development at the University of Bedfordshire and a trustee of SEEC.
Liz Austen is a Senior Lecturer in Research, Evaluation and Student Engagement at Sheffield Hallam University.
Ellen Austin is the Data and Policy Analyst in LSE’s widening participation team.
Joe Avison is Managing Director, Global Relations at The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Ant is Deputy CEO at Wonkhe.
Tom is a Strategic Analyst at Imperial College London having previously worked for the 1994 Group and the UK Digital Skills Taskforce.
Charlie Ball is Head of Higher Education Intelligence at Graduate Prospects
Sarbani Banerjee is Acting Head of Learning and Teaching at HEFCE.
Michael Barber is the Chair of the Office for Students.
Nicola Barden is Director of Student Services at the University of Winchester, and an Executive Member of AMOSSHE, The Student Services Organisation.
Dr Helen Barefoot is Deputy Director of the Learning and Teaching Innovation Centre (LTIC) at the University of Hertfordshire.
Harriet Barnes is Head of Policy (Higher Education and Skills) at the British Academy, the national academy for the humanities and social sciences.
Diana Beech is Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI).
Janet Beer is Vice Chancellor of The University of Liverpool and President of UUK.
Rob Behrens CBE is Senior Adviser to the European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education, and former Chief Executive of the OIA.
Alice Bell is a writer, campaigner and researcher specialising in the politics of science, technology and the environment.
David Bell is Vice Chancellor of the University of Reading and a member of UUK’s Board.
Jon Bennett is Director at Linstock Communications.
Craig Berry is deputy director of the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Sheffield. He worked previously at HM Treasury, the International Longevity Centre-UK, the Trades Union Congress and the University of Warwick.
Dan Beynon is Head of Education at SMRS.
Kalwant Bhopal is Professor of Education and Social Justice at the University of Southampton.
Professor Dinah Birch is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact and Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool.
Rhiannon Birch is Head of Planning and a part-time PhD student at the University of Sheffield. She writes here in a personal capacity.
David Blaney is chief executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)
John Blanshard is Student Experience Director for Unite Students
Rob Boast is Executive Dean: Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement, at Bishop Grosseteste University.
Andrew is formerly the Project Director of the Higher Education Better Regulation Group and Head of Policy with the Russell Group. He is a visiting fellow with the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies and is currently Policy Lead with QAA.
Eric Bohms is Managing Director at Electric Paper Ltd.
Tom Boland is a partner in BH Associates.
Selena Bolingbroke works at Goldsmiths, University of London as a strategic adviser to their executive. Her career has included roles in universities, local and central government – with skills, education and strategic development connecting her work across different sectors.
Alex Bols is Deputy Chief Executive at GuildHE and doing his Doctor of Education at UCL’s Institute of Education.
MSc student at University of Bristol and LKMCo team member
Jonathan Boys is a Senior Researcher at the Careers & Enterprise Company. He regularly blogs about education, higher education, labour markets and pay.
Richard is Head of UPP Foundation and formerly Head of Policy for the University of Hertfordshire.
Rod Brazier is Vice Principal for Learning Excellence and Student Success at St Patrick’s College London.
Nicola Brewer is the Vice-Provost (international) of UCL.
Hannah Brian is Executive Officer at the University of York.
Jess is a Senior Researcher at Policy Connect. She works on the Education and Skills team, producing research inquiries on a variety of prominent issues.
A recent History graduate, Kate is the former Student Experience Projects Coordinator at Oxford Brookes University. She has a strong interest in educational policy, especially debates surrounding social mobility and widening access.
Katie Britton is formerly Policy Officer, Middle East and Africa, at UUK International.
Will Brooker is Director of Research for Film and Television at Kingston University. He is author/editor of eight books, with a new monograph, Hunting the Dark Knight, forthcoming in 2012. He is a regular film reviewer for Times Higher Education and the editor of Cinema Journal, 2013-2018.
Rachel Brooks is Professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey. She is the editor of ‘Student Politics and Protest: International Perspectives’.
Michael Brown is the former Vice Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University.
Roger Brown is the former Vice-Chancellor of Southampton Solent University
Claire is Head of Uni@Work, part of Coventry University Group. Uni@Work is a national provider of Higher Education in the workplace.
Dr Alex Buckley works on student feedback at the Higher Education Academy, and leads on their work related to the National Student Survey. All the views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of the HEA.
Nona worked as a Policy Assistant at Wonkhe.
Anna Bull is a co-founder of The 1752 Group.
Deborah Bull is Assistant Principal (London) at King’s College London.
Adrian Burgess is Professor of Psychology at Aston University.
Fraser Burt is a Public Affairs Executive at PB Consulting.
Jim Butcher is a Reader in in the School of Human and Life Sciences at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Aidan Byrne works in higher education and Tweets and blogs as the Plashing Vole.
Malcolm Byrne is Head of Communications at the Higher Education Authority (HEA), Ireland. The views expressed are his own.
David Cairns is Director Quality Assurance Research for Higher Education Ltd. and a former Assistant Director of the Quality Assurance Agency.
Claire is professor of higher education policy at Birkbeck and professor of higher education studies at UCL Institute of Education.
Colin Campbell is Head of Policy and Planning at the University of Stirling.
Lorna Campbell works for Information Services at the University of Edinburgh.
Sam Cannicott is a former Education Policy Adviser to the Liberal Democrats and now works at Regent’s University London.
Anne-Marie Canning is the Director of Widening Participation at King’s College London.
Dr Helen Carasso is a lecturer in Higher Education in the Department of Education, University of Oxford.
Giles Carden is Director of Strategic Planning & Analytics at the University of Warwick.
Neil Carmichael MP was the Member of Parliament for Stroud and Chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee.
Daniel Carr is a Senior Researcher on Post-16 and Skills at the Education Policy Institute (EPI).
Nigel Carrington is Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London and chair of the new agency shadow board.
Professor Joy Carter is Vice Chancellor of the University of Winchester and Chair of GuildHE.
Dr Hollie Chandler is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Russell Group.
Adam Child is Senior Policy and Strategy Officer at Lancaster University having previously held the role of Assistant Registrar. All the views posted here are his own.
Jonathan Clifton is a senior research fellow at IPPR.
Grace Clifton is Academic Lead, Enhanced Employability and Career Progression at the Open University.
Louis is an Associate Editor at Wonkhe.
Doug Cole is Head of Academic Practice at the Higher Education Academy.
Emily was a student engagement professional at a UK university with a particular interest in representation, liberation, progressive policy and getting stuff done.
Lynne Condell manages the money advice team at the Liverpool John Moores University, is a former chair of NASMA, and in 2013 was awarded an MBE for services to higher education.
Dr Gavan Conlon is a Partner at London Economics.
Andrew Connolly is Chief Financial Officer at the University of Exeter.
Dan Cook is Head of Data Policy and Development at the Higher Education Statistics Agency.
Kylie Cook is a Project Consultant at Gradconsult.
Will Cooling has ten years of experience within higher education policy and is also a freelance writer.
Andrew Cormack is Chief Regulatory Adviser at Jisc.
Joe Cox is the Vice President of Art & Design and Media & Performing Arts at Middlesex University
Carl Cullinane is Research and Policy Manager at the Sutton Trust, with an interest in higher education access, social inequality and intergenerational mobility.
Mary Curnock Cook is formerly Chief Executive of UCAS.
Professor Sir Paul Curran is President of City, University of London, and outgoing chair of the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA).
Rob Cuthbert is emeritus professor of higher education management and former Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of the West of England. He edits Higher Education Review and SRHE News, chairs the Improving Dispute Resolution Advisory Service, and is managing partner for the Practical Academics consultancy.
Nicola Dandridge is the Chief Executive of the Office for Students.
Louisa Darian was Deputy Director at Wonkhe, and is now an advisor at the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Amanda Darley is the Tax Specialist for the British Universities Finance Directors Group
Udi Datta is a solicitor at Shakespeare Martineau. He advises on EU law and commercial law with a particular focus on the education sector.
Sarah Davies is head of higher education and student experience at Jisc. She has worked in technology-enhanced learning for more than 20 year.
Mark Dawe is chief executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)
Mike Day is Director of Nations at the National Union of Students
Maren Deepwell is the chief executive of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT)
James Derounian is a Principal Lecturer in Applied Social Sciences at the University of Gloucestershire.
Jim Dickinson is the Chief Executive of Union of UEA Students and formerly a long-standing senior Director at the National Union of Students. His views expressed here are his own.
James Dobson is a researcher at Bright Blue.
Zaki is a reporter at Wonkhe.
Amatey Doku is the Vice-President (Higher Education) of the National Union of Students.
Michael Donnelly is a Lecturer in the Department of Education at the University of Bath.
Danny Dorling is the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford.
Dave Dowland is the academic registrar at Solent University.
Susannah Doyle works for Unite Students as a Student Services Manager.
Megan Dunn was President of the National Union of Students from 2015-16.
Les Ebdon is the Director of Fair Access to Higher Education.
Joy Elliott-Bowman is Policy and Public Affairs Manager for Independent Higher Education UK.
Gill Evans is Emeritus Professor of Medieval Theology and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge.
Martin is Senior Lecturer in Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London.
Dennis Farrington is a Visiting Fellow of OxCHEPS, New College, University of Oxford and co-author of The Law of Higher Education.
Paul Feldman is Chief Executive of Jisc.
Rosa Fernandez is a labour economist head of research at the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB).
Marc Finer is a Director of Debt Advisory at KPMG.
Andrew Fisher currently works as an interim manager in higher education. Before that, he held various Registry and Planning roles and once, long ago, got a PhD in medieval history.
Richard Fisher is formerly Managing Director of Academic Publishing at Cambridge University Press. He now works as a non-executive with Edinburgh University Press and Yale University Press.
Alistair Fitt is Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University and is Research Lead for University Alliance.
Colette is Assistant Vice Chancellor at the University of Winchester and previously worked at Bournemouth University and QAA.
Matthew Flinders is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield and Chair of the Political Studies Association.
Jane is the Vice-Chancellor’s Policy Adviser at Bournemouth University.
Judy Friedberg is a former universities editor of The Guardian.
Alice Frost is Head of Knowledge Exchange policy at HEFCE
Tom Frostick is Policy & Programmes Manager at University Alliance, with responsibility for research, innovation and international policy.
Mark Fuller is Associate Director at Linstock Communications.
Graham Galbraith is Vice Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth.
Sol Gamsu is a researcher at the University of Bath working on the unequal geographies of access to higher education.
Richard Garrett is Director of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE).
Professor Simon Gaskell is President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London
Chris Gaskell is an advisor to Applied Inspiration.
David is Head of Comms at the Equality Challenge Unit
Stephen Gorard is Professor of Education at Durham University.
Leila Gouran is the European Projects Director (Enterprise) at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Julian Gravatt is Assistant Chief Executive at the Association of Colleges where he works on in funding, finance, pensions and regulation issues on behalf of FE and sixth form colleges in England.
Paul Greatrix is Registrar at The University of Nottingham, author and creator of Registrarism and a Contributing Editor of Wonkhe.
Head of University Partnerships at Gradconsult.
Dr Sam Grogan is Pro Vice Chancellor for Student Experience at the University of Salford, and Director of the Teaching Excellence Alliance.
Professor Vicky Gunn is Head of Learning and Teaching at the Glasgow School of Art and former Director of the Learning and Teaching Centre at the University of Glasgow.
Libby Hackett is the former Chief Executive of University Alliance.
Chris Hale is Director of Policy at Universities UK and a member of Wonkhe’s Editorial Group.
Professor Martin Hall is a historical archaeologist and joined the University of Salford in 2009 as Vice Chancellor.
Chris Hall is Head of External Relations for Equality Challenge Unit.
Professor Richard Hall is the Co-Director of the Institute for Education Futures, and a Professor of Education and Technology, at De Montfort University.
Chief Executive, The Learned Society of Wales
Maike Halterbeck is a Senior Economic Consultant at London Economics.
William Hammonds manages Universities UK’s regulation and student experience programmes.
Catriona Hanks is Policy Researcher, Outward Student Mobility, and Universities UK International.
Newell Hampson-Jones is Education Sector Representative at British Standards Institution (BSI). This article is the author’s own views and does not represent BSI policy.
Stephanie Harris is the Policy Officer to the Vice Chancellor at Bath Spa University.
Neil Harrison is Associate Professor of Education Policy at the University of the West of England.
Deirdre Heenan is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Comms) and Provost (Coleraine & Magee) at Ulster University
Martin is Dean of Music, Humanities and Media and Professor of History at the University of Huddersfield.
Rachel is a Data Policy and Governance Manager at HESA.
Charles Heymann is formerly Head of Corporate Communications at the University of Reading, and has also worked in press relations for the Department for Education.
Helen Higson is Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Aston University.
Marian Hilditch is Head of Data Quality at Teesside University.
Raegan Hiles leads Universities UK International’s work on transnational education (TNE). She heads up the HEGlobal programme, a joint initiative between UUKi and the British Council to empower UK universities’ transnational education activity.
Steven is Head of Research Policy at HEFCE
Steve Hill is External Engagement Director at The Open University.
Nick Hillman is the Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and a former Special Adviser to David Willetts, the Minister for Universities & Science.
Matthew Hilton is Deputy Vice Chancellor and Secretary, Kingston University and former head of higher education, BIS.
Richard is an academic and expert on university rankings. He writes in depth on rankings at his blog: University Rankings Watch.
Sally Holt is the former Aspirations Coordinator at Dyke House College in Hartlepool, and is currently studying for a masters at the UCL Institute of Education. She blogs about educational disadvantage.
Daisy is Senior Policy & Programmes Manager at University Alliance.
Peter Horrocks is vice chancellor of the Open University and a former director at the BBC.
Allan Howells is a consultant at Wickland Westcott.
Martin Hughes is passionate about higher education and writes about higher education at www.theuniversityblog.co.uk.
Susannah Hume heads up the Behavioural Insight Team’s programmes on education-to-work transitions and post-16 skills.
Sally Hunt is General Secretary of the University and College Union (UCU).
Emma Hunt is Deputy Vice Chancellor at Arts University Bournemouth.
Lucy Hunter Blackburn is currently an ESRC-funded postgraduate student at the University of Edinburgh, and former Head of Higher Education in the Scottish Government.
Gabriel Huntley is the Head of Communications and External Relations at University Alliance
Chris Husbands is vice chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University and chair of the TEF.
Sana Iqbal is President of University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union.
Sarah is Director of Research, Partnerships and Innovation at the University of Liverpool and was previously Director for the N8 Research Partnership. Sarah Jackson joined the University of Liverpool in November 2014 as the Director of Research, Partnerships and Innovation. For the previous five years, Sarah was the Director of the N8 Research Partnership, where she led … Continued
Neil is Head of Scholarly Communications Support at Jisc and also a Jisc representative on the Open Access Implementation Group.
Smita leads the education team at Shakespeare Martineau, where she is partner and has worked for 20 years.
Alistair is Chief Executive of Universities UK and a member of Wonkhe’s advisory board. Views are his own.
Sally Jeffery is the Global Education & Skills Practice Leader at PwC. Based out of PwC Middle East’s headquarters in Dubai, Sally leads PwC’s education consulting practice, and supports the PwC global network in expanding the use of education technology. She recently completed a masters in applied psychology, focused on learning.
Jo Johnson MP is Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation and Member of Parliament for Orpington.
Sean Johnson is Executive Director of Applied Inspiration.
Sam Jones is Head of Comms at University Alliance. All views are his own.
Steven Jones is a senior lecturer at the University of Manchester. His research area is higher education. The views expressed here are his own.
Hugh Jones is a management consultant, working within and supporting higher education in the UK.
Richard Jones is a Professor of Physics at the University of Sheffield, a Council Member of EPSRC, and a member of the Industrial Strategy Commission.
Stella is Head of Student Research and Evaluation at Sheffield Hallam University, a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She writes here in a personal capacity.
Ben is Senior Policy Executive at UCAS
Michael Jubb is Director of the Research Information Network, which is currently leading work to assess the progress made in the transition to Open Access in the UK.
Dr Camille B. Kandiko Howson is academic head of student engagement, and senior lecturer in higher education, at King’s College
Sunder Katwala is the director of British Future, a non-partisan thinktank that focuses on migration and identity. He is former general secretary of the Fabian Society.
Karmjit Kaur is Head of Political Affairs at Universities UK.
Pooja was a Policy Assistant at Wonkhe.
Mary Kellett is Executive Dean, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies at the Open University.
David Kernohan is Associate Editor of Wonkhe.
Simon Kerridge is Director of Research Services at the University of Kent and former chair of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators.
Mike Kerrigan is Strategic Data and Intelligence Manager (Widening Participation and Student Success) at Nottingham Trent University.
Kate Kettle is Deputy Director of Widening Participation at King’s College London, and leads on the department’s BME Strategy.
Imran Khan is the Chief Executive of the British Science Association and formally Director of the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE), one of the UK’s leading independent advocates for the science and engineering sector.
Ian Kimber is Director of Quality Development at the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
Roger King is the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lincoln
Paul Kirby is Lecturer in International Security at the University of Sussex and incoming Research Fellow at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security. He is also the author of a short guide to ‘Open Access in the Social Sciences’.
Dewi Knight is Senior Education Adviser, China at the British Council. He previously worked in policy, strategy and communications roles for the University of Bedfordshire, The Open University and the Liberal Democrats. He is a member of Wonkhe’s Editorial Group.
Professor Angus Laing is Dean at Lancaster University Management School and former Chair of the Association of Business Schools.
Professor John Last is the Chair of Ukadia and Vice Chancellor at Norwich University of the Arts.
John Latham is vice-chancellor of Coventry University, and Chair of the University Alliance.
Peter Lauener is the Interim CEO of the Student Loans Company
Professor Geoff Layer is Professor of Lifelong Learning and Vice Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton.
Mark is founder, Editor and CEO of Wonkhe.
Sarah Liddell is the Head of Leadership Office at OIA.
Kate Little works in student support at the University of Liverpool and is a former policy lead for NSS at the National Union of Students. Her views are her own.
Sue Littlemore is an education journalist and Media Adviser for GuildHE. Formerly BBC Education Correspondent, Sue is now freelance. Sue is also Chief Executive of the Education Media Centre.
David Llewellyn is Vice Chancellor of Harper Adams University and a member of the GuildHE Executive
Jane Lowe is the Head of Apprenticeships at the University of Derby.
Emily Lupton graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. She worked for Wonkhe as Graduate Editor for a year before moving onto other journalistic pursuits.
Carl Lygo is formerly Vice Chancellor of BPP University, and a member of Wonkhe’s Board.
Claire Lynch is a Reader in English Literature at Brunel University London.
Tom Lyscom is a Senior Policy Adviser at The British Academy
Dean is an associate member of staff at UCL.
David Malcolm is Head of Policy and Campaigns at the National Union of Students. He writes here in a personal capacity.
Simon is Professor of International Higher Education at the Institute of Education, UCL, Joint Editor-in-Chief of Higher Education and Director of the Centre for Global Higher Education Studies (CGHE).
Simon Marginson is Professor of International Higher Education at the UCL Institute of Education, and director of the ESRC/HEFCE Centre for Global Higher Education.
Dr Liz Marr is Director of Teaching (Learning and Teaching Innovation) at The Open University
Stephanie Marhsall is Chief Executive of the Higher Education Academy.
Peter is Policy Manager, Europe (Research and Innovation) for UUKi.
Hamish McAlpine is Senior Policy Adviser for Knowledge Exchange at HEFCE
Colin McCaig is Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Education and Inclusion Research at Sheffield Hallam University
Nona McDuff is Director of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at Kingston University.
Fergal McFerran is President of NUS-USI, the union of students’ unions in Northern Ireland.
Andrew McGettigan is a journalist, researcher and commentator on higher education.
Professor Patrick McGhee is Assistant Vice Chancellor at the University of Bolton and former Vice Chancellor of the University of East London.
Colum was Vice President (Welfare) at NUS from 2013 to 2015. He was previously VP Welfare at Kent Union.
Gordon McKenzie is Chief Executive of GuildHE and a former civil servant at BIS.
Robert McLaren is the Assistive Technology Officer for the Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education. He writes here in a personal capacity.
Martin McQuillan is a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at Kingston University, London.
Andrew McRae is Dean of Postgraduate Research at the University of Exeter and was formerly Head of the English Department.
Debbie McVitty is Director of Policy at the University of Bedfordshire and a member of Wonkhe’s Editorial Group. All views posted here are her own.
David Melville was Chief Executive of the Further Education Funding Council for England from 1996 to 2001.
Emran was formerly Director of the Social Market Foundation, and a member of Wonkhe’s Editorial Group.
Robin Middlehurst is a former Professor of Higher Education at Kingston University and a contributing editor of Wonkhe.
Chris Millward is the Director for Fair Access and Participation in the Office for Students.
Dr Sonal Minocha is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) at Bournemouth University.
Felicity Mitchell is the interim Independent Adjudicator at OIA.
Jess Moody is a Senior Policy Adviser at Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) and works primarily on social mobility and student diversity.
David Morris is the Vice Chancellor’s policy adviser at the University of Greenwich and former Deputy Editor of Wonkhe. He writes in a personal capacity.
Rick Muir is Associate Director at IPPR. ‘A Critical Path, Securing the Future of Higher Education in England’ can be downloaded here.
Joel Mullan has worked in HE policy and strategy roles for organisations including the HE Commission, 1994 Group and Jisc.
Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli is an Economist and Principal of the University of Glasgow.
Ian Myson is the Director of HE partnerships at the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Arthi is Editorial Assistant at Wonkhe.
Angela Nartey is a policy officer at the University and College Union (UCU), specialising in widening participation and fair access
Linda Naughton is Head of Research at Jisc. She is responsible for driving the development, and delivery of Jisc’s research strategy.
Christopher Newfield teaches at the University of California at Santa Barbara and is the author of The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them, recently published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Cameron Neylon is Professor of Research Communications at the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University
Jonathan Nicholls is Director of Strategic and Policy Services (Education) at Shakespeare Martineau.
Fleur Nielsen is Head of Policy at the Council of Deans of Health.
Jackie Njoroge is Director of Strategy at the University of Salford and a member of the HESPA executive.
John O’Leary edits The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide and has covered every Research Assessment Exercise, either for The Times or The Times Higher Education Supplement.
Naomi Oosman-Watts is an Assistant Director in the Careers Service at Newcastle University.
Michael Otsuka is Professor of Philosophy at the London School of Economics. He has also served as the pensions officer for the LSE’s UCU branch.
Derfel is Director of Academic Services for University College London and former Head of Academic Policy and Standards University of Exeter. Derfel also formerly worked at QAA.
David Palfreyman is Bursar and Fellow New College, Oxford and a member of the OfS board.
Alan Paull is a Partner at Cetis LLP and has been involved in the development and maintenance of courses information standards since the mid-1980s.
Richard Peachey is a Dispute Resolution Consultant at CMP Resolutions.
Toni Pearce was President of the National Union of Students from 2013 to 2015.
Edward Peck is Vice Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University and Treasurer of University Alliance.
Simon Perfect is a Teaching Fellow and researcher at SOAS.
Nick Petford is University of Northampton’s Vice Chancellor.
Professor David Phoenix is Vice Chancellor of London South Bank University and chair of MillionPlus.
Nick Pilcher is a lecturer and programme leader at The Business School, Edinburgh Napier University (UK). His research interests centre around language and culture, qualitative research methods, and education.
Rachel Piper is Student Minds’ Policy Manager.
Philip Plowden is Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Derby and was formerly a solicitor and barrister, specialising in human rights and public law.
Alex Pool is a PhD student at Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary, University of London and former QAA Board member.
Aaron Porter is Associate Director (Governance) at Leadership Foundation and Director of Insights, Hotcourses Group.
Alex Prestage is Equality and Liberation Coordinator at Sheffield Students’ Union.
Alex Proudfoot is Chief Executive of Independent Higher Education, and a trustee of the UK Council for International Student Affairs.
Hannah Pudner is Assistant Director for the Open University in Wales.
Ellen is Senior Policy Adviser at the Equality Challenge Unit.
Colin Raban is an emeritus professor of the University of Derby and was recently employed as Interim Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Greenwich.
Bill Rammell is Vice Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire and a former universities minister.
Jane Rand is Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) at York St John University.
Mike is a career academic administrator, who’s held senior posts at Winchester and Oxford Brookes.
Claire Reddleman is an academic and photographic artist and received her PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London.
Kieron Rees is the former Policy and Public Affairs Officer for NUS Wales and has a background in widening access and teaching.
Gareth Rees is a Research Professor in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences and Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.
David Relph is Director of Bristol Health Partners, a strategic collaboration between the city’s three NHS trusts, three clinical commissioning groups, two universities and its local authority.
Johnny Rich is Chief Executive of outreach organisation Push, Executive Director of the Engineering Professors’ Council, a consultant in HE, employability and media, and a board member of the Higher Education Academy. All views expressed here are is own
Phil is Chief Innovation Officer at Jisc.
Kendall Richards is a lecturer at the School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University (UK).
Jonathan Richardson is a Public Relations Assistant at Bishop Grosseteste University.
Professor Colin Riordan is Chair of Universities Wales.
Sue Rivers is an independent higher education consultant and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Matt Robb is a managing director of EY-Parthenon in the UK.
Dr Alastair Robertson is Director of Teaching and Learning Enhancement at Abertay University
Dr Vivien Rolfe is a National Teaching Fellow, writing in a personal capacity
Andrew Rudd is Lecturer in English at the University of Exeter. Previously he was Parliamentary Manager at the Charity Commission.
Emma Sabzalieva is College Registrar at St Antony’s College, Oxford. She also undertakes research on higher education, society and politics in post-Soviet Central Asia. The editors are graduates of the MBA Higher Education Management at the UCL Institute of Education, London.
Jamil Salmi is a global tertiary education expert, the former World Bank Tertiary Education Coordinator who, in the past 20 years, has provided policy advice to governments and university leaders in about 90 countries in all parts of the world.
Sam Sanders is Director for Higher Education at KPMG.
Alison Scott-Baumann is Professor of Society and Belief at SOAS.
John Selby is a former Director (Education and Participation) of HEFCE.
Anthony Seldon is the vice chancellor of the University of Buckingham
John Senior is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) at the University of Hertfordshire)
Jenny Shaw is Head of Student Services and Insight at Unite Students.
Justin Shaw is Managing Director of education specialist consultancy Communications Management.
Andy Shenstone works at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and was previously the Education Market Director for Capita Consulting.
Sue Shepherd is a Research Associate at the University of Kent.
Kerry Shepherd is a Partner at Minerva, the executive recruitment agency.
Anand Shukla is Chief Executive of social mobility charity Brightside. He was previously Chief Executive of the Family and Childcare Trust.
Liz Shutt is Director of Policy at the University of Lincoln and Greater Lincolnshire LEP.
Jonathan Simons was formerly Head of the Education Unit at Policy Exchange.
Matt Sisson is Projects and Communications Manager at the British Universities Finance Directors Group.
Christina Slade is Vice Chancellor of Bath Spa University.
Dr Adam Smith is a Senior Lecturer, UCL History.
Leigh Spanner is a former student union representative and recently graduated with an MSc in Higher Education from University of Oxford.
Vivienne Stern is the Director of UUK International, which represents the UK higher education sector internationally.
Sarah Stevens is Head of Policy at the Russell Group.
Professor Jacqueline Stevenson is Professor of Education Research and Head of Research in the Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University.
Dr Geoff Stoakes is Head of Special Projects at the Higher Education Academy.
Danny Stone is Director of the Antisemitism Policy Trust.
Wes Streeting is Labour MP for Ilford North and was President of the National Union of Students from 2008 to 2010.
Dr Tony Strike is Director of Strategy and Planning at the University of Sheffield
Mary Stuart is Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln.
Jenn Summerton is the Executive Director of HESPA.
Trista Sun is the Global Head of International and Cross-border at HSBC
Geraldine Swanton is the Legal Director of Education at SGH Martineau.
David Sweeney is Director (Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange) at HEFCE.
Professor Rolf Tarrach is former President of the University of Luxembourg and former President of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
Pam Tatlow is Chief Executive of million+
Faye Taylor is Policy & Projects Manager (Research, Business & Innovation) at University Alliance
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Paul Temple is Reader Emeritus in Higher Education at the UCL Institute of Education where he until recently co-directed its Centre for Higher Education Studies and its MBA programme in higher education management.
Emma Thomas is Executive Director of Applied Inspiration.
John Thompson has written widely on higher education policy, including a series of reports on the Browne Review and what followed for the Higher Education Policy Institute. More recently he has written about the 2015 Summer Budget HE proposals for the Sutton Trust.
Simon Thorpe is a Director of Studies at Leeds College of Art with a particular interest in employability and enterprise in the context of the Creative Industries.
Adam Tickell is Vice Chancellor at the University of Sussex.
Rosie Tressler is Chief Executive at Student Minds.
Ben is a Partner at Minerva, the executive recruitment agency.
Cat Turhan is a Policy Officer at GuildHE. She writes in her own capacity.
Peter Tymms is Professor of Education at Durham University.
Dr Stevie Upton is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia. Before moving to the US she conducted research at an independent think tank in the UK, during which time she was also seconded to the AHRC.
Professor Gwen van der Velden leads an Academy of Educators at the University of Warwick.
Ben is managing director of Chalkstream.
Sorana is Vice President Higher Education at the National Union of Students.
John Vinney is the Vice Chancellor of Bournemouth University
Martin Vogel is a founder director of Vogel Wakefield, which calls itself the counter-consultancy for leadership development. He was a former journalist and strategy advisor at the BBC.
Ben Vulliamy is the CEO of the University of York Students’ Union
Greg Wade is a Policy Manager at Universities UK.
Greg Walker is Chief Executive of MillionPlus.
Shân Wareing is Pro Vice Chancellor for Education and Student Experience at London South Bank University (LSBU).
Andrew Wathey is the VC of Northumbria University Newcastle, and Chair of the UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment.
Rachel Wentsone is the former Vice President (Higher Education) at the National Union of Students.
Steve West is vice chancellor of the University of the West of England
Andy Westwood is Vice Dean for Social Responsibility in the Faculty of Humanities and Professor of Government Practice at the University of Manchester.
Jonathan White is Bargaining and Negotiations Official at the University and College Union.
Randall Whittaker is Pro-Vice Chancellor Academic at Leeds Arts University.
Kate Wicklow is Senior Policy Advisor at GuildHE.
Dr Benedict Wilkinson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Policy Institute at King’s.
Esther Wilkinson is Head of International at Jisc.
Kirsty Williams is Cabinet Secretary for Education in the Welsh government and Liberal Democrat AM for Brecon and Radnorshire.
James Wilsdon is professor of research policy and director of impact and engagement in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield.