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About Dr Justin Brown

Dr Justin Brown (BBus UTS, MEd Monash, PhD Melb) is a Senior Research Fellow in the Tertiary Education research program at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). He has held this position since February 2009. His research interests focus on vocational education and training (VET) systems as well as young peoples' transitions and pathways into and from VET.

Justin has contributed to over 50 educational research projects for clients including NCVER, various state and territory governments, the Commonwealth Government, AusAID, ACPET, the Australian Industry Group, the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency, the Fair Work Ombudsman, the VET Development Centre, the National VET Equity Advisory Council, the Victorian TAFE Association, the LH Martin Institute and the Australian Qualifications Framework Council (AQFC). He has also worked closely with VET providers, public and private, in a wide variety of contexts to address research problems.

Justin completed his PhD at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne on post-school transitions of disadvantaged learners in Victoria. In 2015 he was awarded the Inaugural Jack Keating Scholarship for education research.


Present Senior Research Fellow, Teaching Learning and Transitions program, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Honors and Awards

  • Jack Keating Scholarship for Educational Research (2015)

Books (4)

Reports (26)