Professor Tony Dreise

Position: Director
School and/or Centres: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Email: tony.dreise@anu.edu.au

Phone: 02 6125 8208

Location: Room 2147a, Copland Building

Qualification:

Doctorate of Philosophy | 2018 | Australian National University  Masters of Public Administration | 2005 | Australia and New Zealand School of Government Bachelor of Teaching | 1993 | Griffith University 

Researcher profile: https://caepr.cass.anu.edu.au/people/professor-tony-dreise

Professor Tony Dreise, a proud descendent of the Guumilaroi and Euahlayi First Nations of north-west New South Wales and south-west Queensland is nationally and internationally recognised as a First Nations leader in policy, evaluation and research in the field of education. He has had a long policy and research career in Queensland and New South Wales, having worked as a Principal Indigenous Research Fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). He has recently been worked as a Senior Fellow at CAEPR as a ‘researcher–in-residence’ with Aboriginal Affairs NSW.

Tony has a longstanding interest in the relationship between research, evaluation and policy. He brings innovative ideas to the interface between social and economic research and the policy community.

Among his career highlights, Tony has been a Research Officer with the Queensland Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council and Graduate Policy Officer with the Queensland Office of the Cabinet, National Equity Manager with the Australian National Training Authority & National Executive Officer with the Australian Indigenous Training Advisory Council, Principal Indigenous Education Officer with NSW Department of Education and Training, Executive Director of Policy & Partnerships with the Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy, and Director of Aboriginal Learning Partnerships & Director of Inclusion and Student Support Services at the North Coast Institute.

Professor Tony Dreise, a proud descendent of the Guumilaroi and Euahlayi First Nations of north-west New South Wales and south-west Queensland is nationally and internationally recognised as a First Nations leader in policy, evaluation and research in the field of education. He has had a long policy and research career in Queensland and New South Wales, having worked as a Principal Indigenous Research Fellow at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). He has recently been worked as a Senior Fellow at CAEPR as a ‘researcher–in-residence’ with Aboriginal Affairs NSW.

Tony has a longstanding interest in the relationship between research, evaluation and policy. He brings innovative ideas to the interface between social and economic research and the policy community.

Among his career highlights, Tony has been a Research Officer with the Queensland Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council and Graduate Policy Officer with the Queensland Office of the Cabinet, National Equity Manager with the Australian National Training Authority & National Executive Officer with the Australian Indigenous Training Advisory Council, Principal Indigenous Education Officer with NSW Department of Education and Training, Executive Director of Policy & Partnerships with the Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy, and Director of Aboriginal Learning Partnerships & Director of Inclusion and Student Support Services at the North Coast Institute.

“On Our Terms: Obtaining Aboriginal Community Consent for Social Research.” Sydney: Aboriginal Affairs New South Wales (2018)

with Mazurski, T. “Weaving Knowledges: Knowledge Exchange, Co-Design and Community-Based Participatory Research and Evaluation in Aboriginal Communities.” Sydney: Aboriginal Affairs New South Wales (2018).

'Putting ‘place’ at the heart of Indigenous education', Research Developments, ACER. https://rd.acer.edu.au/article/putting-place-at-the-heart-of-indigenous-... (August 2016)

‘Closing the gap: Indigenous students and NAPLAN', Research Developments, ACER. https://rd.acer.edu.au/article/closing-the-gap-indigenous-students-and-n... (March 2016)

‘Keeping Indigenous teens in school by reinventing the lessons’, The Conversation,  http://works.bepress.com/tony_dreise/8/  (2014) 
‘Learning, earning and yearning', Research Developments, ACER. http://rd.acer.edu.au/article/learning-earning-and-yearning (August 2014)

‘Indigenous education results show need for needs-based funding’, The Conversation, http://works.bepress.com/tony_dreise/3/  (2014) 
"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strategic policy and research priorities for VET, 1999" Sydney National workshop on equity research : report and papers from a national workshop convened by the UTS Research Centre for Vocational Education and Training, University of Technology Sydney, May 1999. (1999)

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