DR Kate O'Connor

DR Kate O'Connor




  • Kate O’Connor is a Research Fellow in the Social Transformations and Education Research Hub at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Her research interests are in curriculum policy and practice in schools and universities, sociology of education, educational technology and digital scholarship. She is currently undertaking research within an ARC-funded program of work, Youth Identity and Educational Change, led by Professor Julie McLeod.   


Member of

  • SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH INTO HIGHER EDUCATION. Society for Research Into Higher Education (SRHE) Member 2019 - 2020
  • AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH IN EDUCATION (AARE). Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Member 2012 - 2019


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PHD, University of Melbourne 2018
  • BPPM(HONS), University of Melbourne 2007
  • BA, University of Melbourne 2006

Awards and honors

  • Ray Debus Award for Doctoral Research in Education - Special Commendation 2018, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), 2018