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Professor Jon Nixon


Education University of Hong Kong

Professor Jon Nixon is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development at the Education University of Hong Kong. He also lectures at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has held professorial posts at four UK universities, and is a Honorary Professor of the University of Sheffield. He is a former editor and founding member of the editorial board of the academic journal, Teaching in Higher Education and currently co-edits the Bloomsbury Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education series. He has authored more than a hundred chapters and peer reviewed articles over the last thirty years.

Jon’s next book is Hannah Arendt and the Politics of Friendship. His recent single authored books include Interpretive Pedagogies for Higher Education: Arendt, Berger, Said, Nussbaum and their Legacies; Higher Education and the Public Good: Imagining the University; and Towards the Virtuous University: The Moral Bases of Academic Practice. He has also recently co-edited (with Bob Adamson and Feng Su) The Reorientation of Higher Education: Challenging the East-West Dichotomy and (with Bob Lingard and Stewart Ranson) Transforming Learning in Schools and Communities: The Remaking of Education for a Cosmopolitan Society.

Before moving into higher education he taught in London’s first purpose-built comprehensive school where he developed the use of educational drama to explore issues of racism and sexism. Jon’s email address and full list of publications may be accessed via his personal website: