Prof. Roger King

Co-Chair, HE Commission inquiry 'Regulating the new landscape of higher education'


Professor Roger King is former Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln and a prominent commentator and academic. Alongside Lord Norton, he was co-chair of the Higher Education Commission’s inquiry into regulation of the new higher education landscape.


He is a Visiting Professor at the School of Management at the University of Bath, an Adjunct Professor at the Teaching and Education Development Institute at the University of Queensland, Australia and a Research Associate at the Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has recently concluded a six-year period as Visiting Professor at the Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI) at the Open University, and has previously been a Visiting Professor at the following Australian universities: Griffith, QUT, and Sunshine Coast. He has also been Visiting Research Fellow at the Association of Commonwealth Universities. 


He was the founding Chair of the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (now the Higher Education Academy) from 1998-2001 and a member of the Board of the Observatory of Borderless Higher Education from its founding in 2001 until 2011. 


He is Series Co-Editor of Palgrave Macmillan’s ‘Universities into the Twenty First Century’ and  ‘Global Higher Education’  publication series’ and is co-convenor of the Higher Education Policy Group for the Political Studies Association.


His recent books include: The State, Democracy and Globalization (2003); The University in the Global Age (2004); The Regulatory State in an Age of Governance (2007); Governing Universities Globally (2009); the Handbook on Globalization and Higher Education (with Simon Marginson and Rajani Naidoo, 2011); and The Globalization of Higher Education: Research Collection (with Simon Marginson and Rajani Naidoo). 


Currently he is researching marketization, global risk governance, and regulation in higher education policymaking.