The Western Australian Institute for Educational Research was established in the 1980s for the purpose of promoting and disseminating new educational research generated, for the most part, here in Western Australia. To strengthen the collaboration among higher education institutions, government departments and their research active staff, the Executive Committee of WAIER includes representation from various universities and educational offices.

A key activity of the Institute is the organisation of the annual WAIER Forum which provides opportunities for research students and university lecturers to build networks and present their work. It is an important forum for education students, early career researchers and established researchers to receive feedback on their work in a friendly and collegial space and make connections across institutions.

The Institute also supports educational researchers through publication in the well-respected online journal, Issues in Educational Research.

Executive Committee

Dr Eva Dobozy [President]
School of Education, Curtin University
Email: eva.dobozy@curtin.edu.au

Sonja Kuzich [Vice President & Research Grant Coordinator]
School of Education, Curtin University
Email: S.Kuzich@curtin.edu.au

Jetta Oksis [Secretary & Awards Coordinator]

Dr Gregory Hine [Treasurer]
School of Education, The University of Notre Dame Australia
Email: gregory.hine@nd.edu.au

Dr Susan Beltman [Immediate Past President]
School of Education, Curtin University
Email: s.beltman@curtin.edu.au

Dr Roger Atkinson [Journal Business Manager | IIER website | Archive]

Dr Fiona Boylan [Forum Coordinator]
Edith Cowan University

Dr Madeleine Dobson [Communications Coordinator]
Curtin University

Dr Catherine Ferguson
Edith Cowan University

Dr Paul Gardner
Curtin University

Dr Chris Glass

Dr Brad Gobby [Website Coordinator]
Curtin University

Dr Christine Holly
Edith Cowan University

Dr Gillian Kirk
Edith Cowan University

Dr Clare McBeath [IIER Publisher]

Ms Michelle Murphy [Research Seminar Coordinator & Sponsorships]
Department of Education

Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yiannakis
Honorary Research Fellow, Graduate School of Education
The University of Western Australia


The current Western Australian Institute for Educational Research Incorporated Rules can be downloaded here

The previous WAIER Constitution can be found here.