Ourania Filippakou.

Brunel University London.

Ourania Filippakou is Reader in Education and Director of Teaching and Learning at Brunel University London. She holds a PhD and a Masters in Higher Education from the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education and her postgraduate studies were supported by the Academy of Athens. She has an established track record of research in international higher education and higher education policy and this is evidenced by the various prizes and awards she has won, including the European Science Foundation young researchers’ award and, most recently, a grant funded by Canada-UK Foundation. She has conducted a wide range of international and interdisciplinary projects drawing on perspectives from education, politics, political science and social policy, sociology and history, funded by the ESRC; the Higher Education Funding Council for England; the European Union; the Higher Education Academy; the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) and the Open Society Foundation. To date, she has published thirty-two peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and reports and three books. Her most recent book, co-authored with Ted Tapper, is ‘Creating the Future? The 1960s New English Universities’ (Dordrecht: Springer, 2019), and her forthcoming books are: ‘Higher education and the crisis of Europe’ (2021) and ‘Restructuring knowledge in higher education’ (with Ted Tapper) both to be published by Routledge. Esteem indicators have included: Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre of Higher Education Policy Studies, New College, Oxford (2015-present); council member of the SRHE (2015-2018); series general co-editor of the International Studies in Higher Education, Routledge (2019-present); co-editor of British Education Research Journal (2017-present). She is Senior Fellow of Advance Higher Education in recognition of her leadership in the development of inclusive higher education pedagogies.