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Adjunct Associate Professor in School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University

Dr Margaret Giles commenced at ECU in July 2008 and moved to an adjunct position in July 2018.
Most recently, Margaret was funded by the Australian Institute of Criminology and the Victorian Department of Justice for studies on the effectiveness of prisoner education in Western Australia and Victoria. She was the organising Chair of the 2012 Meta-Analysis in Economics Research Network (MAER-Net) Colloquium and is an active researcher in MAER-Net with research on optimal school size and the effectiveness of correctional education. Margaret has previously worked in research, policy, and planning positions in State and Federal Governments and the not-for-profit sector, as well as in teaching and research positions within the private and public university sector.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in the School of Business, Edith Cowan University
  • 2006–2008
    Research coordinator, Silver Chain
  • 2003–2006
    Postdoctoral fellow, The University of Western Australia


  • 2003 
    The University of Western Australia, PhD
  • 1991 
    The University of Western Australia, Master of Economics
  • 1979 
    The University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Economics

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    A Future Beyond the Wall: Improving Post-release Employment Outcomes for People
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council
  • 2014
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Institute of Criminology

Professional Memberships

  • Economic Society of Australia (WA)
  • Graduate Women WA
  • Women in Economics Network

Research Areas

  • Applied Economics (1402)