Mr Andrew Norton

BA(Hons), LLB Monash University
Professor in the Practice of Higher Education Policy
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Education Systems 1301

Research interests

  • Higher education funding systems
  • Student loan schemes
  • Higher education regulation
  • Higher education participation
  • Student experience
  • Graduate outcomes


Andrew Norton is Professor in the Practice of Higher Education Policy at the Centre for Social Research and Methods at the Australian National University.

Prior to joining the ANU he was the Higher Education Program Director at the Grattan Institute from 2011 to 2019.

While at Grattan, he was a government appointed co-reviewer of the demand driven university funding system over 2013-14.

He also served on a expert panel advising the government on higher education reform, particularly on financial issues, over 2016-17.

Before joining the Grattan Institute, he worked for three University of Melbourne vice-chancellors as a policy adviser.

He also worked part-time for The Centre for Independent Studies, as a research fellow and editor of its journal Policy.

He started his higher education policy career as a ministerial adviser to Dr David Kemp, from 1997 to 1999.


Available student projects

* Higher education funding in Australia

* Graduate outcomes in Australia

* International education in Australia

* Higher education student experience in Australia

* Higher education regulation in Australia

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