Our People

Paracelsus Medical University, Austria

Rosalyn Eder received her PhD from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), and currently leads the strategic internationalization of Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria. She is a lecturer in globalization and education, and in qualitative research methodologies.

Arts Teaching Innovation, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne

Dr. Dongmei Li is a teaching and learning specialist in diversity and internationalisation at the Faculty of Arts, the University of Melbourne.

King’s College London; Global Observatory on Academic Freedom

Liviu Matei is a professor of higher education and public policy, and head of the School of Education, Communication and Society at King’s College London. He taught at universities in Europe, the U.S., and Asia.

Independent researcher

Maria Yudkevich was till April 2023 a distinguished professor and head of the Center for Institutional Studies at HSE University, Russia.

Tokyo Woman’s Christian University

Natasha Hashimoto is an associate professor at Tokyo Woman’s Christian University. Her Ph.D. is in education/applied linguistics, and her master’s is in human rights.

Associate Lecturer of English, Kwansei Gakuin University

Mahboubeh Rakhshandehroo is an associate lecturer of English at Kwansei Gakuin University. Additionally, she serves as the leadership team coordinator of the East Asia regional group of Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education (ICLHE).

University of Edinburgh, UK

Ben Williamson is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Research in Digital Education, University of Edinburgh, UK, and an editor of Learning, Media and Technology.

Open University of Cyprus and Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

Michalinos Zembylas is Professor of Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies at the Open University of Cyprus, Honorary Professor at Nelson Mandela University, South Africa.

Faculty of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia

Carlo Perrotta is Associate Professor of Digital Education at the Faculty of Education which is part of the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Director of Technology and Analytics, Jisc

Michael Webb is the director of technology and analytics at Jisc – the UK digital, data and technology agency focused on tertiary education, research, and innovation.

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada

Professor Valerio De Stefano, PhD, joined Osgoode as a tenured professor in January 2022 and was then appointed as the inaugural Canada Research Chair in Innovation, Law and Society.

University of Strathclyde, UK

Mariya Ivancheva is an anthropologist and sociologist of higher education and labour.

Our People

We bring together researchers and research students from six partner universities - Oxford, Johannesburg, Hang Seng, Birmingham, UCL and Lancaster - and also support the broader global higher education research community.