Anne Walstab is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES) at Victoria University. Prior to joining Victoria University, Anne was a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Anne has fifteen years of experience conducting both qualitative and quantitative research projects on a state and national basis and across all sectors of education.

Her research encompasses a number of areas, including:

  • post-compulsory education and training
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Adult and Community Education (ACE)
  • school resourcing
  • student transition and student outcomes.

Anne has a strong interest in the policy implications of her research, as reflected in the wide range and number of commissioned research projects on which she has worked.

Anne is currently undertaking a PhD in Education at the University of Melbourne entitled The VET sector and schooling: Interactions and outcomes.

Recent publications

Reports

Walstab, A. & Lamb,S. (2014) Rural and regional education in Victoria: research analysis Victorian Department of Education & Early Childhood Development.

Teese, R., Davies, M., Walstab, A. & Klepetko, R. (2013) Review of Foundation Skills courses in Victoria, Victorian Department of Education & Early Childhood Development, Melbourne

Lamb, S. & Walstab, A. (2012) Rolling benchmark review of the Student Resource Package, Victorian Department of Education & Early Childhood Development, Melbourne

Lamb, S. & Walstab, A. (2010) Developing Future Funding and Enrolment Models for Delivery of VETiS to Senior Secondary Students, Victorian Department of Education & Early Childhood Development.

Robinson, L., Lamb, S. & Walstab, A. (2010) How Young People are Faring 2010, Foundation for Young Australians. Melbourne.

Refereed journal articles

Walstab, A. & Lamb, S. (2009) ‘Participation in VET across Australia: a Regional Analysis’ in the Australian Bulletin of Labour, Adelaide, Vol. 35, Iss. 2; p. 452

Teese, R. & Walstab, A. (2009) ‘Social Area Differences in VET Participation’, in the Australian Bulletin of Labour. Adelaide, Vol. 35, Iss. 2; p. 438

Volkoff, V., Clarke, K.  & Walstab, A. (2009) ‘The Impact of TAFE Inclusiveness Strategies’, in Australian Bulletin of Labour. Adelaide, Vol. 35, Iss. 3; p. 561 

Refereed chapters

Lamb, S. & Walstab, A. (2010) “Non-completion in vocational education and training: issues, patterns and possibilities” in McGaw, B (Editor in Chief) Third International Encyclopaedia in Education.  Elsevier: London. pp. 1-15

Conference presentations

Lamb, S., Glover, S. & Walstab, A. (2014) “Educational Disadvantage and Regional and Rural Schools”. ACER Research Conference.  Melbourne.

Walstab, A. (2007) “Adult and community education in Victoria, Australia: diversity in learning”, Proceedings of the ESREA international conference on Adult Learning and the Challenges of Social and Cultural Diversity, Seville.

Areas of expertise

  • Adult and Community Education (ACE)
  • Early school leaving
  • Post-compulsory education and training
  • School funding
  • Student outcomes
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)

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