Ellen Hazelkorn

Ellen Hazelkorn, PhD

Joint Managing Partner
BH Associates

Professor Ellen Hazelkorn, PhD, is joint managing partner, BH Associates education consultants. She is professor emeritus and founding director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland), and joint editor, Policy Reviews in Higher Education. She is also international co-investigator, Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), London, and research fellow, Centre for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA. She was policy advisor to, and board member of, the Higher Education Authority (Ireland), 2011-2017, and president of EAIR (European Society for Higher Education), 2013-2016. She was a vice-president at Dublin Institute of Technology (now TU Dublin) 1995-2014., and a NAFSA Senior Fellow, 2018-2019. Ellen has worked with international organizations and governments for 20 years (e.g. European Commission, OECD, World Bank, UNESCO), and regularly undertakes strategic and research evaluations for European and national research/scientific councils and universities. Ellen was awarded a BA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the University of Kent, UK, respectively.

Ellen has authored many books and articles on rankings, and on higher education policy: Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Education: The Battle for World-Class Excellence, 2nd ed. (Palgrave, 2015; trans into Japanese 2018); editor, Global Rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education (Routledge 2016); co-editor, Rankings and Accountability in Higher Education: Uses and Misuses (UNESCO, 2013); co-author, The Impact and Future of Arts and Humanities Research (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); and co-editor, The Civic University: Meeting the Leadership and Management Challenges (Edward Elgar 2016); co-editor of Research Handbook on Quality, Performance and Accountability in Higher Education (Edward Elgar 2018); Developing Research in New Institutions (OECD, 2005). Research Handbook on University Rankings: History, Methodology, Influence and Impact (Edward Elgar 2021) is forthcoming.