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Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Deakin University

Emma Rowe is a Senior Lecturer in Education at Deakin University and 2020 Fulbright Scholar.

Emma is a recipient of an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) 2021-2024. Her work examines educational reform and education policy, with an interest in school choice, privatization and marketization. Emma's work has held a long-term interest in the reform of public schooling across OECD countries.

Emma is the recipient of the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Qualitative Research SIG (2015) and Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship (2020). Her work is regularly featured in leading media including ABC Television, radio, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald. She publishes in world-leading journals including Journal of Education Policy, the Australian Educational Researcher and Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. She currently serves as an Associate Editor for Critical Studies in Education (Q1 Journal), second highest ranked journal in the world in sociology of education.

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  • 2018–present
    Senior Lecturer in Education, Deakin University
  • 2015–2017
    Lecturer in Education, Deakin University


  • 2015 
    PhD in Education, Monash University

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    Venture philanthropy in public education: governance, policy and practice
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Research Areas

  • Education (13)
  • Education Systems (1301)
  • Secondary Education (130106)
  • Comparative And Cross Cultural Education (130302)