Ms Jennifer Buckingham commenced as a Director on 2 June 2015.
Dr Buckingham is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies, where she has been researching and writing on education policy for over fifteen years. She is currently heading up the CIS FIVE from FIVE Literacy Project which aims to bridge the gap between research and practice in reading instruction.
Jennifer’s main area of work is school education and she has published papers on school choice, school funding, literacy, international assessments, NAPLAN and My School, religious schools, boys’ education, teacher training and employment, class size, and educational disadvantage.
Her publications include Free to Choose Charter Schools, One School Does Not Fit All, Why Jayden Can’t Read, and Read About It: Scientific Evidence on Effective Teaching of Reading. Dr Buckingham has a PhD in literacy and social disadvantage from Macquarie University. She was the schools editor at The Australian newspaper from 2004-2005 and is an Associate Investigator with the Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.