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Associate Professor in Education Leadership, Deakin University

Julie Rowlands is a critical education sociologist whose research focuses on education governance as systems of organisation, leadership, decision-making and control. Using qualitative research methodologies Julie's research seeks to understand who benefits from education governance systems, at what cost, and how organisational change might be possible. Her work investigating academic governance is recognised internationally and she maintains a strong interest in the translation of research into practice through the provision of practical guidance on how governance can be improved and on the role of universities in producing and promulgating knowledge to facilitate the achievement of more equal and just societies.


  • 2012–present
    Associate professor, Deakin University


  • 2012 
    Deakin University, PhD
  • 1993 
    Deakin University, MEd
  • 1986 
    Deakin University, BEd

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Association for Research into Education (AARE)