Louise Morley AcSS is a Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER) (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/education/cheer/) at the University of Sussex, UK. Louise has an international profile in the field of the sociology of gender in higher education studies. Her research and publication interests focus on international higher education policy, gender, equity, micropolitics, quality, leadership and power. She is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Fellow of the Society for Research into Higher Education, a Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Gender Excellence, University of Örebro, Sweden, and the 2013-2014 Inaugural Chair, Women’s Leadership Centre, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia.
She is currently conducting research on women and leadership in higher education in South Asia for the British Council. She has also completed research for the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education on women and leadership, and on Widening Participation in Higher Education in Ghana and Tanzania (www.sussex.ac.uk/education/cheer/wphegt) for the ESRC/DFID. She has held research grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, the UK Department for International Development, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the British Council, and the Higher Education Funding Council for England. She is on the editorial boards for Studies in Higher Education, Gender and Education, Teaching in Higher Education and Higher Education Research and Development. Recent publications include: Morley, L. (2014). “Lost Leaders: Women in the Global Academy.” Higher Education Research and Devel opment. 33(1): 111–125; Morley, L. (2012). “The Rules of the Game: Women and the Leaderist Turn in Higher Education “ Gender and Education. 25(1). For further details of publications, please see Sussex Research Online- http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/view/creators/461.html