Staff profile

Dr Andrew Harvey

Director, Access and Achievement Research Unit

University centres
Access and Achievement Research Unit

Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Melb., PhD Melb.

Brief profile

Dr Andrew Harvey is Director of the Access and Achievement Research Unit. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and PhD in Politics, both from the University of Melbourne. Andrew has published widely in areas of higher education policy, including issues of access, student retention, regionality, and teacher education.  Other research interests include nationalism, identity, and Latin American culture. Andrew’s previous roles include Director of Regional Operations at La Trobe, Deputy Director (Academic) of the Bendigo Campus of La Trobe, and Executive Officer of the Australian Council of Deans of Education.

Recent publications

BOOKS (since 2010)

  • Harvey, A., Burnheim, C. & Brett, M. (eds). (2016). Student Equity in Australian Higher Education: Twenty-five Years of A Fair Chance for All, Singapore: Springer.

PEER-REFEREED CHAPTERS AND JOURNAL ARTICLES (since 2010)

  • Harvey, A., Andrewartha, L. & Luckman, M. (accepted 2016). Care leavers in Australian higher education: towards evidence-based practice. Developing Practice: The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal, Special Issue.
  • Harvey, A. & Szalkowicz, G. (forthcoming, Volume 3 Issue 1, June 2016). Developing multiple exit pathways within undergraduate courses, International Studies in Widening Participation.
  • McKay, J., Pitman, T., Devlin, M., Trinidad, S., Harvey, A., & Brett, M. (accepted, 2016). The use of enabling programs as a pathway to higher education by disadvantaged students in Australia, in E. Bernat (ed.), University Pathways: A Global Perspective, Springer.
  • Pitman, T., Harvey, A., McKay, J., Devlin, M., Trinidad, S., & Brett, M. (under review, 2016). The impact of enabling programs on Indigenous participation, success and retention in Australian higher education, in S. Larkin, J. Frawley, & J. Smith (eds.) Indigenous pathways and transitions into Higher Education: From policy to practice. Springer. 
  • McNamara, P., Harvey, A., & Andrewartha, L. (forthcoming 2016). Passports out of poverty: raising access to higher education for care leavers in Australia. Children and Youth Services Review, Special Issue.
  • Harvey, A., Burnheim, C. & Brett, M. (2016). Fair Chances and Missed Opportunities. In A. Harvey, C. Burnheim and M. Brett (Eds) Student Equity in Australian Higher Education: Twenty-five Years of A Fair Chance for All, Singapore: Springer Publishing.
  • Harvey, A., Andrewartha, L., & Burnheim, C. (2016). Out of reach? University for people from low socio-economic status backgrounds. In A. Harvey, C. Burnheim and M. Brett (Eds), Student Equity in Australian Higher Education: Twenty-five years of A Fair Chance for All, Singapore: Springer Publishing.
  • Burnheim, C. & Harvey, A. (2016). Far from the studying crowd? Regional and rural Australians in higher education. A. Harvey, C. Burnheim and M. Brett (Eds), Student Equity in Australian Higher Education: Twenty-five Years of A Fair Chance for All, Singapore: Springer Publishing.
  • Harvey, A., McNamara, P. & Andrewartha, L. (forthcoming 2016). Towards a national policy framework for care leavers in Australian higher education. In Philip Mendes and Pamela Snow (Eds), Young people Transitioning from care: International research, policy and practice. Palgrave.
  • Harvey, A., Andrewartha, L. & McNamara, P. (2015). A forgotten cohort? Including people from out-of-home care in Australian higher education policy. Australian Journal of Education. DOI: 10.1177/0004944115587529
  • Harvey, A. & Szalkowicz, G. (2015). From departure to arrival: Re-engaging students who have withdrawn from university. Journal of Further and Higher Education. (published online 21 July) DOI:10.1080/0309877X.2015.1062852
  • Harvey, A. & Reyes, K. (2015). Employability and equity: A comparative international analysis. Peer-refereed paper in conference proceedings of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), Melbourne, July.
  • Mestan, K. & Harvey, A. (2014). The higher education continuum: access, achievement and outcomes among students from non-English speaking backgrounds. Higher Education Review. Vol.46 (2), Spring, pp.61-80.
  • Harvey, A. & Luckman, M. (submitted). Equity and academic achievement within a Common First Year curriculum model, Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice.
  • Harvey, A. & Luckman, M. (2014). Beyond Demographics: Predicting student attrition within the Bachelor of Arts degree, International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, March, vol. 5, issue 1, pp.19-29.
  • Harvey, A. (2014). Early and Delayed Offers to Under-represented University Students. Australian Journal of Education. Vol. 58(2) pp.167–181. doi:10.1177/0004944114523367
  • Andrewartha, L. & Harvey, A. (2014). Willing and enabled: the academic outcomes of a tertiary enabling program in regional Australia. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, vol. 54 (1), pp.50-68.
  • Burnheim, C. & Harvey, A. (2013). Dawkins and the regions. In G. Croucher, S. Marginson, A. Norton, J. Wells (Eds.), The Dawkins Revolution: 25 Years On. Melbourne: Melbourne University Publishing, pp.169-190.
  • Mestan, K. & Harvey, A. (2013). Increasing school engagement through theme-based curriculum. Peer-refereed paper in conference proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education, Adelaide.
  • Harvey, A. & Andrewartha, L. (2013). Dr Who? Equity and diversity among university postgraduate and higher degree cohorts. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 35(2), pp.112-123.
  • Harvey, A., Burnheim, C., Joschko, L. & Luckman, M. (2012). ‘From Aspiration to Destination: Understanding the Decisions of University Applicants in Regional Victoria’, peer-refereed paper in Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association, December.
  • Harvey, A. & Simpson, A. (2012). ‘Powers of Prediction: Can school recommendations forecast university achievement?’, Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, Vol. 14, special issue.
  • Harvey, A. (2011). ‘Redirecting the male: strategies to raise male enrolments on regional campuses’, in Klinger, Christopher M. and Murray, Neil (eds), Proceedings of the 1st International Australasian Conference On Enabling Access To Higher Education 2011 : 5-7 December 2011, Adelaide, Australia, National Committee of Enabling Educators (NCEE) and University of South Australia, Adelaide, S. Aust.
  • Harvey, A. (2010). ‘Higher Education: A new frontier of nationalism?’, International Journal of Learning, Common Ground Publishing.
  • Harvey, A. (2010). ‘The Utopian Diaspora: Australians in Paraguay’, Diasporas journal, DePretto, Macri and Wong (eds), vol. 120, pp.299-309, Inter-Disciplinary press: Oxfordshire, England, ISBN: 978-1-84888-019-1.

CONFERENCE PAPERS (since 2010)

  • Harvey, A. & Szalkowicz, G. (2015). Developing multiple exit pathways within undergraduate degrees. Australia Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, Fremantle, 29 November - 3 December 2015.
  • Harvey, A., Sellar, S., Peacock, D. & Szalkowicz, G. (2015). Globalisation opportunities for low socio-economic and regional domestic students. Australia Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, Fremantle, 29 November - 3 December 2015.
  • Pitman, T., Trinidad, S., Costello, D., Devlin, M., Harvey, A., Brett, M., McKay, J. (2015). Pathways to higher education: A comparison of enabling programs and vet pathways. Australia Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, Fremantle, 29 November - 3 December 2015.
  • Harvey, A., Brett, M., Funston, A. (2015). Assessing descriptors of academic program inherent requirements. Australia Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, Fremantle, 29 November - 3 December 2015.
  • Luckman, M., Harvey, A., McNamara, P. & Andrewartha, L. (2015). Care leavers and higher education: Implications for equity practitioners. Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia (EPHEA) Conference, Geelong, 9-12 November 2015.
  • Harvey, A. (2015). Student equity in Australian higher education.  GAPS conference, Malaysia, 1-8 October. 
  • Harvey, A. (2015). Assessing the implications of the new admissions landscape for students. Driving Change in Student Admissions Conference, Melbourne, 28-29 July.
  • Harvey, A. (2015). Enabling programs in Australia. International Approaches to Preparing WP Students for HE study seminar, Open University, Victoria, 25 June.
  • McNamara, P., Harvey, A., & Andrewartha, L. (2015). Care leaver transition to university in Australia: Applying local and international evidence to improve participation and retention. International Foster Care Research Conference, Siegen, Germany, 17-19 September.
  • Walley, C., Harvey, A., McNamara, P. & Andrewartha, L. (2015). Making tracks to tertiary education: In pursuit of better learning outcomes for Indigenous care leavers. Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAIC) National Conference, Perth, 15-17 September.
  • Harvey, A. & Szalkowicz, G. (2014). 'From departure to arrival: Re-engaging students who have withdrawn from university', Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) - New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference, Brisbane, 30 November - 4 December. 
  • Harvey, A. (2014). 'At the margins: Who is excluded from the Australian higher education equity framework?' The Australian Sociological Association annual conference, Adelaide, 24-27 November.
  • McNamara, P. & Harvey, A. (2014). 'Access to tertiary education from out-of-home care in Australia: The case for a national framework', European Scientific Association on Residential and Family Care for Children and Adolescents Conference (EUSARF), Copenhagen, 2-5 September.
  • Harvey, A. & McNamara, P. (2014). 'Pathways to higher education from out-of-home Care: Improving outcomes through a national approach', Association of Children's Welfare Agencies Conference, Sydney, 18-20 August.
  • Harvey, A. & Luckman, M. (2014). 'Equity and academic achievement within a Common First Year curriculum model', Widening Participation Through Curriculum Conference, Open University UK, Milton Keynes, 30 April -1 May.
  • Luckman, M. & Harvey, A. (2013). 'Seasonal adjustments: Recruiting and retaining domestic students over the summer period'. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Institutional Research Conference, Perth, 13-15 November.
  • Harvey, A. & Simpson, A. (2012). 'Powers of prediction: Can school recommendations forecast university achievement?', Open Universities UK Widening Participation Conference, Northamptonshire, UK, 24-25 April.
  • Harvey, A. (2012). 'Skipping class? Early and delayed offers to under-represented students', Ireland International Conference on Education, 16-18 April.
  • Harvey, A. (2012). 'Beyond access: NESB achievement and outcomes', keynote presentation, Social Inclusion in Education Conference, Melbourne, 27 - 28 September.
  • Harvey, A. (2011). 'The problem of death', Visual Cultures, Modernity and Society Conference, Ateneo University, Manila, 21-22 June.
  • Harvey, A. (2010). 'Visions of Mortality in Dystopian Literature', Visual Imaginations Conference, Assumption University, Bangkok, 1-3 November.

MEDIA (since 2010)

  • Harvey, A. 2016. 'Let's create more global students'. The Australian. 22 June.
  • Harvey, A. 2016. 'Uncapping of university places achieved what it set out to do. So why is it dubbed a policy failure?'. The Conversation. 17 June.
  • Harvey, A. 2016. 'University enrolments: out of town means out of luck'. The Australian, 25 May.
  • Brett, M., Sheridan, A., Harvey, A. & Cardak, B. 2015. 'Four barriers to higher education regional students face – and how to overcome them', The Conversation, 28 October.
  • Harvey, A., Norton, A., Matters, G., Pitman, T. 2016. The ATAR system is efficient but doesn’t highlight students' full potential. The Conversation, March 3.
  • Long, J. & Harvey, A. 2015. ‘Equity and diversity should figure in any rankings system’, The Australian, 15 July.
  • Harvey, A. 2015. ‘Encourage uni ‘dropouts’ to return instead of stigmatising them’, The Australian, 17 June.
  • Harvey, A. & McNamara, P. 2015. 'Out of care and into university', Policy Online, 9 June. 
  • Harvey, A. 2014, 'Independent Scotland could find free university degrees unaffordable', The Australian, 17 September.
  • Harvey, A. 2014, 'Deregulation has its risks despite greater mobility', The Australian, 13 August.
  • Harvey, A. 2014, 'Smarter thinking a sign of survival', The Australian, 23 July.
  • Harvey, A. 2014, 'Equity package is no gift for regionals', The Australian, 9 July.
  • Harvey, A. 2014, 'Sector all at sea on the route to reform', The Australian 12 March.   
  • Harvey, A. & Luckman, M. 2013, ‘Following the facts or the money?’, The Australian, 17 July.
  • Harvey, A. 2013, ‘Universities need to listen and learn on outreach programs’, The Australian, 19 June.
  • Harvey, A. & Luckman, M. 2013, ‘How unis can win the battle of attrition’, The Australian, 17 April.
  • Harvey, A. 2013. 'Multiple exit points needed for students', The Australian, 13 February.
  • Harvey, A. 2012, ‘School-leavers need improved guidance about viable options’. The Australian, 12 December.
  • Harvey, A. 2012, ‘It's on, and on, and ennui go’. The Australian, 28 November.
  • Harvey, A. & Mestan, K. 2012, ‘Language too big a barrier for non-English speakers’. The Australian, 17 October.
  • Harvey, A. & Burnheim, C. 2012, ‘School type points to uni performance’. The Australian, 19 September.
  • Harvey, A. 2012, ‘Questions of equity are not applied equally’. The Australian, 5 September.
  • Harvey, A. & Andrewartha, L. 2012, ‘Minorities have right to share of postgrad pie', The Australian, 20 June.
  • Harvey, A. 2012, 'Student entry checks by universities carry risks, The Australian, 16 May.
  • Harvey, A. 2012, ‘Degree of Flexibility Assists Uni Offers’, The Australian, 29 Feb.
  • Harvey, A. & Simpson, A. 2011, ‘Blind alleys in multiple university entry pathways’, The Australian, 20 July.
  • Harvey, A. 2011, ‘When the majority doesn’t rule’, Campus Review, 20 June.
  • Harvey, A. 2011, ‘How to snare your local bloke’, The Australian, 15 June, p.27.
  • Harvey, A. 2010, ‘Campus and community’, Bendigo Advertiser, 20 March, p.13.
  • Harvey, A. 2010, ‘A problem deferred’, Campus Review, vol.20, no.3, February 16, p.13.

NATIONAL REPORTS

  • Pitman, T., Trinidad, S., Devlin, M., Harvey, A., Brett, M., & McKay, J. (2016). Pathways to higher education: The efficacy of enabling and sub-bachelor pathways for disadvantaged students. National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE), Perth: Curtin University.
  • Harvey, A., Sellar, S., Molla, T.M., Baroutsis, A., Cakitaki, B., Tellefson, J., Luckman, M., Szalkowicz, G. & Brett, M. (2016). Globalization opportunities for low socio-economic status and regional students. Report for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, Melbourne, La Trobe University.
  • Harvey, A., Brett, M., Cardak, B., Sheridan, A., Stratford, J., Tootell, N., McAllister, R. & Spicer, R. (2016). The Adaptation of Tertiary Admissions Practices to Growth and Diversity. Report for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, Melbourne, La Trobe University.
  • Bennett, A., Naylor, R., Mellor, K, Brett, M., Gore, J., Harvey, A., James, R., Munn, B., Smith, M., & Whitty, G. (2016). The Critical Interventions Framework Part 2: Equity Initiatives in Australian Higher Education: A review of evidence of impact. Report for the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.
  • Brett, M., Harvey, A., Funston, A., Spicer, R, & Wood, A. (2016). The Role of Inherent Requirement Statements in Australian Universities, Report for the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE), Curtin University.
  • Harvey, A., McNamara, P., Andrewartha, L., & Luckman, M. (2015). Out of care, into university: raising higher education access and achievement of care leavers. Report for the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE), Curtin University.

COMPETITIVE EXTERNAL GRANTS

  • Harvey, A., Luckman, M. & Szalkowicz, G. (2015). Re-engaging low SES students who have withdrawn from university, Australian Government, Department of Education and Training National Priorities Pool, $34,000.
  • Harvey, A., Andrewartha, L., Wilson, J., Beckley, A., & O’Brien, G. (2015). Attracting and supporting care leavers from low socio-economic status backgrounds, Australian Government, Department of Education and Training National Priorities Pool, $127,000.
  • Harvey, A., Reyes, K. & Clarke, J. (2015). Improving the employability of students from low socio-economic status backgrounds, Australian Government, Department of Education and Training National Priorities Pool, $76,000.
  • Wood, D., Veraa, C., Smith, L., Devlin, M., Nelson, K., Whitty, G., Bennett, A., Harvey, A., Hill, A. & McBaron, M. (2015). A comparative evaluation of the efficacy of the equity strategies employed by Australian universities, Australian Government, Department of Education and Training National Priorities Pool, $156,686.
  • Harvey, A., Brett, M. & Funston, A. (2015). Assessing Descriptors of Academic Program Inherent Requirements, National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, $20,553.
  • Tsorbaris, D., Wilson, J., Harvey, A., McNamara, P., Snow, P. & Corrales, T. (2015), Improving education outcomes for young people in out of home care, Myer Foundation large grant, $724,000.
  • Harvey, A., Cardak, B., Brett, M., Sheridan, A. & Balcombe, G. (2014). The Adaptation of Tertiary Admissions Equity Practices to Growth and Diversity, Australian Government, Department of Education and Training National Priorities Pool, $351,804.
  • Harvey, A., Sellar, S. & Peacock, D. (2014). Globalisation Opportunities for Low Socio-economic and Regional Students, Australian Government, Department of Education and Training National Priorities Pool, $245,000.
  • Whitty, G., Bennett, A., Gore, J., Smith, M., Munn, B., Harvey, A., Brett, M., James, R., Naylor, R. & Baik, C. (2014). Critical Interventions Framework 2, Australian Government, Department of Education and Training National Priorities Pool, $205,262.34.
  • Trinidad, S., Devlin, M., Pitman, T., Harvey, A., Brett, M., McKay, J. & Goldacre, L. (2014). Enabling programmes for disadvantaged student groups, Australian Government, Department of Education and Training National Priorities Pool, $155,785.
  • Harvey, A., McNamara, P., Brett, M. & Andrewartha, L. (2014). University Access and Achievement of People from Out-of-home Care Backgrounds, National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, $64,000.
  • Flores, S. & Harvey, A. (2014). Development of an international student equity admissions framework, University of Pennsylvania, Margin Buster Micro Grant, $2,500 US.