PhD in Education (Monash University), Doctor of Education (EdD Monash University), Master of Education (MEd The University of Melbourne), Bachelor of Education (Deakin University)
Athena has a PhD in Education Systems and Change. She has worked as an academic and manager for over 15 years in Australian Universities. Her academic research has resulted in over 60 refereed publications, attained over $300 K research grants and has been invited as keynote speaker in national and international conferences. Most recently in 2017 as a keynote speaker at the Yogyakarta International Conference on Educational Management and Pedagogy, in Indonesia at Yogyakarta University, Indonesia She has worked as an academic in Australia and internationally in the USA, UAE, China. In 2014 she was a visiting scholar at State University of New York and has held consultancies with UNESCO and with government agencies. She has extensive experience as a university manager, leading programs and discipline groups in Education, Management and Research disciplines. Her interests are in Leadership and Management and she is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review on topics of leadership, work and gender. Her expertise also extends to quality assurance and teaching and learning quality assurance.