Bronwyn Hinz

Policy Fellow, Mitchell Institute


School autonomy: what does the research say?

Chair and discussant for session on school autonomy. Other panelists are Prof Stephen Dinham and Dr Jennifer Buckingham.


Dr Bronwyn Hinz is a Policy Fellow at the Mitchell Institute where her work examines policy reform, system coherence, quality and opportunity across the education continuum, with a focus on schooling and the early years. Her thesis examined the influence of federalism on school funding and policy reform. It was jointly supervised by the School of Social and Political Sciences and the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. She has previously worked for the Education Foundation, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria, two federal politicians, and the University of Melbourne. Her research has won multiple awards and her analysis frequently appears in the media and scholarly works.