Dr. Oluwatoyin C. Agbonifo

Dr. (Mrs) Oluwatoyin C. Agbonifo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems at The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. She obtained her B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. She received her M.Tech and PhD. degrees in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria respectively. She has authored/co-authored a number of articles in both local and international refereed journals and conference proceedings. She is a regular reviewer in local as well as international scientific/academic journals. She is a member of the NCS, CPN, IEEE, AACE and OWSD. Her research interest areas include Personalised and Adaptive Ubiquitous Learning Systems, Digital Game-Based Learning Systems, Software Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence.


Associate Professor Aini Ahmad

Associate Professor Aini Ahmad is working as an Associate Professor at KPJ University College Malaysia as of February 2019. She graduated from the University of Malaya with a Doctor of Philosophy in 2012 and has over 20 years of clinical experience. Her area of expertise is in public health, midwifery nursing and nursing education.

Yewande M. AKINOLA

Yewande M. AKINOLA is a young Computer Scientist who is passionate about solving problems associated with information management and computer aided learning through information technology systems. She completed her Bachelors and Master's degree in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Technology Akure in 2014 and 2020 respectively. Her previous research work and expertise includes the application of virtual reality systems in computer aided learning and cyber security. She is looking forward to pursuing an academic career with a research focus in Computer Science and Information technology.

Nelson Ang

Nelson’s journey as a teacher has taken him through the spectrum of education institutions in Singapore, both public and private. He is also privileged to have had his footprint extend beyond the shores of Singapore, collaborating with and learning from many esteemed educators. This journey has reinforced his view that all learners are capable of academic success. Should success be initially elusive, still a way can be found to facilitate students' learning by focusing on student-to-student interactions and student-to-content interactions. The impact of these two forms of interactions extends beyond the classroom; they empower students to create and re-create their future realities rather than echo the history of generations gone.

Jolene Anthony

Jolene Anthony completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Forensic Biology and Toxicology at Murdoch University, WA. Within forensic science, Jolene is specifically interested in forensic chemistry.

In the last year of her undergraduate studies, Jolene was selected as one of the five participants in #BreakingBarriers, an innovative international course in forensic science hosted in Malaysia, where Australian and Malaysian forensic students were trained in mass disaster investigation. This cross-cultural experience was funded by the Australian Government through the New Colombo Mobility Plans and garnered international publicity.

Dr Serhiy Babak

Doctor of Technical Sciences with 20 years of scientific and teaching experience, and more than 60 academic publications on Economic and Technical Sciences. At present, Serhiy is the Director of Educational Programs at the Ukrainian Institute for the Future that works on strategic analysis, modeling, political and policy making consultancy.

Previously, Serhiy Babak was the head of the Scientific Center at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, a member of the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education of Ukraine, and the former Vice-Rector of a private university.

 He is a Master of Sports in motorsports, and a champion of Ukraine.


Dr Steven Barrett

Steven is presently an Assistant Professor of Education Extension at Soochow University, a highly regarded private university in Taipei, Taiwan. He is a very passionate educator with more than thirty years experience teaching economics courses in South Australia and China. Steven has a a PhD in labour economics from the University of Adelaide and an EdD in educational measurement from Flinders University. His claim to fame is that he is the first person to graduate from Flinders with a professional doctorate. His research focuses on educational measurement and evaluation in education using modern psychometric techniques including the Rasch Test Model and the Partial Credit Model. He is a member of the Transdisciplinary Measurement and Evaluation Research Group (TMERG) based at the University of Adelaide in South Australia.

Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron

Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron specialises in socio-legal studies, with a particular interest in police interaction with vulnerable people. She is the lead senior researcher on the vulnerability, police education, and law enforcement and public health research streams at the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia. In her teaching capacity, she coordinates the Tasmania Police Recruit Course for the university, within which she teaches on police interactions with vulnerable people and the related legislation. She was granted two teaching awards and two teaching citations between 2015 and 2019. Isabelle sits on various international and Australian professional and research governance boards including the Australian Institute of Police Management Ethical Review and Research Governance Advisory Committee. She heads up the international Law Enforcement and Public Health Special Interest Group on Education via the Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association. She sits on the board of Connect42 (a non-for-profit that promotes literacy across all ages), on the board of the Australia New Zealand Society of Criminology as the Tasmanian elected representative, on the Australian Crime Prevention Council as the executive member for Tasmania, and on the Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Council.

Dr Francis Ben

Francis is currently Senior Lecturer and Head of Postgraduate and Research at Tabor Faculty of Education – a private tertiary education provider in South Australia. His research areas include Science and Mathematics Education, and ICT in Education. His research also covers measurement and evaluation in Education. He mainly employs in his data analysis newer psychometric techniques including the Rasch Model and multi-level modelling. Francis continues to publish in the following areas: The use of ICT in teaching; Examination of the utility of survey scales; and Physics/Science Education. He is a co-founder and member of the Transdisciplinary Measurement and Evaluation Research Group (TMERG) based at the University of Adelaide in South Australia.

Professor John Biggs

Professor John Biggs is a world-famous psychologist and educationist who in 2017, was invested as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for “significant service to tertiary education, particularly in the fields of curriculum development and assessment”. John Biggs has been actively involved in education for six decades and has been a Professor of both Education and Psychology. Professor Biggs’ most ground-breaking and innovative contributions are the SOLO taxonomy, constructively aligned OBTL (Outcome-based Teaching & Learning), criterion-referenced assessment and students’ surface and deep approaches to learning.

John Biggs is a fifth generation Tasmanian. He started his academic career in England at the National Foundation for Educational Research. He has held academic posts in the University of New England NSW, Monash University, and the Universities of Alberta, Canada, Newcastle NSW, and Hong Kong. All this is narrated in graphic detail in his academic memoirs, Changing Universities. After he retired from his last position as Professor of Education at Hong Kong University, like the autumn leaf in the Chinese proverb, he fell to his roots in Tasmania, where he lives with his wife Catherine. John Biggs has also written six novels, a collection of short stories, and a socio-political history of Tasmania.

Dr. Marie-Louise Bird

Dr Marie-Louise Bird is an Australian registered Physiotherapist, and clinician scientist working primarily in knowledge translation. The main focus of Dr Bird's research is to improve engagement of older adults, or those with chronic conditions like stroke, with relevant types of physical activity and exercise, with the goal of reducing sedentary behaviour and reducing fall risks. She currently investigates the application of  a number of knowledge translation tools to impact clinical practice with international colleagues as part of ongoing collaborations at the University of British Columbia (honorary affiliation).  She actively engages end users of her research with an integrated knowledge translation approach and is passionate about extending the reach of the health care system into communities to support transitions in care.

Dr Jeff Boersma

Jess Boersma serves as an Associate Dean and Director of Applied Learning at UNCW. He earned his BS from the Uni­versity of Wisconsin at Madison and his PhD from Emory University. Dr. Boersma has been the editor of two volumes on literature and society and is a Guest Editor for an upcoming issue of the Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education. He has been the principal investigator on several external grants including Association of American Colleges and Universities research grants on applied learning and US government grants concerning language, regional expertise, culture, and pedagogical development.

Professor Robert J. Bonk

Robert J. Bonk, Ph.D., is Professor of Professional Writing at Widener University, in Chester, Pennsylvania, USA.  With educational credentials encompassing technical communication and healthcare science, Dr Bonk remains fascinated by the healthcare contexts of communication.  As an educator, he focuses his research on the pedagogies of open education for experiential community engagement.  His research findings have been published and presented both locally and internationally.  His third book, Writing for Today’s Healthcare Audiences, was published in 2015 by the Broadview Press.  In 2009, he was named Fellow of the American Medical Writers Association.  Prior to joining academia, Dr Bonk led the communication area of an international pharmaceutical firm.  His personal pursuits include ice dance and watercolors.

Heather Bridgman 

Heather is a Clinical Health Psychologist and Lecturer in Rural Mental Health. She has a strong community engagement focus, is well connected across the state though mental health networks and has previously worked in rural Tasmania as a Clinical Health Psychologist specialising in comorbid chronic disease and mental health. Her focus is on rural mental health workforce development and service evaluation, community engagement and interprofessional education and practice. 

Professor Stephen D. Brookfield

Since beginning his teaching career in 1970, Stephen Brookfield has worked in England, Canada, Australia, and the United States, teaching in a variety of adult, community, organizational and higher education settings. His overall project is to help adults learn to think critically about the dominant ideologies they have internalized. To that end he has written, co-written or edited nineteen books on adult learning, teaching, critical thinking, discussion methods, critical theory and teaching race, six of which have won the Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education (in 1986, 1989, 1996, 2005, 2011 and 2012). His academic appointments include positions at the University of British Columbia, Columbia University, Harvard University and the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis-St. Paul where he holds the position of Distinguished University Professor and the John Ireland Endowed Chair.

At the present time he is working on his twentieth book: Creating an Anti-Racist White Identity to be published by Stylus Publishers.

He also leads a pop punk, rock & roll band The 99ers who are currently recording their 7th album. Listen to The 99ers at and at

Professor Natalie Brown

Professor Natalie Brown is the Director of the  Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment. A former teacher of mathematics and science, Natalie has held a number of positions at the University of Tasmania since her appointment in 2001 to the Faculty of Education as a Lecturer in Science Education. Natalie became Program Director of the postgraduate Bachelor of Teaching course in 2003. In 2008, she moved to the central Academic Development Unit, continuing to teach and supervise higher degree students in both the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology. Natalie has been the recipient of a number of teaching awards, culminating in a National Teaching Excellence award in 2013.  

Natalie has held a number of leadership roles at the University including  Director of Academic Quality and Director of the Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching. She is currently Chair of Academic Senate. Natalie’s research interests encompass student engagement, teacher professional learning, STEM education and Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching. More information can be found at:

Associate Professor Rob Burton

Associate Professor Rob Burton is currently International Program Director (Bachelor of Nursing) and International Lead, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University; based in Singapore. Previously he was a Principal University Lecturer and International Director, School of Human & Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, UK, where he had led a Professional Doctorate in Human and Health Sciences and the MSc Health Professional Education. He is the co-editor and author of ‘Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice’ published by Oxford University Press in 2011. His Doctorate research focused on learning and thinking style preferences. His recent focus has been on transnational education and international students.

Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson

Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson is the Associate Professor of Digital Innovation in Health and Health Pedagogy at the University of Tasmania. She is internationally recognised for her research expertise in digital health workforce and capabilities. She has held two Australian Learning and Teaching grants examining digital innovation in learning and competencies, and provides leadership in digital capabilities in higher education.

Associate Professor Alison Jane Canty

Associate Professor Alison Canty holds a leadership role in Learning and Teaching at the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania, Australia. She led the design and delivery of a world-first Bachelor of Dementia Care. This innovative, fully online program successfully reaches non-traditional students who are primarily in caregiving roles both nationally and internationally. The program has won several awards including an Australian Award for Programs that enhance learning (2016). Associate Professor Canty is a neuroscientist by training, with a current focus on neuroplasticity in aging and in neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia. Alison is a member of the Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS), sits on the ANS Council and is a founding member of the Neuroscience Education and Outreach Committee for ANS. Her education research interests include tailoring and evaluating education for non traditional students, particularly in dementia education.

Associate Professor Andrea Carr

Associate Professor Andrea Carr is the Academic Lead and Associate Dean Learning and Teaching at University College at the University of Tasmania. Andrea has extensive expertise in designing, delivering and evaluating curricula in higher education and has worked across a range of disciplines including Psychology, Neuroscience, and Dementia Care. She has been recognized nationally for contributions to learning and teaching with an Office of Learning and Teaching citation for outstanding contributions to student learning in 2015. Andrea has published in the field of learning and teaching and has held and/or partnered several institutional and national learning and teaching grants.

Aleks Catina

Aleks earned his qualifications at London Metropolitan University and the Royal College of Art. His current teaching engagement at the CASS covers design as well as history and theory, from the CASS Foundation, the BA Architecture course, through to the MA History, Research and Writing.

Aleks’ central research interest evolves around the role of dialogue in the construction and critique of the cultural field of architecture. He is specifically interested in the aesthetic function of irony as a means of architectural representation that permits conflicting meanings and disruption of singular interpretations. His forthcoming book ‘The Pillars of Uncertainty’ (autumn 2020) explores the diachronic shifts that reading of architectural form undergoes in the process of socialization. The work engages with fiction and experimental writing in an attempt to bypass the formal straight jacket of theory and making the argument accessible to a wider readership.

Dr James Chase

Dr James Chase works at the University of Tasmania as Academic Director, Student Engagement and Retention in the College of Arts, Law and Education, and Head of Discipline for Philosophy and Gender Studies in the School of Humanities. Dr Chase’s academic research is primarily in epistemology and philosophical logic, and has been published in leading philosophy journals such as Synthese, Analysis, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research and the Australasian Journal of Philosophy. James has regularly led retention and mentoring initiatives in the Bachelor of Arts as part of his teaching practice and in management roles, focusing on regional and online student cohorts, and in his current administrative role has conducted research into the nature of attrition in the Bachelor of Arts distance student cohorts in particular.  

Dr Elaine Chapman

Dr Elaine Chapman is a researcher in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Western Australia. Dr Chapman’s background is in psychology, but she has always had an interest in applying knowledge from psychology to education. Her general research interests lie in the areas of applied social and educational psychology, educational assessment, and research methods. Dr Chapman has published research and supervised doctoral students across a diverse range of areas in the field of education.

Ms Sarah Ciftci

Ms Sarah Ciftci is a Research Associate at the Research Centre for Children and Families, in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, Australia. Sarah is currently working on an Australian Research Council-funded project, Fostering Lifelong Connections, that explores how the out-of-home care sector can encourage positive interactions between children’s birth and permanent care families. The project applies an action research approach and is underpinned by the interrelated principles of trauma awareness, cultural safety and respect, and reflective practice. Sarah is also working towards the attainment of her PhD in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney. Her thesis explores the need for decolonisation in the context of culturally inclusive models of child protection decision-making. Sarah previously taught about cultural safety at the University of Tasmania, Sydney campuses, as well as socio-legal studies and social research methods at the University of Sydney.

Gerard Clough

After several years of teaching English across the world (Japan, Europe and north Africa), Gerard settled at Royal Holloway, University of London where he took a lead role in the development and delivery of several EAP (English for Academic Purposes) programmes for multilingual international students. Currently, as Senior Teaching Fellow for the Centre for the Development of Academic Skills, he is focussed on initiatives that aim to enable students from a range of backgrounds to excel in their academic studies within discipline-specific settings. He has been instrumental in embedded literacy development within departments including writer mentoring schemes for first year undergraduates. This focus on inclusivity extends to his work on internationalisation, notably a conference paper to the UK Council for Graduate Education (2014) and the curriculum design for the award-winning Global Leadership Programme (2017).

Norlene Conway

Norlene has taught for over 20 years both abroad in France, Greece, Portugal and Hungary, and in the UK. She joined Royal Holloway, University of London in 1995 and her current role at the university spans 2 areas: the Pre-sessional English Language Programme and Study Abroad. The former role involves developing the academic literacy and skills of prospective international students and the latter enables her to work with students about to embark on, in many cases, a transformative experience. She also teaches on a number of other developmental programmes and is currently working with a colleague on a project looking at Royal Holloway students who are studying abroad. The research focuses on moments in the students’ time abroad which are considered the most significant in shaping the experience.

Dr Joseph Crawford

Dr Joseph Crawford is currently Lecturer, Learning and Teaching, Academic Division, University of Tasmania; based in Tasmania. His research is focused on understanding the ways in which leadership can be developed, how student success can be enhanced in higher education, and the factors that create better student and employee psychological wellbeing. Joseph is a mixed-methods researcher, with specialist expertise in quantitative methods and psychometric evaluation. Dr Crawford also co-founded an award-winning men’s grooming company, Fifth Estate Co, and was named the 2019 Launceston Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year.

Dr. Tracey Dean

Dr Tracey Dean is the Psychology Clinic Manager and Professional Experience Coordinator for the University of Tasmania, School of Psychological Sciences. She has worked in this role for over 6 years and has extensive clinical and supervision experience. Her focus is on high quality training in psychology through providing provisional psychologists with workplace experience in the internal training clinic and external agencies. A priority in this role has been the building of strong relationship with agencies and supervisors across the state to enhance the learning experience for students and to provide increased access to mental health services for the community. Dr Dean’s areas of interest include supervision and competency-based assessment, interprofessional learning, childhood anxiety prevention and management, intellectual and specific learning disabilities, mental health of older adults and psychology training in aged care facilities.

Nimrod L. Delante

Nimrod is a learning advisor at the Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCUS). A teacher by profession, Nimrod taught for seven years in the Philippines before coming to Singapore in 2011. In the Philippines, he taught English, Literature, Academic Writing and Communication. Since 2012, he has been working as a learning advisor to students in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs of JCUS. In July 2019, Nimrod was conferred his doctoral degree (Doctor of Communication) by the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU). Apart from learning advising, Nimrod is also lecturing one subject, i.e., contemporary business communication, in the JCUS Business School. Nimrod is interested in conducting research on reflective practice, English language pedagogy and literacy skills assessment, learning and teaching, rhetoric/rhetoric studies, critical theory, phenomenology, intercultural communication, business communication, organisational communication and development communication.

Ailson De Moraes

With a profound interest in globalisation and cultures, I travel extensively around the world teaching and presenting in international conferences, universities, business forums and colleges. I am a consultant and workshop tutor for MNEs and SMEs. I am fluent in three main international languages – Portuguese, English and Spanish. These languages give me access to a market of literally billions of people around the world. I have extensive management and business experience, having worked in a variety of industrial and commercial sectors in international organisations in Brazil, Portugal, Switzerland and the UK. I run my own property portfolio with properties in the UK and Brazil, and I am an angel investor with property partners UK, and new start-ups with seedrs and crowdcube platforms.

I hold a full-time Senior Academic Position at Royal Holloway School of Management, University of London where I teach Strategy and International Business. I have Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Andrews University, Michigan, USA and an MA in Business and Culture Studies from City University, London; a Postgraduate Certificate from Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil, and University of California, Irvine. I completed successfully a Postgraduate Certificate in Skills of Teaching to Inspire Learning (accredited by the Higher Education Academy UK) from Royal Holloway Educational Department, and at present, I am registered for a Doctor in Business Administration (DBA). I am a Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Academic Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (AcFIOEE) and Fellow, Chartered Management Institute (FCMI).

In addition to my academic background, I have attended a number of executive and non-executive programmes. For two years I was nominated and awarded the College Teaching Excellence Award. I am also a guest Professor in several academic and non-academic institutions which include the University of Hong Kong SPACE MBA, Queen Mary, London, Global MBA, The London Metropolitan University MBA Sciences, BPP University MBA/MSc, University of Maringa, Brazil, The South American Business Forum, Argentina, Oxford University Entrepreneurship Society, and St Martins Institute, Malta, The Executive Programme.

Dr Fotini Diamantidaki

Fotini Diamantidaki is a Lecturer in Education at the UCL Institute of Education, University of London UK. Fotini, has successfully co-launched a project on teaching literature in secondary school classrooms in England called ‘London Partnership launches literature’ and thanks to it, the PGCE Languages team has received a British Academy Award, for its innovative and engaging nature. She has received various small grands for developing language events at Post 16+ Level. She is the co-founder and joint chief editor of the International Journal of Education Innovation and Communication (JEICOM), Vice-president of research and academic affairs of and editorial board member of the Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching (JALT). Her research interests include the integration of literature in the language classroom in combination with the internet and the digital technologies as well as the integration of world languages into the curriculum. Teacher education pedagogy and learning how to teach are fundamental strands to her research interests combined with cultural and intercultural education in classroom and higher education contexts and mentoring in teacher education. Her two most recent books have initiated the debate on the teaching of Literature in the Modern Foreign Languages classroom (read the book review) and on issues in Mandarin teacher education (read the IOE review). 

Tracy Anne Douglas 

Tracy Douglas is an associate head (learning and teaching), first year coordinator and senior lecturer in the School of Health Sciences (University of Tasmania). Her teaching philosophy incorporates a desire to support and enrich the first year experience, share her love of science, and engage and encourage students in active learning. She continually engages in reflective and comprehensive evaluation of teaching and learning practices to sustain effective teaching for all students irrespective of their backgrounds. A strong advocate of appropriate student support, she uses a transition pedagogy and innovative active learning experiences to engage students and is currently investigating and developing resources for authentic online communication and effective flipped learning strategies. She is branch Chair of HERDSA Tasmania, leads a number of local SOTL projects and initiatives and has been recognized locally and nationally for her learning and teaching excellence, particularly with first year students.

Stephen Downes

Stephen Downes works with the Digital Technologies Research Centre at the National Research Council of Canada specializing in new instructional media and personal learning technology. He is one of the originators of the first Massive Open Online Course, has published frequently about online and networked learning, has authored learning management and content syndication software, and is the author of the widely read e-learning newsletter OLDaily. Through a thirty year career Downes has contributed pioneering work in the fields of online learning games, learning objects and metadata, podcasting, open educational resources. Today he is developing gRSShopper, a personal learning environment, offering a course on new e-learning technologies, and supporting research and development in the use of distributed ledger technology in learning applications. He is a popular keynote speaker and has spoken in three dozen countries on six continents.

Fanni Dudok

Fanni is currently a graduate student at the Doctoral School of Education at the University of Szeged, Hungary.

She has a broad range of research interests, including religious conflicts in the surrounding countries of Hungary, teacher education in Hungary, the relationship between religion and socialization – including the study of religious schools women's education in different periods and the employment strategies of Hungarian youngsters.

Not only does her work consists of theoretical explorations, but it also contains quantitative statistical analyses.

During her doctoral studies she examines the theory and practice of exams and education systems in the Central and Eastern European region. The purpose of her research is to improve examination procedures and to contribute to the preparation of new curricula and regulations.

Dr. Bronwyn Elizabeth Eager

Dr Bronwyn Eager is a Lecturer in Management at the University of Tasmania. She was awarded a PhD from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, for a cross-disciplinary (psychology and entrepreneurship) investigation of health and wellbeing in entrepreneurs. She also holds a Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and a Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (Higher Education). Her scholarly research interests include representations of entrepreneurship in popular culture, investigating minoritized entrepreneurship populations (e.g. women and seniors), and entrepreneurship education. Her academic experience is complimented by having founded, grown, and successfully exited a business which delivered creative workshops across Australia.

Louise Annette Earwaker

Louise Earwaker is a research services librarian at the University of Tasmania. In this role she supports higher degree research students and academic researchers in a range of disciplines to access and manage research information. She has an honours degree in English (University of Wales) and post-graduate qualifications in information studies (Curtin University) and higher education learning and teaching (University of Tasmania). Before becoming a librarian she was a journalist, publications editor and teacher in further education.  Her areas of research interest include information science in education, and enhancing online learning in higher education. She has also contributed to systematic reviews on health topics. 

Sandra Georges El Hadi

Sandra Georges El Hadi is seconded by UNHCR to the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education where she supports the Director General of Education. Previously, she was the project coordinator of an initiative funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency aiming to enhance school-based management in Lebanese public schools. Prior to working in the public education sector, Sandra was an English instructor at the American University of Beirut, where she had obtained her BA in Political Studies and English Language. She received her Master’s degree in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology from Oxford University. In addition to her passion for education and international development, Sandra’s research interests lie in language, gender, and public policy.

Dr. Shandell Lee Elmer

Since commencing her career as a Registered Nurse working in oncology, Shandell has had a diverse work history in the academic, health care and community sectors. She has extensive experience in quality improvement and health service research, design and evaluation. A strong advocate for primary health care, Shandell's research focuses on helping health service providers to identify and respond to health literacy needs and overcome inequity of access to healthcare. She has previously led health literacy projects focusing on former refugee communities (medication safety), cardiac rehabilitation, compensable injuries (physiotherapy), young adults (presentation to emergency department), and organisational health literacy (health and community services).  Dr Elmer has a particular interest in fostering the development of children’s health literacy and co-developed HealthLit4Kids, a primary school-based health literacy program.

Sina Erdal

I joined Portsmouth Business School in August 2019 as Senior Teaching Fellow following stints at the University of Essex and the University of Leeds for a total of more than seven years. Before that I was a full-time lecturer in Finance at various universities in Turkey and the US for close to fifteen years. My contractual obligations have been mostly teaching-focused, with specialisms in econometrics, research methods, corporate finance, portfolio management and derivatives. I hold a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Bogazici University and an MBA from the University of Georgia, USA and am a Chartered Financial Analyst since 2014.

Dr Michael D. Evans

Dr Evans is currently the Vice President, Academic for Kaplan Higher Education Australia. He is responsible for all Kaplan higher education academic operations, accreditation and registration in Australia, including two university pathways colleges and two TEQSA registered Higher Education Providers offering accredited awards up to Masters level. He also chairs the Kaplan Singapore Academic Board. Prior to joining Kaplan he was a Professor of Management and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Business and Law at Southern Cross University, Director of the Graduate College School of Management at Southern Cross University and Deputy Director of the Graduate School of Management at the University of Adelaide.

He has undertaken a wide range of research and consulting assignments for clients including reviews of strategic planning and implementation, performance measurement and evaluation, valuation and financial analysis. He has successfully supervised 16 doctoral candidates. His education innovations include: establishment of Academic Success Centres; establishment of transnational education programs; early adoption and development of online programs; development of online learning platforms; redevelopment of curriculum development processes; and the development and implementation of the scholarship and research plan.

Sheena Fu

Sheena has ten years of teaching experience in private institutions in Singapore, teaching students from diploma to post-graduate level covering areas of corporate finance, financial systems, auditing and financial reporting. She received her Masters of Finance from the Australian National University and initially started her career in financial derivative sales before moving in to retail banking, developing a good knowledge for a wide range of financial products and understanding for global regulations.

More recently, Sheena has been applying this knowledge to developing online learning solutions and currently holds the position of Head of Education Technology with Kaplan Singapore. 

Professor Richard Gagnon

Trained as a physicist (Ph. D., McGill University, Canada), professor Richard Gagnon has been involved in teacher training in technical and vocational education for most of his career at the Faculté des sciences de l’Éducation de l’université Laval (Québec, Canada). From 2008 to 2014, he chaired the Département d’études sur l’enseignement et l’apprentissage of this faculty. To date, his research activities led to the publication of more than 180 articles, conferences and reports on various topics including technical and vocational education and training, training in the workplace, learning styles, validation of work experience, learning environment, health and safety in the workplace. He is the author of Éduquer après Carl Gustav Jung suivi de Métaphores et autres vérités (Presses de l’Université Laval, 2013) and is particularly interested in transdisciplinary education as well in the relation between fundamental physical theories and the human psyche.

Dr Matt Glowatz

Matt Glowatz is College Lecturer at University College Dublin (UCD)’s College of Business delivering both undergraduate and postgraduate modules covering Digital Business and Social Media Strategy, Data Analytics for Competitive Advantage, Project Management and Digital Innovation.

Matt is the College of Business’ academic coordinator for international students and subject area coordinator for overseas MIS modules offered in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka.

The European Commission awarded Matt with two research scholarships advising both the University of Nizwa (Oman) and Mahidol University (Thailand) on eLearning-related issues.

Matt received twice the Excellence in Teaching Awards in the Higher Diploma of Business Studies (IT) programme and won the Educational Contribution Award at the Irish Internet Association's Net Visionary Awards 2006 recognizing his significant contribution to the Irish Internet Industry through education.

In July 2015, Matt has been appointed co-chair of the Bled e-Conference special interest group focusing on Education in the Digital Economy. In June 2017, he was awarded with the Bled eConference Fellow Award 2017 in appreciation of outstanding contributions to the Bled eConference Furthermore, he has also published numerous research articles and conference contributions.

Associate Professor David Goodwin

Dr David Goodwin is Associate Professor and Head, Industry and External Engagement at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. He is also an accredited Arbitrator and Mediator and a practising Barrister at the Victorian Bar specialising in international business law and alternative dispute resolution. Previously David was at RMIT University in Melbourne (2014-19) where he was MBA Director from 2016 to 2019. Before becoming an academic in 2014 David had a 25 year corporate career in which he was Head of Corporate Affairs for large publicly listed companies based in Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland, a Diploma in Commercial Law from Monash University and a Masters of Business (Logistics) and a PhD in Law from RMIT University. David is also a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. His research interests include ethics and corporate governance, the pedagogy of learning and teaching and maritime law.

Associate Professor Melanie Greenwood

Associate Professor Melanie Greenwood is Director of Postgraduate Courses in the School of Nursing, University of Tasmania, Australia. Her research relates to quality and safety in health care and related risk reduction, in particular the recognition and response to deteriorating patients. She has received grants for establishing the Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y. Hobart) program within Tasmanian Schools and teaching and learning grants for peer assisted teaching. Melanie’s current role is as director of postgraduate courses in the School of Nursing where she oversees very large student cohorts who typically study part-time alongside of professional work. 

Dr. Michael Andre Guerzoni

Dr Michael A. Guerzoni serves in the Aboriginal Leadership department at the University of Tasmania, researching the Indigenisation of tertiary curricula within the social sciences, humanities, law and education. He is a palawa man, who trained as a qualitative criminologist at the University of Tasmania. His specialisation is in the study of clerical cultures, attitudes and practices towards child sexual abuse and child protection in Anglicanism and Roman Catholicism.

Brittany Hammond

Brittany M. Hammond earned her M.A. in Sociology and Criminology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2018. Brittany has worked as a social science research assistant on a wide array of projects ranging from substance abuse in academia to best practices for prompt construction in applied learning exercises. She is currently an Evaluation Associate for Centerstone’s Research Institute, a non-profit health care organization that provides services to individuals struggling with mental health and substance use disorders in Bloomington, Indiana.

Dr. Sibella Georgia Hardcastle

Dr Sibella Hardcastle is a lecturer in clinical exercise physiology in the School of Health Sciences, Allied Health discipline at the University of Tasmania, and is a practicing accredited exercise physiologist. Sibella has research interests in the use of exercise to manage and prevent chronic health conditions.

Christopher W Harris

Chris is the Director, Education at William Angliss Institute. His working life has been in two service careers, hotels and education across five countries and three continents. William Angliss, a place where learning and teaching is loved, first sharpened its knives in 1940 as a school for food, tourism, hospitality and latterly events and remains specialised and passionate about these disciplines. In the midst of a pandemic that has usurped Chris' endeavour through trial, error and research for educators to understand where digital may or may not be of use in a lot less time than the years that have passed since he first blended a course, Chris and the teaching team look to the possibilities which will sustain beyond 2040 or at least 2038 (tech. joke). Chris likes blending/mixing/relating things as  a rule to finding new ways of doing/knowing/solving, heeding the call of the bon mot that finds creativity is the ability to perceive relationships. More than this, Chris likes teaching and its noble keepers of the craft, teachers, and hopes his work can play a small part in teachers continuing to improve their work and being sure in their purpose amidst the thrust and parry of change, best exemplified at the time of writing by screen fatigue, the connected-disconnected, home schooling and opportunity aplenty.    

Dr Clayton J. Hawkins 

Dr Clayton J. Hawkins is a senior teaching fellow with the University College at the University of Tasmania. He is the coordinator of all Applied Business programs and delivers business improvement, leisure planning, sport and recreation management, industry project, and event management units for the College. Clayton is an experienced curriculum designer and administrator with specific expertise in working with students entering and navigating study via non-traditional pathways.

Karina Jane Heyworth

Karina Heyworth is a PhD student at the University of Southern Queensland. Her work focuses on the efficacy of psychiatric assistance dogs for posttraumatic stress disorder in Australian first responders and Defence personnel. In conjunction to her PhD studies, Karina is casually employed as a research assistant at the University of Tasmania, and an academic marker at the School of Psychology and Counselling, University of Southern Queensland. 

Qaadir Hicks

Qaadir Hicks earned his Master's degree in Higher Education Leadership from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Currently, he has research interests in practices that can enhance applied learning and student development.

Mr Matthew Hingston

Mr Matthew Hingston is the Manager, Early Intervention at the University of Tasmania, Australia, leading a team using data sources and direct connection to lecturing staff to identify and engage students at risk of attrition / poor performance and assists in the evidence-based placement of supports in priority areas of student failure or attrition. More recently, Mr Hingston has developed an online orientation for distance/fully online students who have higher than average attrition. Matthew has 20 years experience working in the education sector, including teaching EAL overseas and in the migrant sector in Australia, with the last 15 years spent in student support roles in higher education. Matthew is interested in the student transition experience into higher education as a cultural space and developments in big data in identifying students at risk and peer and staff support programs that use this for an early intervention approach.

Angela Hope

Angela currently leads Clinical Skills and Simulation at Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust based across two hospitals. Based in medical education since taking up the post in 2016 Angela also takes the remit for multi-professional and Allied health professional education. A key area in this role is currently is collaborative working and ‘in situ’ simulation.

Angela was previously academic lead for simulated learning until 2015 as a Senior Lecturer in the school of nursing at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia. Prior to this Angela took the lead on practice and Clinical skills at the University of Huddersfield from 2002 where she also took responsibility for staff and student exchange opportunities.

A Registered nurse, Lecturer Practitioner and Nurse Teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the UK, in 2011 Angela became a Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK with specialist area of Simulated Learning with related publications.

Angela is the chair of the Clinical Skills Network for Yorkshire and Humber, sitting on the regional Clinical Advisory Group, Health Education England. Angela has a focus on quality standards of education which culminates ultimately on patient care. Angela has spoken at conferences nationally and internationally, whilst undertaking consultancies in Denmark and Australia.

Dr John F. Hulpke

John F. Hulpke focuses on business and society issues. He has presented at many conferences (including Academy of Management), and written peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His articles and reviews have been published in journals such as Journal of Applied Management Studies, Social Responsibility Journal, Journal of Business Ethics Education, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Consumer Marketing, Public Administration Review, Journal of Innovation in Business and Economics, Journal of Small Business Management, The Chinese Economy, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of European Industrial Training, and the Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching.

Hulpke is interested in how business relates to society and how to teach in this area. Before returning to graduate school, he worked in the San Francisco Financial District, served as a Foreign Service Officer in the United States Department of State and as an officer in the United States Air Force. After receiving his PhD from Berkeley, he has taught in the United States, Mexico, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nanjing, Singapore, Denmark, Sri Lanka, and Spain. He received “Best Ten Lecturers” awards twice at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He now (2020) teaches in the University College Dublin overseas programs.

Dr Ibtesam Hussein

Ibtesam Hussein, Ph.D., has an earned doctorate in Language, Literacy and Technology from Washington State University, and a Master's degree in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language for Business Communication from Penn CIBER Institute. Her scholarly interest focuses on the application of linguistics to language teaching as well the impact of L2 teachers’ classroom practices on second language learners’ academic success. Dr. Hussein can be reached at

Allison Jane James

Allison has been a lecturer at the Australian Maritime College (AMC) for 25 years.  Her professional interests centre on innovative teaching strategies; competitive management of people and strategic management in networked industries. Her study and research interests have expanded to English language acquisition the impetus of which is the large diverse and international enrolment. Whilst at AMC, Allison lectured on the Pacific Patrol Boat programs.  In Papua New Guinea she delivered courses for the Papua New Guinea Defence Force.  She has also delivered courses in Fiji, Singapore and Malaysia. Allison’s research interests are currently focussed on innovative teaching practices and blended learning to prepare a work ready graduate.  This includes flipped teaching, the use of facilitated asynchronous discussion boards and backward course design. Allison’s professional interests and teaching strategies combine to focus on industry relevant knowledge creation and skills development to assist in the transition from University to professional life.   

Dr. Carlos Francisco Bitencourt Jorge

Dr. Carlos Francisco Bitencourt Jorge is a researcher and professor at the Business and Management School of the Marília University (UNIMAR). He is also a researcher and professor at the Master of Law programs at UNIMAR-Brazil. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Science (Information Systems) from São Paulo State University (Unesp), School of Philosophy and Sciences, Marília, an MS, Information Science, from Unesp. He has published papers about knowledge management, knowledge network, information management, organizational intelligence and gamification in academic journals, and during his career. His professional background includes management consultant positions in many companies.

Kara Jung

Award-winning journalist, editor and columnist with more than 15 years experience in the South Australian media. Kara is a skilled writer, editor and manager with a strong background in print, digital and project management. She has worked as Political Reporter for The Advertiser, was Deputy Editor-in-chief for The Messenger group and is currently Digital Editor for The Messenger at


Sophie Karanicolas

Sophie Karanicolas, is an Honorary Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide. She is a Principal Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, Executive Director of PLUS 2 Consultancy and Vice President of Learning Innovations and International Relations, COMinG. Sophie has an honorary position as an Education Specialist with the University of Adelaide and had worked in academic development as the academic lead for the University of Adelaide’s ADEPT continuing professional development program. Sophie was the chief investigator of a 2014-2015 OLT funded national project grant in flipped learning encompassing students, academics and learning designers from over 15 universities across Australia and New Zealand, helping colleagues to translate the flipped classroom concept into effective classroom practice. Hon Associate Professor Karanicolas has been the recipient of many teaching awards, to include a 2018 International Flipped Learning Award from the Academy of Active Learning Arts and Sciences, a 2017 Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in providing Leadership, Support and Enhancement of Teaching Practice and Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. In 2013 she was awarded an OLT National Teaching Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching and the University of Adelaide’s Vice Chancellors and Presidents Award for Excellence in Teaching (2010), Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Teaching (2010.)

Dr Margarita Kefalaki

Margarita is the founder and current President of the Communication Institute of Greece (COMinG), the Regional Vice-President of the European Network for Economic Cooperation and Development (EUCED) EEIG, for Greece, and a visiting Professor at the Hellenic Open University.

The Communication Institute of Greece is a dream of a lifetime for Dr. Kefalaki. This International Academic Association aims to promote collaboration and exchange among academics, researchers and professionals from all around the world, by the organization of International Events.  For more information, please go to

Margarita holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Communication, a Professional Master degree in Communication and cultural development and two Bachelor degrees, one in cultural communication and organization of events from Vauban University in Nimes (Montpellier III) and another in business management from a Greek university. She has taught in several universities in Greece and France, and has published widely in academic and policy journals. She teaches intercultural communication and management in the Master degree programme of Cultural Organizations Management of the Hellenic Open University. Her research  focuses on media, culture and international communication.

It is Margarita’s belief that via education, exchange and communication, we can act together for a better world, for a better future for us and our children. Academics, students, professionals, individuals, each and every one of us, can contribute to this imperative need!

Dr Jo-Anne Kelder

Jo-Anne Kelder is currently Senior Lecturer, Curriculum Innovation and Development with the University’s Academic Division. She has been responsible for several operational and strategic projects for quality assurance of curriculum and enhancing student experience, as well as research to develop staff capability and practice in curriculum evaluation and scholarship. She has been recognised for contributions to teaching and learning with three University of Tasmania team and program teaching awards (2014), and individual Vice Chancellor's citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2017). Nationally, she was involved in the ALTC LTAS-Science (2010-11) and OLT AgLTAS (2012-15) projects and led the OLT extension-PATS project (2014-15). With her colleague Associate Professor Tina Acuna, she was awarded the inaugural Joint Fellowship by the Australian Council of Deans of Science (2019).

Alison Kelly

Alison Kelly is an Associate Professor in Microbiology at Kingston University and Course Leader for the undergraduate degree BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences. A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she has experience of researching in higher education, investigating academic issues including student engagement, collaboration and educational quality as well as maintaining a strong research interest in her scientific area. 

Associate Professor Nenagh Kemp

Nenagh Kemp is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Tasmania, Australia. Her research focuses on the acquisition, development and use of spoken and written language, from infancy to adulthood, and she has a particular interest in the written language of digital communication. More generally, she is interested in children’s cognitive development, and in the ways that digital technology can be harnessed to enhance undergraduate learning. Nenagh Kemp is currently Co-Editor-in-Chief editor for the Journal of Research in Reading and a member of the editorial board for Scientific Studies of Reading. She teaches Lifespan Developmental Psychology and Psychology of Language.

Umar Raza Khan

Umar Raza Khan is master mariner and is working as an associate lecturer in the department of Maritime Operation and Coastal seafaring at Australian Maritime College. Umar has worked in international and Australian shipping industry. More than five years, he is teaching in Australian Maritime College. Apart from Master Mariner study, Umar has done Bachelor of Business Maritime and Logistic Management. Working in the shipping industry for more than two decades, Umar realised that there is a lack of critical thinking in the seafarers. So, as an educator, he focused his research on teaching pedagogy which can create critical thinking and research habits in the seafarers. His personal pursuits include book reading and gardening.

Maxwell Graham Knight

Since 1982, Mr Max Knight has been a K-12 teacher, school administrator, education and training manager, and education adviser. Max was a teacher and school principal in the Tasmanian state school system for ten years before moving overseas to Papua New Guinea, China and Saudi Arabia to take up a variety of teaching, administration and curriculum design roles. Since repatriating to Tasmania in 2005, Max has managed education & training at the state's Risdon Prison, taught English to migrants and refugees and, since 2015, has been the Education Adviser for Recruit Training Services at the Tasmania Police Academy. He has particular interests in adult learning theories and teaching strategies, and in how feedback from adult students to teachers and instructors can best be shaped and harnessed to facilitate the continuous improvement of teaching. He holds a Master of Education, Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration, and Graduate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Matthew Knox

Mr Matthew Knox is a researcher of social sciences at the University of Tasmania, developing his knowledge through research in fields of behavioural, organizational and social psychology, as well as sociology and anthropology. Matthew is looking to consolidate his growing list of publications into his project on wellbeing during COVID-19. In a world fuelled by constructed images of the self, Matthew looks to investigate the impact authentic relationships have on the wellbeing of those suffering from the consequences of emotional labour. In doing so he looks to understand how to improve the world through understanding the people in it.


Dr. James Kwan

James is currently an Assistant Professor with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an adjunct lecturer at Nanyang Business School, NTU, where he teaches accounting and finance related modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research interest includes students’ approaches to learning, blended learning and application of positive psychology at workplace and in higher education.

 He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from NTU, four master degrees in business administration, investment and finance, digital education and business research, and a PhD in Accounting and Finance. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, a Fellow CPA of CPA Australia, and an ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant. 

Dr. Sin-Manw (Sophia) Lam

Sophia is currently Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chinese Language Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). She received her Master degree from the University of Edinburgh and completed her Ph.D. in University College London, Institute of Education. Prior to joining EdUHK, Sophia worked as a secondary school teacher for ten years and had been an examiner for the Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority. Her research revolves around Second Language Acquisition (SLA), language teacher education and research methods. In particular, she is interested in language learning motivation and pedagogies to promote students’ motivation in learning first and second language.

Kenny Leck

Kenny Leck is the founder and co-owner of BooksActually, a bookstore based in Tiong Bahru. He also manages Math Paper Press, the publishing wing of BooksActually, which publishes a wide variety of literature, poetry, and other writings from Singapore.

Dr Kim Lehman

Dr Kim Lehman is currently the Discipline Leader (Marketing) in the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics at the University of Tasmania. His research interests focus on the arts and cultural sectors. He leads a number of research projects as part of this focus and has been published in the Journal of Business Research, the Journal of Marketing Management, and Annals of Tourism Research. Dr Lehman is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.


Dr Leo Chen Huei

Dr Leo joined Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD) as a Faculty Fellow under the Singapore Teaching and Academic Research Talent Scheme in 2017. Prior to joining SUTD, Dr Leo was a research fellow in the University of Melbourne (2012-2016), where he did research in biomedical sciences. As a research only academic in the University of Melbourne, he develops his passion in teaching and education through providing research training to postgraduate students. Currently, as a teaching and research faculty in SUTD, Dr Leo together with his colleague, Dr Bina Rai, continue to design and adopt better tools and technology (virtual laboratories and simulations) to enhance students’ learning experience and outcomes in undergraduate courses.

Jianjun Li

Jianjun Li holds a Bachelor of English Language and Literature from Heilongjiang University (Harbin, China), a Master of Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Dalian Maritime University (Dalian, China) and a Master of Research (Applied Linguistics) from Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia).

Jianjun Li is currently a lecturer at Northeast Agricultural University (China). He is an active researcher and he has published several journal articles and books. He also leads several provincial research grants. His research interests include applied linguistics, second language acquisition, and educational psychology.

Qing Li

Having graduated from Hunan University of Science and Technology in China, I became a voluntary Mandarin teacher in Thailand for around ten months, where I was awarded Excellent Voluntary Mandarin Teacher. I then came to the UK to teach Mandarin at secondary schools in Kent and London between 2013 and 2017. Since then I completed a Master degree, with Distinction, in Applied Linguistics and currently studying for a Ph.D. at University College London, Institute of Education in the department of Culture, Communication and Media. My research topic is about British secondary students’ motivation and vision in Mandarin learning.

Lim Chin Guan 

Lim Chin Guan is an adjunct/associate lecturer and trainer in Kaplan Higher Education Singapore, PSB Academy, BCA Academy, Nanyang Polytechnic and SMF Centre for Corporate Training since 1999. He obtained his Master of Engineering (Engineering Technology Management) from the University of South Australia and a Bachelor of Mechanical and Production Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He also is an ACTA-certified corporate trainer. 

Chin Guan has delivered undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the areas of Engineering, Business and Management for Coventry University (UK), University of Newcastle (AUS), RMIT University (AUS), Murdoch University (AUS) and the University of South Australia. In his teaching, Chin Guan combines his extensive lecturing experience with his entrepreneurial background and professional industry expertise. He establishes an interactive and fun learning environment wherein students are given the confidence to think analytically and convey their thoughts. He is well-liked and respected by students and peers alike. Before working as a lecturer, he had been an accomplished engineering professional with years of R&D experience in product/process design and development. 

Chin Guan is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with the University of Northampton (UK). His key research is Lean Thinking, Lean Six Sigma, Engineering Business, Operation Management and Business Analytics.

Juliana Lim

Juliana Lim worked as a public servant with government agencies including the Singapore Arts Centre Company Limited (now Esplanade Company). Her work in 1980/90s was highly integral into developing government policy around the arts and an economy turning increasingly towards creativity as a key part of its workings.

Dr Weiliang Lim

Weiliang Lim is a retired IT business owner who found his second wind in academia. He is currently an associate lecturer with Republic Polytechnic (RP) and SIMGE for RMIT. He lectures on IT related subjects in RP and Operations Management in SIMGE for RMIT.

He obtained his Doctor of Education degree from UWA, an MBA from Cranfield University and his Bachelor of Engineering from the National University of Singapore.

His research topic for his doctorate is “Predictors and Correlates of Readiness for Problem-Based Learning in Singapore Polytechnic Courses.” He was awarded the prize for the best piece of research by a transnational or international student in the Doctor of Education.

Lydia Lymperis 

Lydia Lymperis is currently a doctoral candidate in the School of Education at Newcastle University (UK) where she also works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant on the MA Applied Linguistics degree programme. She is the recipient of the 2017/18 Iland Award of the Newcastle University Research Excellence Academy and the 2019 Doctorate Impact Award of the Institute for Social Science. Lydia has worked in educational settings for over ten years as a teacher, teacher trainer, curriculum developer and researcher. She has broad international experience, having held teaching and administrative roles in the UK, Greece, Spain, Italy, and Australia as well as in sub-Saharan Africa. Under the supervision of Prof James Tooley and Dr James Stanfield, her PhD research investigates alternative, cost-effective learning models for remote contexts which suffer from having a lack of teachers and adequate government investment. Her research interests include international education, inequalities in access and learning, equitable and effective uses of educational technology in remote settings, and cross-sectoral policies for reaching the marginalised. 

Dr Paola A. Magni

Dr Paola A. Magni is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science at Murdoch University (Perth, WA) and the Deputy Dean at Murdoch University Singapore. Paola is a forensic biologist with a key focus on the application of natural sciences (entomology, taphonomy and aquatic biology) to crime scene investigation. She has several years of experience as a lecturer, researcher and expert witness in the Court of Law on cases of homicide, suspicious death, animal cruelty/wildlife, food forensic and stored products security. She is the co-author of several books, book chapters and peer reviewed articles focused on her research and case-work.

She is the creator of “SmartInsects – Forensic Entomology”, the smartphone App designed to facilitate the work of law enforcement agencies and pathologists at crime scenes, and “VirtualCSI”, the Virtual Reality training suite for forensic science students and law enforcement. In the last few years, Paola has also undertaken research into the pedagogy behind innovative methods in forensic education, with a special focus in the internationalization of the Forensic Science curricula. Example of this are the successful projects for the New Colombo Mobility Plans and the Endeavour Leadership Program founded by the Australian Government. Deeply interested in science communication and advocate for women in STEM, Paola is the Australian winner of the global science communication competition FameLab, TEDx speaker, WiTWA Role Model and she has been nominated as one of the 100 people who will influence Western Australia in the biggest way in 2020.

Greer Maine

Greer is a Research Assistant with the Centre for Rural Health. She currently works as a Speech Pathologist in private practice. Greer developed a strong interest in Interprofessional practice via her work in multidisciplinary teams in the disability sector and she continues to support recent graduates to develop the skills and knowledge to work collaboratively with other professions.

Dr Casey Peter Mainsbridge

Dr Casey Mainsbridge completed a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies in 1999 and has worked at the University of Tasmania in the School of Education since 2003. His passion for working in higher education has continued to develop, and over the past fifteen years he has taught in diverse education disciplines including health and physical activity, health and physical education pedagogy, community sport and recreation, motor learning, and exercise psychology. Casey completed a Bachelor of Education (In-service) with Honours in 2005, investigating pre-service teachers' and supervisors' perceptions of the quality of supervision in teacher education. In 2016, he completed a Doctor of Philosophy investigating the effect of a workplace intervention to reduce prolonged occupational sitting and increase non-purposeful movement in desk-based employees. Since 2017, Dr Mainsbridge has been the Director of Student Engagement in the School of Education. Casey also has over twenty years’ experience as a health and fitness professional.

Professor Bashar Malkawi

Bashar Malkawi works as Global Professor of Practice in Law at James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona. He holds S.J.D from American University, Washington College of Law, and LLM in International Trade Law from University of Arizona. Prof. Malkawi previously taught at universities in Jordan, UAE, Italy, and United States. Prof. Malkawi is a prolific scholar, whose work covers a variety of subjects. He has written over 70 articles for law reviews and professional publications, which have appeared in such top-tier journals as Journal of World Trade, Harvard Negotiation Law Review, and American Journal of Comparative Law. Prof. Malkawi is also the author of numerous books and book chapters. In addition to law articles and academic books, his op-eds and other writings have appeared in the popular press in the U.S. and the Middle East. In addition to his scholarship, Prof. Malkawi frequently consults for a wide array of international organizations, governments, and multinational law firms.

I believe that as much as possible future professors should be in control and responsible for what they learn. Furthermore, I believe their accepting responsibility for learning does not occur in a vacuum. It also involves those with whom they work. I develop a sense of community in my classes. In the wake of the emergence of new methods for teaching and practice, higher education has entered a time of intense transformation that opens new possibilities for more hands-on, dynamic, and engaging type of teaching. Through a mixture of classroom lectures, case studies, simulations, and group projects, students will be given a competitive edge in the short-term application of relevant knowledge, which has long-term strategic value for their career.

Annette Helen Marlow

Annette Marlow is an Associate Professor in the College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania, undertaking the role of Director of Professional Experience. Annette has a comprehensive understanding of what it means to be a student in any practice setting and is committed to ensuring that all students within health disciplines are afforded a supported and meaningful professional experience placement.  Annette's particular interest centres around learning and teaching in health care settings, and in particular the provision of support, guidance and mentorship to staff who undertake the role of supervising students in practice settings.

Dr Carey Ann Mather 

Dr Carey Mather is a senior lecturer in the School of Nursing and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is currently the course coordinator of Honours (Research) where she supports students with academic progression and teaches postgraduate students in health informatics and research subjects. She has been employed in the health sector for over 30 years in various capacities and settings including the acute, palliative, health promotion and community environments. Carey’s learning and teaching research interests include student engagement and eportfolios, lecture capture and discussion boards. She has been involved in national and international projects related to clinical simulation, student understanding of social media, pressure injury and domestic violence. Carey also researches health informatics and its nexus with work integrated learning. This work includes exploring the use of emerging and mobile technology and digital literacy in healthcare environments. 

Dr Kim McLeod

Dr Kim McLeod is a Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania, Australia. Kim is known for her expertise in philosophically-informed, multi-disciplinary, and arts-based health research. Much of Kim’s work explores the social change that contributes to health equity and population-level wellbeing. Kim’s approach to understanding health as an ongoing process of change is presented in her single-authored book Wellbeing Machine: How Health Emerges from the Assemblages of Everyday Life (Carolina Academic Press, 2017).

Dr Giovanni Merola

Giovanni has extensive research experience. After earning a PhD in Statistics in Canada, he worked for the National Statistical Offices in Italy and the UK. Thereafter he worked as a financial quantitative analyst in London, UK. His academic career includes working in Spain, Vietnam and now in China. He loves to teach and to experiment with innovative learning models for mathematical subjects. Giovanni is particularly interested in models applicable to transnational tertiary education.

Andrew Laurance Jephson McShane

Senior Constable McShane has served in the Australian Army for over 35 years in both full time and part-time roles that have included responsibilities within training and policy development. For the last 16 years, Senior Constable McShane has been a full-time police officer working in frontline positions until taking a position at the Tasmania Police Academy in 2014. Senior Constable McShane is responsible for training recruits and the ongoing development of serving officers. Senior Constable McShane is an advocate of lifelong learning, and he is a qualified tradesman. He holds a Diploma of Engineering, a Diploma of Frontline Management, an Associate Degree in Arts, a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science and is currently studying a Graduate Certificate of Higher Education.

Arati Mhatre

Arati Mhatre works as Manager, Education Excellence with the Global Indian International School (GIIS) Singapore a K-12 group of schools with 23 campuses in 7 countries. She has worked in the field of education for over a decade and been instrumental in setting up the Education Excellence department at GIIS in 2008.

Arati received her Master’s in Education from Monash University and her Graduate Certificate in International Education (IB) from University of Melbourne, and is an ACTA certified Trainer in Singapore.

A lifelong learner with a passion for education, Arati’s work with organisations in the K-12 and Higher Education fields in Singapore as well as on a global level, have enabled a unique insight into the education management sector with particular emphasis on bringing improvement to teaching and learning processes.


Anna Mihaylov

Anna is currently the Academic Director for the Business and Finance Discipline at Kaplan Business School. She is in charge of managing the economics, finance and statistics faculties and developing the new Master of Business Analytics, a pioneering degree, which integrates data science techniques with business applications.

She has a Master of Applied Finance and a Bachelor in Commerce from the University of Adelaide and has worked in the banking and government sectors in Australia. She has also participated in ARC research grants concerned with real estate finance at the University of Adelaide resulting in a publication and industry reports. Her teaching experiences involve visiting lecturer and session staff appointments at the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, University of South Australia and Bradford College. After completing the TESOL IV certificate Anna also worked in the English Language Centre at the University of Adelaide to gain exposure to helping students develop academic and language skills.  In her time at Kaplan Business School she has been involved in designing and accrediting both the Bachelor of Business (Applied Finance) and Master of Business Analytics programs, and assisted in developing the Threshold Learning Standards for Finance for the Australian Business Deans Council.

As an academic leader in private higher education, she is actively engaged in promoting scholarship through facilitating a Community of Practice involving participants from Kaplan Business School, Kaplan Professional and Dublin Business School. This group showcases the latest developments and literature in the areas of finance, economics, data science, leaning science and student analytics by members of the Kaplan academic community.

She is a driver in connecting her discipline with analytics industry bodies through partnerships with the Institute of Analytics Professionals Australia as well as blockchain and data science companies and practitioners. She also encourages outreach into industry by creating workshops for the Finance Treasury Association in the finance discipline. In economics, she engages in the latest developments through recently interviewing Stephanie Kelton, Chief Economic Advisor to Bernie Sanders, at the Sustainable Prosperity Conference and Economics Society of Australia events. She is a passionate believer in the ongoing collaboration between higher education and industry to create learning experiences for students which are real-world and forward-looking.


Pamela Moore

Pamela Moore, has been teaching a variety of TESOL classes for close to thirty years starting with AMES, now AMEP (Australian Migrant Education Service/Program), in the early 1980’s, and then with TAFE (Technical and Further Education). The writer had been trained as a Librarian and Archivist before moving into teaching English and Humanities in secondary schools in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. In the late 1980’s she became a fulltime teacher with NSW TAFE teaching TESOL, Adult literacy, English, Humanities and Communication. The writer also taught English for Further Study in China with TAFE International in 2007: 150 students, a blackboard and a box of chalk.

Dr Robyn Moore

Dr Robyn Moore is a social researcher at the University of Tasmania, Australia. Robyn’s research focuses on examining the enduring nature of race and gender-based inequalities. She is engaged in a range of research projects examining constructions of Australianness in Australian history textbooks, the experiences of women of colour in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) and girls in action sports.

Associate Professor Masaki Mori

Masaki Mori is Associate Professor and currently Interim Head of the Department of Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies and Director of Asian Language Programs at the University of Georgia in the southeastern state of Georgia, the United States of America. He has publications on a number of literary topics, including the epic tradition, Asian-American literature, and modern Japanese writers like Murakami Haruki and Kawabata Yasunari, as well as pedagogic interests in foreign language education. He got his B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from Tohoku University and a Ph.D. degree in Comparative Literature from the Pennsylvania State University.

Hilda Mulrooney

Hilda Mulrooney is an Associate Professor in Nutrition, having previously held dietetic posts within the NHS in public health, primary & secondary care. She has worked in higher education for over 20 years, and has a strong interest in developing co-curricular opportunities for students, which allow them to apply their learning and gain experience while at university. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Sandra Lea Murray

Sandra is an accredited practicing dietitian and has been teaching food, nutrition and public health for 15 years within the School of Health Science. She is undertaking doctoral studies focussing food justice and improve access for vulnerable communities to healthy food. She is also an active member of the university’s sustainability community.   Sandra is committed to authentic learning, through interprofessional learning and providing her students with opportunities for real-world experience whenever opportunities arise throughout her students undergraduate studies.  With the increasing transition to the flexible delivering of content for online learners, Sandra is committed to discovering and implementing innovative ways for students to engage in their curriculum and to create vibrant online communities among their student peers.