Quentin Maire joined the Centre for International Research on Education Systems (CIRES) at Victoria University as a Research Fellow in 2017.

His research activities involve designing research projects, collecting and analysing data, and writing academic publications and commissioned reports. Quentin has conducted both quantitative and qualitative projects in several countries across education levels and sectors.

Prior to joining Victoria University, Quentin worked as a lecturer at the University of Adelaide where he also received his PhD.

Originally from France, he moved to Australia after completing his undergraduate and postgraduate training in education and sociology at the University of Strasbourg.

Quentin is particularly interested in the organisation of education systems and the availability of educational opportunities to students from various social backgrounds.

Areas of expertise

  • Social and educational inequality
  • Education policy
  • International Education
  • Comparative education
  • Pre-service teacher education

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 1812

Recent publications

Journal articles

Windle, J., & Maire, Q. (2019). Beyond the global city: A comparative analysis of cosmopolitanism in middle-class educational strategies in Australia and Brazil. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 40(5), 717-733.

Book chapters

Maire, Q. (2020). Bringing the citizen back in: A sociopolitical approach to global citizenship education. In A. Peterson, G. Stahl, & H. Soong (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education (pp. 649-663). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Maire, Q., & Lamb, S. (2017). Inequalities in Students' Well-being Experiences and Skills in French Secondary Education: A Perspective from the International Study of City Youth (ISCY) in Bordeaux. In J. Marcionetti, L. Castelli, & A. Crescentini (Eds.), Well-being in Education Systems (pp. 94-98). Firenze: Hogrefe.

Research reports

Lamb, S., Huo, S., Walstab, A., Wade, A., Maire, Q., Doecke, E., Jackson, J., & Endekov, Z. (2020). Educational opportunity in Australia 2020: Who succeeds and who misses out (PDF, 2.1MB). Centre for International Research on Education Systems, Victoria University, for the Mitchell Institute, Melbourne: Mitchell Institute.

Lamb, S., Maire, Q., Walstab, A., Newman, G., Doecke, E., & Davies, M. (2018). Improving Participation and Success in VET for Disadvantaged Learners. Adelaide: NCVER.

Lamb, S., Maire, Q., & Doecke, E. (2017). Key Skills for the 21st Century: an evidence-based review. Sydney: NSW Department of Education.