International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building

Professor Dr. Professor Stephanie Marshall,

Professor Stephanie Marshall is the Vice-Principal (Education) at Queen Mary University of London, a role she started in 2018. As Vice-Principal she led the development of the Education and Student Success Enabling Plan to support Queen Mary’s 2030 Strategy: “Opening the doors of Opportunity”. Working closely with the network of Directors of Education, roll-out has begun with a focus on diversity, inclusivity and success. Since February 2020, Stephanie has led Queen Mary’s approach to co-creating a blended and mixed-mode education.

Stephanie was previously Chief Executive Officer of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) from 2013 to 2018, positioning the HEA as a global leader in teaching excellence. At the HEA, she led its transformation from a government-funded organisation to become a highly successful, sustainable organisation with extensive global reach and membership spanning 45 countries worldwide. This includes growth in the number of HEA Fellowships from 3,500 in 2012 to 100,000.

Stephanie is the author of approximately one hundred articles, book chapters and books, all focused on international comparisons. Most recent publications in 2019 included the 5th edition of “A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Enhancing Academic Practice” and “Strategic Leadership of Change in Higher Education”.

Stephanie continues to be much sought after to present keynotes at global conferences including (in 2018) CAULLT in Australia (network of PVCs teaching and learning), AMEE in Finland (2018), and AMSE in Poland (2019). More recently, she has shared Queen Mary’s experience of mixed-mode education via the HEPI blog and 2021 Annual Policy Briefing Day. She has been a panel member on the German Excellenz Initiative, and has twice been the chair of the Norwegian Centres for Excellenz Initiative.  She continues to support the roll out of the Norwegian Initiative in terms of workshops on Evaluation and Impact; and Leadership and Management of Change.

Stephanie has a global reputation for developing and promoting academic leadership and learning. She is passionate about higher education enabling an inclusive society which supports an absolute commitment to equality, diversity and the public good.