Professor Ellen Hazelkorn is Policy Advisor to the Higher Education Authority (HEA), and Director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland). She is President of EAIR (European Higher Education Society), and a member of the Advisory Board and Management Committee, and an International Co-Investigator, Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), UCL Institute for Education. She is also a member of the Research and Information Advisory Committee, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (UK), and member of the International Reference Group, Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences.
Ellen has worked as higher education policy consultant and specialist with international organisations and governments for over 15 years, and regularly undertakes strategic and research evaluations for European and national research/scientific councils and universities. She was Vice President Research and Enterprise, and Dean of the Graduate Research School, (2008-2014), and Vice President and Founding Dean, Faculty of Applied Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology (1995-2008).
She was awarded a BA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the University of Kent, UK, respectively. Ellen is a member several editorial boards. She has also been, a member: Irish Humanities Alliance (2012- 2014); Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Foresight Working Group (2008- 2009); Board Member/Company Secretary, Contemporary Music Centre, (1999-2007); Deputy Chair, Centre for International Technology and Education (UK/NL) (1996-2000).
Ellen is internationally recognised for her writings and analysis of rankings on higher education and policy: Rankings and the Reshaping of Higher Education: The Battle for World-Class Excellence, 2nd ed. (Palgrave, 2015); co-editor, Rankings and Accountability in Higher Education: Uses and Misuses (UNESCO, 2013); co-author, Rankings in Institutional Strategies and Processes: impact or illusion? (EUA, 2014); as well as, Developing Research in New Institutions (OECD, 2005). Forthcoming publications include: editor, Global Rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education (Routledge 2016); 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), GUNI World Report 6: Towards a Socially Responsible Higher Education Institutions, globally and locally engaged (2016), and Research Handbook on Quality, Performance and Accountability in Higher Education (Edward Elgar 2017).