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Educational researcher

Deidra Jane Young, Australian educational researcher. Recipient Brce Chopin Memorial award International Association Educational Achievement, 1994; Research fellow National Drug Research Institute, Australia, 2003-2004. Member of Statistical Society Australia, Astralian Epidemiological Association.


Young, Deidra Jane was born on November 19, 1955 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Came to Australia, 1970. Daughter of Douglas Pedar and Elizabeth Alice (Allison) Holmberg.


Bachelor of Science, University Western Australia, Perth, 1977. Diploma of education, Murdoch University, Perth, 1988. Master in Applied Science, Curtin University, Perth, 1988.

Doctor of Philosophy, Curtin University, Perth, 1991.


Postdoctoral research fellow Curtin University of Technology, 1991-1994, Australian research fellow, 1995-2000. Secretary Western Austrlian Institute Educational Research, Perth, 1998-2000. Director Academe Consultancies, Karrinyup, Australia, since 2000.

Senior project officer Department Health Western Australia, 2004—2005. Senior analyst South Metro. Public Health Unit, 2005.

Secretary Western Australian Institute Educational Research, Perth, 1998—2000. Senior research fellow Institute Child Health Research, since 2006.


  • Other Work

    • Author: How to Use HLM2, 1993, A Comparison of Student Performance in Metropolitan, Rural and Remote Western Australian Government Schools, 1994. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals and conference proceedings, chapter to book. Conference presenter in field.

      Associate editor Education in Rural Australia.


Member of Statistical Society Australia, Astralian Epidemiological Association.


  • Other Interests

    Swimming, walking.


1 child Lauren.

Douglas Pedar Holmberg

Elizabeth Alice (Allison) Holmberg

Lauren Young