Suggestions for Fellowship of the Society

Suggestions for Fellowship are welcomed, and should be received by the Director of the Society at hsperkins@srhe.ac.uk

Fellows Process

Fellowship of SRHE should be seen as a fitting reward and public recognition for those who have made a significant contribution in the field of research into higher education. To be suggested for Fellowship an individual must:

  • Have contributed significantly over a period of time to the field of research into higher education
  • Have a reputation of substance in the field
  • Have the capacity to take on an advisory/representational role within the Society*
  • Have normally been a member for a period of at least 5 years and be willing to remain a member
  • Epitomize professional conduct that matches the values of the Society
  • *examples of the types of contribution which would be sought from a Fellow

  • Sitting on a main committee for a particular project ( ie strategic initiatives/capacity building)
  • Presenting to Council on current work/role/engagement with HE
  • Writing for SRHE News or other Society communications
  • As appropriate assisting in SRHE responses to main consultations
  • Stimulating the Society in its public and advisory role by suggesting areas where the Society should be active and involved
  • Fellows, whilst recognised for their scholarly contribution, should also have the capacity to play a part in taking the Society forward. Fellowship will be bestowed for life but, to continue to be listed as a Fellow, individuals must remain in membership of the Society and continue to be supportive of the Society. Notes

  • i) Any suggestions must be confidential and should not be discussed with the individual suggested
  • ii) Any suggested Fellows must be members of the Society but if there is uncertainty of status this will be checked and confirmed on receipt
  • iii) There is no guarantee of election and each suggestion is very carefully considered against the published criteria.(see below). The Society maintains a long list of potential Fellows and is happy to receive suggestions which may be considered in future years
  • All suggestions for Fellowship should be made by completing the following form:

    Word Document SRHE Fellowship Details Form

    which must then be sent to hsperkins@srhe.ac.uk

Recently appointed Fellows

The Society elected two new Fellows in 2014: Professor Sir David WatsonPrincipal of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, and Professor Marcia Devlin,Federation University Australia .
The Society also elected one Honorary Fellow, Professor Christine Musselin from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, France
Fellowship is recognition for those who have made a significant contribution in the field of research into higher education, awarded to members of the Society who have achieved a substantial reputation based on a significant body of work achieved over a period of time. Fellows may take on an advisory role to help develop the work of the Society.

Fellows elected in 2014

David Watson   David Watson is Is the former president of the Society. He took office as the second Principal of Green Templeton College in October 2010. He was appointed Professor of Higher Education in the University from the same date. He is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education, University of London and Adjunct Professor at James Cook University, Queensland.

He was previously Professor of Higher Education Management at the Institute of Education, University of London (2005-2010), Vice-Chancellor of the University of Brighton (1990-2005), and Dean and Deputy Director of Oxford Polytechnic (1981-90). He read history at Clare College, Cambridge, where he was a Choral Exhibitioner and Open Scholar. He was a Thouron Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded his doctorate in intellectual history in 1975.

He has contributed widely to developments in UK higher education, including as a member of the Council for National Academic Awards (1977-1993), the Polytechnics and Colleges Funding Council (1988-92), and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (1992-96).

He was knighted in 1998 for services to higher education. He has Honorary Doctorates from the Open University, Oxford Brookes University, the University of Southampton, the University of Sussex, the University of Bath, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Brighton, and Keele University, Honorary Fellowships of Queen Mary University of London and the City and Guilds Institute London, and Honorary Membership of the Royal College of Music.

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Marcia Devlin   Marcia Devlin is the Interim Director of CLIPP at the newly formed Federation University Australia, which brings together the University of Ballarat and the Monash University Gippsland Campus.

She is a nationally and internationally recognised expert in tertiary education policy, quality, equity, academic integrity, standards and development. Her research involves both theoretical and practical investigations into contemporary tertiary education, e-pedagogy, curriculum, policies and practices.

As well as her role in CLIPP, Professor Devlin is working within the Dual Sector Partnership (DSP) Project, a Commonwealth Structural Adjustment Fund initiative, aimed at increasing opportunity for participation in Higher Education programs in regional Victoria.

Marcia has been an international correspondent for SRHE NEWS since its relaunch in 2010 and has her own column. She has been an engaged SRHE member for some years now and attended SRHE Conference 2012 and is in regular correspondence with us.

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Christine Musselin   Christine Musselin is a sociologist and CNRS research professor. From 2007-2013 she was the director of the Centre for the Sociology of Organization (CSO) since 2007, where she led a comparative research program on higher education systems.

Among her diverse activities, Christine Musselin is a member of numerous scientific councils: those of the City of Paris, the Observatory of Science and Technology (OST), the Franco-German Marc Bloch Center, and that of theCIERA (Interdisciplinary center for research on Germany).

From 2007 to 2010, she was the rapporteur for the Blanc ("blue-Sky") and Young Researchers programs of the ANR(French National Research Agency), and she joined its social sciences and humanities scientific committee in 2011.

Christine is a member of scientific council for the AERES (French evaluation agency for research and higher education and she participated in the selection process for excellent German universities under the auspices of the Exzellenzinitiative. She has also been a member of the editorial board for the Sociologie du travail review since 1991.

LShe also chairs the RESUP (network on higher education research) and the Consortium of Higher Education Research (CHER).

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SRHE Fellows Event - 27 June 2013

The Society's annual Fellow's invitation event took place on the 27 June. The opening presentation and audio podcast from Fellow and now Vice-President of the Society, Professor Sir Pter Scott from the Institute of Education, London are available here
SRHE Fellows event 2013

Fellows: Full list

    Name Affiliation Appointed
    Professor Lee Harvey Copenhagen Business School, Denmark January 2013
    Professor Monica Mclean University of Nottingham January 2013
    ProfessorBruce Macfarlane University of Hong Kong January 2013
    Professor Patrick Ainley University of Greenwich January 2012
    Professor Carole Leathwood London Metropolitan University January 2012
    Professor Jeroen Huisman University of Bath January 2012
    Professor Lynn McAlpine University of Oxford/ McGill January 2012
    Professor Rob Cuthbert University of West of England January 2011
    Professor Claire Callender University of London, Birkbeck & Institute of Education January 2011
    Professor Paul Trowler University of Lancaster January 2011
    Professor Ian McNay University of Greenwich January 2011
    Professor Rosemary Deem Royal Holloway, London January 2010
    Professor Kerri-Lee Krause Griffith University Australia January 2010
    Professor Robin Middlehurst University of Kingston, UK January 2010
    Professor John Richardson Open University January 2010
    Professor Ulrich Teichler University Kassel January 2009
    Professor Angela Brew University of Sydney January 2008
    Professor Gunnar Handal University of Oslo January 2008
    Professor Dai Hounsell University of Edinburgh January 2008
    Professor Louise Morley University of Sussex January 2008
    Professor Michael Shattock Institute of Education University of London January 2008
    Professor Mantz Yorke Lancaster University January 2008
    Professor John Brennan Centre for Higher Education Research Information, Open University January 2006
    Professor Oliver Fulton University of Lancaster January 2006
    Professor Malcolm Tight University of Lancaster January 2006
    Professor Ted Tapper Emeritus Professor of Politics University of Sussex January 2006
    Professor Simon Marginson University of Sydney, Australia January 2004
    Professor Gareth Parry University of Sheffield January 2004
    Mr John Skelton Milton Keynes January 2004
    Professor Gareth Williams Institute of Education University of London January 2003
    Professor Noel Entwistle University of Edinburgh January 2002
    Professor David Dill University of North Carolina January 2001
    Professor James Ratcliffe Pennsylvannia State University January 2001
    Ms Harriet Croft Bristol January 2000
    Dr Peter Maassen University of Oslo, Norway January 2000
    Professor Ronald Barnett Institute of Education, University of London January 1998
    Professor Mary Henkel Brunel University January 1998
    Dr John Wyatt Chichester January 1998
    Dr Marianne Bauer University of Gothenburg January 1997
    Professor Ingrid Moses University of New England January 1996
    Professor Sheldon Rothblatt University of California January 1996
    Professor Sinclair Goodlad Imperial College London January 1993
    Professor Ference Marton University of Gothenburg January 1992
    Professor David Boud University of Technology Sydney January 1991
    Professor Lewis Elton University College London January 1991
    Professor John Pratt University of East London January 1991
    Professor Sir Peter Scott Kingston University January 1991
    Professor Alan Smithers University of Buckingham January 1991

    Honorary Fellows

    Name Appointed
    Professor Christine Musselin 2014
    Professor Jurgen Enders 2011
    Professor Michael Peters 2010

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Name Appointed
    Ms Renate Simpson 2010

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