This research program aims to develop a range of historical reflections, contemporary analyses, critical studies and forward-looking perspectives on:
- Higher and tertiary education policy and policy-making in Australia and beyond, including access, funding, marketisation and the political economy of HE.
- The history of higher education and universities in Australia, especially at critical points in the development of the sector and the nation, including the history of the University of Melbourne.
- Higher and tertiary education system governance, including government-institution relations, federal and state policy, legislation and the role of intermediary bodies in higher and tertiary education.
- Institutional governance, leadership and management in higher and tertiary education, including an understanding of the organisational cultures of higher education institutions and the influence of institutional rankings.
- How universities and their staff and students engage with external partners and collaborators, how knowledge is transmitted, exchanged and co-created and how this activity can be evaluated and measured.
- The role of tertiary education and research in regional innovation and the development of regional knowledge and capabilities.
- The changing higher education workforce, including academic and professional roles, careers and working conditions, shifting staffing patterns, the role and nature of doctoral education and the particular needs of early career and casual academics.
- Professor William Locke, Director, Melbourne CSHE
- Professor Leo Goedegebuure, Honorary Professorial Fellow, Melbourne CSHE
- Dr Arnaldo Barone, Senior Lecturer (LH Martin Programs Coordinator), Melbourne CSHE
- Dr Elisa Bone, Senior Lecturer in Higher Education Curriculum and Assessment – STEM, Melbourne CSHE
- Dr Gwilym Croucher, Senior Lecturer in Higher Education Policy and Management, Melbourne CSHE
- Dr Siew Fang Law, Senior Lecturer (Engagement, Collaboration and Partnership), Melbourne CSHE
- Dr James Waghorne, History of the University Unit, Melbourne CSHE
- Asma Ahsan, RHD student, Melbourne CSHE
- Mark Kennedy, RHD student, Melbourne CSHE
- Ai Tam Le, RHD student, Melbourne CSHE
- Hang Nguyen, RHD student, Melbourne CSHE
- Martin Riordan, RHD student, Melbourne CSHE
- Pauline Ross, RHD student, Melbourne CSHE
For more information and interest in research collaborations, please contact Professor William Locke.