Ant Bagshaw

Ant Bagshaw


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Ant is a higher education expert with an international network. He is a policy specialist with over ten years’ experience in strategy formation and delivery, academic quality assurance, student engagement, and regulation. Ant has written extensively about higher education covering a wide range of topics including teaching excellence, university funding and research impact. He is the co-editor of Influencing Higher Education Policy: A professional guide to making an impact.

Influential work

  • Developed and delivered professional development programs for senior university leaders, including intensive international experiences
  • Identified market opportunities for education technology start-ups and scale-ups aligning their product offerings to meet universities’ needs
  • Supported a leading research-intensive university to produce its five-year strategy
  • Managed major cross-institution projects at the London School of Economics, including establishing new academic units and a new faculty appraisal system
  • Presented at many conferences, seminars and private dinners to engage the higher education community, including senior executives and governors, in key policy debates.

Outside of Nous

Ant began working for Nous in London and now works across the Australian and UK education practices from Melbourne. Prior to Nous, he was the deputy CEO and company director at Wonkhe, a higher education think-tank. His previous positions include policy adviser, academic services at University College London; manager of the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics; and policy adviser to the vice-chancellor at the University of Kent.

Ant holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (post-compulsory education and training) from Cardiff University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in history) from the University of Cambridge. He is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education at the University of Sheffield.

In his spare time...

Ant enjoys modern and contemporary art, gardening, exploring his new home in Melbourne, US and British politics podcasts and travel.