Our People

University of Bristol and University of Oxford

Dr Jess Pilgrim-Brown is a sociologist and researcher in education. She focuses on issues relating to social class, gender and wider social inequalities.

Lancaster University

Paul Ashwin is Professor of Higher Education, Lancaster University. He played a key role in creating CGHE, was a CGHE Deputy Director and led the Centre’s Graduate Experiences of Employability and Knowledge project.

Department of Education at the University of Bath

Aline Courtois is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education at the University of Bath. She holds a PhD in Sociology from University College Dublin and Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne.

Andrews University, USA

Gus Gregorutti, Ph.D. is a Higher Education Professor at the School of Leadership, Andrews University in Michigan, USA. Before this appointment, he has been a visiting professor at several Latin American universities, teaching and carrying out various research projects.

Professor of Education Policy and Leadership, Florida Gulf Coast University; Senior Faculty Fellow, Center for Education Policy, University of Alabama; and Faculty Affiliate, Cornell Higher Education Research Institute

F. King Alexander has been a professor of higher education finance, policy and law and president of four large public universities including Louisiana State University (LSU). He currently serves as a professor of educational leadership at Florida Gulf Coast University, Senior Faculty Fellow at the Education Policy Center at the University of Alabama, and a Faculty Affiliate at the Cornell University Higher Education Research Institute since 1998.

Secretary of State for Higher Education in the Portuguese Government

Pedro N. Teixeira is the Secretary of State for Higher Education in the Portuguese Government. He is Professor in Economics at the Faculty of Economics (University of Porto) and Director of CIPES (Centre of Research on Higher Education Policy)

University of Oslo.

Bjørn Stensaker is Professor of Higher Education and Vice-Rector for Education at the University of Oslo.

European University Association.

Thomas Ekman Jørgensen is Director for Policy Coordination and Foresight at the European University Association.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Professor Gregor Halff is the Dean of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Social Sciences.

Higher Education Statistics Agency (part of Jisc)

Tej is a researcher at the Higher Education Statistics Agency. Since joining in 2016, he has led the establishment of a research function within the organisation.

Scholarly Communication Research Group, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

Krystian Szadkowski is senior researcher at Scholarly Communication Research Group, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). His interests cover Marxist political economy and transformations of higher education systems in Central Eastern Europe.

St Edmund Hall

Olga is a co-convenor of the Philosophy of Education Reading Group at the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. Olga’s main research interest is in the topics of epistemic injustice across all levels of education and across national borders with a focus on higher education and the process of knowledge production in academic institutes and universities. Her core interest lies between the areas of social epistemology, research on research (RoR) and comparative and international education (CIE). She has been a recipient of multiple research awards in the United States and the United Kingdom and is an elected co-convenor of the Comparative and International Education Special Interest Group at the British Educational Research Association (BERA).

Our People

We bring together researchers and research students from our partner universities, including Johannesburg, Hang Seng, Birmingham, UCL and Lancaster, as well as reaching out to the broader global higher education research community.