Working extensively since 2003 with various commissions of accreditation across the region including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman; Professor Henson has been involved with over 30 universities and colleges and undertaken more than 100 programs and has institutional reviews.

During 2007 and 2008 he worked closely with the Commission for Academic Accreditation in the UAE, leading and facilitating their strategic planning project, and was a member of the team that developed and revised the UAE’s National Standards for Licensure and Accreditation in both 2007 and 2010.

Between 2008-2013 he was leading the International Strategy at the University of Essex – a top-ten research university in the UK in the UK Research Assessment Exercise 2008, and included in the Times Higher “Top 20 under 50 in the world” universities.