Ms Hiya Harinandini

Ms Hiya Harinandini

Ms Hiya Harinandini

Education Researcher

Hiya Harinandini is an Education Researcher at the Australia India Institute, where she focuses on bilateral education engagement policies and practices. Her research interests include Australian migration policy, skill underutilisation and its implications for migrant and refugee settlement, and how education and employment policy can be better-oriented towards achieving equitable and inclusive outcomes. 

Previously, Hiya was a Fellow with the Future of Work Lab where she worked across a range of projects focused on improving employment outcomes and experiences for caregivers and migrants in Australia. Her role at Learning4Development, a social impact consultancy involved conducting critical research and secondary reviews of various multilateral organisations for a government client, across a range of criteria including human rights advocacy, gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) and humanitarian aid and development. Hiya has also conducted research and policy analysis around the Right to Education Act of India in the context of school systems and with a focus on its interaction with existing structures of systemic inequality.

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