Policy Advisor at the Higher Education Authority (HEA), and Director at the Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Professor Ellen Hazelkorn is a Policy Advisor at the Higher Education Authority (HEA), and Director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland). She is an International Co-Investigator, Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), UCL Institute for Education, and Visiting Professor, Boston College.
Ellen has worked as higher education policy consultant and specialist with international organisations and governments for over 15 years (e.g. EU, OECD, World Bank, UNESCO, US National Academy of Sciences). She is a member of various international advisory boards, including the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (UK), the Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (Sweden), and Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Tarragona.
She was Vice President Research and Enterprise, and Dean of the Graduate Research School, (2008-2014), and Vice President and Founding Dean, Faculty of Applied Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology (1995-2008). Ellen was President of EAIR – the European Society for Higher Education – 2013-2016.
Ellen was awarded a BA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the University of Kent, UK, respectively.