Peter Deutscher is a research fellow for the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, where he will focus on Collective Impact initiatives in education.
Prior to joining BHCLI, Peter worked as an adviser in the Infrastructure team at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Australia. His role was to provide advice to the Prime Minister and his or her Cabinet Ministers on infrastructure issues, such as urban congestion reduction, population management, and the governance of Government-Business Enterprises.
Peter has various experience in the education sector. He has worked as a secondary school teacher as part of the Teach for Australia programme, teaching mathematics, physics, and science. He has worked at the OECD’s (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) Education Directorate in Paris, focusing on teaching and learning conditions within schools. He also worked in the higher education team at the Grattan Institute, a rigorous, practical, and independent think-tank based in Melbourne, Australia.
Peter has Bachelors degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Physics from the University of Melbourne, a Masters in Teaching from the University of Melbourne, and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University.