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Routledge Education Author of the Month October 2012: Celia Whitchurch

Dr Celia Whitchurch is Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, where she teaches on master’s and doctoral programmes.

Celia was founding Editor of Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, and is currently an editor of Higher Education Quarterly.
 

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Her current research interests focus on the emergence of roles spanning professional and academic spheres of activity, and the implications of these changes for institutional management and professional careers. Between 2005 and 2009 she undertook two studies funded by the UK Leadership Foundation for Higher Education on the changing roles and identities of professional staff, and the emergence of a “Third Space” between academic and professional spheres of activity.

Her new book, Reconstructing Identities in Higher Education: The Rise of “Third Space” Professionals is based on this work. She has also recently completed, with George Gordon, a further project for the Leadership Foundation on Staffing Models and Institutional Flexibility.

She has published widely on higher education identities and professional development and her publications include:

Whitchurch, C. (2012). “Expanding the Parameters of Academia”. Higher Education: 64(1): 99-117.
Whitchurch, C. and G. Gordon (2011). “Some Implications of a Diversifying Workforce for Governance and Management”. Tertiary Education and Management 17(1): 65-77.
Gordon, G. and C. Whitchurch (Eds.) (2010). "Academic and Professional Identities in Higher Education: The Challenges of a Diversifying Workforce". International Studies in Higher Education. New York, Routledge.
Whitchurch, C. (2010). “Some Implications of ‘Public/Private’ Space for Professional Identities in Higher Education”. Higher Education 60(6): 627–640.
Whitchurch, C. and Gordon, G. (2010). “Diversifying Academic and Professional Identities in Higher Education: Some Management Challenges”. Tertiary Education and Management 16(2): 129–144.
Whitchurch, C. (2009). “Progressing Professional Careers in UK Higher Education”. Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education 13(1): 3-10.
Whitchurch, C. (2009). “The Rise of the Blended Professional in Higher Education: A Comparison between the UK, Australia and the United States”. Higher Education 58(3): 407-418.
Whitchurch, C. (2008). "Shifting Identities and Blurring Boundaries: The Emergence of Third Space Professionals in UK Higher Education". Higher Education Quarterly 62(4): 377-396.
Whitchurch, C. (2008). "Beyond Administration and Management? Changing Professional Identities in UK Higher Education". Changing Identities in Higher Education: Voicing Perspectives. (Eds.) R. Barnett and R. di Napoli. Abingdon: Routledge: 69-88.
Whitchurch, C. (2008). "Beyond Administration and Management: Reconstructing the Identities of Professional Staff in UK Higher Education". Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management 30(4): 375-386.
Whitchurch, C. (2008). "Professional Managers in UK Higher Education: Preparing for Complex Futures". Final Report. London: Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.

 

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  1. Reconstructing Identities in Higher Education

    The rise of 'Third Space' professionals

    By Celia Whitchurch

    Series: Research into Higher Education

    Reconstructing Identities in Higher Education: The Rise of Third Space Professionals draws on studies conducted in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States to explore the roles and identities of a growing number of staff associated with broadly based institutional projects such as...

    Published October 18th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Academic and Professional Identities in Higher Education

    The Challenges of a Diversifying Workforce

    Edited by Celia Whitchurch, George Gordon

    Series: International Studies in Higher Education

    The latest volume in the Routledge International Studies in Higher Education Series, Academic and Professional Identities in Higher Education: The Challenges of a Diversifying Workforce, reviews the implications of new forms of academic and professional identity, which have emerged largely as a...

    Published October 1st 2012 by Routledge