Dr Margaret Kiley

PhD (Adelaide) M.Ed.Admin (Deakin) Grad.Dip.Ed.Admin. (UniSA) B.Ed. (Uni SA) Dip T. (Uni SA)
Adjunct: Research School Humanities and the Arts
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Higher Education 130103
  • Specialist Studies In Education 1303
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy 1302
  • Other Education 1399

Research interests

Main research interests focus on graduate research education and include:

  • Pathways into, and from doctoral education
  • Honours
  • The development of skills in research education
  • The examination of research theses
  • Threshold concepts in doctoral education
  • Conceptions of research, and
  • The Mobility of Australian postgraduate students


Margaret joined the ANU in December 2004 after working for three years at the University of Canberra and eight years at the University of Adelaide in the Advisory Centre for University Education (ACUE). Margaret has been involved for many years in education at school and university levels in South Australia, Northern Territory, Indonesia, ACT and England.

Margaret completed her PhD at the University of Adelaide where she undertook a longitudinal study related to the expectations and experiences of Indonesian research students studying in Australia.

Researcher's projects

Funded research includes


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  20 April 2024 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers