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Professor Bruce Macfarlane

Professor Bruce Macfarlane

Professor Bruce Macfarlane
BA(Essex), MA(Kent), PhD(Lond.)

Professor of Higher Education

Office Room 2.09b
Helen Wodehouse Building,
35 Berkeley Square, Clifton BS8 1JA
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 4314

Research summary

I am a Professor of Higher Education who specialises in developing concepts for understanding the ethical dimensions of what it means to be an academic. I have drawn on a virtue-based approach to explore research ethics, the ethics of teaching in higher education, and academic citizenship from a character perspective. In other work I have developed a model of intellectual leadership drawing on research with university professors. I like to explore the challenges of maintaining academic integrity in the face of performative pressures (eg the ethics of multiple authorship) and I am especially interested in the effects of performativity on ...

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I have worked in higher education since 1987 and have previously held Chairs in Higher Education at four other universities in both the UK and Hong Kong. My career in higher education has included 13 years as a business and management lecturer and 10 years working in educational development leadership roles. I have held positions as a visiting professor in Japan (Nagoya University) and Australia (University of Melbourne) and I am currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Prior to working in higher education I was both a management trainee with Lloyds Bank and ...

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