DR Glenn Savage

DR Glenn Savage


  • Education policy and governance, national education reforms, equity, marketisation, curriculum, federalism



  • Dr Glenn C. Savage is a Senior Lecturer in Education Policy and an ARC DECRA Fellow (2016-19) in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. His research focuses on education policy, politics and governance at national and global levels, with a specific interest in federalism, intergovernmental relations, and policies relating to curriculum, equity, school funding and standards-based reform. Dr Savage currently holds an Australian Research Council ‘Discovery Early Career Researcher Award’ (DECRA) titled ’National schooling reform and the reshaping of Australian federalism’ (2016-2019).   


Member of

  • Australian Political Studies Association (APSA). Member 2015 -
  • American Political Science Association (APSA). Member 2014 -
  • Australian College of Educators (ACE). Member 2014 -
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA). Member 2010 -
  • Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). Member 2008 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2012
  • MEd, Murdoch University 2007
  • DipEd, Murdoch University 2001
  • BA, Curtin University of Technology 1999

Awards and honors

  • MGSE Early Career Research Excellence Award, The University of Melbourne, 2014
  • The William & Kate Herschell Prestigious Scholarship, The University of Melbourne, 2008
  • Thelma Harley Brown Prize in Education, Murdoch University, 2008



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Glenn is available to supervise PhD and Master of Education students in areas relevant to his research interests.