‘Every child deserves a quality education and the opportunities to succeed in school and life. Providing the right supports early is critical to reduce disadvantage, and at SVA, I have the opportunity to work with and across systems, governments, schools and practitioners to improve schooling for all children.’
Her work primarily focused on strategic program development, measurement and evaluation, and solutions implementation. Prior to working at SVA, Pauline was a teacher practitioner for seven years and later led several federal and state-funded projects in the education and health sectors. This included the ministerial endorsed Longitudinal Teacher Education Workforce study (LTEWS) at Deakin University and the Evaluation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and the reform agenda of the Teachers Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) at the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). She has also worked in the health sector, conducting research and implementation at the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) (Monash University).
Pauline graduated with a PhD in Education from the University of Sydney. Her PhD thesis investigates the impact of policy and curriculum on the academic and social outcomes of academically disadvantaged students, recognised for several fellowship awards.