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A/PROF Suzanne Rice




  • Associate Professor Suzanne Rice is the Deputy Director of the Assessment Research Centre. She has researched and published widely in the areas of testing policy and the impact of high-stakes testing programs. Her other research interests include teacher motivation and pathways, and career development provision in schools. Associate Professor Rice coordinates teaching activity and research supervision within the ARC. She led the establishment of the award-winning Master of Clinical Teaching (now the Master of Education in Evidence-Based Practice), and is a member of the Melbourne College of Reviewers, an expert panel that supports University of Melbourne staff to strengthen further the quality and relevance of their teaching.   


Member of

  • British Educational Research Association. Member 2012 -
  • Australian Association for Research in Education. Member 2004 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PH.D., University of Melbourne 2008
  • M.ED, University of Melbourne 2003
  • GRAD.DIP.HUM, La Trobe University 1991
  • DIP.ED, La Trobe University 1984
  • B.MUS (HONS), University of Melbourne 1983


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Research interests: 
    Teacher pathways and retention
    Teacher effectiveness
    Teacher beliefs
    Student retention and engagement 
    High stakes testing