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Prof Jonathan Michie


Professor of Innovation & Knowledge Exchange

Jonathan Michie OBE FAcSS is Professor of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange at the University of Oxford, where he is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (without portfolio), President of Kellogg College, and an Honorary Norham Fellow in the Department of Education, and a member of the Department’s SKOPE research centre. Before returning to Oxford in 2008, he was Dean of Birmingham Business School; before that he held the Sainsbury Chair of Management at Birkbeck, University of London, where he was Head of the School of Management & Organisational Psychology; and before that was at the Judge Business School, Cambridge, where he was also Fellow & Director of Studies in Economics at Robinson College, a Research Associate of the ESRC Centre for Business Research, and Director of the ESRC Research Programme on Contracts & Competition. Jonathan moved into academia from Brussels, where he was an Expert to the European Commission.

Jonathan became Chair of the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) in May 2020. He is an Honorary Professor of Economics in the Education Department of the University of Nottingham; and Senior Fellow of Rutgers University, USA. He was joint secretary of the 2019 Centenary Commission on Adult Education, an Interdisciplinary Panel Member for REF2021, and is Managing Editor of the International Review of Applied Economics. Jonathan is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and was awarded an OBE for his services to education and lifelong learning.

Publications include: Davos 2021: to achieve a ‘great reset’, we can’t count on the same old globalists to lead the way (The Conversation, January 2021); Employee-owned companies perform better, but are resisted by banks, lawyers and governments (The Conversation, May 2019); Back to the future of lifelong learning  (WONKHE, March 2019); We must revive the century-old commitment to continuing Education  (THE, January 2019); Three things that will shape the economy in 2018 (The Conversation, December 2017)