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Research Profile

Ms Stephanie Talliss-Foster  

Position:PhD Student
School:Social Sciences

Research Interests

Professionalisation of higher education administrators, particularly quality assurance personnel. Perceived divide between higher education administrators and academics, and the threat posed to academic freedom by quality assurance measures.


I have worked in UK higher education for 10 years, mainly in the area of quality assurance. I currently work for Birmingham City University as Head of Student Complaints, Appeals and Conduct.

PhD Topic / Area

Professionalisation of higher education quality assurance

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