Honorary Senior Fellow, Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy, University of Melbourne

After a decade in government and another in management consulting, I joined academia in 2008, after completing a PhD on leadership and change in Australian universities.

For the past decade I have worked at the University of Melbourne as a teacher, researcher, consultant, author, journal editor and media commentator, on tertiary education leadership, policy and strategy.

In 2018 I finished a year at Monash University as Senior Higher Education Adviser.

In 2019 am doing contract and advisory work in the university sector. Currently this includes analysis of academic freedom and free speech policies, as universities respond to the French Review.


  • 2008–2017
    Senior lecturer, University of Melbourne


  • 2006 
    RMIT University, PhD/Management
  • 1983 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Arts