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School Education Program Director, Grattan Institute

Jordana has an extensive background in public policy design and implementation, with expertise in school education reform as well as economics policy. She has co-authored a number of Grattan reports on school education focusing on education strategy and teacher professional learning. Her particular research interests are in approaches to designing government policies to support quality teaching and evidence-based literacy and numeracy instruction.

Prior to joining the Grattan Institute, she held various policy roles in the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. She has also consulted to Australian school systems, education service providers and individual schools.

Jordana is currently completing a PhD in education system reform at the University of Melbourne and has presented her academic research at several international conferences. She also has an honours degree in Law and Commerce (Economics) from the University of Melbourne.


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    School Education Program Director, Grattan Institute