Professor Janet Clinton
Professor Janet Clinton is Director of the Centre for Program Evaluation (‘CPE’) and Director of the International Teacher Education Effectiveness Research Hub, at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (‘MGSE’). She has wide national and international experience as an evaluator, psychologist, and educator, and has an extensive publication record. She teaches a number of post-graduate subjects in the discipline of Evaluation - in the areas of quantitative and mixed methodologies. She supervises a number of PhD students in the area of evaluation. Janet has worked in Australia, New Zealand and the USA, and has been a principal investigator on many large complex evaluations and research projects.
Recently she was the principal evaluator for the Australian Professional Standards for Teaching, and the Real-time captioning pilot in Victorian Schools. She currently leads the Visible Classroom initiative as well as directs the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool project. Overall, she has led over 85 national and international evaluation projects. Her major interest in program evaluation is the development of evaluation theory and methodologies. However, her evaluation work also focuses on development of teacher evaluation protocols, as well as using evaluation as a vehicle for change management and building capacity through extensive engagement with key stakeholders.