John McIntyre is an Australian research and policy consultant in the area of adult learning based in Canberra, ACT. He has been an advocate for the community education sector as a researcher and policy analyst for many years.
From 2007-2010 he was Chair of the NSW Advisory Committee on Community Education and from 2003-2007 member and later Chair of the Board of Adult and Community Education. He is an Adult Learning Australia Research Fellow and member of the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Adult Learning.
He has conducted research for government agencies including ANTA, NCVER, the NSW Board of ACE and ACFE and until 2001 taught and researched adult and vocational learning at the University of Technology Sydney.
Recent work has included Enterprising ACE (2011), a study of innovation in ACE providers for Adult Learning Australia and Engagement, Knowledge and Capability: Connecting Research and Policy to Practice, an evaluation of ACE Research Circles for the Victorian Board of Adult, Community and Further Education, (2007, view summary or full report).
He is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics at the University of Canberra. There he worked with Professor Louise Watson on the Australian National Engineering Taskforce project on pathways from VET to higher education engineering qualifications. See the ANET report, Scaling Up. He recently contributed a policy history of lifelong learning in the adult and vocational education in Australia to the Second International Handbook of Lifelong Learning (Springer 2012).
Most recently, he has researched and written an account of the Sydney Theatre for Children founded and directed by Rosemarie Benjamin from 1937 to 1957. This honours the memory of his uncle, Colin Campbell McIntyre, a leading actor and collaborator with Benjamin in the Theatre.