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Dr Mary Leahy

Honorary Senior Fellow

Mary joined the LH Martin Institute as a research fellow in 2011. She has a background in research and policy on education, training and employment.

Since joining LH Martin, Mary has worked on a number of projects including: a major NCVER funded project investigating pathways in education and from education to work; an issues paper for the OECD on higher education governance and institutional management for development in middle and low income countries; and a research project funded by the NSW Board of Vocational Education and Training (BVET) which is assessing the feasibility of underpinning VET qualifications with the capabilities approach instead of competency based training.

Mary’s research interests include: access to education, training and employment; women and work; pathways; the interface between higher education and vocational education and training (VET); the philosophical underpinnings of policies in education, training and employment; Nussbaum and Sen’s capabilities approach; and theories on choice, preference formation and decision making.

In addition to her research, Mary is course coordinator for Master of Education Policy (International) (MEPI) and subject coordinator for Education Policy Reform in Australia (MEPI) and for Tertiary Training in Practice (Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching).

E: mary.leahy@unimelb.edu.au

Selected Publications

Media
M. Leahy, 2011, 'Women and Work in Australia', Australia Policy Online, 28 November.