Professor Marginson is Professor of Higher Education in the Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) at the University of Melbourne.
He is Joint Editor-in-Chief of Higher Education, the principal world scholarly journal in higher education studies.
Professor Marginson works in sociology and policy studies in relation to higher education, and comparative and international education.
He has held continuous Australian Research Council support for basic research since 1995, including an ARC Australian Professorial Fellowship awarded in 2002.
He directed the 2002 ASSA Project on ‘The contribution of postgraduate training in the Social Sciences to Australia’ and has prepared three OECD policy reports on aspects of higher education and globalisation.