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Bronwyn Hinz

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Bronwyn is an experienced policy practitioner, evaluator and facilitator with internationally recognised expertise in education policy and federalism.

Her 19-year career spans government, private, not-for-profit and university sectors, where she has designed and led research and evaluations of programs to improve learning, inclusion, innovation, equity, safety and efficiency.

Influential work

  • Led two streams of the macro-evaluation of the $855m Advance Queensland initiative to surface rich insights and practical recommendations to boost inclusion and return on investment, which the government is now implementing
  • Developed, led and distilled stakeholder engagements for a national discovery project to enhance equity and effectiveness of student transitions using learner profiles
  • Delivered a sensitive review of palliative care services in Western Australia, with options for a new service model to meet increase in demand without compromising quality
  • Conducted a gap analysis of approaches to teaching literacy and numeracy in the middle years of Australian schooling to inform national policy
  • Led a regulatory culture review of the Skilled Visas Branch of the Department of Home Affairs to identify enablers and barries to greater effectiveness, efficiency and cohesion.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous, Bronwyn was director of research and development for an Australia ed-tech start-up, where she contributed to a doubling in the client base and quadrupling of institutional partnerships. Previously, she was a policy fellow at the Mitchell Institute, taught at the University of Melbourne, and was chief of staff to a federal member of parliament.

Her extensive publication and presentation output include the chapters on education policy for Social Policy in Australia (2014 and 2020), television interviews and presentations to the Forum of Federations.

Bronwyn holds a PhD in Political Science and Education and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Melbourne and a degree in public administration and international relations from Sciences Po. She is also an honorary fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, a co-convenor of the Australian Policy Studies Network and has held representative positions on university and community committees.

In her spare time...

Bronwyn loves mucking about with her tween kids, reading and hiking, with training underway for the Kokoda Trail.

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