Current Research Projects

 
 

The Privatisation of Education

Together with Professor Bob Lingard (UQ), A/Professor Greg Thompson (QUT), A/Professor Kalervo Gulson (UNSW), Dr Anna Hogan (UQ) and Professor Stephen Ball (UCL IOE), I am a Chief Investigator on this ARC-funded project exploring the commercial provision of education worldwide and its implications for Australian education. We are exploring various forms of privatisation of education, mapping forms of commercial provision worldwide, and conducting case studies in northern Europe, Africa and Australasia.


Representations of Education in the Print Media

This project, funded by the University of Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) Fellowships program, uses innovative research methods (including corpus-assisted discourse analysis) to map print media representations of education in Anglophone countries since 1980. This research is the focus of a forthcoming research monograph.


Australian Teachers, Educational Data and Evidence-Informed Practice

Also funded by the University of Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) Fellowships program, this project focuses on Australian teachers’ use of educational research, data generated both within and beyond their schools, and the enactment of authentic evidence-informed practice. Currently at pilot stage, the project will take various iterations over the course of 2018/19, including school-based action research.