Paula Kelly
Partner, MinterEllison Consulting, Melbourne
I am a higher education consultant with expertise and experience in quality assurance, regulation, accreditation and review. I understand the complexities of the higher education environment including the regulatory and legislative frameworks that govern it.

I am an experienced higher education researcher with current knowledge of regulatory and accreditation frameworks, and experience in teaching and learning.

I have high level skills in Policy Analysis and Review, Regulatory Review, Higher Education Research, Report Writing, Analysis, Presentation.

Prior to joining MinterEllison's Education Consulting team, Wells Advisory, I held academic positions at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and a regulatory role at the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

My qualifications include PhD, MA, Grad Cert in QA, BA (Hons) at both The University of Melbourne and Monash University.

Career highlights

  • Contribution to sector guidance (TEQSA TNE Toolkit)
  • Contribution to a number of national strategic priority research projects including on student engagement, doctoral education design and English language proficiency
  • Consulting to Australian universities, TAFEs and higher education providers as an independent reviewer of corporate and academic governance, third party arrangements and policy reform

Our consulting services are provided (directly and indirectly) by MinterEllison Consulting (ABN 50 017 469 292) and MinterEllison Consulting Pty Ltd (ABN 50 077 613 828), both of which are part of the MinterEllison Group. Our consulting services do not constitute legal services nor legal advice and are not provided by Australian legal practitioners acting in that capacity. The laws and regulations which govern the provision of legal services in the relevant jurisdiction do not apply to the provision of non-legal services.