Nigel Healey

Nigel Healey is a British-New Zealand academic[1] in management and higher education, who is Professor of International Higher Education and Associate Vice-President (Global Engagement) at the University of Limerick. His current research interests are in the internationalization of higher education, transnational education[2] and higher education policy and management.[3]

Nigel M Healey
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NationalityNew Zealand, United Kingdom
OccupationProfessor in Management


Prior to his appointment at the University of Limerick, Healey held senior academic positions at Fiji National University[4][5], Nottingham Trent University,[6] the University of Canterbury[7] and Manchester Metropolitan University[8], as well as teaching positions at the University of Leicester and Leeds Beckett University.

Healey has served as an economic policy advisor to the prime minister of Belarus and the deputy minister of economy of the Russian Federation and managed a number of multinational research and economic development projects in different parts of the world. His current research interests are in the internationalisation of higher education, transnational education and higher education policy and management [9][10][11]. Earlier in his career, he was the author and/or editor of a number of books on macroeconomic and monetary policy.[12]

He is chair of the Quacquarelli Symonds Asia-Pacific Professional Leaders in Education (QS-APPLE]) academic conference committee,[13][14] which organises a major international education conference each year across the region. He is a member of the Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)[15] and has served terms as a member of the Board of Trustees for the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) and the Council of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), a director of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management and the Chartered Association of Business Schools and a member of the National Management Committee for the Chartered Management Institute and Universities New Zealand Committee on International Policy.[16]

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy[17].


Healey holds a BA (Hons.) Economics from the University of Nottingham, an MA Economics from the University of Leeds, an MBA from the University of Warwick, a DBA in Higher Education Management from the University of Bath and a PhD in Management from Nottingham Trent University.

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