Dr. Lorraine Hammond CF AM

Dr Lorraine Hammond is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Edith Cowan University, working and researching in the area of early literacy, high impact instructional strategies, including explicit teaching and learning difficulties. Lorraine completed her Masters and PhD on the prevention of reading and spelling difficulties and in 2002 was awarded a Churchill Fellowship. In 2016, Lorraine was recognized by the Australian Government with a University Teaching Award for outstanding tertiary teaching and in 2017 the Australian Council for Educational Leadership recognized her work in schools promoting high impact instruction. Lorraine is the President of Learning Difficulties Australia and the Chair, Deputy Chair and Board Member of three high-performing WA schools. She has developed and presented professional learning on evidence-based literacy strategies for the Kimberley Schools Project. In 2021, she commenced work in a similar project with Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Lorraine received an Order of Australia (AM) for her significant contribution to tertiary education and the community.

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Professor of Public Policy and Director, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University


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Director, Free Market Foundation, (Hungary)

Health Director, Health and BioSecurity, CSIRO

Director and Founder, Academy of Ideas, London, (UK)

Founder and CEO, Cognoscenti Group

Executive Director, The New Zealand Initiative (NZ)

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Research Director, CIS

Programme Co-ordinator of the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Western Australia

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Senior Research Fellow, Culture, Prosperity & Civil Society Program, CIS

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Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne

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Head of Economic Research, Reserve Bank of Australia

Executive Director, CIS

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Diplomat, American Board of Pathology

Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure

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