Mr Patrick Brownlee

BA(Hons)(UOW), MA(journalism)(UOW), GradDip(TESOL)(UTS)
Senior Research Associate

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2616
Fax +61 2 9351 8946

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Biographical details

I have worked in Higher Education in research development and policy roles for approximately 15 years. Currently, I am researching global knowledge production for an ARC funded project led by Professor Raewyn Connell and Dr Fran Collyer. That project, entitled Global Arenas of Knowledge, aims to understand the processes and practices that reinforce the organisation and accumulation of knowledge in the Global North. The experiences of researchers in countries on the 'periphery' - Brazil, South Africa and Australia - will be documented through life histories to explain how research careers are partly determined by certain knowledge regimes.

I have a long standing interest in research as academic work and the role of Universities as public institutions.

My PhD (under examination, October 2014) is a study of the political economy of Australian multiculturalism and migration programming.

Research interests

Educational systems: administration, management and leadership

  • Higher education

Social structures, inequalities and social justice

  • Social change
  • Sociology of knowledge

Awards and honours

  • The International Award for Excellence for the Top Ranked article, 2012 - The Diversity Collection.

    See - http://ijd.cgpublisher.com/

Selected grants

2010

  • LNK: LP110100062 - Peopling Educational Policy: Realising the new Australian English and Mathematics; Brownlee P, Li J, Freebody P.

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Proctor, H., Brownlee, P., Freebody, P. (2015). Controversies in education: Orthodoxy and heresy in policy and practice. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Book Chapters

  • Proctor, H., Freebody, P., Brownlee, P. (2015). Introduction: Heresy and orthodoxy in contemporary schooling: Australian educational policy and global neoliberal reform. In Helen Proctor, Patrick Brownlee, Peter Freebody (Eds.), Controversies in Education: Orthodoxy and Heresy in Policy and Practice, (pp. 1-12). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
  • Brownlee, P., Freebody, P. (2015). Who Are the Heretics? In Helen Proctor, Patrick Brownlee, Peter Freebody (Eds.), Controversies in Education: Orthodoxy and Heresy in Policy and Practice, (pp. 207-216). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
  • Brownlee, P., Irwin, J. (2011). Research frontiers and border-crossings: methodology and the knowledge industry. In Markauskaite L, Freebody P, Irwin J (Eds.), Methodological Choice and Design: Scholarship, Policy and Practice in Social and Educational Research, (pp. 277-291). New York: Springer.

Journals

  • Brownlee, P. (2013). The emergence of Australia's business migration program and entrepreneurial diversity policy. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 12, 15-31.

2015

  • Proctor, H., Brownlee, P., Freebody, P. (2015). Controversies in education: Orthodoxy and heresy in policy and practice. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
  • Proctor, H., Freebody, P., Brownlee, P. (2015). Introduction: Heresy and orthodoxy in contemporary schooling: Australian educational policy and global neoliberal reform. In Helen Proctor, Patrick Brownlee, Peter Freebody (Eds.), Controversies in Education: Orthodoxy and Heresy in Policy and Practice, (pp. 1-12). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
  • Brownlee, P., Freebody, P. (2015). Who Are the Heretics? In Helen Proctor, Patrick Brownlee, Peter Freebody (Eds.), Controversies in Education: Orthodoxy and Heresy in Policy and Practice, (pp. 207-216). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

2013

  • Brownlee, P. (2013). The emergence of Australia's business migration program and entrepreneurial diversity policy. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, 12, 15-31.

2011

  • Brownlee, P., Irwin, J. (2011). Research frontiers and border-crossings: methodology and the knowledge industry. In Markauskaite L, Freebody P, Irwin J (Eds.), Methodological Choice and Design: Scholarship, Policy and Practice in Social and Educational Research, (pp. 277-291). New York: Springer.

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