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Dr Tatiana Fumasoli
Bedford Way
  • Senior Lecturer
  • IOE - Education, Practice & Society
  • UCL Institute of Education

Tatiana Fumasoli has joined UCL IOE in 2017 as associate professor in Higher Education Studies. She holds a PhD from University of Lugano (Switzerland, 2011) with a thesis on university strategic management, she was a postdoctoral researcher at ARENA Centre for European Studies at University of Oslo, where she coordinated an international project comparing the managing practices of universities across the continent. She moved then to the Department of Education of the same university as a senior researcher. Tatiana has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level on higher education management, the academic profession, European research policy. Her research interests lie at the intersection of management studies, organization theory and sociology of professions and expertise. She has published with Higher Education, Higher Education Policy, Minerva and Studies in Higher Education, among others. Tatiana is co-editor of Higher Education Quarterly and is member of the editorial board of several scientific journals on higher education studies.

Research Summary

Research topics: Changing dynamics of higher education governance, organization and policy in comparative perspective, the role of academic knowledge production in contemporary societies. 

Methods: Qualitative research – interviews, focus groups, document analysis – to conduct cross-sectional and longitudinal case studies. My methodological interest lies with the standardization of qualitative data and its integration with quantitative analysis.

PhD students: Andrea Detmer, Socio-emotional skills for innovation in higher education; Kaiyun Feng, Teaching-research nexus in world-class universities; Alison Wheaton, Role of boards of directors in English higher education institutions; Wen Xiaoyu, PhD destination choice of Chinese students; Dai-Ying Yang, Taiwan's international student policies; Cassie Zhang, Brand management of UK higher education institutions

Teaching Summary

MBA Higher Education Management

- Governance, module leader

- Management of Teaching and Research, module co-leader
- Marketing, module leader

- Strategy, module leader

MA Higher Education Studies
- Comparative and international perspectives, module contributor

MAR-2017 Associate Professor in Higher Education Studies Institute of Education UCL, United Kingdom
JUL-2016 – AUG-2016 Associate Professor Political Science and Management University of Agder, Norway
MAY-2015 – MAR-2017 Senior Researcher Department of Education University of Oslo, Norway
APR-2012 – APR-2015 Postdoctoral Researcher ARENA Centre for European Studies University of Oslo, Norway
MAR-2005 – MAR-2012 Teaching assistant and Researcher Institute of Public Communication, Institute of Management University of Lugano, Switzerland
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