Professor Sophie Arkoudis

BA, Dip Ed, MEd, PhD

Associate Dean (Research)
Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Professor in Higher Education
Melbourne CSHE

Sophie Arkoudis is Associate Dean (Research) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and Professor in Higher Education at the Melbourne CSHE.  She is a national and international researcher in higher education.  Her research program spans English language teaching and assessment in higher education, international students, quality of teaching and learning, and internationalising the curriculum. Sophie has published widely in these areas and presented keynotes both nationally and internationally on her research. She has supervised 22 research higher degree students to successful completion.

Relevant recent publications

Arkoudis, S., Marangell, S., Baik, C., Patrick, C., Bexley, E. & James, R. (2018). 2017 Universities Australia student finances survey. Commissioned report prepared for Universities Australia.

Arkoudis, S., Harris, A. Kelly, P. Hunter, K, & Lynch, A. (2018) What works best: Strengthening the evidence base for English language practices in higher education. Canberra: Office for Learning and Teaching.

Arkoudis, S. Baik, C., Dollinger, M. & Patience, A. (2018). International students' experience in Australian higher education: Can we do better? Higher Education.

Arkoudis, S. & Harris, A. (accepted for publication), EALD students at university level: Strengthening the evidence base for programmatic initiatives. In Gao A. and Davison C. International Handbook of English Language Teaching, Amsterdam: Springer.

Marangell, S., Baik, C. & Arkoudis, S. (2018). Developing a host culture for international students: What does it take? Journal of International Students, 8(3), pp. 1440-1458. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1254607

Naylor, R., Baik, C. & Arkoudis, S. (2018) Identifying attrition risk based on the first year experience, Higher Education Research & Development, 32(2), pp 328-342.  DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2017.1370438

Baik, C., Naylor, R., Arkoudis, S. & Dabrowski, A. (2017). Examining the experiences of first-year students with low tertiary admission scores in Australian universities. Studies in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2017.1383376

Proctor, D. & Arkoudis, S. (2017) Internationalisation of Australian Higher Education: Where to from here? (pp. 123-132). James, R., French, S. & Kelly, P. (eds) Visions for Australian Tertiary Education. Melbourne: Melbourne CSHE. ISBN: 978-0-7340-5341-1.

Arkoudis, S. & Doughney, L. (2016) Improving English language learning outcomes in Australian universities: Some critical issues, (pp. 297-316). Ng, C., Fox, B. and Nakano, M. (eds.) Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects. Springer.

Arkoudis, S. & Kelly, P. (2016) Shifting the Narrative: International Students and Communication Skills in Higher Education. Research Digest 8, International Education Association of Australia.

Arkoudis, S. & Doughney, L. (2015) Steps to assuring EAL international students’ ELP at exit: It’s not rocket science. Ata, A. & Kostogriz, A. (eds.) International Education and Cultural-Linguistic Experiences of International Students in Australia, (pp. 167-180). Queensland: Australian Academic Press Group.  ISBN 9781922117465.

Baik, C., Naylor, R. & Arkoudis, S. (2015). The first year experience in Australian universities: Findings from two decades. 1994-2014, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Melbourne.

Gao, Y., Baik, C. & Arkoudis, S. (2015) Internationalisation of higher education. De Boer, H.  (ed). Handbook of Higher Education Policy and Governance, (pp. 300-321).  UK: Palgrave Macmillan.