Based in Melbourne, Dr Pauline Ho will work at the boundaries between education research, policy and practice in Australian schools.
Pauline brings a wealth of experience to the team, coming back to the education sector after a valuable period in the health sector.
Pauline Ho says:
'Coming on-board Evidence for Learning has been a tremendous opportunity to work with all partners of the educational community. A key part of my work will be focusing on the program development and implementation of the Learning Impact Fund (LIF). I look forward to the next phase of this work – building on what we have learnt from these approaches to generate well-delivered interventions for practice.'
'I enter this work with the mindset that I am first and foremost a teacher.'
In the past 15 years, Pauline has primarily worked in research and policy in organisations including Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) at Monash University, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the Ministry of Education and National Institute of Education in Singapore.
A key part of her prior work has been on building and evaluating strategic policy initiatives such as the national evaluation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and in developing solutions for practice.
Pauline has a strong interest in the intersections between policy and practice which has led her to investigate the impact of the national curriculum on the outcomes of academically disadvantaged students in Singapore.
The African proverb, 'It takes a village to raise a child' has never been more relevant today than before.
It takes a ‘village’ to have conversations about what works and why, and how we can use data and evidence to improve teaching and learning for those in need.
I look forward to having these conversations and in working in collaboration with educators, researchers and policy-makers to achieve these goals as partners in this journey.' said Pauline Ho.
Matthew Deeble, Director, Evidence for Learning commented:
'I’m delighted to announce that we have appointed Dr Pauline Ho as our new Associate Director.'
'Her passion for improving the outcomes for children through education has led her to working at Evidence for Learning, bringing excellent experience from the health and medical research disciplines.'
'We are thrilled to have Pauline join the team and look forward to working with her to help great practice become common practice in education,' said Matthew Deeble.