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

I joined academia in 2008, after completing a PhD on leadership and change in Australian universities.

Over 2008-2017 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.

Over 2017-2018 I worked at Monash University as Senior Higher Education Adviser in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor.

Over 2019 my contract and advisory work has included analysis of academic freedom and free speech policies, as universities respond to the French Review.

I am an Honorary Senior Fellow with the Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy at the University of Melbourne.


  • 2008–2017
    Senior lecturer, University of Melbourne


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