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Dr Mark Rahimi



Post Doctoral Research Fellow


Faculty of Arts and Education


School of Education


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2016

+61 3 924 43047

Research interests

Data Analysis in Social Science, Data Science methods, Quantitative Research, Educators Health and Wellbeing, International education.  


Winner of Australian Educational Researcher/Springer 2019 Best Paper award  for the paper "Private funding in Australian Public schools: A problem of equity", with Thompson, G., Hogan, A.


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"It is not O.K to think that you are good just because you have graduated from overseas": Agency and contextual factors affecting Vietnamese returning graduates

L Tran, H Bui, G Tan, M Rahimi

(2022), International Migration, C1

journal article

Explaining publicness: A typology for understanding the provision of schooling in contemporary times

N Mockler, A Hogan, B Lingard, M Rahimi, G Thompson

(2021), pp. 198-211, Privatisation and Commercialisation in Public Education: How the Public Nature of Schooling is Changing, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

"You are not as localised as I need": employability of Chinese returning graduates

L Tran, J Blackmore, M Rahimi

(2021), Vol. 11, pp. 949-965, Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, C1

journal article

Working through the first year of the pandemic: a snapshot of Australian school leaders' work roles and responsibilities and health and wellbeing during covid-19

B Arnold, M Rahimi, P Riley

(2021), Vol. 53, pp. 1-9, Journal of Educational Administration and History, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Offensive behaviours against school leaders: Prevalence, perpetrators and mediators in Australian government schools

B Arnold, M Rahimi, P Riley

(2021), pp. 1-17, Educational Management Administration and Leadership, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Post-study work for international graduates in Australia: opportunity to enhance employability, get a return on investment or secure migration?

Ly Tran, Mark Rahimi, George Tan, Xuan Dang, Nhung Le

(2020), Vol. 18, pp. 495-510, Globalisation, societies and education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

'I changed my strategy and looked for jobs on Gumtree': the ecological circumstances and international graduates' agency and strategies to navigate the Australian labour market

L Tran, H Phan, G Tan, M Rahimi

(2020), pp. 1-19, Compare, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Engagement with Asia via the new Colombo plan: impact on Australian students' career directions and employability

Ly Tran, Glen Stafford, Thao Vu, Mark Rahimi

(2019), pp. 95-108, Innovate higher education to enhance graduate employability: rethinking the possibilities, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Private funding in Australian public schools: a problem of equity

G Thompson, A Hogan, M Rahimi

(2019), Vol. 46, pp. 893-910, Australian educational researcher, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

How 'best fit' excludes international graduates from employment in Australia: a Bourdeusian perspective

J Blackmore, M Rahimi

(2019), Vol. 32, pp. 436-448, Journal of education and work, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Teacher conceptualisations and enactments of international-mindedness in PYP programmes in Australian and Singaporean IB World Schools

Trevor Mccandless, Julianne Moss, Mark Rahimi, Harsha Chandir

(2019), The Hague, Netherlands, A6

research report/technical paper

TEMPORARY GRADUATIFICATION: Impacts of post-study work rights policy in Australia

Ly Tran, Mark Rahimi, George Tan

(2019), Burwood, VIC, A6

research report/technical paper

New Colombo Plan: A review of research and implications for practice

Ly Tran, Mark Rahimi

(2018), pp. 1-19, Research Digest, Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Cultural understandings of graduate employability in accounting in China and India

Jill Blackmore, Ly Tran, Mark Rahimi

(2018), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

International students and post study employment: the impact of university and host community engagement on the employment outcomes of international students in Australia

C Gribble, M Rahimi, J Blackmore

(2017), Vol. 6, pp. 15-39, International student connectedness and identity: transnational perspectives, Singapore, B1

book chapter

Management of knowledge in international VET: diversity of practice from Laos, Kuwait and China

M Rahimi, H Smith

(2017), Vol. 25, pp. 117-134, Internationalization in vocational education and training: transnational perspectives, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

International education, the formation of capital and graduate employment: Chinese accounting graduates' experiences of the Australian labour market

J Blackmore, C Gribble, M Rahimi

(2017), Vol. 58, pp. 69-88, Critical studies in education, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Transnational secondary schooling and im/mobile international students

M Rahimi, C Halse, J Blackmore

(2017), Vol. 44, pp. 1-23, The australian educational researcher, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

A comparison of sociodramatic play processes of preschoolers in a naturalized and a traditional outdoor space

A Morrissey, C Scott, M Rahimi

(2017), Vol. 6, pp. 177-197, International journal of play, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation: a leadership impact study and evaluation framework

J Blackmore, A Gallant, J Rowlands, M Rahimi, S Spiteri, K Senior

(2017), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

International graduates' endeavours for work in Australia: the experience of international graduates of accounting transitioning into Australian labour market

R Arber, M Rahimi

(2015), pp. 59-76, International education and cultural-linguistic experiences of international students in Australia, Samford Valley, Qld., B1

book chapter

Challenges to providing work integrated learning to international business students at Australian universities

C Gribble, J Blackmore, M Rahimi

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 401-416, Higher education, skills and workbased learning, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Gen green 4 Australia: a national study of demand for and supply of skills for sustainability

F Sack, M Brown, M Rahimi, J Turnbull

(2014), Sydney, N.S.W., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Australian international graduates and the transition to employment

J Blackmore, C Gribble, L Farrell, M Rahimi, R Arber, M Devlin

(2014), Burwood, Vic., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Problematic placement : pathways pre-service teachers' perspectives on their infant/toddler placement

L Rouse, A Morrissey, M Rahimi

(2012), Vol. 32, pp. 87-98, Early years : an international journal of research and development, Abingdon, England, C1

journal article

What contributes to vocational excellence? Characteristics and experiences of competitors and experts in WorldSkills London

P Nokelainen, H Smith, M Rahimi, C Stasz, S James

(2012), Madrid, Spain, A6-1

research report/technical paper

Modelling of vocational excellence: An international perspective

H Smith, M Rahimi

(2011), pp. 1-10, AVETRA 2011 : Janus- Reflecting Back, Projecting Forward : Proceedings of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association 2011 conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Evaluating the impact of professional wellbeing conversations on teacher wellbeing.

Hon Prof Phil Riley, Dr Ben Arnold, Dr Mark Rahimi

  • 2022: $15,326
  • 2021: $55,339

Industry and Other Funding

Review and advice for Sustainably research project 'Gen Green 4 Australia: A national study of demand for and supply of skills for sustainability'

Dr Mark Rahimi

  • 2014: $2,400
  • 2013: $2,400

Evaluation of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation's education programs.

Prof Jillian Blackmore, A/Prof Andrea Gallant, A/Prof Julie Rowlands, Dr Mark Rahimi

  • 2017: $91,991
  • 2016: $22,997

Critical Thinking (CT) Skills in Thai Universities: Scrutinising implementational Challenges.

Dr Kim Davies, Dr Hossein Shokouhi, A/Prof Indika Liyanage, Dr Mark Rahimi

  • 2019: $61,150

Critical Thinking Skills in Thai Universities - II: Scrutinising Implementation Challenges.

Dr Kim Davies, Dr Hossein Shokouhi, A/Prof Indika Liyanage, Dr Mark Rahimi

  • 2020: $116,698

Similiarities and differences between state and territory results from the Australian Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey 2018 and 2019.

Hon Prof Phil Riley, Dr Ben Arnold, Dr Mark Rahimi

  • 2021: $16,678
  • 2020: $25,017

Independent analysis of data provided by NESLI.

Hon Prof Phil Riley, Dr Ben Arnold, Dr Mark Rahimi

  • 2021: $25,000

New Zealand Early Childhood Educators Health & Wellbeing Survey.

Dr Marcus Horwood, Dr Ben Arnold, Dr Mark Rahimi

  • 2021: $29,095

Irish Principal Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Survey.

Dr Ben Arnold, Dr Mark Rahimi, Dr Marcus Horwood

  • 2022: $15,350


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