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Peter is a Senior Lecturer at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, with research interests in higher education policy and governance, the sociology of organizations, and the philosophy of technology.
Peter Woelert has a background in philosophy (PhD, University of New South wales) and sociology (MA, University of Frankfurt, Germany). His research focuses on exploring governance and organizational dynamics in the university sector. He has researched and published on issues such as universities’ internal responses to national funding settings, the politics of research performance measurement, universities’ organizational autonomy, and the unintended effects of large-scale policy and governance reform on institutional diversity. His longstanding research interests in the sociology of organizations, the philosophy of technology, and phenomenological philosophy.