Simon Marginson#

Simon Marginson
Membership Number:3867
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2013, October to present - Professor of International Higher Education, Institute of Education, University of London, UK
  • 2013, October to present - Honorary Professorial Fellow, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2009, June to October - Visiting Professor, Hiroshima University Research Institute for Higher Education, Japan
  • 2006, July to 2013, October - Professor of Higher Education, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2000, January to 2006, June - Professor with a Personal Chair in Education, Monash University, Australia, and Director of the Monash Centre for research in International Education
  • 1998, July to 2000, January - Reader in Education, Monash University, Australia
  • 1997, November to 1998, July - Reader and Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne
  • 1993, January to 1997, November - Senior Lecturer, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne

Fields of Scholarship
  • Sociology of education
  • Comparative and international education
  • Global sociology
  • Higher education studies
  • History of education
  • Education policy

Honours and Awards
  • 2013 Chosen by the University of California as the Clark Kerr lecturer on higher education for 2014, first non-American to be so chosen
  • 2011 Award for Distinguished Contribution to International Education, Australian International Education Conference, Adelaide
  • 2011 Melbourne Education Research Institute Research Institute Staff Research Award, ‘for an outstanding research record by a staff member’, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
  • 2008 The Woodward medal in Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Melbourne, ‘in recognition of an exceptional contribution to knowledge in the field’, for research published in 2003-2007 on higher education and globalization’. The University’s rules state that: ‘The Woodward Medal is awarded annually to a member of staff for research ... considered to have made the most significant contribution to knowledge in a field of humanities or social sciences’.
  • 2005 elected member of El Seminario de Educacion Superior de la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico [the National University of Mexico, Mexico City]]
  • 2004 elected as Honorary Fellow, Society for Research into Higher Education, UK
  • 2002 appointed Australian Research Council Australian Professorial Fellow for 2003-2007 [salary funded by the Council, success rate in applications for this post from all fields about 5 per cent, Marginson first successful applicant from discipline of education]]
  • 2000 elected as Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences, Australia, in Sociology Division

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