Dr Jennifer Buckingham, OAM
Jennifer Buckingham is Director of Strategy at MultiLit and a Senior Research Fellow in the MultiLit Research Unit. She is also founder and director of the FIVE from FIVE reading project. The FIVE from FIVE project is a policy research and advocacy campaign to bridge the gap between evidence and practice in reading instruction.
Jennifer has been writing on education policy for almost two decades, and has published papers on school choice, school funding, literacy, international assessments, NAPLAN and My School, religious schools, boys’ education, teacher training and employment, class size, and educational disadvantage. She has published more than 200 op-eds and is frequently invited to provide advice to governments and other school authorities.
Jennifer’s doctoral research was on effective interventions for struggling readers. Her recent publications are ‘Systematic phonics belongs in evidence-based reading programs’ in the journal Educational and Developmental Psychologist and Short-changed: Preparation to teaching reading in initial teacher education, co-authored with Linda Meeks.
Jennifer is a board member of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) and The Centre for Independent Studies.