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Craig McInnis

Principal Associate

Craig McInnis is focussed on improving educational quality and student outcomes and he does this by consulting widely across higher education, vocational education and schools.

He has led numerous high profile national and institutional policy projects and initiatives, including establishing the national agenda to improve student engagement, developing key survey instruments to assess the quality of the student experience, and advising on quality assurance, academic standards and accreditation processes. Craig has conducted organisational and program reviews in almost every major field of study, and across a wide range of university contexts in Australia and overseas. Craig has also led more than 30 high profile national and institutional projects, including the design, development and implementation of numerous major national evaluations and surveys concerned with education policy and practice. 

Craig’s recent projects include:

Prior to joining PhillipsKPA, Craig was at The University of Melbourne for 15 years, seven as Professor and Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE), then policy advisor to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), and Professorial Fellow. Craig’s career commenced in primary teaching in Victorian schools followed by 17 years lecturing in child development, education studies, and school leadership across three state colleges.

Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from La Trobe University and a Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Melbourne.  His thesis topic was Social justice values and student selection.  He is also a trained primary teacher.