Dr Helen Carasso

Pathway Convenor MSc Education (HE)


Dr Carasso's academic interest in higher education policy developed from her professional experience of university administration, in public relations and admissions.

Her doctorate focused on the market created by the introduction of fees for undergraduates at English universities in 2006. Since then, she has conducted research into the impacts of student fees and funding on applications to higher education in England, and also works as a consultant to higher education institutions.

Dr Carasso is also the author and tutor of the Oxford Learning Institute’s on-line course in undergraduate selection for academic staff who are new to the University.


  • Higher Education
  • Universities
  • Tuition fees
  • Access to Higher Education
  • Student Funding

Media experience

Dr Carasso has extensive media experience, including seven years working as a radio broadcaster and creating online video content.