Dr Mary Leahy

Dr Mary Leahy is Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator (Graduate Coursework) in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

Dr Mary Leahy is an experienced researcher with background in education and training policy. Her research focuses on access to education, training and employment, and includes the Vocational Education Reform Research Collaboration, NSW Department of Industry (2017-2019), the HESG Training Product Reform: Initial Research Input, DET Victoria (2016), the evaluation of the quality and appropriateness of career advice in NSW Government schools, NSW DEC (2015) and an exploration of key issues impacting on the success of school leavers’ transition to work or vocational education and training, NSW Business Chamber (2015). Specific interests include: vocational education; pathways; the interface between education sectors; transitions within education and between education and employment; gender; education policy; Nussbaum and Sen’s capabilities approach; and theories on choice, preference formation and decision making.

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Dr Mary Leahy

mary.leahy@unimelb.edu.au