• 453 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
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Personal profile

Funding overview

I have received Australian Research Council funding for policy studies in Australia, Asia and Europe, and I have a current research proposal for Australia-Canada comparative policy studies.

Teaching overview

I teach units from first year to doctoral levels and supervise postgraduate research at Masters and Doctoral levels. Currently I teach Education in Australia (EDUC1100); Social Issues in Education (EDUC 8431); Human Resource Development in Education (EDUC8610); Education Policy Trends: Global to Local (EDUC 8658); and part of the Advanced Research Methods (EDUC 970) entitled ‘Researching Education Policies and Practices’. In 2008, I have 15 completed Masters thesis students and 15 completed Doctoral thesis students.


My major field of interest is education policy and practices. Much of my research has been conducted with a view to understanding education policy trends within a context of globalisation, and therefore comparative work across different national and institutional settings has been a significant feature of my publications. I have researched a wide range of policy domains in both the schooling and higher education sectors of a number of countries across Asia, Europe and Africa as well as Australia. The majority of my publications have been in the areas of accountability and quality policy as well as curriculum policy. Policy interests inevitably extend to leadership and management fields. I have an ongoing interest in issues of social justice.


  • Education policy and practices (schooling and higher education)
  • Globalisation and internationalisation of education
  • Comparative education
  • Educational leadership, management and administration
  • Qualitative methodologies

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Research Output 1999 2019

  • 453 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 49 Article
  • 12 Conference paper
  • 11 Chapter
  • 3 Book
education curriculum
reform policy
physical education
school reform
2 Citations (Scopus)

Australian teacher education policy in action: The case of pre-service internships

Ledger, S. & Vidovich, L., 1 Jan 2018, In : Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 43, 7, p. 11-29 19 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
reform policy
1 Citation (Scopus)

The enactment of literacy curriculum policy by early childhood teachers in two Australian schools

Bromley, T. A. B., Oakley, G. & Vidovich, L., 9 Oct 2018, In : Literacy (Oxford). p. 1 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Australian Universities' RPL Policy and Practices: What Knowledge Counts?

Pitman, T. & Vidovich, L., 2016, Open Learning and Formal Credentialing in Higher Education: Curriculum Models and Institutional Policies. S. R. A. A. M. K. (ed.). United States: Information Science Reference, p. 18-33 16 p. (Advances in Educational Marketing, Administration, and Leadership (AEMAL) Book Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Projects 2000 2020