Conor was the Executive Director of the IRU from 2011-2021. He is a leader in policy and strategy across the education and training sectors, and has written extensively on higher education and tertiary education issues.
These statements are from his time as Executive Director.
The Government case that universities can sustain further reductions in revenue rests on false assertions about the financial robustness of universities and over egged claims about the value of Government funding over the past decade and its additional expenditure over the coming four years.
Universities are not rolling in gold: Average funding per student
and other funding facts
3 Aug 2017 >
28 Jan 2021 | International, Students
China is undoubtedly an important market for international education. However, IRU analysis shows that many industries considered essential to our economy depend on China at a much higher rate than education.
06 May 2020 | Funding, Research
University researchers are playing a major role in Australia’s COVID-19 recovery. But with universities facing a major reduction in revenue in 2020, the longer-term future of Australian research appears uncertain.
01 May 2020 | Students
The IRU has published a short paper on the impact of COVID-19 on Year 12 school outcomes and the challenges this creates for university selection of the 2020 school leaver cohort.