Visiting Faculty

Dr Brigid Freeman, Visiting Professor (CPRHE/NIEPA, Join on 06.2.2023)

Dr Brigid Freeman is a Senior Researcher (Education) and Academic Fellow with the Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne in Australia. Her research is comparative and primarily focuses on higher education policy, systems, governance, and internationalisation. Brigid is currently researching higher education in emergencies domains related to COVID-19 response, recovery, preparedness and prevention. Her policy research focuses on bilateral higher education and VET relationships (at system and institutional level), university policy governance and delegations of authority. Brigid edited the Age of STEM: Educational Policy and Practice in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Across the World with Professors Simon Marginson and Russell Tytler, and managed the Australian-Asian Research Collaborations in the Humanities Project with the Australian Academy of the Humanities. She has undertaken policy consultancy work for UNESCO, and been a visiting scholar with Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany and the University of California, Berkeley. Brigid has published widely and presented her research in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, China, Germany, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia and India. Brigid has a University of Melbourne PhD and Master of Education Policy (International).

Dr Emily F. Henderson (@EmilyFrascatore) is a Reader in Gender and International Development in the Department of Education Studies, University of Warwick. She is author of Gender Pedagogy: Teaching, Learning and Tracing Gender in Higher Education (Palgrave, 2015) and Gender, Definitional Politics and ‘Live’ Knowledge Production: Contesting Concepts at Conferences (Routledge, 2020), and co-editor of Starting with Gender in International Higher Education Research (Routledge, 2019) and Exploring Diary Methods in Higher Education Research (Routledge, 2021). She is co-editor of the academic blog Conference Inference: Blogging the World of Conferences and has co-edited a special issue of the journal Gender and Education on gender and conferences, ‘Thoughtful Gatherings’ (2020) and a special issue of the journal Higher Education on academic mobility (2021) Emily’s research lies in the areas of gender and international higher education, particularly the production of knowledge about gender; the academic profession, academic mobility and conferences; poststructuralist and feminist theory and research methodology. Emily’s current research projects include a 4-year project on institutional approaches to widening participation in India in collaboration with CPRHE/NIEPA, and a project on academic gatekeeping in doctoral admissions.

Professor William G.Tierney is University Professor, Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education, and Co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California, and past president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).  His research focuses on increasing access to higher education, improving the performance of postsecondary institutions, and analyzing the impact of privatization on postsecondary education. He is a Fellow of AERA and a member of the National Academy of Education.  His most recent book is Rethinking Education and Poverty.  He was on a Fulbright Fellowship to India and based at the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education (CPRHE) at NIEPA.  He is looking at issues of privatization, academic freedom, access to higher education for low-income students, institutional quality, and academic corruption.