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Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

James Waghorne is based in the Melbourne Centre for the Study for Higher Education, working on the history of higher education. His research considers the emergence of university programs and methods of university teaching, the influence of university campuses and their wider precincts, and staff, student and alumni organisations, in order to explore universities’ wider social, political and cultural roles. He has written three books, one, with Stuart Macintyre, a history of civil liberties in Australia, and the second of Judicial Administration in Australia since the 1970s, third a history of the Melbourne Family Club Co-op child-care centre. Among his other work have been two Witness Seminars on the University's recent past, on the Immigration Reform Group and the HIV/AIDS crisis in Australia in the 1980s.


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