DR Peter Bentley

DR Peter Bentley


  • Changing nature of the academic profession
  • University-Industry Engagement



  • Peter is a Research Fellow at the LH Martin Institute and works on projects investigating the changing nature of the academic profession, institutional diversity within the university and vocational education sector, university finance and R&D benchmarking, and course redesign. Peter is Editor-In-Chief  of the Journal of  Higher Education Policy and Management and is also involved in the online teaching for the Masters in Tertiary Education Management and Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance.

    Prior to joining the LH Martin Institute in 2011, Peter worked as a research associate at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU). Peter has also worked for Northern Territory Treasury, the Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment, and the Western Australian Department of State Development. Peter has also acted on the steering board for the European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Quality Assessment Project and is a past president of the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association’s Oceania Chapter.

    Peter recently completed his PhD at the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies, University of Twente, publishing a book ‘Academic Work from a Comparative Perspective’ (published by CHEPS/UT) and six international peer-reviewed journal articles on the academic profession. He also holds a European Master in Higher Education, jointly awarded by the Universities of Oslo, Tampere and Aveiro under the European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus program, a Master of Administrative Sciences (University of Tampere) and a Master in European Business Law and Business Administration (Lund University). He completed his undergraduate degrees at the University of Western Australia (B.A. and B.Com.), which included one year at McGill University.



Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Twente 2015
  • MPhil, University of Oslo 2009
  • MPhil, University of Tampere 2009
  • MA, Lund University 2006
  • BCom, The University of Western Australia 2004
  • BA, The University of Western Australia 2004

Awards and honors

  • Two-year Erasmus Mundus student scholarship, European Commission, 2007