Dr Namrata Rao is a principal lecturer in Education at Liverpool Hope University where she is based in the Centre of Education and Policy Analysis. She has a background in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Education. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, executive member of the British Association of International and Comparative Education (BAICE), member of the Research and Development working group of the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE)and co-convenor of the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Network of the Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE). Her key areas of research and publication include (but are not restricted to) various facets of learning and teaching in higher education, factors that influence academic identity and academic practice (with particular focus on the impact of internationalisation of academic work force and increasing metricisation within higher education on academic work) and aspects which influence the learning journeys of postgraduate taught and research students in particular. Her latest publications include a co-edited book ‘Academics’ International Teaching Journeys: Personal Narratives of Transitions in Higher Education ‘published by Bloomsbury.
Affiliation: Liverpool Hope University, UK