Dr Rajani Naidoo
PhD (Cambridge) MA (London)
Job Title: Senior lecturer
Affiliated Research Centre: International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM), Centre for Research in Advertising and Consumption (CRiAC)
Subject Group: Marketing
Dr Rajani Naidoo has held a range of faculty and management positions in the UK and South Africa including in an institution which aimed to act as a model for the transformation of higher education in apartheid South Africa. She is a past Honorary Secretary of the Society for Research in Higher Education. Multi-national research projects have included ‘The Changing Academic Profession’ and she has been commissioned as a consultant by bodies such as the Higher Education Policy Institute, the British Council and the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency. She has keynoted conferences in various parts of the world including Mexico, Finland, Ireland, England, Trinidad and South Africa. Other contributions have included executive development programmes for university leaders. She is on the Executive Editorial Board of the British Journal of Sociology of Education and Studies in Higher Education and is co-editor of a book series on Global Higher Education with Palgrave/Macmillan. She has been appointed to the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Research and Development committee.
Her research interests include :
Recent Publications 2001 to date
Naidoo,R. (In Preparation) Higher Education as a Global Commodity Palgrave/Macmillan.
David, M. and Naidoo, R. (Eds) ( forthcoming 2012) The Sociology of Higher Education: Reproduction, Transformation and Change in a Global Era Routledge
King, R. Marginson, S. and Naidoo, R. (Eds) 2011 A Handbook of Globalization and Higher Education. Edward Elgar.
Naidoo R, Shankar A & Ekant V (2011) The Consumerist Turn in Higher Education: Policy Aspirations and Outcomes. Journal of Marketing Management. 27(11/12):1142-1162. DOI:10.1080/0267257X.2011.609135
Naidoo R (2011) The Sustainable Development of Higher Education: Challenges for the Caribbean Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean. 12(1): 2-12
Naidoo R (2008) The Competitive State and the Mobilised Market : Higher Education Policy Reform in the United Kingdom (1980-2007) Critique Internationale. Presses de Sciences Po. 47-65
Naidoo R (2008) (Ed) Building Sustainable Higher Education. International Development 21. Department for International Development and the Institute of Development Studies and University of Sussex.
Brennan J & Naidoo R (2008) Higher education and the Achievement (And/or Prevention) of Equity and Social Justice.Higher Education 56(3):287–302. DOI:10.1007/s10734-008-9127-3
Jamieson I & Naidoo R (2007) University positioning and the changing patterns of doctoral study: the case of the University of Bath. European Journal of Education 42(3): 363-373. DOI: 10.1111/j.1465-3435.2007.00312.x/abstract
Huisman J & Naidoo R (2006) The professional doctorate: from Anglo-Saxon to European challenges. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. 18(2):57-69. DOI: N/A
Naidoo R & Jamieson IM (2005) Empowering participants or corroding learning?: Towards a research agenda on the impact of student consumerism in higher education. Journal of Education Policy, 20 (3): 267-281 (Reproduced in Hugh Lauder, Phillip Brown, Jo-Anne Dillabough & A. H. Halsey (Eds) Education, Globalisation and Change .Oxford University Press.
Jamieson I M & Naidoo R (2005) How the market economy is undermining higher education performance. Management in Education. 18(4):13-16. DOI:10.1177/08920206040180040301
Naidoo R (2004) Commodifying Learning: Pitfalls and Possibilities. Reflections on Higher Education 13:50-61.
Naidoo R & Callender C (2000) Towards a More Inclusive System: Contemporary Policy Reform in Higher Education. Social Policy Review. 12:224-249
Naidoo R (2004) Fields and institutional strategy: Bourdieu on the relationship between higher education, inequality and society. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 25(4):457-471 DOI:10.1080/0142569042000236952 (Reproduced in Marginson, S (Ed.)University Futures: Global Markets and the Public Good. SRHE/Open University Press.
Naidoo R (2004) Commodifying learning: pitfalls and possibilities. Reflections on Higher Education, 13:50-61. DOI: N/A
Naidoo R (2003) Repositioning Higher Education as a Global Commodity: Opportunities and challenges for future sociology of education work. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 24(2):249-259. DOI:10.1080/0142569031000115057
Naidoo R (2000) The Third Way to Widening Participation and Maintaining Quality in Higher Education: Lessons from the United Kingdom. Journal of Educational Enquiry. 1(2): 24-38.
Brennan, J, Franco, M. and Naidoo, R. (forthcoming) From Academic Profession to Higher Education Workforce in Merira Soares, V., Teichler, U. And De Lourdes Machada, M. (Eds) The Changing Academic Profession
Naidoo, R. (2011) Higher Education, the Competition Fetish and the Construction of Values (translated into Finnish in Aittola, H. And Saarinen, T. (Eds) Kannataako Korkeakoulutus. Jyväskylän yliopisto
Naidoo, R. (2011) Higher Education and the New Imperialism: Implications for Development.In King, R. Marginson, S. and Naidoo, R. (2011) A Handbook of Globalization and Higher Education. Edward Elgar.
Naidoo. R (2010) Global Learning in a Neo-Liberal Age in Unterhalter, E. and Carpentier, V. (Eds) Whose Interests Are We Serving? : Global Inequalities and Higher Education. Palgrave/Macmillan
Brennan, J., Naidoo, R. and Patel, K. (2009) Quality, Equity and the Social Dimension: the Shift from National to European level in Kehm B.M , Huisman, J. and Stensaker B (Eds) The European Higher Education Area: Perspectives on a Moving Target. Rotterdam: Sense pp 141-162
Naidoo, R. (2008) Entrenching international inequality: higher education as a global commodity and its impact on developing countries in: Shumar, W. & Canaan, J. (Eds.) Structure and Agency of Students and Faculty in the Neo-Liberal University. Routledge pp 84-100
Naidoo, R. 2008. Higher education: A powerhouse for development in a neo-liberal age? In Epstein, D. Boden, R., Deem, R. Rizvi, F. & Wright, S. 2008. World Yearbook of higher education 2008. Geographies of knowledge, geometries of power: framing the future of higher education. Routledge. In press.
Naidoo, R. (2007 ) Higher Education as a Global Commodity: The Perils and Promises for Developing Countries.The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education. 1 February.(Reviewed in the Times Higher Education Supplement on 9 March 2007)
Brennan, J. Locke, W. and Naidoo, R. ( 2007) The Academic Profession in England: Still stratified after all these years? in The Changing Conditions for Academic Work and Career in Selected Countries. Werkstattberichte series. International Centre for Higher Education Research, Kassel, Germany pp 163-176.
Naidoo, R. 2007. Building or eroding intellectual capital?: student consumerism as a cultural force in the context of the knowledge economy in Valimaa, J. & Ylijoki, O.-H. (Eds.), Cultural perspectives on higher education. Springer.
Naidoo, R. 2007. Entrenching international inequality: higher education as a global commodity and its impact on developing countries, in: Shumar, W. & Canaan, J. (eds.) Structure and Agency of Students and Faculty in the Neo-Liberal University. Routledge, In press.
Naidoo, R. 2005. Universities for sale: Transforming relations between teaching and research. In: Barnett, R.(Ed) ReshapingUniversities: New relationships between research, scholarship and teaching: 27-36. MacGraw-Hill/Open University Press.
Brennan, J. & Naidoo, R. 2006. Managing Contradictory Functions: The role of universities in societies that have undergone radical social transformation in Neave, G.(Ed) Research and Knowledge in Higher Education Policy. UNESCO Press.
Naidoo, R. & Jamieson, I.M. 2004. knowledge in the marketplace: the global commodification of teaching and learning. In: Innes, P. (ed.) Internationalizing Higher Education: Critical perspectives for critical times: 37-52 Springer/ CERC.
Naidoo, R and Muschamp, Y. (2002) A Decent Education for All? in, M. Powell (Ed) Evaluating New Labour's Welfare Reforms. Policy Press. Pp 145-166