Daniel Edwards Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia 2015

Daniel Edwards

Daniel Edwards is a Principal Research Fellow and leads the Tertiary Education Research program at the Australian Council for Educational Research. He was appointed in January 2008 to help develop ACER’s higher education research. Dr Edwards’ research encompasses a range of educational issues, with particular emphasis on higher education. He has a keen interest in all aspects of education policy and has explored issues relating to demand for higher education places (both amongst students and employers), student achievement, student aspirations and pathways, selection policies for entrance to university, and educational ‘choice’ theories. He also has experience researching wider social issues regarding social stratification and demographic change. Dr Edwards leads a range of projects providing advice and insight into policy and practice across the spectrum of higher education for governments, universities, stakeholder organisations and other bodies. Projects he has led include management of the Australian Medical Assessment Collaboration (AMAC), the National Research Student Survey (NRSS) project, the National Project Management of AHELO in Australia, development of the AHELO Contextual Dimension, research and advice to the Victorian Higher Education Expert Panel and analysis and modelling of supply and demand for researchers in Australia. Daniel also edits and manages the ACER Joining the Dots, a policy resource for Australian Higher Education.

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