Dr Jennifer Buckingham FRSN CF
BSc (Hons) PhD
Non-Executive Director

Dr Jennifer Buckingham was appointed to the AITSL Board on 2 June 2015, reappointed in 2018, and reappointed for a third term effective from 30 September 2021.

Jennifer is Director of Strategy and Senior Research Fellow at MultiLit. She is also the founder of the FIVE from FIVE reading project, which aims to bridge the gap between research and practice in reading instruction. She was previously Senior Research Fellow and Head of Education Research at the Centre for Independent Studies.

Jennifer has published papers and articles on literacy, teacher education, school funding, international assessments, NAPLAN and My School, class size, and educational disadvantage and co-edited the textbook Effective Instruction in Reading and Spelling (MRU Press, 2023). In 2017, she chaired an expert advisory panel for the Australian Government on the introduction of a national Year 1 literacy and numeracy assessment. She is a member of the standing committee for educational excellence for the National Catholic Education Commission.