CERC Management Committee




Nutsa Kobakhidze

Dr. Nutsa Kobakhidze

Honorary Director

Dr. Kobakhidze is the Honorary Director of CERC. She is an Assistant Professor in Comparative and International Education at HKU. She is also a convener of the Shadow Education Special Interest Group (SIG) and a coordinator of the Master of Education (MEd) specialism – Comparative and Global Studies in Education and Development (CGSED).


Dr. Anatoly Oleksiyenko : Honorary Director

Dr. Anatoly Oleksiyenko

Former Director, Elected member

Dr. Oleksiyenko is a Professor at the Education University of Hong Kong and CERC’s former Director. His research interests include globalization and higher education, and academic leadership and organization.


Peter Cobb

Dr. Peter Cobb

Elected Member

Dr. Cobb is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education and an elected member of CERC. He is a field archaeologist, a ceramics specialist, and a digital humanist.


Prof. Mark Bray : Former Director/Management Committee

Prof. Mark Bray

Former Director, Co-opted Member

Professor Bray is an Emeritus Professor at HKU and UNESCO chair Professor in Comparative Education. He is a distinguished Professor in the Department of Education, East China Normal University. Professor Bray is also a former President of the Comparative Education Society (CIES) and a former President of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES).


Dr. Liz Jackson : Honorary Director

Prof. Liz Jackson

Former Director, Co-opted Member

Prof. Jackson is a Professor in the Education University of Hong Kong. She is also a Past Director of CERC, Immediate Past President
Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia​ (PESA), and Deputy Editor of Educational Philosophy & Theory.


Gina Marchetti

Prof. Gina Marchetti

Co-opted Member

Prof. Marchetti is a Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts and the Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures. She has co-edited several anthologies on the topics of Asian cinema, culture, and identity studies.