5 December 2014

Confirmation of PhD study - "Academic staff and international engagement: motivations and drivers in Australian higher education"

Delighted to confirm the final shape of my PhD research project at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne. With thanks to my supervisors (Sophie Arkoudis & Chi Baik) and broader Advisory Committee (Bill Harley & Stefan Popenici) for their support in getting me this far - one year down, two years to go!!

Abstract
This research investigates the factors which influence the international engagement of academic staff in Australian universities.

In line with global changes to higher education and the academic profession, Australian universities and their academic staff have been influenced by a new wave of internationalisation. In response, many higher education institutions in Australia have adopted comprehensive international strategies across their teaching, research and outreach agendas.