Honorary fellow, University of Melbourne

Andrew Norton directed the higher education program at the Grattan Institute until September 2019.

Mr Norton is the author or co-author of many articles, reports and other publications on higher education issues. These include Dropping out: the benefits and costs of trying university (2018), HELP for the future: fairer repayment of student debt (2016), The cash nexus: how teaching funds research in Australian universities (2015) and a widely-used reference report on higher education trends and policies, Mapping Australian higher education.

He has worked as a ministerial adviser on higher education, as a university policy adviser, was the co-author of the government’s 2014 review of the demand driven funding system, and served on the government’s 2016-17 expert panel on higher education reform.

He is an honorary fellow at the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne.


  • 2011–present
    Program Director, Higher Education , The Grattan Institute


  • 1991 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws

Research Areas

  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Political Science (1606)