Professor William Locke

Honorary Professorial Fellow

Melbourne CSHE

Professor William Locke was the Director of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education from 2019-2021. Prior to that, he was Reader in Higher Education Studies at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London, where he was Director of the Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES) and Deputy Director of the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE).

Professor Locke has published on topics such as higher education policy, management and governance of institutions and the changing academic profession. He has led the development of highly-regarded professional development programs for those working in the higher education sector, including the internationally-renowned MBA in Higher Education Management at the UCL Institute of Education.

He has held various positions across the higher education sector and is a member of the Publications Committee of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) and founding Joint Editor of the SRHE journal, Policy Reviews in Higher Education.