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Professor Bruce Macfarlane 

Professor of Higher Education, Director of The Centre for Educational Policy

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Professor Bruce Macfarlane is Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Centre for Educational Policy within Southampton Education School at the University of Southampton.

I am a Professor of Higher Education who specializes in developing concepts for understanding the ethical dimensions of what it means to be an academic. These have included a virtue-based approach to research ethics, academic citizenship and intellectual leadership, concepts that have important implications for, and have influenced, university reward and recognition and research ethics policies.

My best known works are my single authored academic monographs published by Routledge: Teaching with Integrity (2004), The Academic Citizen (2007), Researching with Integrity (2009), Intellectual Leadership in Higher Education (2012) and Freedom to Learn (2017). In other work I have written about higher education as a research field, the changing academic profession, dual sector universities, university degree results and business and management pedagogy. I am a Fellow of the Society for Research into Higher Education and co-founder of the Society for Higher Education Research of Hong Kong.

I have worked in higher education since 1987. I was previously Professor of Higher Education at the University of Hong Kong (2010-2014) and have also held Chairs at two UK universities (2004-2010). My career in higher education has included 13 years as a business and management lecturer (1987-2000) and 10 years working in educational development leadership roles (2000-2010). I am currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg and have previously been a visiting professor in Japan (Nagoya University, 2008) and in Australia (University of Melbourne, 2012). Prior to working in higher education I was a management trainee with Lloyds Bank (1983-1985) and a teacher at a Chinese secondary school in Hong Kong (1985-1986).

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My major scholarly contribution to the field of higher education research has been through my sequence of books on ethics, freedom and leadership in higher education. These single authored monographs published by Routledge draw on empirical research and apply moral theory to academic practice in higher education. They are:

Freedom to Learn: the threat to student academic freedom and how it can be reclaimed (2017)
Intellectual Leadership in higher education: renewing the role of the university professor (2012)

Researching with Integrity: the ethics of academic enquiry (2009)
The Academic Citizen: the virtue of service in university life (2007)
Teaching with integrity: the ethics of higher education practice (2004)

I have co-edited 3 further volumes and have more than 100 other papers in refereed journals, book chapters, and opinion pieces by invitation in international newspapers and professional journals. As a result of my scholarship, I have given keynotes and other invited lectures in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Ireland, China, Japan, South Africa, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the UK. I am the joint editor of Policy Reviews in Higher Education and a member of editorial board of the editorial boards of leading journals in my field including Higher Education Research and Development, Active Learning in Higher Education and Higher Education Quarterly.

Research group(s)

The Centre for Educational Policy

Affiliate research group(s)

Centre for Leadership and Management in Education (CLAME), Centre for Higher Education at Southampton (CHES)

Research project(s)

Multiple authorship integrity in social science journals

Women professors as intellectual leaders. Funded by the Leadership foundation for higher education

Knowledge creation in higher education studies: an intergenerational analysis.

This project is analysing the development of higher education as a research field by drawing on the career histories of three generations of scholars.

Director, Centre for Educational Policy
Co-editor, Policy Reviews in Higher Education
Editorial Board member, Higher Education Research & Development
Editorial Board member, Higher Education Quarterly
Editorial Board member, Journal of Academic Ethics

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  • Academic integrity in China - Macfarlane, Bruce and Chen, Shuagye. In Handbook of Academic Integrity
    Published:
    2016
    Page Range:
    99-106
    doi:
    10.1007/978-981-287-079-7_32-1
  • Opinion piece: on academic identity - Macfarlane, B.J.. In Enhancing Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Engaging with the Dimensions of Practice
    Published:
    2015
    Page Range:
    73-75
  • Academic integrity in China - Chen, S and Macfarlane, B.. In Handbook of Academic Integrity - Bretag, T. (ed.)
    Published:
    2015
    Published by:
    Berlin, DE
  • Teaching, integrity and the development of professional responsibility: why we need pedagogical phronesis - Macfarlane, B.. In Professional Responsibility New Horizons of Praxis - Sugrue, Ciaran and Solbrekke, Tone (eds.)
    Published:
    2011
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
  • Values and virtues in qualitative research - Macfarlane, Bruce. In New Approaches to Qualitative Research: Wisdom and Uncertainty - Savin-Baden, Maggi and Howell Major, Claire (eds.)
    Published:
    2010
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Page Range:
    19-27
  • Community as an academic ethic - Macfarlane, Bruce. In Universities, Ethics and Professions
    Published:
    2009
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Page Range:
    69-80
  • Careers - Garrod, N. and Macfarlane, Bruce. In Challenging Boundaries Managing the Itegration of Post-Secondary Education
    Published:
    2008
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Page Range:
    3-12
  • Academic citizenship and university life - Macfarlane , Bruce. In Ethics for Living and Working - Robinson, Simon and Strain, John (eds.)
    Published:
    2008
    Published by:
    Leicester, GB
    Series:
    Communication Ethics
    Page Range:
    89-107
  • Beyond performance in teaching excellence - Macfarlane, Bruce. In International Perspectives on Teaching Excellence in Higher Education: Improving Knowledge and Practice - Skelton, Alan (ed.)
    Published:
    2007
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Page Range:
    48-59
  • Talking among ourselves? A personal journey across the silos of educational research - Macfarlane, Bruce. In Proceedings of the 29th Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual Conference
    Published:
    2006
    At event:
    The 29th Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual Conference
    Volume:
    29
    Page Range:
    216-221
  • A ‘special’ context?: identifying the professional values associated with teaching in higher education - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, R.. In Contemporary Ethical Issues - Parkis, Albert G. (ed.)
    Published:
    2005
    Published by:
    New York, US
    Page Range:
    113-127
  • A preface - Ottewill, R., Borredon, L., Falque, L., Macfarlane, Bruce and Wall, A.. In Educational Innovation in Economics and Business: Pedagogy, Technology and Innovation - Ottewill, R., Borredon, L., Falque, L. and Macfarlane, Bruce (eds.)
    Published:
    2004
    Published by:
    New York, US
    Series:
    Educational Innovation in Economics and Business
    Volume:
    8
    Page Range:
    x-xv
  • Learning, teaching and assessment - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, roger. In Effective Learning and Teaching in Business and Management - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, R. (eds.)
    Published:
    2001
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Series:
    Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
    Page Range:
    46-58
  • Reflection and evaluation - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, R.. In Effective Learning and Teaching in Business and Management - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, Roger (eds.)
    Published:
    2001
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Series:
    Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
    Page Range:
    67-76
  • Aims, objectives and learning outcomes - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, R.. In Effective Learning and Teaching in Business and Management - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, R. (eds.)
    Published:
    2001
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Series:
    Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
    Page Range:
    39-45
  • Traditions and tensions - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, R.. In Effective Learning and Teaching in Business and Management - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, R (eds.)
    Published:
    2001
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Series:
    Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
    Page Range:
    3-15
  • Business ethics - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, R.. In Effective Learning and Teaching in Business and Management - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, R. (eds.)
    Published:
    2001
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Series:
    Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
    Page Range:
    108-122
  • Educational challenges - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, R.. In Effective Learning and Teaching in Business and Management - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, R. (eds.)
    Published:
    2001
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Series:
    Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
    Page Range:
    31-38
  • Integration - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, R.. In Effective Learning and Teaching in Business and Management - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, R. (eds.)
    Published:
    2001
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Series:
    Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
    Page Range:
    59-66
  • Anticipating the future - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, Roger. In Effective Learning and Teaching in Business and Management - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, Roger (eds.)
    Published:
    2001
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Page Range:
    185-193
  • Integration - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, Roger. In Effective Learning and Teaching in Business and Management - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, Roger (eds.)
    Published:
    2001
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Page Range:
    59-66
  • Learning, teaching and assessment - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, Roger. In Effective Learning and Teaching in Business and Management - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, Roger (eds.)
    Published:
    2001
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Page Range:
    46-58
  • Aims, objectives and learning outcomes - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, Roger. In Effective Learning and Teaching in Business and Management - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, Roger (eds.)
    Published:
    2001
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Page Range:
    39-45
  • Educational challenges - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, Roger. In Effective Learning and Teaching in Business and Management - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, Roger (eds.)
    Published:
    2001
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Page Range:
    31-38
  • Professional development - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, Roger. In Effective Learning and Teaching in Business and Management - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, Roger (eds.)
    Published:
    2001
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Page Range:
    194-201
  • Understanding learners - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, R.. In Effective Learning and Teaching in Business and Management - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, R. (eds.)
    Published:
    2001
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Series:
    Effective Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
    Page Range:
    16-28
  • Reflection and evaluation - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, Roger. In Effective Learning and Teaching in Business and Management - Macfarlane, Bruce and Ottewill, Roger (eds.)
    Published:
    2001
    Published by:
    Abingdon, GB
    Page Range:
    67-76

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Telephone: (023) 8059 7416
Email: Bruce.Macfarlane@soton.ac.uk


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