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Emma Rowe is a Senior Lecturer in Education at Deakin University, a Fulbright Scholar (2020) and ARC DECRA 2021 recipient.

Emma's research has held a long-term interest in the marketisation of public schooling across OECD countries, within a particular interest in educational equity, school choice and policy studies. Emma holds expertise in school segregation, school effect and commercialisation of public schooling.

Her research is award-winning, and her PhD received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association, Qualitative Research SIG (2015) on commendation of methodology. Emma is a recipient of a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship and in 2021, she will be hosted by Indiana University to study philanthropic-led innovation in public charter schools.

She publishes in world-leading academic journals including Journal of Education Policy, the Australian Educational Researcher, and Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. On invitation, Emma serves as an Associate Editor for Critical Studies in Education (Q1 Journal), a highly respected journal with the world's second highest impact factor for a Sociology of Education journal. She was commissioned by UNESCO to report on accountability in education in Australia, in addition to writing for leading Bloomsbury education collections.

Emma's research demonstrably achieves impact outside of academia and influences national debates about education. Her research was the impetus for leading reports on ABC Radio National, ABC Television, The Age Newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald and many others. Emma is regularly interviewed and her research about education is consistently featured in media with national circulation. She presents at national and international education conferences, frequently as an invited respondent or within featured symposiums. For example, a symposium that she organised and led was selected by the Australian Association for Research in Education as a featured symposium for the British Education Research Association meeting in 2019. Emma is a leading early-career researcher with national and international impact in education.


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