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Team Wonkhe adopts an Aussie

Chief Executive Mark Leach introduces Wonkhe's first Associate Editor (Australia).
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Mark is founder and Editor in Chief of Wonkhe

I’m delighted to announce that the team has grown by one following the appointment this week of Julie Hare as associate editor (Australia).

Julie will bring a distinctively Antipodean flavour to Wonkhe analysis, as well as contributing her long-time expertise and knowledge of HE policy and trends.

As the higher education editor for The Australian newspaper for seven years, Julie is well-known to many in the education sector.

She’ll be be writing and commissioning insight on Australian tertiary education and research policy for the website and working closely with her UK-based colleagues in taking Wonkhe to the next phase of its development.

Before working at The Australian, Julie was the editor in chief of APN Educational Media and editor of Campus Review. As she likes to say, she’s been around the block a few times in terms of HE policy and just happens to know where a few skeletons are buried.

Two countries, one story

Julie said the tertiary education sector in Australia was on the cusp of profound change as governments and institutions grappled with ongoing funding issues, questionable outcomes for some graduates, and a vocational education system in crisis.

“Australia and the UK have always shadowed each other closely in terms of policy developments in the higher education space. It is an interesting time for both countries and I’m excited to once again being at the forefront of delivering content and analysis in this space,” she said.

Today we put a big open call out to HE wonks in Australia – if you’d like to share your insights, ideas, commentary or analysis, pitch your article to

One response to “Team Wonkhe adopts an Aussie

  1. Hi Wokhe. Congrats on a great hire. Julie, I look forward to reading your work, and also hearing another voice in the higher education policy debate that is underway in Australia.

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