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Senior Lecturer, Education Policy and Leadership, The University of Melbourne

Dr Suzanne Rice is a senior lecturer in education policy at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. She conducts research into high stakes testing, student engagement and retention, and teacher pathways and motivation.


  • –present
    Senior lecturer, Melbourne Graduate School of Education


  • 2008 
    University of Melbourne , Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2003 
    University of Melbourne , Master of Education
  • 1991 
    La Trobe University, Graduate Diploma in Humanities
  • 1984 
    La Trobe University , Diploma of Education
  • 1983 
    Bachelor of Music (Honours), University of Melbourne


  • 2014
    Working to maximise the effectiveness of a staffing mix: What holds more and less effective teachers in a school and what drives them away? , Educational Review
  • 2012
    Compulsory literacy and numeracy exit standards for senior secondary students: The right direction for Australian systems? , Australian Journal of Education
  • 2012
    Compulsory hurdle literacy and numeracy requirements for senior secondary students: What do the stakeholders think? , Research in Post-Compulsory Education
  • 2010
    Getting our best teachers into disadvantaged schools: Differences in the professional and personal factors attracting more effective and less effective teachers to a school. , Educational Research for Policy & Practice
  • 2005
    You don’t bring me flowers any more: a fresh look at the vexed issue of teacher status. , Australian Journal of Education