Roger King is a visiting research fellow at ACU, the Association of Commonwealth Universities; and also visiting research professor at the Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI), Open University in the UK.
He is a member of the Board of the Observatory for Borderless Higher Education.
Recently he has published two books: The University in the Global Age and The State, Democracy and Globalization, both by Palgrave Macmillan. Currently he is researching higher education regulation models and impacts.
He was vice-chancellor of the University of Lincoln (then called the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside) from 1992–2000, previously having been director and chief executive of Humberside Polytechnic (1989–1992).
He was also the founding chair of the Institute for Learning and Teaching that was established as part of the recommendations of the Dearing Report, from 1997–2001. He has been a member of JISC (1998–2001) and also HEFCE’s Teaching and Learning Committee (1998–2002).