Peter Scott - Curriculum vitae#


Present position:
  • Professor of Higher Education Studies, Institute of Education, University of London (2011 -)
  • Chair of Council, University of Gloucestershire (2011 -)

Previous employment:
  • Vice-Chancellor, Kingston University (1998-2010)
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Leeds (1996-97)
  • Director of the Centre for Policy Studies in Education, University of Leeds (1992-97)
  • Professor of Education, University of Leeds (1992-1997)
  • Editor, The Times Higher Education Supplement (1976-92)
  • Leader writer, The Times (1974-76)
  • Deputy Editor, The Times Higher Education Supplement (1971-73)
  • Reporter, The Times (1969-71)
  • Reporter, then News Editor, The Times Educational Supplement (1967-69)

Education and qualifications:
  • The Choristers’ School, Durham
  • Trinity College, Glenalmond (Perthshire)
  • University of Oxford (Merton College) 1964-67. BA in modern history (first-class honours)
  • University of California at Berkeley (Graduate School of Public Policy) 1973-74. (while holding a Harkness Fellowship from the Commonwealth Fund of New York).

Awards
  • Knight Bachelor, New Year’s Honours, 2007
  • Hon. Doctor of Laws, University of Leicester, 2013
  • Hon. Doctor of Letters, St George’s University of London, 2012
  • Hon. Doctor of Laws, University of Bath, 1992
  • Hon. Fellow, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (now the University of Manchester), 1992
  • Hon. Doctor of Letters, Council for National Academic Awards, 1992
  • Hon. Doctor of Philosophy, Anglia Polytechnic University, 1998
  • Hon. Doctor of Letters, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2001
  • Hon. Fellow, Bath College of Higher Education (now Bath Spa University), 1996

Membership of Learned Societies:
  • Academician, Academy for of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences (AcSS)
  • Member, Academia Europaea (Chair, Behavioural Sciences Section)
  • Fellow, Society for Research into Higher Education
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Arts

Membership of Editorial Boards:
  • Minerva
  • Studies in Higher Education
  • Journal of Studies in International Education
  • Higher Education in Europe
  • Journal of Further and Higher Education
  • Journal of Access Studies
  • Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning

Peter Scott is also on the editorial boards of journals in Australia, Turkey and Croatia.

Previous activities:
  • Member of the Board, Higher Education Funding Council for England, 2000-06 (Chair, Equal Opportunities and Lifelong Learning Committee, 2001-03, Chair, Quality Assurance Learning and Teaching Strategic Committee, 2003-06)
  • President, Academic Cooperation Association (ACA is the European-level umbrella body for the British Council, the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, the Netherlands Universities Foundation for International Cooperation, CampusFrance and similar European agencies concerned with academic exchanges and international education), 2002-08
  • Chairman, Universities Association for Lifelong Learning [previously Universities Association for Continuing Education], 2002-10
  • Member of the Board, Higher Education Statistics Agency, 2000-10
  • Chair, Research Advisory Panel, Leadership Foundation, 2005-2013
  • Chair, Research Advisory Committee, Higher Education Academy, 2006-08
  • President, Association of University Administrators, 2008-10
  • (External) Member, Committee for Professorial Appointments, University of the Arts, London, 2004-11
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Centre for Higher Education Research and Information, Open University, 2000-08
  • Member, Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct, 1994-2000 (Vice-Chairman, 1996-97)
  • Member of the Board, Educational Counselling Service (British Council), 1999-2002
  • Chair, HEFCE review panel of the Institute of Education (University of London), 2000
  • Member of the Board of Management, Further Education Development Association, 1994-99
  • Chair, Executive Committee, United Kingdom Council for Overseas Student Affairs (UKCOSA), 1992-98
  • Member, National Advisory Group on Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning (Fryer Committee), 1997-1999
  • External member, Committee on Professors, Leeds Metropolitan University, 1993-98
  • Member, HEFCE working party on higher education in further education 1995
  • Chairman of Governing Body, South Thames College 1985-92
  • Member, Further Education Unit / Further Education Staff College Review Group, Further Education Funding Council, 1993
  • Member, Continuing Education Working Party, National Advisory Body for Public Sector Higher Education 1985-86

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