Media resource for researchers

Flinders University’s platinum sponsorship of the Media Centre for Education Research Australia (MCERA) means staff are able to access free resources to help share their expertise.

The Flinders University news team works in collaboration with MCERA on occasions, and researchers should always contact the news team at Flinders University in the first instance with their new papers or research.

However to share an opinion, regular updates or perhaps an older study that may be relevant to current events or news, researchers are welcome to submit to MCERA for consideration.

As an example, Dr Sam Schulz and Dr Katherine Swain from Flinders Education have contributed comment via this channel for their regular updates on NAPLAN results and testing.

As COVID-19 change and anticipation for what lies ahead continues, academics will continue to play a critical role to inform the public. MCERA can provide an additional outlet for expert opinions.

Education comment

At the moment, the team at MCERA is looking for comment in the education space, such as:

  • around an education issue that’s trending in the media, but lacking in a rich range of perspectives from academics with relevant research
  • major shifts taking place in education that are going unnoticed by major outlets
  • a topical issue in your field that you’d like to share your perspective
  • a major event, report or decision relevant to education that’s about to be announced

MCERA are asking academics to email or Comments will be edited and collated for distribution to journalists with contact details. Comments of no longer than 150 words are requested, in language accessible to most adult readers. The goal is not to convey everything but simply to make one point and pique a journalist’s interest in taking it further.


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