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    Professor Jan Currie
    BA (Purdue), MA (UCLA), PhD (Chicago

    Emerita Professor

    About me

    Emerita Professor Jan Currie has taught at University of Calgary (1 year), Curtin University (2 years) and Murdoch University (25 years). Her current research areas are globalization and its impact on universities, gender, pay equity and work.

    Research areas

    Globalization and universities

    Pay equity and universities

    Gender and work

    Academic Freedom

    Academic Work

    Awards and grants

    Recipient, Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award (2002),MurdochUniversity.

    Finalist, Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award (2000),MurdochUniversity.

    Finalist, Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision Award (2003),MurdochUniversity.

    Nominated, Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision Award (2002),MurdochUniversity.

    Mortar Board (1966),PurdueUniversity (20 outstanding women).

    OutstandingWoman in Leadership, Health and Sportsmanship (1966),PurdueUniversity.

    Events and speaking engagements

    Currie, J. (2014). Invited Keynote Address: “Global Trends and Universities: League Tables, MOOCs, Performance Assessments and International Students”, HERDSA, 7-10 July, Hong Kong.

    Currie, J. (2007) “Critique of Research Assessment Exercises and Their Consequences for Academics: Meta-Analysis of British, Hong Kong and New Zealand Systems”, ANZCIES, November, Auckland, New Zealand.

    Currie, J. (2005) “Organisational Culture of Australian Universities: Community or
    Corporate?”, HERDSA, July 3-5, Sydney.

    Currie, J.(2004) “Universities as Transnational Corporations: Consequences for Academic Standards and Academic Freedom”, International Congress on Higher Education: Perspectives on University Education in the 21st Century, May 27-29,Istanbul.

    Currie, J.(2002) “Gendered Universities”, Colloquium at University of Cincinnati, Women’s Studies and Teachers’ College, November 26.

    Currie, J. (2002) “Anglo-Saxon versus European Universities: Different Responses to
    Globalizing Practices”, International Conference on Globalization: What Issues
    are at Stake for Universities?, September 18, 150th Anniversary Celebrations for the Université Laval,Quebec City,Canada.

    Currie, J.(2002) “The Global Political Economy of Higher Education”, Hawai’i
    Conference on Globalization and Higher Education, February 20,University of Hawai’i.

    Currie, J. (2001) “Globalisation and Internationalisation in Australian, European and
    United States Universities”, The South African Association for the Research and
    Development of Higher Education (SAARDHE) 12th Biennial Conference,
    University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 21 March.

    Currie, J. (2001) “A Gumnut University as an Enterprise University: Rhetoric and
    Reality, Conference on Globalisation and Higher Education: Views from the
    South”, Sponsored by University of the Western Cape (South Africa) and the
    Society for Research into Higher Education (UK), Cape Town, South Africa, 28

    Doctoral and masters supervisions

    Graduated Postgraduate Students


    Anderson, Norrine
    (1988-1994) Student discipline in disadvantaged schools

    Aveling, Nado
    (1987-1996) Gendered construction of women’s career choices

    Browne, Jennifer
    (1988-91) Gendering of physical education

    Burgess, Madeline
    (2001-) Evaluation of on-line teaching in Third World

    Choules, Kathryn
    (2002-) Social change and attitudes toward asylum seekers in WA

    Dobozy, Eva
    (2000-2004) How effective schools prepare students for a democratic society

    Green, Neville
    (2001-2005) Aboriginal education policies: comparison of WA and NT

    Hatchell, Helen
    (1998-2003) The Shaping of subjectivities through the interweaving of gender,
    class and ethnicity

    Jones, Bronwyn
    (1996-2001) The construction and regulation of nursing practice in Australia

    Kurzeja, John
    (1990-1998) History of teacher education in Western Australia

    Lamont, Heather
    (1991-1998) Sense of community and sustainable development

    Lorrimar, Jane
    (1999-) Gender and organisational culture in two TAFE Colleges

    Meerwald, Agness
    (1998-2002) State of Flux: Hybrid ethnic subjectivities in the Australian

    Payne, Lesley
    (2000-2004) Governance of small independent schools

    Pearce, Jane
    (1999-2005) How do academics learn to become teachers? A qualitative study

    Peters, Carol (2001-) Women in
    leadership leaving the WA Education Dept

    Ruddy, Anne (2002-)
    Internationalisation: Comparison of UWA andIndianaUniversity

    Thalatha (1984-88) Feminist consciousness among Sri Lankan Women

    Taylor, Anthea
    (1988-1994) Urban Aboriginal social construction of reality

    Targowska, Anna
    (2003) Development of racial stereotypes in young children

    Vidovich, Lesley
    (1995-1998) Accountability and the emerging corporate university

    Watt, Wendy
    (1989) Disadvantaged schools programmes


    Fiocco, Maria (2002-) Pathways to university for
    international students

    Peck, Bob
    (1998-2001) Graduated: Monocultural education for a multicultural population:
    The “ethnic disadvantage” issue re-visited.

    Rommalai, Mogadime (1999-2003) Changing images of
    agriculture in Botswana

    Jennifer (1996-2003) Training needs of women for leadership and management



    Murphy, Kerry
    (1992-94) Graduated: Curriculum development and the Secondary Education Authority

    Azeharie, Suzy
    (1995-1997) Graduated: Representations of women in femina: An Indonesian women’s magazine


    MA Public Policy:

    Ekwere, Anie (1989-90) Public
    policy and education in Nigeria

    Kiwanuka, Eflance
    (1989-90) Educational devolution in Uganda


    MA Development
    Studies (Thesis)

    Bullock, Allison (2002-3) Action research and teacher
    training in Laos.



    Alderson, Anna (1979) The role of
    school principals

    Aveling, Nado
    (1984-85) Case study of Canning Secondary College

    Butler, Ray
    (1986-87) Aboriginal community school at Strelley

    Crighton, James
    (1979-81) Apartheid and South African education for Blacks

    Campbell, Tom
    (1985-86) Bilingual/bicultural education

    Christopher (1996) Post independence curriculum planning for secondary
    technical/ vocational subjects: The relevance of design studies to Zimbabwe

    Colvin, Heather
    (1988) Comparative study of multicultural education

    Gallagher, Trevor
    (1980-81) Induction of teachers

    Marilys (1990-91) Gendering of careers for microbiologists

    Hawser, Gail
    (1983-84) Italian girls in secondary schools

    Holmes, June
    (1990-91) Critique of economics syllabus in secondary school

    Irving, Dale
    (1990-91) Steiner education as an alternative

    Malik, Ranbir
    (1979-81) Educational aspirations of secondary school students

    Mercer, Jillian
    (1980) Gender issues in secondary schools: A case study

    Murphy, Kerry
    (1989-90) Case study of an upper secondary school

    Nevard, Jennifer
    (1988-92) Girls, reading and English literature in sec. schools

    Roche, Val
    (1990-91) Critique of the role of nursing home standards

    Wakholi, Peter (2004) African cultural education in the


    BEd/BA Honours:

    Allison, Liz (1988-89) Equity
    policies in secondary schools

    Davies, Anne
    (1982-83) Ideology of IQ Tests and Aboriginal children

    Hook, Andrew
    (1984) Krishnamurti education

    Kurzeja, John
    (1984-85) Ethnic schools

    MacDonald, Angus
    (1984) Case study of Tuart senior college

    MacNeil, Neil
    (1980) History of Aboriginal involvement in Roebourne Primary School

    Sofield, Carol
    (1983-84) Educational aspirations and ethnicity in Fiji

    Vahdal, Nusheen (1984) Comparison of Muslim and Bahai
    women in Australia



    • Currie, J., Petersen, C., Mok, K., (2006),Academic Freedom in Hong Kong,,Lexington Books.
    • Currie, J., Deangelis, R., De, B., Huisman, J., Lacotte, C., (2003),Globalizing Practices and University Responses: European and Anglo-American Differences,Praeger Publishers.
    • Currie, J., Thiele, B., Harris, P., (2002),Gendered Universities in Globalized Economies - Power, Careers, and Sacrifices,,Lexington Books.


    • Vidovich, L., Currie, J., (2014),Aspiring to 'World Class' Universities in Australia: A Global Trend with intended and Unintended Consequences,In: The Forefront of International Higher Education: A Festschrift in Honour of Philip G. Altbach, Springer, pages 1 to 1.
    • Currie, J., Vidovich, L., (2014),Globalization Responses from European and Australian University Sectors,In: Globalization & Education: Integration and Contestation Across Cultures, Rowman & Littlefield, pages 135 to 150.
    • Currie, J., Vidovich, L., (2009),The Changing Nature of Academic Work,In: The Routledge International Handbook of Higher Education, Routledge, pages 441 to 452.
    • Currie, J., (2005),Globalization's impact on the professoriate in Anglo-American universities,In: The Professoriate: Profile of a Profession (Higher Education Dynamics), Springer, pages 21 to 34.
    • Currie, J., (2005),Privatization and commercialization: Two globalizing practices affecting Australian universities,In: Globalization and Higher Education, University of Hawaii Press, pages 23 to 37.
    • Currie, J., (2004),The Neo-Liberal Paradigm and Higher Education: A Critique,In: Globalization and Higher Education, University of Hawaii Press, pages 42 to 62.
    • Burgess, M., Currie, J., Maor, D., (2004),Technology Enhancements Across Cultures in Higher Education,In: Online Professional Development for Teachers, Information Age Publishing, pages 159 to 176.
    • Currie, J., (2003),Australian Universities as Enterprise Universities: Transformed Players on a Global Stage,In: Universities and Globalization: Private Linkages, Public Trust, UNESCO, pages 179 to 194.
    • Currie, J., (2003),Globalization and Universities,In: Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research Volume XVIII, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pages 473 to 530.
    • Mok, J., Currie, J., (2002),Reflections on the Impact of Globalization on Educational Restructuring in Hong Kong,In: Globalization and Education, The Quest for Quality Education in Hong Kong, Hong Kong University Press, pages 259 to 277.
    • Currie, J., Subotzky, G., (2000),Alternative Responses to Globalization from European and South African Universities,In: Globalization and Education, Rowman & Littlefield, pages 123 to 147.
    • Currie, J., (2000),Mapping schooling types and pedagogies within different values frameworks,In: Classroom Issues: Practice, Pedagogy and Curriculum, Falmer Press, pages 96 to 108.
    • Currie, J., Vidovich, L., (1998),The ascent towards corporate managerialism in American and Australian universities,In: Chalk Lines: The Politics of Work in the Managed University, Duke University Press, pages 112 to 144.
    • Vidovich, L., Currie, J., (1998),Changing accountability and autonomy at the 'coalface' of academic work in Australia,In: Globalization and Universities: Critical Perspectives, Sage Publications Ltd, pages 193 to 211.
    • Currie, J., (1998),Globalization as an analytical concept and local policy responses,In: Globalization and Universities: Critical Perspectives, Sage Publications Ltd, pages 15 to 20.
    • Currie, J., Newson, J., (1998),Globalizing Practices: Corporate managerialism, accountability, and privatization,In: Globalization and Universities: Critical Perspectives, Sage Publications Ltd, pages 141 to 151.
    • Currie, J., (1998),Introduction,In: Globalization and Universities: Critical Perspectives, Sage Publications Ltd, pages 1 to 13.
    • Currie, J., Vidovich, L., (1998),Microeconomic reform through managerialism in American and Australian universities,In: Globalization and Universities: Critical Perspectives, Sage Publications Ltd, pages 153 to 172.


    • Lambert, K., Wright, P., Currie, J., Pascoe, R., (2017), More Than "Sluts" Or "Prissy Girls": Gender and Becoming in Senior Secondary Drama Classrooms, International Journal of Education & the Arts, 18, 18, pages -.
    • Maor, D., Currie, J., (2017), The use of technology in postgraduate supervision pedagogy in two Australian universities, International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 14, 1, pages 1 - 15.
    • Lambert, K., Wright, P., Currie, J., Pascoe, R., (2016), Embodiment and Becoming in Secondary Drama Classrooms: The Effects of Neoliberal Education Cultures on Performances of Text and Self, Critical Studies in Education, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508487.2016.1238402, pages -.
    • Lambert, K., Wright, P., Currie, J., Pascoe, R., (2016), Performativity and creativity in senior secondary drama classrooms, NJ: The Journal of Drama Australia, , , pages -.
    • Lambert, K., Wright, P., Currie, J., Pascoe, R., (2015), Data-Driven Performativity: Neoliberalism's Impact on Drama Education in Western Australian Secondary Schools, Review of Education - Pedagogy - Cultural Studies, 37, 5, pages 460 - 475.
    • Lambert, K., Wright, P., Currie, J., Pascoe, R., (2015), Desiring machines and nomad spaces: neoliberalism, performativity and becoming in senior secondary drama classrooms, Discourse (Abingdon): studies in the cultural politics of education, , , pages -.
    • Currie, J., Hill, B., (2013), Gendered Universities and the Wage Gap: Case Study of a Pay Equity Audit in an Australian University, Higher Education Policy, 26, , pages 65 - 82.
    • Currie, J., Vidovich, L., (2012), Governance networks: Interlocking directorships of corporate and nonprofit boards, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 22, 4, pages 507 - 523.
    • Currie, J., (2012), Gender Pay Equity Reviews in Australian and Swedish Universities:Are They an Impetus for Change?, Journal of Critical Studies in Business & Society, 3, 1, pages 129 - 157.
    • Currie, J., Vidovich, L., (2011), Governance and trust in higher education, Studies in Higher Education, 36, 1, pages 43 - 56.
    • Currie, J., Eveline, J., (2011), E-technology and work/life balance for academics with young children, Higher Education: the international journal of higher education and educational planning, 62, 4, pages 533 - 550.
    • Maor, D., Currie, J., Drewry, R., (2011), The effectiveness of assistive technologies for children with special needs: A review of research-based studies, European Journal of Special Needs Education, 26, 3, pages 283 - 298.
    • Currie, J., (2008), Research Assessment Exercises and some Negative Consequences of Journal Rankings and Citation Indices., Access: critical perspectives on communication, cultural & policy studies, 27, 1 & 2, pages 27 - 36.
    • Currie, J., (2008), Countability not answerability? Accountability in Hong Kong and Singapore Universities, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 28, 1, pages 67 - 85.
    • Yang, R., Currie, J., Vidovich, L., (2007), University Accountability Practices in Mainland China and Hong Kong: A Comparative Analysis, Asian Journal of University Education, 2, 1, pages 1 - 21.
    • Currie, J., (2007), Changing accountabilities in higher education as China 'opens up' to globalisation, Globalisation, Societies and Education, 5, 1, pages 89 - 107.
    • Currie, J., Petersen, C., (2007), Higher Education Restructuring and Academic Freedom in Hong Kong, Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 6, 1, pages 143 - 163.
    • Currie, J., (2005), Shared Academic governance in an Australain experimental university, Academe, 91, 3, pages 20 - 23.
    • Huisman, J., Currie, J., (2004), Accountability in higher education: Bridge over troubled water?, Higher Education: the international journal of higher education and educational planning, 48, , pages 529 - 551.
    • Currie, J., (2003), Understanding the impact of globalisation on universities, South African Journal of Higher Education, 17, , pages 16 - 23.
    • Currie, J., Harris, P., Thiele, B., (2000), Sacrifices in greedy universities: are they gendered?, Gender and Education, 12, 3, pages 269 - 291.
    • Currie, J., Vidovich, L., (2000), Privatization and competition policies for Australian universities, International Journal of Educational Development, 20, , pages 135 - 151.
    • Harris, P., Thiele, B., Currie, J., (1998), Success, Gender and academic Voices. Consuming Passion or Selling the Soul?, Gender and Education, 10, 2, pages 133 - 148.
    • Currie, J., (1998), Globalization and the professoriate, Comparative Education Review, 42, 1, pages 15 - 29.


    • Currie, J., (2006),Ongoing tensions in quality policy processes: A meta level view,In: Australian Universities Quality Forum (AUQF) (2006).
    • Currie, J., (2005),Organisational culture of Australian universities: community or corporate?,In: 28th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual Conference (2005).