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DR Kerri-Lee Harris


  • Curriculum studies: Science education; Tertiary science education
  • Educational policy, administration and management; Professional development of academic staff
  • Evaluation of university teaching and learning
  • Peer review of teaching
  • Policy-related research and development in higher education



  • Dr Kerri-Lee Harris has been a member of academic staff at the University of Melbourne since 2001 and joined the Centre for the Study of Higher Education in 2004. Her research is associated with higher education policy development, and she has been involved in various projects for government, the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) , University of Melbourne, and other institutions.

    Kerri-Lee has a particular interest in the development of policies and guidelines that promote and recognise effective university teaching. She directed a national project that developed resources for institutions seeking to implement programs of peer review of teaching. Kerri-Lee also directed the CSHE project to develop selection criteria and guidelines for the new national Awards for Australian University Teaching (ALTC, formerly Carrick). She was involved in the preceding project that developed the structure of the new Awards Scheme, and directed a subsequent project on guidelines for the ALTC Fellowship Scheme. This policy-related work involved extensive consultation with higher education institutions across Australia.

    Similarly, as a member of the team that developed recommendations for an Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement, Kerri-Lee has presented and consulted with representative groups from across the Australian Higher Education sector. More recently, she was involved in an APEC project mapping the implementation of diploma supplements across APEC member economies.   


Member of

  • Association for Tertiary Education Management Inc (ATEM). Member 2008 -
  • The European Higher Education Society (EAIR). Member 2006 -


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Education and training

  • PhD, New England 2001
  • BSc(Hons), New England 1996