Professor Roni Bamber:

Roni is Professor Emerita of Higher Education at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her bachelor’s degree was from St Andrews University, her MBA from Cardiff, and her PhD from Lancaster. She has over 30 years’ experience working as an academic in UK higher education, in six universities around the UK, and has been External Examiner in another seven institutions.

Roni has undertaken several roles nationally, leading academic enhancement initiatives across Scotland. She was Chair (2014-17) of the Scotland-wide Enhancement Theme on Student Transitions ( Previously, she was Chair of the national Learning from International Practice in the Taught Postgraduate Student Experience project ( She has also worked internationally across Europe, the Middle East, India and Nepal, both in academic enhancement and faculty development.

Roni’s research ( focus has been on managing enhancement within universities, and how we can support staff to continuously improve the student experience.