Esther Doecke joined the Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES) in 2014. Her research activities include project management, conducting fieldwork, data analysis and writing reports.

She has recently finished her PhD on family strategies of educational advantage in Germany and Australia. Her work explores how the discrete education system structures in the German and Australian context inform the strategies adopted by families, while also taking into account how family strategies reinforce the structures as well. Esther was the recipient of a German Academic Exchange Service grant in 2014.

She has a particular interest in how education system structures, social context and public policy impact schools, students and educational experience.


Areas of expertise

  • Comparative education
  • Education policy
  • Education sociology

Contact details

(03) 9919 1124