Dr Caroline Croser-Barlow is currently the Project Director, Year 7 into High School at the Department for Education. Her previous role was Group Executive Director, People and Perfomance at the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR). Dr Croser-Barlow has worked across a number of elements of corporate governance, including overseeing the establishment of an internal process to manage unsolicited proposals, supporting improved clarity of relationships with statutory boards and as DEWNR's lead on energy policy. Dr Croser-Barlow has previously worked in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (SA) and the Department of Defence, including a posting as the civilian Policy Advisor to the Australian Defence Force Commander of forces in the Middle East.
Dr Croser-Barlow completed her MA and PhD in Defence Studies at Lancaster University in 2007, and undertook undergraduate study at the Australian National University.