Associate Professor Esther Care is the Deputy Director of the Assessment Research Centre in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Following her early work in the measurement of vocational interests and in vocational guidance with adolescents, her interests include psycho-educational assessment, assessment of early literacy, and assessment and teaching of collaborative problem solving.
Esther is the International Research Coordinator for the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (ATC21S™) project, and leads a joint Assessment, Curriculum and Technology Research Centre with the University of the Philippines. She is a qualified psychologist, a fellow of the Australian Psychological Association and teaches and supervises students in the field of educational psychology. She is a consultant to the World Bank in programs based in Vietnam.