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  • Expertise: curriculum design, Educational equity, Inclusive school curriculum, Indigenous education, Qualitative education research and evaluation, Teacher Education, Teaching and learning practice

    Dr Hooley is interested in the nature of knowledge & learning, particularly school curriculum design, the practices of teaching and learning and organisation of teacher education. He has experience working with Indigenous communities in Victoria and constructing culturally-inclusive educational programs that respect the knowledge and wisdom of often excluded/marginalised community groups.

  • Expertise: Higher Education policy, Vocational education and training (VET) policy, Related research, International education systems

    Peter Hurley has expertise in education policy and research associated with the delivery of the vocational education and training (VET) and higher education sectors.

  • Expertise: Early childhood education and care policy, Schooling policy, University education policy, VET policy, Education pathways

    Dr Jen Jackson is the Education Policy Lead at the Mitchell Institute for Education and Health Policy. Dr Jackson’s key interest is in evidence-based policy that delivers education system improvement. She has expertise on all levels of the education system. Dr Jackson has previously worked in early childhood policy and regulation, and completed her PhD on early childhood workforce development.

  • Expertise: Catchment and integrated urban water management, Climate change risk management, Climate impact assessment and adaptation, Complex systems science, Decision support, Ecological and institutional economics, Integrated modelling approaches and transdisciplinary research, Urban ecology

    Professor Roger Jones develops methods for assessing and managing climate risks through adaptation and mitigation. He has extensive knowledge of climate history in south-eastern Australia, water resources and environmental change. He is a member of Climate Scientists Australia and a coordinating lead author for the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report.

  • Expertise: Anti-sport, Disability and sport, Gender and sport, History and culture of Australian Rules Football, Migration and sport, Passions of sport fans, Race and sport, Religion and sport, Sexuality and sport

    Dr Matthew Klugman has expertise in those who love and hate sport, and the intersections of sport, religion, race and sexuality. His research interests include the devotion of AFL fans, and anti-football. He is an experienced media commentator and author.

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