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About Kylie Hillman

Kylie Hillman is a Senior Research Fellow at ACER. As a member of the Australian Surveys team, she contributes to such projects as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and manages Australia’s participation in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS).
Prior to joining the Australian Surveys team, Kylie worked in the area of transitions, particularly with the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) program and the On Track project, and has sole or co-authored a number of reports, including those examining the emotional wellbeing of young people; relationship formation, rates of leaving home and home ownership; the experiences of students in their first year of tertiary education and educational and career pathways of rural youth. She has presented at national and international conferences on the relationships between student attitudes, engagement and ambitions, pathways through secondary school and into further education, training and the workplace and the emotional wellbeing of young people.
Kylie holds a Masters in Educational Psychology from the University of Melbourne and came to ACER from a clinical and educational background, working in a multi-disciplinary clinic for families with Fragile X syndrome, and special education in schools briefly before beginning her research career.


Present BA(Hons), MEd Psych Melb,, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Present Senior Research Fellow, National Surveys, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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Australian Council for Educational Research
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