Prof. Clare Morris is Emeritus Professor at the University of Gloucestershire, UK, where she was Dean of Student Experience and Quality Enhancement until 2009; she is now an independent higher education consultant. An academic statistician, she holds an MA from the University of Oxford, MSc and PhD from the University of Bristol, and is a Chartered Statistician and Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. Her interests lie in the fields of quality improvement and quantitative research methods, and she has acted as a consultant to major organisations including Hewlett-Packard and a number of UK government departments. She previously held posts in the Business Schools at Warwick and Cardiff universities, and was an Assistant Director at the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA); she is also involved with the UK’s Open University. She has authored or co-authored numerous papers and a number of successful texts, including the widely-adopted ‘Quantitative Approaches in Business Studies’, now in its 8th edition.

She has been a member of the Council of the Royal Statistical Society, and chaired its Quality Improvement Committee. She was also vice-chair of the Quality Strategy Network, and has chaired or been a member of many university review panels in the UK and throughout the world, including New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Africa as well as in Europe. She has a particular interest in outcomes-based learning and the assessment of students, and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. Other areas of expertise include benchmarking in higher education institutions, collaborative arrangements between institutions, and the enhancement of the student experience. Under the auspices of the British Council she has delivered a number of programs on quality assurance in the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.