1. What is your job title?
2. Briefly, how would you describe your role in terms of your place in your institution?
I work in the Tertiary Education Research Program at Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). ACER is an independent, not-for-profit research organisation whose mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the lifespan.
Most of the work that I do involves leading and contributing to a range of commissioned research projects for a range of different clients, including individual universities, government and intergovernmental agencies, both in Australia and overseas.
Much of the work that I do focuses on survey research, and includes developing and administering surveys, analysing data and preparing reports for clients based on survey research. Some examples of recent projects that I have been working on have involved developing a customised graduate survey for an Australian university, running a survey of doctors in a training program about their training experience, conducting an adaptation of the SES with a partner in Japan – the Japan University Experience Survey, and analysing data on student pathways between VET and higher education sectors. The work is always diverse and interesting!