Dr Jennifer Buckingham 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.

Jennifer was previously Senior Research Fellow and Head of Education Research at the Centre for Independent Studies (CIS).

Jennifer has published papers and articles on literacy, teacher education, school funding, international assessments, NAPLAN and My School, class size, and educational disadvantage.

In early 2017, Jennifer chaired an expert advisory panel for the Australian Government on the introduction of a national Year 1 literacy and numeracy assessment.

Jennifer’s doctoral research focused on literacy and social disadvantage.