Assessment & Review Summit
Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe
Director, Learning and Teaching Centre
Australian Catholic University

The Director, Learning and Teaching Centre is responsible for the provision of high level academic leadership at Australian Catholic University and management of the Learning and Teaching Centre, in order to promote quality learning, teaching and scholarship across the University.

The position supports the academic teaching community in the continual improvement of the student experience by means of enhanced teaching and assessment practice via better pedagogy and increased use of information and communication technology.

The LTC Director is a member of the University's Academic Board, the Courses and Quality Assurance Committee, the University Learning and Teaching Committee and Chair of the Assessment Committee. He is also a member of the University’s Executive Planning Group and a Vice Chancellor nominated representative on the University’s Staff Consultative Committee. In addition, he is on the Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency ‘Register of Experts’ specialising in the areas of Learning Technologies, IT/Systems Administration, Academic Assessment and Moderation Methodologies and, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. He is also on the Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching ‘Register of Assessors’ and is the Vice-President of the Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development (CADAD).

Rebecca Awdry
Manager of Academic Quality and Development, Teaching and Learning
University of Canberra

Rebecca Awdry is the Manager of Academic Quality at the University of Canberra. Her primary role supports strategic projects which look to improve academic quality, student engagement and retention through improved curriculum design, policies and processes. Rebecca is undertaking a PhD on the topic of contract cheating in Higher Education. The study is investigating prevalence of contract cheating globally; it consider the extent, range and ownership of the essay mills and associated sites; and explores the reasons why contract cheating may have seen a rise in recent years, and how this may relate to the delivery and objectives of education today. Rebecca is the project lead for the Global Essay Mills Survey project (GEMS).

Dr Simon Bedford
Senior Lecturer – Assessment and Feedback, Learning, Teaching & Curriculum Unit
University of Wollongong

Simon Bedford’s passion for curriculum transformation comes from his life-long belief in supporting students to create their own roadmap through programmes of study which, too often contain knowledge that is large and nebulous but, has to be learned in order for students to be successful in their chosen discipline area. Simon engaged in collaborative curriculum design and development early in his career, where he encouraged the adoption of a holistic programme approach to student learning with constructive alignment at its foundation. He was able to lead a curriculum embedded approach to work integrated learning (WIL) and personal and professional development that students require to become the professionals of the future. This is also where his interest in assessment and feedback quality assurance was sown during his work on the new framework for assessment policy. This work has continued since his appointment as assessment and feedback scholar where he has led on key teaching and assessment policy review, its successful deployment into teaching practice, and evidencing that impact on the student learning experience (learning analytics). 

Dr Sara Booth Principal fellow (HEA)
Strategic Advisor - Quality External
University of Tasmania

Dr Sara Booth has a background in learning and teaching, originally based in the Faculty of Education, at the University of Tasmania (UTAS). She began her university teaching career in 2004 and was awarded a Faculty Mentoring Award (2005), an Early Career Researcher Award (2007), and a UTAS Teaching Excellence Award (2007). In 2008, she obtained a UTAS Teaching and Learning Fellowship, which investigated the leadership role and responsibilities of course coordinators at UTAS. From 2008-2009, she was course coordinator of the Bachelor of Teaching Program and the University Preparation Program (UPP), which involved establishing UPP on three campuses. From 2009-2011 she led and coordinated three institutional-wide benchmarking projects for UTAS which included formal benchmarking partnerships with the universities of Wollongong (UOW) and Deakin. In 2011-2012, she facilitated the involvement of UTAS in two Australian academic standards projects (Teaching Standards Project and the ALTC Inter-university Moderation Project). She also led the testing and coordination of an institutional wide project on UTAS Academic Standards during 2012.

In 2012, the Student Evaluation, Review and Reporting Unit (SERRU) was established to provide institutional and strategic support to the University on data priorities, needs and projects. Sara's expertise is in project management, standards and benchmarking at the institutional level and her role within SERRU encompasses establishing strategic relationships with a range of stakeholders (internally, nationally and internationally) to build strategic, research partnerships for the University. She provides policy advice and support to the Senior Executive and University committees on a range of institutional strategic priorities such as learning and teaching performance, promotions, academic standards, quality, benchmarking and the reporting of institutional data.

Dr Craig Cameron
Senior Lecturer in Corporations Law
Griffith University and Corporate Counsel, Dental Services Network

Dr Craig Cameron is a Senior Lecturer in Corporations Law at Griffith University and Corporate Counsel for the Dental Services Network, advising on corporate and employment issues. In addition to his teaching duties, Craig has served as a Program Director within the Griffith Business School, and as a co-ordinator of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programs in Accounting, Financial Planning and Economics. In terms of research, Craig has published extensively in the WIL field on topics including: labour regulation, legal risk and risk management in WIL programs; industry relationships; and generic skills development and self-efficacy of business students. His research was also cited by Professor Andrew Stewart and Professor Rosemary Owens in their report to the Fair Work Ombudsman on unpaid work practices.

Michael Carpenter
Australian Psychology Accreditation Council

Michael is the CEO of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, which is the body responsible for the accreditation of nearly 500 Australian psychology programs under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS).  He has a long history in the field of accreditation and regulation in both Australia and the UK and has held senior roles at the Australian Dental Council, TEQSA, the British Psychological Society and the Institution of Chemical Engineers.  He holds a BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Warwick (UK), an MBA from Melbourne Business School and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Elisa Cassin
Manager, Academic Operations, Faculty of Business and Law
Swinburne University of Technology

Elisa is the Higher Education Quality Coordinator at Swinburne University of Technology. She is responsible for the coordination of the University’s course and unit improvement processes, including the development of complex dashboards that summarise key academic performance metrics.  Elisa has also worked on several assessment benchmarking exercises over the last 4 years and is committed to contributing to the development of Swinburne’s external assessment benchmarking strategy. Elisa holds a Graduate Diploma of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and has worked across multiple sectors (Higher Education, Not-For-Profit, Community Health, Pharmaceutical) bringing with her to Swinburne extensive Project Management and analytical skills.
Dr Brenda Clare
National Director
Australian Association of Social Workers
National Director, Australian Association of Social Workers; Chair of the review of the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards Honorary Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia

Brenda has been a social worker since 1972, specialising in child protection and child placement. She has worked in a range of front-line managerial and training roles. She was on the academic staff of the Social Work Discipline at UWA from 2000-2010.  Brenda now runs a research and training consultancy and has served on the Board of the AASW for five years
Doug Cole
Head of Global Employability and Enterprise
Higher Education Academy

Doug is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity with over fourteen years industry experience and ten years in Higher Education. Doug was recently awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Institute for Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, the highest accolade the institute can award. Previously Doug spent seven years working in Asia, including China, Hong Kong and Thailand, returning to England in 2007.

Doug joined the Higher Education Academy as their Head of Academic Practice in June 2015, moving into the role of Head of Global Employability and Enterprise in April 2017. Prior to this Doug was Head of Employability and Enterprise at Northumbria University.

In 2012 Doug developed the concept of a framework for employability to support institutions in developing more consistent approaches to this important area of work, with a particular focus on curriculum design. In 2013 Doug went on to develop this work further and co-authored the Higher Education Academy publication Defining & developing your approach to employability: A framework for higher education institutions with Maureen Tibby and both then led on the refresh of this framework in 2015.

Doug has spent the last five years supporting institutions to embed this framework both in the curriculum design process, working with Senior Management, Academic Registry, Faculties, departments and programme teams and more broadly across institutions through engagement with other key stakeholders such as Student Unions’ and Careers Services.

Doug is currently studying part-time for a PhD with Northumbria University focused on institutional employability policies and practice in Higher Education and is in his final year.

Jacqui Elson-Green
Program Director, Higher Education Quality Network
Higher Ed Services

Jacqui Elson-Green is responsible for developing initiatives that focus on quality and compliance and is the convenor of HES’s Higher Education Quality Network. Jacqui has expertise in communications, strategic planning, government and community relationships and building networks.

Jacqui has worked in the Australian higher education sector for more than 25 years including holding senior roles at a number of universities and as a general manager at IDP Education Australia. She is a former editor of Campus Review and was the Director of Communication and Engagement at the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

Dr Julie Fleming
Senior Lecturer

Dr Julie Fleming is a Senior Lecturer and Educational Developer at CQUniversity. With the majority of universities extensively using the online environment for their learning and teaching, Julie is passionate about the area of online learning. Julie works with, coaches and mentors many staff from across diverse disciplines with the main aim to improve learning and teaching. 
Professor Phil Hancock
Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
University of Western Australia

Phil is Professor of Accounting and the Associate Dean of Education at the UWA Business School. He joined the Business School in January 2002 from Murdoch University where he was Associate Professor of Accounting. Phil has extensive experience in the regulation of corporate financial reporting, international accounting and management in both the educational and private sectors. 

Philip completed a BCom with Honours and a Master of Commerce by thesis at the University of W.A. 

He is a Fellow of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ). He is an active member of the profession, makes presentations to members of both bodies and in 2016 is the President of the CPA Divisional Council in Western Australia. Phil is also a member of the ASIC Accounting Liaison Group in WA.

Phil has published more than 40 articles in leading accounting journals and a number of chapters in books and has presented papers at national and international conferences. He is also the co-author of one of the biggest selling introductory accounting text books in Australia. 

Phil provides consulting and training to a wide range of organizations in the private and public sectors where he draws on his expertise in financial reporting and analysis, corporate governance and the use of the balanced scorecard. 

He has taught courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In 2003, he was awarded a UWA Excellence in Teaching Award for Postgraduate Coursework. In 2006 Phi received a national Carrick Institute citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and in 2012 was recognised by AFAANZ for his outstanding contribution to accounting education in Australia.

Phil has held senior positions at UWA, ECU, and Murdoch Universities. He was also a Director and Chairman of the University Credit Union for 10 years.
Professor Amanda Henderson
Griffith University

Amanda Henderson has an extensive career in nursing education, research, and leadership nationally in both academic and clinical settings. She also has a national profile working across all health disciplines in her role as Discipline Scholar (Health) with the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. This was a co-joint appointment with a medical colleague from the University of Adelaide, when six learning outcomes common across 26 health disciplines were developed as part of the Learning and Teaching Academic Standards (LTAS) Project. More recently, in 2016, she was awarded a Senior National Teaching Fellowship from the Office for Learning and Teaching, Canberra. Amanda has particular interest and expertise in clinical governance regarding optimizing learning in clinical practice settings. She has over 120 publications in peer reviewed international publications and received over $4 million funding.

Julie Humphries
Nurse Educator NPDU Emergency
QE II Jubilee Hospital, Metro South Health

Mrs. Humphries’s current role is the Nurse Educator of the Emergency Department at Queen Elizabeth II (QE II) Jubilee Hospitals.  QE II Hospital sees 56,505 presentations annually and has a mixed adult/paediatric patient cohort.  Mrs. Humphries has over 30 year’s emergency nursing experience, 10 years’ experience in the field of education.  She is also a credentialed Emergency Nurse endorsed by the College of Emergency Nursing in 2016.  She graduated with a certificate in nursing in 1980 and holds Master’s Degree in Advance practice Emergency Nursing. During her Nurse Educator role, she is involved in several research projects, for instance: looking at Adult Advance life support training using an interdisciplinary model, Cannulation, and geriatric care in the emergency department. She is a member of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA) and Committee member of the Statewide Emergency Nurses Education Committee (SWENEC).  She is currently responsible for 109 nurse’s clinical education at various skills levels, under taking various academic and departmental courses.  One of her biggest passion is to be able to collaborate with Academic institutes is an opportunity to translate research into practice and provide the real experiences and academic challenges that nurses at the coal face, face each day.  Together with identifying their learning needs, and with our academic partners, respond and shape learning that is meaningful and sustainable. 

Sophie Johnston
National Union of Students
Judie Kay
Assistant Director, Careers and Employability
RMIT University and President, ACEN

Judie Kay is Assistant Director, Careers and Employability at RMIT and President of Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN), Australia’s national association for Work integrated learning. Judie is responsible for the development, delivery and implementation of a broad range of RMIT career and employability strategies and the provision of employer engagement initiatives .Currently Judie is leading university wide projects on employability including the development of RMIT‘s Employability plan. Judie has extensive experience in Industry engagement and the strategic implementation of University wide WIL policy, systems and projects in three Universities. Judie has also been involved in numerous national WIL projects including currently as lead for a project identifying innovative WIL models to enhance student employability and better engage with the work force of the 21 Century. In addition, Judie as President of ACEN is active internationally advocating for WIL, facilitating collaboration between National Associations and leading the development of an online global WIL professional development program. Judie led ACEN’s involvement in the development of the National Work Integrated Learning Strategy and represents Australia on the Executive Committee of the Board of the international WIL association, WACE . Judie was awarded the WACE international award for “Excellence in innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commitment to co-operative education and Work integrated learning “in 2015.
Noha Khalaf
Senior Coordinator, Academic Quality
La Trobe University

Noha Khalaf is Senior Coordinator, Academic Quality at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Previously she held the national role of Academic Services Manager for the Health Faculty at Think Education. She has wide-ranging experience in higher education management, with a particular interest in quality assurance and the creation of a ‘quality culture’
Associate Professor Michelle Lasen
Head, Teaching Quality and Student Success
James Cook University

Associate Professor Michelle Lasen is Head, Teaching Quality and Student Success in the Division of Academic and Student Life at James Cook University. Michelle’s focus is on staff professional learning, supporting academic staff in curriculum enhancement projects and peer review processes, and institutional reporting of student retention and evaluation of retention initiatives. 
Emeritus Professor Kwong Lee Dow
Higher Education Quality Network

Professor Kwong Lee Dow retired from the University of Melbourne as Vice-Chancellor in 2004, having earlier been Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Education over a 20 year period. He was also Vice-Chancellor pro tem at the University of Ballarat in 2006.

Beginning his working life as a science and mathematics teacher, Kwong became a College Lecturer in Chemistry and then Senior Lecturer in Education at Melbourne University. He was appointed as a Professor in 1973.

Over the years he has held various Victorian and Commonwealth Government appointments. From 1997 to 2003 he chaired the Victorian Board of Studies, later the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. In 2002-03 he chaired a Commonwealth Review of Teaching and Teacher Education and, since its establishment, has been Deputy Chair of the National Institute for Quality Teaching and School Leadership.

From 1992-2003 Kwong was a member of the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation and helped to found the Hong Kong Institute of Education, serving on its Council. He has participated in reviews of the National Institute of Education in Singapore and of universities in New Zealand, most recently in an audit of Victoria University of Wellington in 2005.

Kwong was appointed Member of the Order of Australia in 1984, received the Sir James Darling Medal of the Australian College of Education in 1994, in 2005 was awarded the Gold Medal of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and in 2012 was made an Officer of the Order of Australia.

Professor Kwong Lee Dow was appointed to the University of Tasmania Council in March 2014.

Emeritus Professor Sheelagh Matear
Executive Director
Academic Quality Agency, New Zealand

Emeritus Professor Sheelagh Matear is the Executive Director of the Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities (AQA).  AQA undertakes quality assurance (in the form of academic audit) and quality enhancement activities which assist universities.  Before taking up her current role in 2016, Sheelagh was an academic auditor and has undertaken academic audits in New Zealand and for universities in the Pacific.  Sheelagh has over ten years of senior management, including as a Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and governance experience in universities and other education providers and was formerly a business school academic.  She has also worked in the UK and The USA in quality management and university-industry interfaces.  Her current interests include the development and deployment of quality assurance systems, developing evidence to demonstrate gains, supporting and sustaining an effective student voice and the role of quality assurance in bringing about system level improvements both domestically and internationally.
Associate Professor William McBride
Assistant Dean Education
University of Newcastle

Associate Professor Bill McBride has been the Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning) for the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle since 2010.

A/Prof McBride has lead a national working party, funded by the Australian Council of Engineering Deans, on the acquisition of industrial experience by undergraduate engineering students, which is a national requirement for graduation.  Through this project, the interplay between the Tertiary Education Quality Standard Agency (TEQSA) and the guidelines of Fair Work Australia have been investigated specifically to ensure students gain appropriate, diverse and legal experiences.
Associate Professor Kogi Naidoo
Director, Learning Academy
Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor Kogi Naidoo, HERDSA Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK, is Director, Learning Academy, Charles Sturt University, playing a strategic role in enhancing teaching, the curriculum and assessment practices. Kogi has extensive experience in academic development, research and quality assurance.
Dr Duncan Nulty
Academic and Educational Developer, Learning and Teaching Centre Course Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
Australian Catholic University

Dr Nulty is an Educational Developer for Australian Catholic University based in its Learning and Teaching Centre. He is nationally and internationally recognised for his expertise on institutional policy and practice in the assessment of student learning, and academic standards, including consensus moderation. He also has expertise in curriculum design, and the evaluation of educational programs including student evaluation of teaching. While providing strategic leadership on these matters, he also leads ACU’s (entirely online) Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHE). With approximately 150 students currently enrolled, this is possibly the largest GCHE in the country.

Professor Janice Orrell
Professor of Higher Education
Flinders University

Janice Orrell is a Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education at Flinders University.  She is also a private consultant to universities on assessment of student learning, evaluation of educational quality and Work Integrated Learning (WIL). She has taught in early childhood and primary education, secondary education in an International School in India, non-formal education for women in India, careers education, Aboriginal Teacher Education, Nursing Education and Medical Education. She established academic development at Flinders University and was a foundation Director of the Carrick Institute (later ALTC and OLT).
Associate Professor Zofia Pawlaczek
Director Program Quality & Development
RMIT University

A/Professor Zosh Pawlaczek is the Director Program Quality and Development at RMIT.  She has worked both in the UK and Australia in the tertiary sector with 21 years experience in teaching, leading learning and teaching and, supervising HDR students.  

A PhD in Education, from Durham University, she has worked with the world expert in child protection in sport, Prof Celia Brackenridge, in auditing child protection policies at the English Football Association.  She also developed the first health education method for teacher education in Australia (Monash University) and has delivered professional development, in learning and teaching, to military teachers at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.  She is also an electronic music artist and in her spare time, she is reading for a degree in Music Production and Sound Engineering, fully online, at Middlesex University.
Jacob Pearce
Senior Research Fellow, Psychometrics and Methodology Research Program
Australian Council for Educational Research

Dr Jacob Pearce is a Senior Research Fellow in the Assessment and Psychometric Research Division of ACER. He has a versatile range of interests and expertise―assessment, educational measurement, medical education, medical selection, history and philosophy of science, physics and engineering.  Since joining ACER in 2009, Jacob has worked on national and international projects in physics, medicine, engineering, mathematics, science, problem solving and logical reasoning. His work focuses on assessment quality, assessment practice, evaluation, and learning outcomes assessments.
Pam Pryor
Inaugural Registrar Australian
OHS Education Accreditation Board (2011 to 2017)

Pam Pryor was the inaugural Registrar of the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board and held this position for 6 years until August 2017. She continues to manage the development of the OHS Body of Knowledge which underpins much OHS professional education.

Pam is also a member of the VET Business Services Industry Reference Committee and is currently chairing the working party overseeing the review of work health and safety qualifications in the VET sector.

Pam is also a research partner in the International Network of Safety and Health Practitioner Organisations (INSHPO) having contributed to the development of the Global Capability Framework for OHS Practice and the INSHPO collaborative project with the mining industry on applying the INSHPO framework to develop an OHS capability framework for mining. 

Professor Pascale Quester
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic)
The University of Adelaide and Chair of Group of Eight, DVCs

Professor Pascale Quester was the Inaugural Professor of Marketing at the University of Adelaide, appointed in 2002. She then took on the role of Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty of the Professions. In 2007, she was appointed Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Professions, a role she held until her appointment as Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) at the University in 2011.

She holds an M.A. from Ohio State University and a PhD from Massy University (NZ). An active researcher in the areas of consumer behaviour and marketing communications, she is the author of two leading textbooks (as well as one in French) and over 200 international journal publications.

In 2009, she was awarded the prestigious title of Distinguished Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy and in 2012, was awarded the Ordre national du Mérite (National Order of Merit), one of France's highest honours, in recognition of her contribution to higher education in both France and Australia. In 2015, she was awarded SA Telstra Business Women’s Award in the Government and Academic category.

Kylie Readman
Director of the Centre for Support and Advancement of Learning and Teaching
The University of The Sunshine Coast

Kylie Readman is the Director of the Centre for Support and Advancement of Learning and Teaching at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Kylie has led a number of OLT grants including a commissioned Office of Learning and Teaching grant to investigate the student experience in regional universities and a second investigating the role of professional learning conversations in leadership development. She is a 2011 Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation winner for her work in innovative assessment practice. Kylie’s current research areas are leadership in learning and teaching and professional learning conversations.
Emeritus Professor Chris Rust
Emeritus Professor of Higher Education
Oxford Brookes University

Chris Rust is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education at Oxford Brookes where he worked for over 25 years. He was Head of the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, and Deputy Director of the Human Resource Directorate from 2001-2011. Between 2005-10 he was also Deputy Director for two Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - ASKe (Assessment Standards Knowledge Exchange) and the Reinvention Centre for undergraduate research (led by Warwick University). For his last three years, he was Associate Dean (Academic Policy). Chris is currently working on a number of projects, including examining the relationship between graduate attributes and employability and how approaches to learning can improve both students’ employability and their academic achievement. He is also part of the Higher Education Academy (UK) team looking at reviewing the External Examining Arrangements to ascertain if they are fit for purpose and looking ahead to the changing HE environment of 2025.

Emeritus Professor Geoff Scott
Emeritus Professor of Higher Education and Sustainability
Western Sydney University

Dr Geoff Scott is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education and Sustainability at Western Sydney University, Australia. From 2004-12 he was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Quality) and Executive Director of Sustainability at UWS. During this time he led a range of successful external quality audits and established RCE-GWS. He is a widely published author on change leadership, professional capability, assuring achievement standards and quality assurance in higher education. His book Turnaround Leadership for Higher Education with Canada’s Michael Fullan (2009) was nominated for the 2010 US Colleges Bellwether Award.

He is a former director of the Australian Council for Educational Research, a Fellow of the Australian College of Education, a member of TEQSA’s Panel of Experts and a higher education auditor and consultant in many countries. From 2014-16 he was a National Senior Teaching Fellow with Australia’s Office for Learning and Teaching. In 2007, he was the Recipient of the Australian Higher Education Quality Award.

Associate Professor Judith Smith
Associate Director, Real World Learning
Queensland University of Technology

Associate Professor Judith Smith is the Associate Director, Real World Learning at Queensland University of Technology. In this role she provides university-wide leadership to Real World Learning and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in strategy, policy, curriculum design and pedagogy. She is currently leading a number of institutional initiatives supporting future-focused curriculum transformation and technology solutions for visualising and connecting curriculum information for students and staff. Judith is a Board member of Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN), is chair of the ACEN Research, Scholarship and Professional Learning Subcommittee and a member of the WACE International Research Group. She has contributed to a number of teaching and learning research grants relating to related to WIL, learning and assessment including an OLT Extension project, Developing strategies to maximize industry contribution and engagement with the WIL experience, an ATN Excellence in Learning and Teaching Project, Expanding Work Integrated Learning (WIL) possibilities: enhancing student employability through innovative WIL models and an ARC Discovery Project researching electronic portfolio assessment in the arts. She has received a QUT Outstanding Academic Contribution Award, a Carrick Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning for active and authentic learning and an Osmotherly Award (Ausdance Qld) for outstanding contribution to dance education.

Professor Ieva Stupans
Professor of Pharmacy

Ieva Stupans is Professor of Pharmacy at RMIT University. Ieva has almost worked as an academic for almost 30 years and has undertaken both federally funded and unfunded project work in teaching and learning over this time. She is enthused by futures focused student learning, primarily though program wide authentic assessment strategies. She is also focused on using experiential learning opportunities to improve student learning outcomes across the curriculum. 

Professor Wendy Sutherland-Smith
Director of Teaching and Learning (Pedagogy and Quality Assurance)
School of Psychology, Deakin University

Associate Professor Wendy Sutherland-Smith Director of Teaching and Learning (Pedagogy and Quality Assurance) in the School of Psychology at Deakin University. She is also the Academic Integrity research officer in the Dean of Students’ portfolio and 2017 Fellow in the Deakin University research centre, CRADLE- with specific research focus on contract cheating. Wendy has been researching academic integrity issues in universities since 1999 and completed her PhD at Monash researching issues of Internet plagiarism, policy and international student writing. She is widely published in the area, with 38 publications, the most recent appearing in
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education in June 2017 on the ability of markers to detect contract cheating (co-authored with Phillip Dawson, Deakin University).
Associate Professor Karen Theobald
Director of Academic Programs
Queensland University of Technology,School of Nursing

Dr Karen Theobald, Director of Academic Programs, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology. Emergency Nursing Study Area Coordinator. Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy of the United Kingdom

Dr Karen Theobald is the Director of Academic Programs, at the Queensland University of Technology in the School of Nursing. Karen oversees the strategic direction of learning and teaching in the undergraduate and postgraduate courses, presently leading the implementation of the reaccredited Bachelor of Nursing and associated degrees and Master of Nurse Practitioner courses. She consistently focuses attention on developing strategies that promote student engagement and improve learning outcomes, and to the delivery of teaching in ways that recognise and accommodate the needs of diverse students. A strong focus in her teaching is a commitment to learning through industry collaboration and work-integrated learning. She continues to engage in high quality and innovative teaching practice, in the design and delivery of curricula, driving innovation in curriculum, designing and piloting learning and teaching research projects and mentoring and supporting less experienced staff in the areas of teaching and learning.

Bernadette Thomson
Nursing Director Education
Princess Alexandra Hospital – QEII Jubilee Hospital Network Metro South Health

Bernadette Thomson is currently the Nursing Director of Education in the Nursing Practice Development Unit at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Metro South Hospital and Health Service.  Bernadette has worked across many nursing specialties including paediatrics, neonatal intensive care, gynaecology and midwifery.  Bernadette has been involved in nursing education for over 15 years across the tertiary, vocational and industry sectors and has been in her current role for 7 years.  Her professional interest areas are patient centred care, patient safety, nursing leadership and interprofessional learning.  

Dr Michael Tomlinson FGIA, FCIS
Director, Assurance Group

Michael Tomlinson is Director of the Assurance Group at TEQSA (the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency). He leads case teams to organise and conduct assessments of over 120 providers of higher education (including all of Australia’s universities) against Australia’s Higher Education Threshold Standards. He is also leading the implementation of the Higher Education Standards Framework (2015) for TEQSA and TEQSA’s role in implementing the recommendations of the Admissions Transparency Report.

Before coming to TEQSA, Michael was an Audit Director at the former Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA), and for twenty years worked in Australian universities, for the last fifteen of these in senior positions at Swinburne University of Technology.

Michael is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and of the International Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He has been an expert panel member for a number of provider reviews for the national accreditation agency in Timor Leste.

Dr Andrew Trnacek
Higher Ed Services

Dr Andrew Trnacek was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Higher Ed Services in July 2016. Previously, a senior partnerAndrew Trnacek at Grant Thornton with account responsibility for the public sector and the national lead for education, Dr Trnacek brings to the role more than 14 years' experience and a solid track record of successfully leading high profile engagements, building markets and expanding client bases.  He has in-depth experience in finance, strategy, marketing and business improvement. Dr Trnacek's skills cover funding model design, education systems and program review, market and segmentation analysis, budget builds and financial modelling, in addition to business process improvement and stakeholder management
Daniel Urbach
Senior Research Fellow, Psychometrics and Methodology Research Program
Australian Council for Educational Research

Daniel Urbach is a Senior Research Fellow in the Psychometrics and Methodology Research Program, within the ACER Assessment and Psychometric Research Division. He has worked for ACER since 2003. Daniel has been a consultant working with several speciality colleges. His expertise with specialty colleges and other national and international assessments programs includes psychometrics, in particular item response theory, as well as standard setting methods, student reporting and also client and system reporting
Professor Sally Varnham
Professor at Law
University of Technology Sydney

Sally Varnham is a Professor of Law at the University of Technology Sydney. She is the immediate past Chair of the University Academic Board and is currently a member of the UTS Council. Her research interest is in law and policy relating to all sectors of education with a strong interest in the university/student relationship. Sally is a co-editor “Higher Education and the Law” (Federation, 2015).

Her OLT Strategic Priority Project: ‘Student Engagement in University Decision Making and Governance: towards a more systemically inclusive student voice’ considered student engagement processes in Australian institutions against a background of student partnership in tertiary education in comparative sectors abroad. Following completion of that Project, Sally was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching National Senior Fellowship (2016-2017). Pursuant to this Fellowship she has undertaken a sector-wide collaboration which has led to the development of principles and a framework to facilitate and sustain student partnership in decision-making in Australian institutions.

Klaus Veil
Australian Council of Professions 'Professions Australia'

With over 30 years of professional experience and significant contributions to e-Health and healthcare technology, Klaus Veil is internationally recognised as a leader and educator in Digital Health, Healthcare Information Technology and eHealth Interoperability Standards Development.

Klaus has held senior leadership positions in commercial and not-for-profit healthcare organisations: seven years as CIO of a large private Australian healthcare corporation, 17 years as Principal of a specialist healthcare systems consultancy, 11 years as Chairman of the Australian HL7 organisation, eight years as Board Member of the international HL7 Standards organisation and six years as President/Vice-President of the Australasian College of Health Informatics. Through these positions, Klaus has established excellent working relationships with government healthcare policy makers and industry leaders in Australia and beyond.

Klaus currently serves as Vice President of the Australian Council of Professions and is Co-Convenor of the Joint Accreditation Work Groups which span the entire higher education sector and include collaborations with peak bodies Universities Australia (UA), the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) and the Council of Private Higher Education (COPHE).

Associate Professor Deb Verhoeven
University of Technology Sydney
Dr Lincoln Wood
National Manager, Accreditation
Engineers Australia

Dr Wood joined Engineers Australia in 2015 as National Manager, Accreditation. He has had alternating career episodes in industry and academe, with the weight of experience being with industry. His industry experience has been in the defence, aerospace and automotive sectors, culminating in an appointment as Engineering Director for a large defence company in Australia. He has also held professorial appointments at two Australian universities.