Professor Heather Eggins

About Me

Professor Heather Eggins is Visiting Professor at the Institute for Education Policy Research, Staffordshire University, Visiting Professor at the University of Sussex UK, and a senior member of Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge.

She was a Fulbright New Century Scholar 2005/2006 working on the topic of ‘Higher Education in the 21st Century: Global Challenge and National Response’ and edited ‘Access and Equity: Comparative Perspectives’ 2010 Sense Publishers, which is a compilation of the research undertaken by her Fulbright Group. Her most recent edited book is ‘Drivers and Barriers to Achieving Quality in Higher Education’ (Sense 2014), which presents the findings of a three year EU project undertaken while a Research Professor at Durham University. She has also served as a Consultant to UNESCO and served as Director of SRHE, a learned society which is an NGO of UNESCO.

Her research interests lie generally in the area of policy and strategy in Higher Education, with a particular interest in access issues, and the impact of globalisation on the higher education system. 

Publications

Heather Eggins. Ed. (2014) editor and contributor, Drivers and Barriers to Achieving Quality in Higher Education, Rotterdam, Sense .

Heather Eggins (2014) ‘Global Diversity: Emerging Trends’ in R. Bassett and A. Maldonado, Ed., The Forefront of International Higher Education : A Festscrift in Honor of Philip G. Altbach, pp. 209-222, Rotterdam, Springer.

Heather Eggins (2013) ‘Institutional Transformation in the UK: Diversity and Equity in a Constantly Shifting Environment’ in Daryl Smith,ed., Diversity in Higher Education: Emerging Perspectives on Institutional Transformation, New York, Routledge (in Press).

Heather Eggins (2013)’English Higher Education in Distress?,  International Higher Education, Number 72:Summer 2013, Boston, The Boston College Center for International Higher Education, pp.18-20.

Heather Eggins (2013) www.youtube.com/bostoncollegecihe, Symposium: At the Forefront of International Higher Education,.

Heather Eggins ‘Review of ‘Indian Higher Education’, Higher Education Policy, 2012, vol. 25,  pp.261-262.

Heather Eggins, (2010) editor and contributor, Access and Equity: Comparative Perspectives, Rotterdam, Sense.

Heather Eggins and Peter West (2010), ‘The Global Impact of the Financial Crisis: Main Trends in Developed and Developing Countries’, Higher Education Management and Policy, Vol 22/3, pp. 57-73.

Heather Eggins (2009) editor, Selected papers on sharing research agenda on Knowledge Systems,  Paris, UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge.

Heather Eggins (2009) ‘The Professional Doctorate: a response to 21st century requirements for Higher Education? ‘ in EUA Bologna Handbook: Making Bologna Work, European University Association, Raabe, Berlin, 2009.

Heather Eggins, ‘Trends and issues in postgraduate education: a global review’ in Trends and Issues in Postgraduate Education: Challenges for Research: An International Experts’ Workshop, UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge, Paris, 2008.

Heather Eggins, ‘The Changing Academic Profession: Implications for the Asia-Pacific Region’ in Competition, Collaboration and Change in the Academic Profession: Shaping Higher Education’s Contribution to Knowledge and Research  , 2008, edited by Rose Marie Salazar-Clemena and V. Lynn Meek,  UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge, Libro Amigo Publishers, Quezon City, Philippines.

Heather Eggins and Diana Tlupova, ‘The Drive to Attract More Students into Higher Education: Access Initiatives from the United Kingdom’, Opportunity Matters, Vol.1, No. 1, Washington D.C. 2008.