About me

My day job is running the Grattan Institute‘s higher education program.

I have worked in higher education policy since 1997, when I started as an adviser to the then minister, Dr David Kemp.

Since then I have worked for two think-tanks (Grattan and the Centre for Independent Studies) and three University of Melbourne vice-chancellors, starting with the late Alan Gilbert, continuing with Kwong Lee Dow, and finishing with Glyn Davis.

I keep a link to the University of Melbourne as an honorary fellow in its Centre for the Study of Higher Education.

I was a member of the 2013-14 government review of the demand driven system for funding higher education and the 2016-17 expert panel advising on higher education reform.

This is my third blog, starting with Catallaxy in 2003, moving to a solo blog in 2006, and from August 2011 here at my second solo blog. My blogging has mainly been recreation with work synergies; none of my views should be attributed to employers or colleagues, past or present (despite my best efforts to persuade them on some points).

You can contact me at andrewnortonblog@y7mail.com