Dr Anne Corbett

Dr Anne Corbett

Senior Associate

LSE Consulting

English, French
Key Expertise
Brexit, higher education, EU, Bologna Process

About me

Dr Anne Corbett is a Senior Associate at LSE Consulting (LSE Enterprise) with long-standing experience in the field of higher education and Europe as a researcher, a journalist and a contributor to public policy. She holds a PhD in political science (LSE, 2002) and a BA (Hons) in History (Bristol University). She is a former Visiting Fellow at the European Institute of LSE and in 2015/16 she was chair of the LSE Brexit Commission strand on Higher Education and Research, held under European Institute auspices, which has led to sustained research into higher education and Brexit. Dr Corbett also has a long-standing professional and personal connection with France and has been an Officier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques.

She has been a team member on LSE Consulting reports to EU institutions related to education since 2013 and her research work on the Europeanisation of higher education has been shared with universities and public bodies in many European countries and in the US.

In her earlier career as a journalist, she was operating bilingually in English and French for much of the time. Her work has appeared in the education press and the national quality dailies. She continues to write for University World News. Her books include Universities and the Europe of Knowledge: Ideas, Institutions and Policy Entrepreneurship in European Union Higher Education Policy, 1955-2005 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). She is a regular contributor to LSE Blogs Brexit and EUROPP on topics of Brexit, higher education and French politics. Her recent work is listed below.

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LSE Consulting publications:

Social Policy Reforms in the EU: A Cross-national Comparison (BertelsmannStiftung, October 2015)

Higher education entrance qualifications and exams in Europe: a comparison (European Parliament, February 2014)

Other publications:

Corbett, A. and Gordon, C. (2018). Brexit and Higher Education and Research. In: Diamond, P., Nedergaard, P. and Rosamond, B., ed., Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Brexit, 1st ed.*, ISBN 978-1-138-04936-9

Corbett, A. and Gordon, C. (2018). Academic Freedom in Europe. The Central European University Affair and the Wider Lessons. History of Education Quarterly, 58(3), August 2018.

Corbett, A. and Gordon, C. (2016). Written evidence submitted to the House of Commons Select Committee on Education inquiry on the impact of exiting the European Union on higher education. Available here.

Corbett, A. (2016). Higher Education and Research: Report of the hearing held on 8 December, 2015. LSE Commission on the Future of Britain in Europe. Available here.

Corbett, A. (2016). Research and Higher Education: UK as International Star and Closet European? Political Quarterly, 87(2), 166-173. DOI: 10.1111/1467-923X.12244 

Westerheijden, D. F., Stensaker, B., Rosa, M. J., and Corbett, A. (2014). Next generations, catwalks, random walks and arms races: conceptualising the development of quality assurance schemes. European Journal of Education, 49(3), 421-434.

Corbett, A., and Henkel, M. (2013). The Bologna Dynamic: strengths and weaknesses of the Europeanisation of higher education. European Political Science, 12(4), 415-423. ISSN: 1680-4333.

Corbett, A. (2013). Governing Education, Governing Europe? Strengths and Weaknesses of the Lisbon Model. Sisyphus - Journal of Education, 1(1), 66-84. ISSN: 2182-8474

Corbett, A. (2012). Principles, Problems, Politics. What does the historical record of EU cooperation in higher education tell the EHEA generation? In: Curaj, A. et al., ed., European Higher Education at the Cross roads: Between the Bologna process and National Reforms. Dordrecht: Springer.

Corbett, A. (2012). Education and the Lisbon Strategy. In: Copeland P., Papadimitriou D., ed., The EU’s Lisbon Strategy. Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Corbett, A. (2011). Ping Pong: competing leadership for reform in EU higher education 1998–2006. European Journal of Education, 46(1), 36-53.

Corbett, A. (2010). Public Management Policymaking in France: Legislating the Organic Law on Laws of Finance (LOLF), 1998–2001. Governance.