Rajani Naidoo is Professor and Director of the International Centre for Higher Education Management, University of Bath and a graduate of the Universities of Cambridge, London and Kwa-Zulu Natal. She researches transformations in global political economy and higher education change with a focus on competition and markets, new forms of imperialism and the contribution of universities to global wellbeing. She has delivered keynotes in a wide range of countries and presented the 2016 Annual Worldviews lecture in Canada. She has acted as expert advisor to international bodies and has been involved in major research programmes relating to social justice, public goods and the academic profession. She was previously Honorary Secretary of the Society for Research in Higher Education and sits on the research and development steering committee of the European Foundation for Management Development. Editorial Board Membership includes the British Journal of Sociology of Education and the International Journal of Sociology of Education. She co-edits a book series on Global Higher Education (Palgrave) and African Higher Education Dynamics (African Minds).