Graeme Newman joined the Centre for International Research on Educational Systems (CIRES) in early 2016. He is an experienced teacher, having worked in secondary schools in the western suburbs of Melbourne for over 30 years. 

Graeme has worked in a variety of senior roles within schools. He brings to CIRES his extensive experience as a teacher and school program administrator, providing valuable perspectives on how schools operate.

Graeme’s academic interest is to document and reflect on the interplay of government policies and school practice. He is doing this by developing a case study of the government secondary college he is still connected to. Graeme hopes to demonstrate the vitality of ‘on the ground’ programs that emerge within schools, often develop independently of government policies.

Recent publications

Lamb, S., Maire, Q., Newman, G., Doecke, E., Davies, M. (2018) Improving participation and success in VET for disadvantaged learners. NCVER, Adelaide, SA. Commissioned Research Report

Professional memberships

Current roles and membership include:

  • The Australian Sociological Society (TASA)
  • The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV).

Industry experience

Industry experience includes over 30 years working in Melbourne secondary schools.

Areas of expertise

  • Educational policy and Implementation
  • School Practice

Contact details

(03) 9919 1819