Professor Leo Goedegebuure
+61 3 8344 0756
Director at the LH Martin Institute, Professor Leo Goedegebuure is active in the field of higher education policy research and management. Prior to his move to Australia in 2005 (University of New England, Centre for Higher Education Management and Policy), Leo was Executive Director of the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), at the University of Twente, Netherlands, Europe’s largest research centre in this field.
Leo’s research interests are in the areas of governance and management, both at the systems and institutional level, system dynamics including large scale restructuring policies, university-industry relationships, and institutional mergers. Most of his work has a comparative focus, both within and outside of Europe, which has resulted in a strong international network. He is an auditor for the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Council and has been a member and rapporteur for the OECD tertiary education review of New Zealand. He has worked as an expert on governance and management in Central and Eastern Europe, the Russian Federation, Africa, South East Asia and South America on projects initiated by the European Commission, the World Bank and UNESCO.
Dr Julie Blasioli
+61 3 8344 0574
Julie Blasioli is Centre Manager at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, encompassing the LH Martin Institute. Julie came from the Centre for Youth Mental Health and Orygen where she was Research Manager. She is a long-standing staff member of the University of Melbourne and a graduate of the Centre's Graduate Certificate in University Management.
Ms Melissa Hendicott
+61 3 9035 6429
Melissa is a Program Officer at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education or Melbourne CSHE, which includes the LH Martin Institute.
As Program Officer, Melissa supports development and delivery of the centre's programs including LH Martin Institute executive education programs, seminars, conferences and other events.
With a background in event management and business development, Melissa joins us from the Nossal Institute for Global Health where she was responsible for supporting international development and capacity building programs, Masters of Public Health short courses and other seminars and events.
Ms Dina Uzhegova
+61 3 8344 3087
Dina is a Program Officer and a part-time PhD student at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education. She supports development and delivery of the Centre’s programs including LH Martin Institute postgraduate and executive education programs, seminars, conferences and other events.
As a PhD student, Dina’s research interests focus on different aspects of internationalisation of higher education. In her PhD Dina is looking at internationalisation of universities in the eastern territories of Russia.
Mr Daniel Abell
Daniel is a Class of 2012 graduate from our Masters in Tertiary Education Management program. He has previously completed a Masters in human resource management and an undergraduate degree in education.
Using the challenge of attracting academic staff to regional universities as the basis for exploration, Daniel’s research examines organisational attractiveness for talented early career knowledge workers. This research sees Daniel investigating the nexus between human resource management, marketing and organisational strategy in the tertiary education sector.
Ms Fabiana Barros de Barros
+61 3 8344 3087
Fabiana started her PhD candidature at the LH Martin Institute in mid-2012. She holds a Masters degree in Higher Education Policy and Management from the European Masters in Higher Education(a Erasmus Mundus labelled program), which was jointly offered by the University of Oslo (Norway), the University of Tampere (Finland) and the University of Aveiro (Portugal). She holds a Bachelor degree from the Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil.
Fabiana has several years of professional experience in university and research management, including on the design and management of international collaborative projects, university capacity building and professional development of university managers and leaders in developing countries. She has experience in university fundraising through international organisations and public programs to support projects research, internationalisation and mobility projects. Fabiana has also worked in the European Union’s “Community Research and Development Information Service” (CORDIS) as a trainee.
Mr Damian Barry
Damian is a professional manager with over 20 years of experience in the health, government and education sectors covering local and international operations. His most recent role was as Business Manager of the former department of accounting and finance in the Business and Economics Faculty at Monash University. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, financial management, risk management, leading and managing organisational change. He a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM). Damian has qualifications in law, economics, information systems and is an alumnus of the Master of Tertiary Education Management program.
Mr Stephen Gray
Stephen Gray is an experienced research manager with particular expertise in cross institutional research centres. He has worked in the ARC Centres of Excellence space since 2011. He currently works at UNSW where he is the Chief Operating Officer of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.
Stephen holds an honours qualification in social anthropology and is an alumnus of the Master of Tertiary Education Management program.