Dr Jennifer Oriel is a Research Fellow in public policy and program evaluation at Deakin University.
Dr Oriel holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Melbourne, a BA Hons (First) in Politics and an undergraduate double degree in Professional Writing and Communication.
Dr Oriel's political science articles have been featured on the syllabi of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Toronto and Amherst College.
She has a monthly column in the The Australian newspaper's Higher Education Supplement and has been published in several refereed journals ranked A and B by international standards.
Her current research interests include: political philosophy, comparative public policy, program evaluation, institutional research and international relations.
Dr Oriel shares the pedagogical philosophy of her forebears (Scottish teachers, publishers, factory workers and farmers): clarity, brevity, simplicity. Or, as George Orwell opined, ‘Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows’ (George Orwell, 1984).