ICHEM is an interdisciplinary research centre, bringing together academic staff from across the University, in particular the School of Management and the Departments of Education, and Social and Policy Studies, each of which has achieved top ratings for both teaching and research in the Higher Education Funding Council assessments.
ICHEM has an extensive and diverse research base that supports studies of governance, management structures, resources, and finance in higher education institutions, agencies and government departments.
The Centre will pursue a challenging research programme centred on certain key themes.
ICHEM currently has 92 students registered for postgraduate research degrees. A range of different opportunities is available for those seeking an academic qualification in the field of higher education management.
We supervise a number of students undertaking MPhils and PhDs by research, full or part-time. Current postgraduate PhD research students include:
|Mari Brookes||Internationalisation of Higher Education:
An investigation into the impact of internationalisation on institutional management at four universities in England and California
|Farshid Shams||Strategic management of offshore campuses in transnational higher education institutions: global synergy versus local responsiveness|
|Jean Hsieh||Policy change of quality assurance schemes in European higher education systems|
General enquiries on procedure for applications for MPhils and PhDs should first be addressed to the firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doctor of Business Administration in Higher Education Management
In 2002 we launched a highly innovative research degree, our specialist Doctor of Business Administration in Higher Education Management, designed to enhance and develop professional practice. This combines distance learning with taught modules in residential periods spent at Bath. There are currently 89 participants pursuing this programme.
Current research by some of the DBA(HEM) participants includes;
|Maytha Al Ali||Zayed University, Dubai UAE||The UAE Federal Higher Education Model.|
|Gordon Handke||Director, General Services, Khalifa University of Science, Technlogy and Research, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||From traders to educators – implications of adopting a voucher system for funding higher education within the United Arab Emirates.|
|Helen James||Director, Glyndwr University, Flintshire, UK||The performance of student retention in higher education institutions in Wales,|
|Noraida Kasim||Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia||Internationalisation of Higher Education in Malaysia: case study of the public higher education sector|
|Luz Longsworth||Director Open Campus Country Sites
The University of the West Indies
|Leadership in the Virtual Higher Education Environment|
|Stephen Mortimer||Widening participation and growth of a University by the establishment of satellite campuses|
|Stergiani Mourgos||Job satisfaction in Greek academia|
|Michael O’Connell||Secretary/Financial Controller Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland||The construction of good governance practice among governing bodies in Irish Institutes of Technology|
|Jose Manuel Restrepo||Vice President, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia||Higher education policy.
Access and quality management in Higher Education
|Anne Rixom||Head of Quality, Standards and Partnerships University of Lincoln, UK||The professionalization of higher education management in relation to structural complexity and academic governance|
|Adrian Robinson||Southbank Institute of Technology, Queensland||The effects and influences of performance-based resource allocation methodologies in HEIs|
|Edmundo Torres||Vice Rector Research and Graduate Studies, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua at León||A proposal for the study of society’s expectations about universities in Nicaragua and their translation by managers and academics from a public university|
|Carrol White||Dean, Faculty of Health and Applied Science, University of Technology, Jamaica||An investigation of role conflict experienced by deans.|
DBA Graduates - Thesis Topics
The thesis topics of those who have graduated recently can be read in summary from the links in the table below