Meet the Team

Tiffany Roos
Director

BEd, MEd (Educational Psychology)

Tiffany has extensive knowledge and experience as a leader of educational professional learning, translation of research into practice, and developing and delivering innovative evidence informed projects and programs. She is passionate about building the research capabilities of schools and educators, empowering transformational change, which in turn enables students to thrive. She has broad experience in a range of educational contexts, both internationally and nationally.

Dr Lesley Wright
Assistant Head

BA (Hons), PhD, Postgrad Cert (Evaluation)

Lesley has experience in education, academia and the private sector. Her approach to research and evaluation is both interdisciplinary and intersectional. Her area of interest is knowledge translation and impact, primarily supporting teachers to bridge the research to practice gap. Past projects and publications focus on intercultural education, democratic engagement, respectful relationships, domestic violence, gender, sexuality and identity.

Crichton Smith
Senior Researcher and Analyst

BSocSci, MLitt

Crichton has analysed school trends for two decades and is currently completing his PhD focusing on school demographics. Prior to moving into educational research, he worked at the ABS in economic and social statistics. He has worked across sectors and with schools nationally to support their use of data. His research examines educational inequality, regional schools, funding, and the changing demographics of students and the workforce.

Dr Rachel Perry
Research Specialist

BEd (Hons), PhD, CELTA

Rachel has a wide range of experience across school education, academia and government. She believes strongly in taking an interdisciplinary approach to research and is particularly interested in supporting the work of teachers through individualised action research. Her past projects and publications explore situated learning, community entanglement, teacher professional learning, arts, creativity and the impact of new and emerging technologies.

Clara Cheung
Liaison Officer

BEd, Postgrad Cert (Gifted Education), Postgrad Cert Educational Studies (Learning Support), MEd (Literacy Education)

Clara is an experienced leader of inclusive education and diverse learning and has been an English and drama teacher in secondary Independent schools. Her expertise includes leading whole school communities across multiple learning portfolios in areas such as literacy, gifted and talented, diverse learning, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and EAL/D. Clara supports independent schools in their strategic planning and data interpretation.