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Louise Morley
Professor of Education (Education)
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Research

Louise Morley's research and publication interests focus on equity, gender, micropolitics, women and leadership, power and policy in international higher education.

Recent Funded Research Projects Include:

  • 2010-2011 Principal Investigator - Widening Participation in Higher Education in Ghana and Tanzania: Impact, Influence and Innovation. ESRC (RES-189-25-0113).
  • 2009-2010 Co-Investigator (with Professor Valerie Hey) ESRC Seminar Series ‘Imagining the University of the Future’ (RES-451-26-0493) (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cheer/esrcseminars)
  • 2006-2011 Principal Investigator- Widening Participation in Higher Education in Ghana and Tanzania: Developing an Equity Scorecard - ESRC/DFID Poverty Reduction Programme
    (RES-167-25-0078) (sussex.ac.uk/wphegt).
  • 2006 Principal Investigator - Establishing the needs of employers and related organisations for information about the quality and standards of higher education provision - HEFCE (http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/hefce/2006/06_45/).
  • 2003- 2005 Principal Investigator - Gender Equity in Commonwealth Higher Education -- an evaluation of interventions to promote gender equity in higher education in Uganda and Tanzania -Carnegie Corporation of New York.
  • 2003- 2005 Principal Investigator - Gender Equity in Commonwealth Higher Education - an evaluation of interventions to promote gender equity in higher education in Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and South Africa- DfID (www.ioe.ac.uk/efps/GenderEqComHE).
  • 2004 Assistant Project Director (Professor Rosemary Deem, University of Bristol is the Director) Equal Opportunities in Higher Education Case Study research. HEFCE.
  • 2002 - 2004 New Deal for Communities - Education Theme Team (with Professor David Gillborn)- responsible for evaluating strategies to enhance participation in higher education. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
  • 2002 -2003 International Students in UK Universities- a literature search (with Professor Diana Leonard) - UKCOSA
     

Keynote Presentations 

  • Imagining the University of the Future, Public Lecture organized by Group 22, Zagreb, Croatia, November, 2013.
  • Lost Leaders: Women in the Global Academy, Female Empowerment in Science and Technology (FESTA) Conference, University of Limerick, October, 2013.
  • Lost Leaders: Women in the Global Academy. Public Lectures in Sabah and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September, 2013.
  • Leading Higher Education Differently: Desiring, Dismissing or Disqualifying Women?  CHEER Keynote Symposium, ‘Defending Difference in Higher Education’ BERA Conference, University of Sussex, September, 2013.
  • Inside African Private Higher Education: Contradictions and Challenges, Commonwealth Education Conference, London, June, 2013.
  • Women in Higher Education Leadership, British Council Going Global Conference, Dubai, March, 2013.
  • Diversity, Difference and Distributive Justice in Academic Leadership, Global Education Dialogues: The Asia Series, British Council Seminar, Tokyo, Japan, January, 2013.
  • The Knowledge Economy: Democratisation, Distributive Justice or Domination? World Universities Forum Conference, Vancouver, Canada, January, 2013.
  • Knowing Women: Gender, Power and Research, International Seminar on Intersectionality in Higher Education,University of   Stockholm, Sweden, October, 2012.
  • Knowing Women: Gender, Power and Research, British Council Global Education Dialogues Seminar – The Asia Series,Hong Kong, September 2012.
  • Absences and Aspirations: Women in Higher Education Leadership, British Council Seminar on Women in Higher Education Leadership,Kuwait, June, 2012.
  • Absences and Aspirations: Women in Higher Education Leadership, ‘Beyond The Glass Ceiling: Women Rectors Across Europe, Achievements, Challenges & Opportunities’,Istanbul,Turkey, May 2012.
  • Imagining the (Quality) University of the Future, Panhellenic Conference on Quality in Education,University of Athens,Greece, May 2012.
  • Imagining the Inclusive University of the Future. Discourses of Inclusion in Higher Education International Conference, Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire, UK, April 2012.
  •  International Trends in Women’s Leadership in Higher Education, Win-Win Roundtable on Women in Higher Education Leadership, Going Global Conference, London, March, 2012. 
  • International Trends in Women’s Leadership in Higher Education, British Council’s International Forum on Women’s Leadership in Higher Education, Instituteof Education, London, March, 2012.
  • Knowing Women: Gender, Power and Research, International Conference on Women as Agents of Change through Higher Education, Colombo, Sri Lanka, March, 2012.
  • Imagining the (Quality) University of the Future, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz,Austria, January, 2012.
  • Misogyny Posing as Measurement: Is the Increase in Women’s Participation in Higher Education a Victory for Gender Equality? Community of Higher Education Research Seminar Series, University of Hong Kong, January, 2012.
  • Sex, Grades and Silence: the Impact of Feminist Research on Higher Education Globally, Department of Critical Education Studies, University of Auckland, December, 2011.
  • Misogyny Posing as Measurement: Disrupting the Feminisation Crisis Discourse, Invitational Seminar,VictoriaUniversityofWellington,New Zealand, December, 2011.
  • Imagining the University of the Future, UniversitiesNew Zealand, Invitational Seminar, UniversitiesNew Zealand,Wellington,New   Zealand, December, 2011.
  • Misogyny Posing as Measurement: Disrupting the Feminisation Crisis Discourse, Centre for Research in Educational Futures and Innovation, Invitational seminar, Deakin University, Australia, November, 2011.
  • Sex, Grades and Silence: the Impact of Feminist Research on Higher Education Globally, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, 'Ideas and Issues in Higher Education' series, University of Melbourne, Australia, November, 2011.
  • Imagining the University of the Future, Centre for Research in Learning and Change, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, November, 2011.
  • Imagining the University of the Future,StanfordUniversityHigher EducationSeminar,USA, November, 2011.
  • Misogyny Posing as Measurement: The Feminization Paradox in Academia, Gender Paradoxes of Changing Academic and Scientific Organisation(S) Conference, Centre for Gender Excellence, Örebro University, Sweden, October, 2011.
  • Sex, Grades and Southern Theory: the Impact of Feminist Research on Higher Education Globally, Gender Paradoxes of Changing Academic and Scientific Organisation(S) Conference, Centre for Gender Excellence, Örebro University, Sweden, May 2011.
  • Is the University of the Future the University of the Past? UCU-NUS 'Universities in the 21st Century' Conference, London, November, 2010.
  • Misogyny Posing as Measurement: Disrupting the Feminisation Crisis Discourse, Researching Medical Education Annual Conference (ASME), London, November, 2010.
  • Contemporary Issues in Access and Equity, Heritage and Hope: Women’s Education in a Global Context Conference- a conference celebrating the 125th anniversary of Bryn Mawr's Women's University, Pennsylvania, USA, September, 2010.
  • Imagining the University of the Future, British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Warwick, September, 2010.
  • Researching Silences and Absences in Higher Education, Higher Education Close Up (HECU 5) Conference, University of Lancaster, July, 2010.
  • Professorial Lecture ‘Imagining the University of the Future, University of Sussex, May, 2010. (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/newsandevents/sussexlectures/louisemorley.php)
  • Imagining the University of the Future, Manchester Metropolitan University Educational Research Seminar, May, 2010.
  • Imagining the University of the Future, Kingston University Higher Education Research Seminar, May, 2010.
  • Desiring Higher Education or the End of the Affair?  SRHE Policy Seminar Higher Education in Recessionary Times, London, March, 2010.
  • Imagining the (Quality) University of the Future, Conference on Change in Higher Education: Tensions and Possibilities, University of Minho, Portugal, February, 2010.
  • A Sociology of Absences: Interrogating Policies for Widening Participation in Higher Education in Ghana and Tanzania Centre for Research in Higher Education International Seminar, University of Hiroshima, Japan, and Centre for the Advancement of Higher Education, University of Tohoku, January, 2010.
  • Misogyny Posing as Measurement: Disrupting the Feminisation Crisis Discourse, ESRC Seminar Series ‘Imagining the University of the Future’, Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER), University of Sussex, 1 December, 2009. (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/cheer/esrcseminars/seminar4).
  • Gender and Higher Education, Higher Education and Social Change Conference, European Science Foundation, Brussels, October, 2009. 
  • Imagining Universities of the Future, 6th International Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education, University of Stockholm, August 2009.
  • Imagining Universities of the Future, UNIQUAL International Conference, University of Trondheim, Norway, June, 2009.
  • Momentum and Melancholia: Gender Equity in Higher Education, European Conference on Gender and Academic Change, University of Goettingen, Germany, February, 2009. 
  • Gender and the Changing Face of Higher Education: A Feminized Future, SRHE Policy Network Seminar, London Metropolitan University, February, 2009.
  • Momentum and Melancholia: Gender Equity in Higher Education,  Learning Communities Forum Seminar, Glasgow Caledonian University, February, 2009.
  • The Micropolitics of Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education, Hanken School of Economics Gender Research Group, Helsinki, Finland, November, 2008.
  • Celebrations and Challenges for Gender Equality in Higher Education, The Finnish Association of Women Researchers, Helsinki University, Finland, November, 2008.
  • Celebrations and Challenges for Gender Equality in Higher Education, Gender Research Group, Tampere University, Finland, November, 2008. 
  • An Academic Life: The Next Ten Years, Society for Educational Studies Annual Seminar, London, November, 2008.  
  • Conceptualising and Critiquing Gender Mainstreaming Discourses, Gender and International Education Research Seminar, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Educational Policy Studies, USA, September, 2008.
  • Gender Equity in Higher Education: Challenges and Celebrations, Seminar on the Gender Order of Knowledge, University of Vaxjo, Sweden, April, 2008. 
  • Gender and Higher Education at the Higher Education: The Power Station for the Education System Conference, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan, March 2008.
  • Gender and Higher Education, Educational Research Forum, National University of Tainan, Taiwan, March, 2008. 
  • The X Factor: Equity, Elitism and Graduate Employability', University of Sussex Partner Network Day, March, 2008.
  • Quality and Power in Higher Education, King's College Institute of Learning and Teaching, Excellence in Teaching Conference, July, 2007. 
  • Employers, Quality and Standards in Higher Education: Shared Values and Vocabularies or Elitism and Inequalities? Oxford Learning Institute, University of Oxford, May 2007. 
  • The Micropolitics of Gender in Higher Education, The Association of Commonwealth Universities Through The Glass Ceiling Conference, London, May, 2007 
  • Employers, Quality and Standards in Higher Education: Shared Values and Vocabularies or Elitism and Inequalities? Guest Lecture at the Centre for Higher Education Studies, Institute of Education, University of London, January 2007.
  • The Micropolitics of Gender Mainstreaming at the EU Conference 'Rencontre Européenne L'accès Des Femmes Aux Carrières Scientifiques : Où En Sommes-Nous ?', Université de Paris 7 Diderot, France, December 2006.
  • Researching Equity in Higher Education at the launch of the SRHE Policy Network on Higher Education Policy and Social Justice, London Metropolitan University, October, 2006.
  • Employers' Responses to The Burgess Committee Recommendations on Changes to Degree Classifications, University of Edinburgh, October, 2006.
  • Employers and Quality at the Quality Strategy Network (QSN) Annual Conference, Nottingham, September, 2006.
  • Quality and Power in Higher Education at the European Union Conference on Higher Education and Employment, Jagellonian University, Krakow, Poland, September, 2006.
  • Gender Mainstreaming in Higher Education, Guest lecture at the University of Bristol Higher Education Research Network, May, 2006.
  • The Micropolitics of Gender Mainstreaming at the Women's Executive Development (WEX-DEV) Conference on Prospects for Gender Equity in Universities, Adelaide, Australia, April 2006.
  • Women in Higher Education at the University of Bergen Feminist Conference, Norway, March, 2006.
  • Gender Mainstreaming at the AHD Conference (German Higher Education Association), University of Dortmund, Germany, March, 2006.
  • Quality and Power in Higher Education. Annual Lecture to the Middlesex University Business School, February, 2006
  • Negotiating Equity in HEIs, ESRC Seminar on Equalities in Education, University of Cardiff, November, 2005.
  • Gender Equity in Commonwealth Higher Education, Canadian Association of Graduate Studies, Toronto, Canada, November, 2005.
  • Negotiating Equity in UK Universities (with Rosemary Deem). HEFCE Conference on Equity in Higher Education, London, April, 2005.
  • Quality and Equality in Higher Education, SRHE Conference, University of Bristol, December, 2004.
  • Gender and Access in Commonwealth Higher Education at invitational seminar co-ordinated by Professor Walter Allen, UCLA 'Diversity in Higher and Tertiary Education: Towards an International Collaborative Research Agenda' Kunming, China, November, 2004
  • Gender Equity in Higher Education at the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) Conference, Montreal, Canada, April, 2004
  • Gender in Commonwealth Higher Education at the DFES Research Conference 'Learning by Comparison: International Experiences in Education and Training'. London, December, 2003.
  • Gender Equality in African Higher Education, at the Carnegie Corporation of New York seminar on Gender Equality, University of Accra, Ghana, July 2003.
  • Gender Equality in Commonwealth Higher Education, The European Network on Women and Higher Education Conference, Brussels, June 2003
  • Quality and Equality in Higher Education, Women in Higher Education Conference, University of Coventry, November, 2002
  • Women in Higher Education, The European Network on Women and Higher Education Conference, University of Munster, Germany, October, 2002.
  • Gendered Change in Commonwealth higher education, 8th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Makerere University, Uganda, July, 2002.
  • Quality in UK Higher Education, Institute for Public Policy, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, December, 2001.
  • Recent Research on Women in Higher Education, Universities UK ATHENA Conference, September 2001.
  • Quality Assurance in Higher Education, NATFHE Conference on Educational Policy, London, July 2001.
  • Gender and Quality Assurance, The Association of University Teachers, Women's Annual Meeting, March 2001.
  • Organising Feminisms: The Micropolitics of the Academy, International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, University of Tromso, Norway, June 1999.
  • Gender and Organisations at the British Council International Seminar on Gender and Higher Educational Management, Sussex, March 1998.
  • Empowerment at the ESRC International Seminar on Empowerment, London School of Economics, February 1998.
  • Teacher Empowerment, NCERT Conference, New Delhi, India, July 1997.

 Papers presented at Conferences/ Seminars

  • Sex, Grades and Silence: the Impact of Feminist Research on Higher Education Globally, Gender and Education Conference,University of Gothenburg, April, 2012.
  • Sex, Grades and Silence: the Impact of Feminist Research on Higher Education Globally, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Hobart, November, 2011.
  • Sex, Grades and Power: Gender Violence in African Higher Education, CHEER Symposium, Annual SRHE Conference, Wales, December, 2009. 
  • A Sociology of Absences: Interrogating Policies for Widening Participation in Higher Education in Ghana and Tanzania, Symposium at the UKFIET International Conference, Oxford, September, 2009.
  • Discussant at the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education, Paris, July 2009.
  • Gains and Pains: Intersecting Gender, Poverty and Higher Educational Opportunity Structures, Gender and Education Conference, Institute of Education, March 2009.
  • Mapping Meritocracy, CHEER Symposium, SRHE Annual Conference, Liverpool. December 2008. 
  • Mapping Meritocracy: Intersecting Gender, Poverty and Higher Educational Opportunity Structures, International Sociology of Education Annual Conference, London, November 2008.
  • Intersecting Inequalities: Democratising Higher Education in Ghana and Tanzania, Annual Conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers, University of Pavia, Italy, September 2008.
  • Democratising Higher Education in Ghana and Tanzania: Opportunity Structures and Social Processes, Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), Edinburgh, September 2008
  • Gender in Higher Education, International Equal Opportunities Conference, University of East Anglia, July 2008.
  • Discussant, Higher Education Pedagogies Symposium, University of Nottingham, May 2008. 
  • Democratising Higher Education in Ghana and Tanzania: Opportunity Structures and Social Processes at the World Universities Forum, Davos, Switzerland, February 2008 
  • Democratising Higher Education in Ghana and Tanzania: Opportunity Structures ad Social Processes, SRHE Conference, Brighton, December 2007. 
  • Democratising Higher Education in Ghana and Tanzania, UKFIET Conference, University of Oxford, September 2007.
  • Gender Mainstreaming, 5th European Conference on Gender and Higher Education, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, August 2007.
  • Gender Mainstreaming, Gender And Education Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, March 2007.
  • Employers, Quality and Standards in Higher Education: Shared Values and Vocabularies or Elitism and Inequalities? (with Sarah Aynsley), SRHE Annual Conference, Brighton, December 2006.
  • Gender Mainstreaming, Symposium on Feminism, Feminisation and the Personal in Higher Education,SRHE Annual Conference, Brighton, December 2006.
  • Theorising Gender Equity in Commonwealth Higher Education, (Panel Presentation with Kwesiga and Mwaipopo), SRHE Annual Conference, Edinburgh, December 2005
  • Quality and Equality in Higher Education, The 3rd International Seminar on Equity and Diversity in Higher Education, St Petersburg State University, Russia, July 2005,
  • Quality and Equality in Higher Education, The 37th World Congress of The International Institute of Sociologists, Stockholm, Sweden, July 2005.
  • Gender Equity in Commonwealth Higher Education Research Project (panel presentation with Gunawardena, Riordan and Lihamba), 9th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Seoul, Korea, June, 2005.
  • Gender and Access in Commonwealth Higher Education. Gender and Education Conference, University of Cardiff, March 2005.
  • Equity in UK Universities (With Rosemary Deem), SRHE Conference, Bristol, December 2004.
  • UNESCO Invitational Seminar ‘Colloquium on Research and Higher Education Policy: "Knowledge, Access, Governance: Strategies for Change", Paris, December 2004.
  • Equity in UK Universities (With Rosemary Deem), European Conference on Educational Research, University of Rethymnon, Greece, September 2004.
  • Gender Equity in Higher Education (With Mary Ann Sagaria), European Association for Institutional Research, Barcelona, September 2004.
  • Widening Access in Doctoral Studies, UKGCE Conference, London, July 2004
  • Employability, European Union Network Invitational Seminar on Higher Education Reform, Prague, July 2004.
  • Gender Equity in Commonwealth Higher Education, Multiple Marginalities Conference, University of Helsinki, Finland, June 2004.
  • Quality and Power in Higher Education, European Union Network Invitational Seminar on Higher Education Reform, Jagellonian University, Krakow, Poland, July 2003.
  • Diversity in Higher Education, Rockefeller Foundation Invitational Seminar on Higher Education, Bellagio, Italy, March 2003.
  • Gender Equity in Higher Education, European Union Network Invitational Seminar on Higher Education Reform, Stockholm, March 2003
  • Reconstructing Students as Consumers, SRHE Conference, University of Glasgow, December 2002.
  • Quality and Equality in British Doctoral Assessment (With Diana Leonard and Miriam David), UK Council for Graduate Education Symposium, London, April 2002.
  • Gendered Change in Commonwealth Universities (wth Elaine Unterhalter), SRHE Conference, Cambridge, December 2001.
  • Gender and Quality Assurance, Gender and Education Conference, London, April 2001.
  • Women in Commonwealth Universities, SRHE International Conference: Globalization: A View From the South, Cape Town, South Africa, March 2001.
  • Women and Management in Higher Education in Commonwealth Universities, Association of Commonwealth Universities Seminar, Johannesburg, South Africa, February 2001.
  • Quality Assurance and Performativity in Higher Education SRHE Conference, University of Leicester, December 2000.
  • The Micropolitics of The Academy, Gender and Education Conference, University of Warwick, March 1999.
  • Feminist Pedagogy, Gender and Education Conference, University Of Warwick, April 1997.
  • Women in Academia British Sociological Association’s Annual Conference, University of York, April 1997.
  • Equity and Effectiveness, Colloquium on Educational Policy, University of Western Cape, South Africa, November 1998.
  • Equity and Higher Education, Culture Change in Organisations Conference, University of Cambridge, June 1995.
  • Gender and Higher Education, Educational Research Conference, King's College, London, March 1995.
  • Gender and Professional Education, ERASMUS Seminar, Patras Professional Training Institute, Greece, March 1995.
  • Women’s Studies in The UK, European Universities Network Seminar, European Union, Brussels, December 1994.
  • Gender and Higher Education, Women's Studies Research Seminar, King's College, London, October 1994.
  • Pedagogy for Empowerment in Professional Education, ERASMUS Seminar, University of Barcelona, October 1994.
  • Micropolitics of Gender in Higher Education, Women's Studies Network Conference, University of Portsmouth, July 1994.
  • Micropolitics of Gender in Higher Education, Women in Higher Education Conference, University of Aberdeen, June 1994.
  • Feminist Research, 7th International Conference on Women in Higher Education, University of Florida, Orlando, USA January 1994. 
  • Professional Education, ERASMUS Seminar, Arhus Seminarium, Denmark, October 1993.
  • Women in UK Academia, Women's Studies Network Conference, Nene College, July 1993.
  • Empowering Women Managers in the Public Services, European Access Network Conference, London, June 1993.
  • Empowering Mature Women Students through Women's Studies, Women's Studies UK Network Conference, University of Central Lancashire, July 1992.
  • Women's Studies, Difference and Internalised Oppression, Women's Studies UK. Network Conference, London, July 1991.
  • Pedagogy for Empowerment, European Congress for Public Sector Training, Arhus, Denmark. 1991.