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About Dr Julie Kos

Dr Julie Kos, BA(Hons) Deakin, MA (Clin Psych), PhD RMIT, was a Senior Research Fellow in the Teaching, Learning and Leadership program at the Australian Council for Educational Research from 2007 - 2018. She managed projects in Indonesia for Australia–Indonesia Basic Education Program Contractor Strategic Advisory Services (CSAS)/AusAID and for the Asia Education Foundation. She assisted the Indonesian Ministries of National Education and Religious Affairs with the collection of teacher data, analysis and reporting. She also managed longitudinal research projects in Indonesia aimed at guiding empirically validated education policy.

Dr Kos is an expert in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and has developed numerous instruments that have been used worldwide. She has extensive experience in data analysis, including correlations, analysis of variance, factor analysis, and structural equation modelling. In addition to research, she assisted ACER Press by reviewing psychological and psychiatric assessments submitted for publication. In 2007, Dr Kos and her colleagues completed a large national survey of Australian school teachers and leaders, the Staff in Australia’s Schools (SiAS) survey. She was actively involved in stakeholder consultations for this project as well.

Prior to this, Dr Kos was an Assistant Director at the Australian Government Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA). She was responsible for managing research and development contracts on behalf of the National Disability Administrators (NDA), represented the Australian Government on numerous research project committees, and managed various facets of the Australian Government Disability Services Census.

Dr Kos has a PhD in clinical psychology. Her doctoral work investigated teachers’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviours toward children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Dr Kos’s research involved the development and administration of a number of survey instruments and training manuals for both pre-service and in-service teachers. She also developed and ran workshops for teachers to assist with classroom management of problematic (i.e., externalising) student behaviours. These materials have, and are, being used by other researchers around the world; including Australia, England, Scotland, the United States, Greece and Chile.


2007 - 2018 Senior Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Articles (Refereed) (3)

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