Professor John Polesel
Professor John Polesel is Director of the Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy and Associate Dean (International) in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.
John’s research interests include the relationship between schools and vocational training, models of education and training, VET in schools and youth transitions from upper secondary schooling in Australia and internationally. He has played a leading role in winning and conducting over seventy major educational research grants and consultancies, focusing on young people, education and VET, including the ACACA national longitudinal VET in Schools study tracking Year 12 students’ development of career and life skills across time (2018-2020), the Careers Guidance: defining and measuring quality project for NSW DEC (2014), the NSW BVET Destinations and Expectations Survey for the Office of BoS and NSW BVET (2013) and the Evaluation of the Senior Secondary School Pilots for DEECD Victoria (2012). He has written journal articles, book chapters and commissioned reports, including in some of the most prestigious international journals such as Oxford Review of Education, Comparative Education; British Journal of Sociology of Education; Journal of Education Policy; Australian Journal of Education and European Journal of Vocational Training; and chapters in major publishers, including Springer and Oxford University Press.