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Professor Ellen Hazelkorn, BA (Hons), PhD

Partner, BH Associates

Professor Ellen Hazelkorn is partner, BH Associates education consultants (www.bhassociates.eu). She is Professor emerita and Director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Technological University Dublin (Ireland), and Joint Editor, Policy Reviews in Higher Education. She is also International Co-Investigator, Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE), London, and Research Fellow, Centre for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA. 

Ellen is a member of the Quality Board for Higher Education in Iceland (2017-). She is a  NAFSA Senior Fellow, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, 2018-2019 and was awarded the EAIE Tony Adams Award for Excellence in Research, 2018. She was policy advisor to, and board member of, the Higher Education Authority (Ireland), 2011-2017, and President of EAIR (European Society for Higher Education), 2013-2016. 

Ellen has worked with international organisations and governments for over 15 years (e.g. EU, OECD, World Bank, UNESCO, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, U.S. Government Accountability Office [GAO]). She regularly undertakes strategic and research evaluations for European and national research/scientific councils and universities. 

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 (now TU Dublin) (1995-2008).

She is the author of Towards 2030: a framework for building a world-class post- compulsory education system for Wales (Welsh Government, UK 2016), and has co-authored Skills and Smart Specialisation. The role of Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning in Smart Specialisation Strategies (EU, 2019 forthcoming) and the High-Level Midterm Review of the Further Education and Training Strategy 2014 – 2019, Ireland (Department of Education & Skills, Ireland 2018).