PhD Candidate, UNSW

David Carroll is a Senior Research Associate at Graduate Careers Australia, and a PhD candidate at UNSW Canberra studying the economics of higher education in Australia.

David has been actively involved in higher education research for over a decade, with a particular focus on the graduate labour market and students’ experiences of higher education. He has authored or co-authored numerous reports and presentations on these topics, and his award-winning scholarly research has been published in the Economics of Education Review, Education Economics, the Journal of Institutional Research, and by the German-based Institute for the Study of Labor.

David holds bachelors and masters degrees in business and business research from the University of Southern Queensland. His PhD thesis investigates the incidence and effects of over-education in the Australian graduate labour market, and the impact of university quality on students' subsequent labour market outcomes.


  • 2008–present
    Senior Research Associate, Graduate Careers Australia


  • 2008 
    University of Southern Queensland, Master of Business Research
  • 2004 
    University of Southern Queensland, Bachelor of Business

Research Areas

  • Economics Of Education (140204)
  • Higher Education (130103)