Professor Anne Rixom works as a Professor of Practice in Higher Education Management at the University of Bath. She is also the Director of Studies for the Doctor of Business Administration in Higher Education Management, a global programme with students working in higher education all over the world. Before her current role, Professor Rixom was the Academic Registrar at Nottingham Trent University, overseeing a range of services for 30,000 UK and international students. Prior to this, she was the Head of Operations at the London Campus of the University of Liverpool, and has also worked as a researcher at the University of Nottingham. Her current research interests relate to the professionalisation of higher education management, the changing roles of professional administrators, and the impact of centralised/decentralised organisational structures on University decision making.