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Personal profile


Mark Rickinson is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. Mark is an experienced educational researcher, evaluator and facilitator who has particular expertise in: evidence-informed policy and practice; and outdoor and environmental learning. His real interest lies in understanding and improving the use and usefulness of educational research.

Mark's work within the Faculty focuses on:

  • developing a program of research and innovation around the use of evidence in educational policy and practice
  • contributing to research and professional learning in the areas of educational leadership and environmental/sustainability learning.  

Mark is keen to hear from prospective research students with an interest in evidence use in educational practice/policy. 

Research interests

Evidence use, research impact, evidence-informed policy and practice

Learning in environmental, sustainability and outdoor education

Research area keywords

  • Evidence-based policy
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Environmental and Sustainability Education
  • Education Policy
  • Education research
  • Teacher Research
  • Reimagining educational leadership
  • School Development and Reform
  • Evidence use
  • Transforming teaching and learning


Research Output

Challenges and opportunities of evidence use in practice in Australian children’s development programs

Gleeson, J., Walsh, L., Rickinson, M., Kirkby, J., O'Donovan, R. & Grimmett, H., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Towards a better understanding of quality of evidence use

Rickinson, M., Sharples, J. & Lovell, O., 2020, Getting Evidence into Education: Evaluating the Routes to Policy and Practice. Gorard, S. (ed.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 218-233 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Towards quality use of evidence in education

Rickinson, M., Walsh, L., Cirkony, C., Gleeson, J. & Salisbury, M., 2020, In : The Australian Educational Leader. 42, 2, p. 24-28 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOther

Insights for Early Action Research Project: Case Study Summaries

Rickinson, M. & Salisbury, M., Apr 2019, Melbourne Vic Australia: Department of Education and Training (VIC). 12 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportOther

Open Access

Return to sender: a behavioural approach to reducing food waste in schools

Boulet, M., Wright, B., Williams, C. & Rickinson, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Australasian Journal of Environmental Management. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review