Who we are
Dr William Lawton, Director
William (Bill) Lawton is from Newfoundland and has lived and worked in the UK since 1987. He joined the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education early in 2011, shortly after it became part of the International Graduate Insight Group (i-graduate). He was a founding member of the UK HE International Unit, from 2007 until 2010. Prior to that, Bill worked at the Canadian High Commission in London, as a political analyst on UK devolution and latterly as Head of Academic Relations. In the 1990s he taught politics at the University of Hull, where he focused on Canadian and American politics and international political economy. His PhD is from the University of Edinburgh.
Mamun Ahmed, Research Analyst
Mamun joined the Observatory from i-graduate in June 2013. Prior to that he worked for think tanks and research organisations in the UK and abroad. He has led research teams in Bangladesh assessing the student experience at public and private HEIs on behalf of the Washington-based National Bureau of Asian Research. He has contributed to Whitehall papers while working as a research assistant at the House of Lords. He has published articles in journals including Defence and Security Analysis.
Teresa (Tree) Angulo, Executive Administrator
Tree Angulo joined the Observatory in May 2011. Her experience is multi-faceted and ranges from teaching, public relations, and customer service to administrative and web-based advertising. She has lived and worked in Turkey, the Czech Republic, Oman, Germany, and the US. She has two Bachelor Degrees (International Studies and Anthropology) from Texas State University, San Marcos, and an MA in Bilingual Education with a focus on linguistics and EFL from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.