Antony Eddison


Antony is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, he has over two decades of successful teaching, senior management & leadership experience in HE across the UK, Europe, China, India, Australia & New Zealand, South East Asia, Africa and the Middle East, his primary focus is Design and the Creative Industries.

He has significant experience of the challenges facing universities in establishing themselves as successful players on the international stage and he strives to integrate quality, entrepreneurship, business-engagement and internationalisation into the student and staff experience.

"Prof. Antony has a great collaborative style of working, strong people skills and a strong innate ability to engage the full spectrum of partners within an extremely complex and fluid environment to build win-win collaborations and partnerships and drive capability-building for the whole organization.


He is also a very strong people manager who constantly seeks to understand and engage his people and takes a strong personal interest in their professional development. A testament to his success is how he has been able to command the respect and loyalty of his staff. He is definitely a leader whom I have enjoyed working with"

Dr. Anna Leybina, REC, Singapor 




 He has recently returned to the North of England and is involved in new programme development, business engagement, research, teaching, management and leadership in Higher Education and is periodically engaged as a QAA Associate working on a variety of UK and international assignments including QA and QME, TNE,  FE & HE collaborative provision and the interface with Regulatory Bodies. Antony also has direct experience of leading on TDAP with FE.

Areas of research interest are around internationalisation in Higher Education, Contemporary Design Thinking and Innovation Leadership.


"Tony Eddison is a frequent contact of mine in his role as Director of the Middlesex University Campus in Mauritius. His drive and energy, and managerial skills, have ensured that the Campus has been very successful, attracting students from across Africa. His political acumen and advocacy have helped develop a legislative and regulatory background which has allowed Middlesex to develop its business. And his vision of Mauritius as an education hub has been influential in developing government policy in this direction.”

His Excellency Mr Nick Leake

High Commissioner for Mauritius 



  View Prof Antony
Eddison's profile on LinkedIn