Academic, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

Mary Leahy's research and teaching focuses on access to education, training and employment. Her specific research interests include: pathways; the interface between education sectors; transitions within education and between education and employment; vocational education and training (VET); gender; women and work, the philosophical underpinnings of policy; Nussbaum and Sen’s capabilities approach; and theories on choice, preference formation and decision making.

Recent research projects include: post-school destinations of young people in NSW; mapping funding flows in the VET sector; assessing the feasibility of non-competency based qualifications; and investigating pathways within education and between education and employment.

Experience

  • –present
    Academic, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

Education

  • 2012 
    Victoria University, PhD
  • 2000 
    Monash University , Graduate Diploma of Arts in Asian Studies
  • 1989 
    University of Melbourne , Bachelor of Arts (Honours)