William Locke is an International Co-Investigator on CGHE’s local higher education engagement research programme.
William is Director of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (MCSHE) at the University of Melbourne. Before this, he was Reader in Higher Education Studies at the UCL Institute of Education and Deputy Director of CGHE. His major research areas are higher education policy; the management and governance of HEIs, including mergers; academic work, careers and the profession; and the impact of rankings on HEIs.
- Early career social science researchers: experiences and support needs
- The future higher education workforce in locally and globally engaged higher education institutions: a review of literature on the topic of ‘the academic workforce’
- A delicate balance: optimising individual aspirations and institutional missions in higher education
CGHE research projects
- The future higher education workforce in locally and globally engaged HEIs
Select recent publications
- Kehm, B., Freeman, R.P.J. and Locke, W. (2018) ‘Growth and Diversification of Doctoral Education in the United Kingdom’, in Shin, J.C., Kehm, B.M. and Jones, G.A. (eds) Doctoral Education for the Knowledge Society: Convergence or Divergence in National Approaches?, The Netherlands: Springer, 105-121.
- ‘There is a world out there we can step into’: the University of Reading (UK) and the world rankings
The global academic rankings game: changing institutional policy, practice, and academic life, March 2016
- Shifting landscapes: meeting the staff development needs of the changing academic workforce
The Higher Education Academy, January 2016
- Paying the price of expansion: why more for undergraduates in England means less for everyone
Dimensions of marketisation in higher education, November 2015
- Changing governance and management in higher education: the perspectives of the academy