Dr William Lawton


Director, Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

William (Bill) Lawton is from Newfoundland and has worked in the UK for more than 25 years. He joined the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education early in 2011, shortly after it became part of the International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate). Prior to this, Bill worked with the UK HE International Unit in London, from its inception in 2007.

From 2000 to 2007, Bill worked at the Canadian High Commission in London, first as a political analyst on UK devolution and latterly as Head of Academic Relations. In the 1990s he taught at the University of Hull in England, where he focused on Canadian and American politics and international political economy. Bill's PhD, from Edinburgh University, was an analysis and critique of economic development policies in Newfoundland.