About our research

Monash is in the top one per cent of world universities according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014. We are ranked sixth in the world in the subject of Education according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013 and 2014 and four stars 'above world standard' in Education according to Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2012.

Academic communities

Academic communities are a home for staff in which our research, teaching and engagement can be understood in relation to the culture, expectations and opportunities in the Faculty.

Research groups

Research groups are formed by academics with similar research interests to share ideas and research efforts, and to collaborate with colleagues from other institutions. Research students can use these web pages to locate a potential supervisor.


Our research fellows

  • Dr Anne Harris
    The Creative Turn: An Australia wide Study of Creativity and Innovation in Secondary Schools

  • Emeritus Professor Jane Kenway
    Elite independent schools in globalising circumstances: a multi-sited global ethnography

  • Professor Helen Watt
    Participation in mathematics and science careers: longitudinal study of motivational and contextual predictors

  • Dr David Zyngier
    Can Educators Make a Difference: Experiencing Democracy in Education


Research degrees

Research is a key priority within the Faculty of Education. Our research degrees meet the varying needs of educators, educational administrators, managers, policy makers and others interested or involved in education within the wider community.

Monash University is known for its expertise in the learning and development of people, communities and organisations and its influential research within these areas.

Graduates from our research programs achieve senior education and research positions within the public and private sectors – in Australia and around the world.

Browse our research degrees