Contributors (page 2)

Contributors (page 2)



Dr. Balaguruprasad Narayanan

Dr. Balaguruprasad Narayanan holds a PhD in Curriculum, Instruction and Media Technology with a specialization in Instructional Technology from Indiana State University (USA). His research interests are faculty use of handheld technology, pedagogy, curriculum design, instructional design, student assessment & attainments and accreditations. He is currently working as Associate Professor, Teaching Learning Center, SRM University AP, India.

Dr. Laurent Gabriel Ndijuye

Dr. Laurent Gabriel Ndijuye is a Tanzanian who is currently a Research Fellow at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. His research interests include immigrants and refugee children and families’ development, learning and experiences. Specifically, Laurent is interested in research in the fields of early childhood education in Emergencies (EiE), socio-cultural sustainability in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) settings and equity and social justice in ECEC. Dr Ndijuye was part of the global team that developed the Measure of Early Learning Environment Setting (MELQO) – a tool to measure holistic children’s development and quality of services in the context of developing low-and-middle-income countries. He was part of the OMEP team that designed, developed, and implemented the global project titled ‘Play and Resilience: China-Africa Collaboration Project for Building a Peaceful and Sustainable Future’. He is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Western Australia in Perth – Australia and he was a Research Fellow at the Global TIES for Children, New York University. 

Desmond Ng

Desmond Ng is a Lecturer and the Associate Director of Student Life at Ridge View Residential College, National University of Singapore. He teaches the Workplace Readiness Module.

An engineer by training and profession, he found a deep passion for sports. He subsequently made a switch into education, teaching physical education (PE) and mathematics after completing his postgraduate diploma in education. After obtaining his Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies), he went on to teach at the National Institute of Education (NIE) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

He is a Certified Behaviour and Career Coach. As a certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator, he uses LEGO pieces in meetings, workshops and classrooms. He is a strong advocate of experiential learning model and constructivism theory. With 20 years of teaching, his vast experience has helped him develop and mentor students in personal, interpersonal and leadership skills in the schools and tertiary institutions that he taught in.

Dr. Florence Ng Jia Yun

Florence Ng Jia Yun (Dr) is a lecturer at Ridge View Residential College, National University of Singapore. She teaches various modules including Understanding and Critiquing Sustainability, Effective Social Media Marketing and Branding. She obtained her Ph.D from Monash University, Australia specializing in Business Marketing. She has published several International Journals and presented several papers at International Conferences in South Korea and Australia. Her primary areas of interest include E-commerce, Consumer behavior, Research Methodology and Lean Implementation.

Dr. Moses W. Ngware

Senior Research Scientist, and Head of Education and Youth Empowerment research unit at the African Population and Healthy Research Center (APHRC), Nairobi, Kenya. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development (CGD). Ngware designs research, conducts policy relevant research in teaching effectiveness and learning outcomes among other areas. His current research interests are on what is happening inside the classroom and education systems in Africa, and impact evaluation of education interventions. He has a PhD in Economics of Education from Egerton University Kenya.

Associate Professor Kimberley Anne Norris

Associate Professor Kimberley Norris is a psychological scientist and clinical psychologist who works across academic, research, and clinical psychology practice settings. Her overarching research and academic interests are focused on maximising human health, wellbeing and performance in both normal and extreme environments. Kimberley is the Associate Head Learning and Teaching for Psychological Sciences at the University of Tasmania, Chair of the Australian Psychological Society Psychology Education Interest Group and forum member of the Division of Psychological Research Education and Training Committee, as well as an assessor for the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Kimberley is also an Associate Member of the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research-Council of Managers of Antarctic Programs (SCAR-COMNAP) Joint Expert Group on Human Biology and Medicine.

Noemi Noveck

Noemi Noveck graduated from Leiden University College in 2020 with an undergraduate degree in Earth, Energy and Sustainability and a minor in public health. She hopes to continue her studies in international affairs and sustainability after the coronavirus pandemic.

Justin O'Brien

Justin O'Brien is a mid-career industry practitioner who transitioned into a teaching focussed academic pathway after 16 years in international sales and marketing at British Airways, having started there as a graduate trainee. A passionately keen marketer, Justin O’Brien teaches marketing, entrepreneurship and management at Royal Holloway University of London, where he was the MBA Director from 2010 to 2016.  He is currently Director of Undergraduate Studies at the School of Business and Management, having also served as a Co-Director for Student Experience between 2016-2019.

In addition to a growing body of pedagogic journal papers, Justin has published a number of teaching case studies on diverse globalisation and marketing topics such as McDonald’s, UK fashion house Boden, and airline distribution. He runs masterclasses internationally on case teaching and writing and innovative, experiential flipped classroom pedagogies. 

Dr Orna O’Brien

Dr Orna O’Brien is currently Director at the Centre for Distance Learning, UCD College of Business. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). Her areas of research interest include the globalisation of higher education and education policy, teaching-learning environments for part-time students, technology usage in higher education and development of academic competencies.

In December 2016, she was invited to join the Expert Group for the Irish National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education for her work in higher education assessment. Dr O'Brien was awarded a 'Teaching Excellence' award by UCD College of Business in 2017. She was further nominated for the overall University award by the College of Business for 'Teaching Excellence'.

Professor Brendan O'Connell

Professor O’Connell is Global President of CMA Australia. Professor O’Connell has an extensive track record in both industry and academia having worked as an analyst and bond dealer with major investment banks and being employed in leading universities in the US, Australia and Asia including RMIT University, Monash University and the University of Richmond in Virginia. He researches in the areas of corporate scandals, corporate collapse, accounting education and business ethics and has written case studies on major corporate scandals such as Enron, HIH Insurance and James Hardie. He has also published numerous papers in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, Abacus, Journal of Business Ethics, the British Accounting Review and Critical Perspectives on Accounting. He was a recipient of an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant to examine audit failure in corporate collapse across time. He also was the Lead Investigator in a major study entitled, “Shaping the Future of Accounting Education”.

Dr Jerome Oko

Dr Jerome Oko is currently the Acting Campus Administrator for Divine Word University (DWU) at Port Moresby Campus in Papua New Guinea. He obtained his Education-Technical Bachelor degree from Don Bosco Technological Institute in Papua New Guinea. He received his Master and Doctoral degrees in Mathematics Education from the University of Adelaide, South Australia. His research areas include Mathematics and Science Education. His research covers measurement and evaluation in Education. In his data analysis, he mainly employs newer psychometric techniques such as the Rasch model and multi-level modeling. 

Professor Dianne F. Olivier

Dianne F. Olivier, Ph.D. is a Professor in Educational Foundations and Leadership and Associate Dean of Administration and Academic Affairs, College of Education, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Dr. Olivier joined the University of Louisiana at Lafayette faculty in 2007 after serving 34 years in public education as a teacher and administrator. Her University teaching responsibilities are in the educational leadership doctoral program. She holds degrees from UL Lafayette (USL) including Bachelor of Science, Masters of Education, Masters+30 in Guidance and Counseling, and Educational Specialist in Administration and her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Louisiana State University. In 2020, she was recognized by the Univesity as an Eminent Scholar and was awarded the Dr. Ray P. Authement Excellence in Teaching Award. She holds the Joan D. & Alexander S. Haig/BORSF Endowed Professorship in Education. Dr. Olivier’s primary research focuses on professional learning communities, educational leadership, change process, and school culture.

Dr Ali Johnson Onoja

Dr Ali Johnson Onoja holds a BSc. Degree in Biochemistry from Dan Fodio University Sokoto, Nigeria (1986), MSc and PhD in Virology from University of Ibadan, Nigeria (1990 and 1997) and a Post-Doctorate in Epidemiology from University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA (2003). My career objective is to contribute to the growth and development of society through the application of knowledge and skills in facilitating training, capacity building, entrepreneurship, project management, developmental activities and operational research in promoting the attainment of the SDGs in poverty alleviation, Health, Education and Environment by providing solutions to the various problems affecting youths, women and the general population. Over the years, I have provided consultancy services related to operational research, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and TB programs. I have 35 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Professor Can-Seng Ooi

Can-Seng Ooi, PhD, is a sociologist and is Professor of Cultural and Heritage Tourism at the University of Tasmania. He is also the Co-Director of the Tasmanian Research and Education Network, and the School of Social Sciences’ Associate Head of Research. Besides that he is a Vice-President of Research Committee 50 (International Tourism) in the International Sociological Association. Before his move to Australia in 2016, he was Professor of International Business and Culture Industries at Copenhagen Business School. 

Prof. Ooi’s research career spans over three decades and over three continents. His comparative research covers Denmark, Singapore, Malaysia, China and Australia. He has published extensively on tourism and society issues, including cross-cultural interaction, the uneven distribution of tourism benefits in society, place branding and social engineering, politics of museums, and the subjugation of the arts in the creative cultural economy. Information on him is available at

Tashya Orasi

Tashya Orasi is a PhD Candidate in Educational Policy and Leadership and a contract lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She is passionate about the transformative potential of arts integrated research and draws on her Master’s in Business Administration (Lakehead University, 2015), background as an educator, and experience in public sector administration to explore issues in education, organizational theory and leadership, among others. As a reconnecting Metis, her graduate work and teaching seek to decolonize data, knowledge, and learning in educational research.

Dr Derya Ozkul

Dr Derya Ozkul is a postdoctoral researcher at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Her work deals with community making, social movements, displacement and the politics of recognising refugees. Derya previously taught on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing at the University of Tasmania Sydney campuses, Australia, as well as on Sociological Theory, Human Rights and Social Protest, Sociology of Terrorism and Introduction to Sociology at the University of Sydney, Australia. Derya holds degrees in political science and sociology and is interested in studying institutions and state practices, especially concerning displacement.

Professor Martin Parker

I am a Professor of Organisation Studies at the School of Management, University of Bristol, the lead for the Bristol Inclusive Economy Initiative and a Distinguished Fellow of the Schumacher Institute. My writings attempt to widen the scope of business and management studies, whether in terms of particular sorts of organisations (the worker co-op, circus, zoo etc.), or ways of representing organising (in art, cartoons, films etc). My recent writing has been about ‘alternative’ organisations (including books on outlaws and Daniel Defoe). My last few books are titled 'Life after Covid-19', 'Anarchism, organization and management', and 'Shut down the business school'.

Professor Mitch Parsell

Professor Mitch Parsell is the Academic Executive Director, University of Tasmania. Professor Parsell began his academic career in the University of Tasmania’s Department of Philosophy, before moving to Sydney where he worked at the Macquarie University in a suite of roles, including Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Human Sciences, and Chair of the University Learning and Teaching Committee. Mitch has published in Studies of Higher Education, Ethics and Information Technology, and the Australian Educational Researcher on topics including higher education ethics, peer review of learning and teaching, and virtual communities of enquiry. He is National Teaching Fellow with the Australian Government’s Office of Learning and Teaching, and an Australian Learning and Teaching Citation winner.


Dr. Melannie Pate

Dr. Melannie Pate is a lecturer of public health at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She earned her MS in Applied Gerontology and her PhD in Health Services Research. Her research focuses on the older adult population, specifically older adults with neurodegenerative disease. She is also interested in assessing student perceptions of older adults to enhance and inform gerontological teaching practice.

Huw Peacock

Huw, a proud palawa man, is employed within the Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Aboriginal Leadership at the University of Tasmania as a Digital Media Engagement Officer and is a Master of Research Candidate. Huw has published numerous book chapters, including a chapter on the use of SPSS for statistical analysis in the 4th edition of the Social Research Methods (2019), and co-authored a chapter in the Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia (2019) entitled Populations and Patterns of Residence.

Huw also has a key interest in the education success of Indigenous youths. He is fascinated by the strength of Indigenous culture and the role significant others play regarding Aboriginal student success. Specific research in this area includes quantitative examination of Aboriginal Education Workers play, Indigenous children’s educational aspirations and self-concepts, and the value of maintaining heightened expectations.

Professor Pekka Räsänen 

Pekka Räsänen is a clinical neuropsychologist working currently as a vice director at the Turku Research Institute of Learning Analytics (TRILA) and as a professor of practice at the faculty of Science of the University of Turku in Finland.

His research interests are in cognitive and numerical development, especially in developing tools and methods for interventions on cognitive and mathematical skills. He has participated in many award-winning international projects to develop digital game-based learning tools for mathematical skills. He has also developed assessment tools, including maths assessment tools for early grades together with researchers from Zambia and Ethiopia.

Dr Jenny Pizzica

Dr Jenny Pizzica is a Senior Lecturer and Academic Developer and has more than twenty years’ experience in academic development and designing and coordinating graduate programs in higher education. She has held academic appointments at Western Sydney University, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney University and the University of Notre Dame Australia. In 2022 she received an Australian Award for University Teaching – Team Citation – for the stewardship of a scholarly approach to fostering a culture of reflective evidence-based practice. Jenny’s research interests include learning and teaching in higher education, academic practice, phenomenology and sociomateriality and she supervises research students interested in higher education, curriculum, and professional learning.

Silke Placzeck

Silke is the Head of the Centre for the Development of Academic Skills at Royal Holloway, University of London. The centre brings together expertise in delivering both university preparation programmes to home and international students, and an academic skills programme which aims to enable students, both home and international, to meet key language, literacy and numeracy challenges at undergraduate and postgraduate taught levels. In my role, I have led and shaped the transition of the department from a unit exclusively supporting international students to one providing academic skills support to all students. In her current role, Silke is particularly focussed on developing an infrastructure and activities which encourage students to enhance their acquisition of academic skills, and how this is underpinned by evolving pedagogies. Most recently, this has led to the creation of a Foundation Year for UK students and the development of teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) through a strong commitment to CPD and scholarly activity.

Jacob Prehn

Jacob Prehn is a proud Worimi man living on palawa country. He works as a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, at the University of Tasmania. He is currently a PhD Candidate exploring the effects of nature-based therapy on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal men. He is a former Acting-CEO of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association (NATSHIWA), and a qualified Social Worker and Aboriginal Health Worker.

Jacob’s research field is sociology and social work. His publications comprise quantitative and qualitative datasets, investigating numerous topics including Aboriginal men, children, families and the positive role of Indigenous culture. He also has interests regarding Indigenous data sovereignty and Indigenous methodologies. Jacob’s research goals are to produce equity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Ivan Prymachenko

Ivan is an educational technology innovator, a leading expert in online education, and an educational adviser for the largest NGO coalition in Ukraine. He is a co-founder of the first and the largest Ukrainian massive open online course platform Prometheus with 600,000 users. In 2019, it hosts more than 75 MOOCs from major Ukrainian universities, international organizations such as UNDP, the Council of Europe, OSCE, and leading companies — Microsoft Ukraine and EY Ukraine. The platform also co-operates with state authorities and the governmental bodies in the creation of a number of massive online courses for civil servants. 

At present, Ivan focuses on the development of online courses on the basis of blended education that combine opportunities for mass education, possibilities for the development of individual learning trajectories, and live communication. He is an advocate of the blended learning format being a part of the curriculum. 

Ivan has an M.A. in History, and is currently a visiting practitioner, Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program 2018-19, at Stanford University.

Jan Radford

Jan has practised as a general practitioner (GP) for 35 years. She has co-led the development of the Launceston Clinical School and continues to lead the learning and teaching aspect of general practice at the Launceston Clinical School since 2004. Her research interests cover health professional education, and the translation of clinical research evidence into practice within general practice. She is currently completing a PhD in education.

Dr Bina Rai

Dr. Bina Rai, a microbiologist, bio-engineer and educator, is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Science and Math Cluster, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). She is an educational innovator dedicated to make the classroom environment engaging and interactive. She played an integral role in the curriculum design and development of an integrated Biology and Chemistry freshmore course called “The Natural World.” She is part of a pioneering team that designed, implemented and evaluated a blended learning approach by incorporating flipped classroom with assessment, adapted from Eric Mazur’s Peer Instruction, into the “Introduction to Biology” module. In class, students use the content they had learnt in the flipped classroom to complete various in-class activities that target SUTD’s kinesthetic learners. These hands-on activities include virtual laboratory (VL) and gamified virtual reality (VR) simulations. Bina was a recipient of three pedagogy innovation grants to help fund the above initiatives. As a result of her continued efforts to enhance instruction, learning and assessment, she was awarded the Tertiary Educator of the Year at Edutech (Asia) Awards in 2017. She also has experience in teaching adult learners and is a Fellow of the SUTD Academy since 2019. Bina is the program director for the SUTD-Changi General Hospital (CGH) healthcare collaboration and the special SUTD (Bachelor) – DUKE NUS (MD) track. She coordinates learning activities such as the Innovation in Healthcare Module during the independent activity period (IAP), undergraduate research opportunities program (UROP) and industrial attachment (IA) related to the healthcare track with the relevant departments at SUTD and industry.

Dr Jason Reynolds

Dr Jason Reynolds is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Sciences at Western Sydney University. Jason has a research background in soil and landscape regeneration working in Australia, Finland, and the Philippines. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has focused on improving the outbound mobility experience for Australian higher education students. Jason tweets about his research at @geojase.  

Dr Adrian Renshaw

Dr Adrian Renshaw has diverse scientific interests, predominately biological and has taught in forensics, environmental, ecology, conservation, botany and more recently animal science. He has 30 years of teaching experience across numerous courses and programs at the university. He has work with the WHO and the Australian government in Indigenous programs and CSIRO school teaching programs. He has won both institutional and Australian National awards for his teaching.

Professor Carola Richter

Carola Richter is Professor for International Communication at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. In her research, she focuses on media systems and communication cultures in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), media and migration, foreign news coverage as well as on public diplomacy. She is the co-founder of AREACORE, the Arab-European Association for Media and Communication Researchers and Director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy (CeMIL) at Freie Universität Berlin. Her latest publications are the open access books Arab media systems (2021, co-edited with Claudia Kozman) and Academics in exile. Networks, knowledge exchange and new forms of internationalization (2022, co-edited with Vera Axyonowa and Florian Kohstall). 

Mr Duncan Robinson

Mr Duncan Robinson is a Doctor of Philosophy (Sociology) candidate at the University of Tasmania, Australia. His research investigates and shares the lived experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students during their university studies, focusing on their participation in formal and/or mandated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content. He teaches at the University of Tasmania and is interested in culturally responsive practice and the understanding of cultural diversity and inclusion. Duncan is a proud palawa and boonwurrung man and pays respect to the knowledges that have been passed on by elders past and present. He acknowledges that these have survived despite colonisation and will continue to inform our cultural identity, practice and rights.

Dr. Dane Rowlands

Since receiving his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Toronto, Dane Rowlands has been teaching at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA, Carleton University) where he is a Full Professor. He served as Associate Director of the School (2002-2012) and Director (2012-2017), and as Co-Director (2009-2020) and Director (2020-2022) of the Infrastructure Protection and International Security program. He was the inaugural holder of the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at NPSIA (2009-2012). His research interests include development economics, international economic policy, international debt, multilateral financial institutions, official development assistance, international migration, terrorism, conflict and development, publishing over 60 refereed journal articles or book chapters on these topics. He is currently teaching graduate courses on international public economics, quantitative methods, international financial institutions and policy, and the economics of conflict.

Dr Eduard Rubin

Ukrainian scientist, a member of the Academy of Computer Science of Ukraine. Edward Rubin is currently the head of the Center for Testing the Professional Competence of Specialists in Higher Education in the areas of Medicine and Pharmacy under the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Previously, he was the chairman of the National University of Radio Electronics and the head of Computer and Technological College (Kharkiv, Ukraine). 

As an enterpreneur, Edward was one of the first to attract foreign investments in the Ukrainian IT industry in late 1990s. He became one of the initiators of the Research and Production Center, which was created by a private company together with the National Technical University (Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute) on the basis of a private/public partnership. Later, Edward became a director of Telesens International Ltd. (UK) and the chairman of the board of directors.

He supervises a number of public/private projects in the sphere of adult business education and international programs for talented teenagers (in Ukraine, Israel, and Lithuania). Edward is also a member of the Kharkiv Regional Council, where he represents a Committee on Socioeconomic Development for Regional and International Cooperation.

Dr Jürgen Rudolph

Jürgen is a Senior Lecturer and Academic Partner Liaison with Kaplan Singapore. A passionate educationist, Jürgen has more than 20 years of Higher Education teaching experience. His current focus areas are Knowledge Management, International Management, Entrepreneurship and Business Research Methods. Jürgen has four postgraduate degrees: MA & PhD qualifications from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany); an MBA from the University of Louisville (Kentucky, USA); and an M.Ed. from University of Adelaide (Australia); and he also holds a Specialist Diploma in Applied Learning and Teaching from Republic Polytechnic, Singapore. Apart from being a life-long learner, he has also attended the ‘University of Hard Knocks’ and started and managed several SMEs.

Professor Sabu K M

Associate Dean and Professor at Manipal College of Health Professions, MAHE, India, has more than 20 years of teaching and administrative experience and served in different academic and administrative positions in the health professional sector. He is involved in many Health Information Management (HIM) professional activities in India and also contributed to several global HIM professional and academic initiatives, including the AHIMA Foundation’s Global Health Workforce Council. He has significantly contributed to the standardization of HIM curriculum as an expert member in the National Curriculum Review Task force for HIM, an initiative of the government of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. He currently serves as a member of the AHIMA International Advisory Council, USA. He is among the pioneers in establishing HIM education in India and was instrumental in streamlining and enhancing health professions programs at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). He holds a Master of applied science degree in Medical Documentation and a Doctorate degree in Health Information Management.

Pauline Sameshima

Pauline Sameshima is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Arts Integrated Studies (2012-2022) at Lakehead University. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies and Curator of the LAIR Galleries (Lakehead Arts Integrated Research Galleries). Pauline is a curriculum theorist, artist and poet. She promotes multi-modal research mobilization, learning across broad audiences, and innovating university-community learning collaborations. Pauline leads the Community Arts Integrated Research (CAIR) Program in the HIV Obstruction by Programmed Epigenetics (HOPE) collaboratory (2021-2026), an interdisciplinary team working to both silence and permanently remove HIV from the body. Website:

Elizabeth Sanni

Mrs Elizabeth Sanni has a degree in educational management. She has over ten years of teaching experience in several schools across Nigeria. She is currently the Proprietress of Destiny Assurance schools, which is one of the leading primary and secondary schools in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Dr Felix Sanni

Dr Felix Sanni is a self-motivated, goal-driven researcher and data analyst with a strong background in Chemistry and public health. He holds a PhD in Public health and a Masters degree in Chemistry. He has worked with various research organizations including Innovate Lagos, University of Chicago/Novartis Breast Cancer research in Lagos State University College of Medicine. He is currently the CEO and team lead of Fescosof Data Solutions, a registered research consulting firm in Nigeria. Dr. Sanni has collaborated with several researchers from various backgrounds to successfully carry out research leading to many publications.

Dr. Oluwafemi A. Sarumi

Dr. Oluwafemi A. Sarumi is currently a faculty member at the Department of Computer Science, the Federal University of Technology–Akure (FUTA), Nigeria. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science with a specialisation in Data Science. He was awarded the prestigious Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) fellowship for a research visit to the University of Manitoba, Canada in 2018. He won the BIGDAS 2019 Best Paper Award on Big Data Applications and Services. He is a recipient of the Heidelberg Laureate award for an outstanding young scientist in Computer Science and Mathematics in 2020. He is a fellow of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Young Scientists Programme. He received the University award, among others, for the best graduating student in Computer Science when he obtained his first degree in 2007 at FUTA. He has served as the program committee member for many international conferences such as INCoS 2020, INCoS 2019, IEEE Smart-Data 2018, DaWaK 2018, INCoS 2018, ISE-HPCS 2017 and DaWaK 2016. Also, he has several publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals and has served as reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. His overarching research interest is in the area of Data Science, Intelligent Systems, and High Performance Computing. He is a professional member of IEEE computer society and the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM).

Dr. Evangel Sarwar 

Evangel Sarwar has a PhD in Healthcare Ethics from Duquesne University, a MPH from California State University, San Bernardino, and a BSc. in Computer Science from University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Sarwar is a Bioethics enthusiast with a focus in improving community health by addressing health disparities such as improving access to healthcare, vaccines, healthy food and so on. She is a firm believer in social justice and equity, and believes there is a need to reduce the disparities that exist between the have and the have nots. Dr. Sarwar is very keen on learning how to better address the challenges of rapid socioeconomic, cultural, and technological changes in healthcare while carrying out innovative research to advance ethical aspects of healthcare and health policy.

Dr Gary Saunders

Dr Gary Saunders is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Lincoln. Gary graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2004 with a BA (Hons) in Law and Criminology. He then studied for an MSc in Social Research Methods at Nottingham Trent University. Gary has been a teacher in HE and FE since 2004. Gary completed his PhD in 2020, entitled Re-imagining the idea of the university for a post-capitalist society.

Dr Bror Saxberg

As Vice President, Learning Science, Bror Saxberg is responsible for CZI’s thinking about how to expand and apply learning science results and good learning measurement practice at scale to real-world learning situations across the full span of learning – pre-K, K-16, and beyond. 

Saxberg most recently served as Chief Learning Officer at Kaplan, Inc. where he was responsible for the research and application of innovative evidence-based learning strategies, technologies, and products across Kaplan’s full range of educational services offerings. 

Saxberg received an Honors BA in Mathematics and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, an MA in mathematics from Oxford University, a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, and an MD from Harvard Medical School.

Nilanjana Saxena

Nilanjana Saxena is a learning design professional,  with experience on working on  implementing  innovative, research informed educational & training delivery solutions in a variety of settings. She started her career as a Chemistry teacher. Her interest in education innovation took her to Australia where she read the Masters in Learning Sciences & Technology from the University of Sydney. Currently, she is working as a Learning Design Professional at a Higher Education Institution in Singapore. Tweet her @NilanjanaSaxena, or contact her via LinkedIn:


Dr Kathryn Schiffelbein

Kathryn Schiffelbein, Ph.D., directs the American Language and Culture Program at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. She studies and practices organizational health and well-being in her international work and in her community. Dr. Schiffelbein can be contacted by e-mail at

Dr Merete Schmidt

Dr Merete Schmidt is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Tasmania’s Cradle Coast Campus. Her research expertise includes sociology of education, rural sociology and access and equity in education, especially in a regional context. Merete is also a passionate teacher who utilises a wide range of interactive learning experiences and various forms of media to engage students in sociology. She is especially interested in community partnered research for and with communities and creating local solutions through place-based research and learning.

Bernardo Schotgues

Bernardo Schotgues graduated in Pedagogy at the Federal university of Paraná (UFPR) in Brazil and is currently completing his Masters degree in Cognition and Behaviour at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) while a member of the institution's lab for developmental neuropsychology. Research interests include a broad framework of biopsychosocial and ecological factors affecting development and life outcomes.

Jaine Maree Scollard

Jaine Scollard is currently a Senior Educational Technologist in the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics at the University of Tasmania. In this role, she advises academic staff on best practice for online unit design, technology innovations in online learning, and helps oversee content implementation within the University’s learning management system. Her research interests include educational design and investigating ways of improving online learning. In addition to her role, she is completing an Honours in Politics and Policy in the College of Arts, Law and Education.

Mbabazi Ginny Scovia

I am a public health specialist, teacher, researcher and manager. I hold a Master of Public Health (MPH) and Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health from Catholic University of Allied and Health Science, Tanzania, and Mountains of the Moon University in Uganda, respectively. I have more than ten years of teaching experience at higher education institutions in research supervision and coordinating. I am a lecturer and action research coordinator in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Uganda Martyrs University. I have skills in project management and I have managed WASH projects before as the Head of the Public Health Department at Mountains of the Moon University.

Alevtina Sedochenko

Alevtina is a coordinator of an expert group for educational reform of the Central Reforms Office under the Ministry of Regional Development of Ukraine. Her major responsibility is to align activities between the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Regional Development, international organizations and NGOs working in the field of education decentralization and capacity building of local self-governments. From 2016-2017 Alevtina was an advisor on education to the Deputy Governor of Kyiv Region State Administration. Previously, she had a teaching experience in the integrated cross-subjects and competencies projects, and career guidance courses for high school students.    

Alevtina is a certified MBTI® practitioner, a facilitator, and a business trainer with more than 15 years of experience in marketing, advertisement and management. She is also an author of four compendiums on activities for practicing MBTI® in corporate context.

Her educational background is history, sociology, and psychology. Currently, she is getting her degree in public administration at the National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine.

Dr Arthur Shelley

Dr Arthur Shelley is a collaborative community builder, researcher and creative education designer/facilitator with over 30 years of experience across international corporate, government and tertiary education sectors. He has worked with organisations as diverse as NASA, Cirque Du Soleil, Local and National Governments, start-ups, SME’s and multinational corporations. Internationally acknowledged as a knowledge and capability development thought leader, project manager and community builder, he has written three books, several chapters for collaborative book projects and a range of peer reviewed research papers. Arthur is the producer of international events such as Creative Melbourne and AuSKM, a regular international conference speaker, multi-award winning tertiary teacher and a mentor/career advisor and PhD supervisor for candidates in five countries across Asia. Arthur created and facilitated the Executive MBA capstone course at RMIT University in Melbourne at the Graduate School of Business and Law, a project-based learning experience delivered for real business clients. This applied learning experience is based on developing options for genuine client projects in industry and government to improve their productivity. He engages in collaborative research through his role as a Senior Industry Fellow at RMIT and was the former Global Knowledge Director of Cadbury Schweppes.

Dr Becky Shelley

Becky Shelley was appointed Deputy Director Aspiration and Attainment at the Peter Underwood Centre in 2016. Becky has a PhD in political science from the University of Tasmania. Becky has twenty years’ experience working at the intersection between research, policy and practice. Becky has experience devising innovative social policies and social programs within government. Becky has provided leadership to the not-for-profit sector, working with peak bodies, in national roles, and leading state operations. Becky has made a contribution to a broad range of committees and advisory bodies including Ministerial Advisory Committees and Taskforces, national and Tasmanian expert advisory groups, and as a company director. Building collaborative partnerships and fostering shared purpose are key elements in her approach.

Dr. Wan Shen

Wan Shen, PhD, RDN, LD, is an Assistant Professor in the Food and Nutrition Program within the Department of Public and Allied Health at Bowling Green State University, USA. Her research interests include diet assessment, emotional eating, and dietary fatty acids.

Prof. Raed M. Shubair

Raed M. Shubair is a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering and Visiting Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA and an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New York University (NYU), Abu Dhabi, UAE. He also serves as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Undersecretary for Academic Affairs of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has been a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering at Khalifa University (formerly Etisalat University College), UAE, which he joined in 1993 up to 2017. Prof. Raed Shubair received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (with Distinction and Class Honors) from Kuwait University, Kuwait in June 1989 followed by his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (with Distinction) from the University of Waterloo, Canada in February 1993. His PhD thesis received the University of Waterloo ‘Distinguished Doctorate Dissertation Award’. He has over 300 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications. He is Regional Director for IEEE in the Middle East and a Founding Member of the IEEE-UAEEE Innovation and Research Program.

Musharrat Shabnam Shuchi

Musharrat Shabnam Shuchi is currently working as a Lecturer in the Department of Economics, United International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Economics from the University of Dhaka. Before joining United International University, she worked as a research assistant in a well-known research organization, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies. During her Masters, she worked as a co-researcher in a project of Bureau of Economic Research. Her research interests are macroeconometric forecasting and growth modeling. She is a member of the Bangladesh Economic Association.

Dr Stevphen Shukaitis

Stevphen Shukaitis is Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex, Centre for Work and Organization, and a member of the Autonomedia editorial collective. Since 2009 he has coordinated and edited Minor Compositions ( He is the author of Imaginal Machines: Autonomy & Self-Organization in the Revolutions of Everyday Day (2009) and The Composition of Movements to Come: Aesthetics and Cultural Labor After the Avant-Garde (2016), and editor (with Erika Biddle and David Graeber) of Constituent Imagination: Militant Investigations // Collective Theorization (AK Press, 2007). His research focuses on the emergence of collective imagination in social movements and the changing compositions of cultural and artistic labor.

Mary-Ann Shuker  

Mary-Ann is a Learning and Teaching Consultant in the Health Group at Griffith University. For the past nine years, she has supported academics to increase their capabilities across the eight Health schools (collapsed to five in 2021) in planning, designing and implementing evidence-informed, technology-enabled learning solutions in order to enhance teaching to improve both student experience and outcomes. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. She has collaboratively implemented many successful innovative solutions and was highly commended for Excellence in Enhancing Teaching in the 2020 Griffith Vice Chancellor awards. 

Anastasios Siampos

Anastasios is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Marketing at Surrey Business School and the Executive Director of Undergraduate Studies. He holds a PhD in Marketing from Strathclyde Busines School (Glasgow, UK), an MSc in Marketing Management from Aston University (Birmingham, UK) and a BSc in Business Administration from Athens University of Economics and Business (Athens, Greece). He has designed and delivered programmes and modules at all levels, while his teaching approach is based on two pillars; research led teaching and the use of case studies. The latter, provide a glimpse of real business issues and in this vein, they stimulate students’ interest while offering a practical aspect during their educational journey.

Professor George Siemens

George Siemens is professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and director of the Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning (C3L) at the University of South Australia. He is an internationally known author and speaker who has delivered keynote addresses in more than 35 countries. He is also a researcher and theorist in the field of learning, knowledge management, and technology.

George Siemens is recognised for developing the learning theory of connectivism as well as for his pioneering work in learning analytics and the development of massive open online courses (MOOCs). He has continued to develop and deliver MOOCs, including the most recent one on Pivoting to Online Teaching: Research and Practitioner Perspectives on EdX - that helps instructors in their online delivery in the context of Covid-19. 

Dr Kwong Nui Sim

Dr Kwong Nui Sim is an award-winning emerging scholar/academic committed to enhance practices in the use of educational technology for students and teachers as well as within doctoral education and academic development capacity. She is currently a senior lecturer/learning and teaching consultant at AUT Learning Transformation LAB, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand and has been active in the scholarship of higher education for about a decade now. She is an associate editor for IJAD (International Journal for Academic Development), AJET (Australasian Journal of Educational Technology), IIER (Issues in Educational Research) and JUTLP (Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice). At the same time, she is an executive member for ASCILITE (Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education), HERDSA (Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia) in New Zealand branch and FLANZ (Flexible Learning Association of New Zealand).

Lénia Cecilia Alberto Sitoe

Lénia Cecilia Alberto Sitoe (MSc) holds a Master degree in Nursing of Maternal Health, currently working as Lecturer at Instituto Superior de Ciências de Saúde, where she is also the Head of the Department of Community Outreach and Coordinator of Sexual and Reproductive Health Projects.

Dr Jane Skalicky

Dr Jane Skalicky is an Education specialist with a research focus on student learning, engagement and success in higher education. For the past ten years, she has held senior leadership positions at the University of Tasmania with institutional strategic and operational responsibilities in key areas relating to student retention and success. Currently, Jane is Director of the Student Retention and Success portfolio, leading a team of staff and student leaders across the portfolio areas of Student Learning, Equity and Access, and Employability. Within this position, she has used her extensive knowledge of student populations and understanding of factors that impact students’ retention and success to lead the development of key institutional strategies and policies and to establish networked partnerships across the University, to ensure that student support services and programs are relevant to the changing needs of students and curriculum and strategically delivered to areas of most need and impact.

Dr. Caroline Janet Smith

Dr Caroline Smith is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in science education in the School of Education, University of Tasmania.  She has qualifications in science, agriculture and education. Her PhD thesis focused on the development of a sense of personal empowerment through learning about permaculture.  Currently, she is also working with the University of Queensland in the Pacific region to develop a training program for Plant Health Clinics for agriculture extension workers. Previously, Caroline developed and taught the Vocational Graduate Certificate in Education for Sustainability at Swinburne University’s National Centre for Sustainability, and before that, at Australian Catholic University, where she developed Futures Education and Education for Sustainability units at the Masters and Undergraduate level.

Caroline has published widely in the areas of Education for Sustainability, Future Education and Ecospirituality, and co-edited a book on Permaculture Pioneers. She is a current member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Futures Studies and previously, the Editorial Committee of EarthSong Journal. She is a co-recipient of the International Green Gown Award for Learning and Teaching and co-recipient of an Australian Learning and Teaching Citation Award for Leadership in Education for Sustainability. Her interests are gardening, permaculture, local food security and climate change action.

Vanessa Stafford

Vanessa Stafford is the current Academic Learning Manager at Kaplan Business School. She has been a passionate educator for 20 years – 8 of those within the Kaplan family. Using her Bachelor of Arts, Society, Life and Learning (Macquarie University) and certificate of TESOL (University of NSW), she taught English as an Additional Language for 10 years. This cemented her belief in the importance of student-centred instructional design, effective lesson planning, and clear in-class communication to ensure successful learning outcomes for all students. Using her knowledge from a Masters of Learning Sciences and Technology (Sydney University) and her many years of practical and engaging teaching expertise - in particular, her EAL sensibilities - she now strives to develop other educators’ teaching skills through professional development opportunities. Vanessa is a keen EdTech advocate, with a passion for transforming online learning from passive to active learning experiences. She is also an advocate for syllabi to be developed with Diversity and Inclusion principles as a crucial foundation – especially within multicultural student environments. She is planning to pursue a Doctor of Education in the near future.

Dr Nigel Starck

Dr Nigel Starck (PhD, Flinders University of South Australia) is the author of Life After Death: the art of the obituary; Proud Australian Boy: a biography of Russell Braddon; and The First Celebrity: Anthony Trollope’s Australasian odyssey. In addition, he was executive editor of, and a contributor to, the military history anthology Legacies of War. Dr Starck has been extensively published in scholarly journals and is a frequent contributor to major newspapers, including The Guardian (London), The Age (Australia), The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Canberra Times. He has been keynote speaker at conferences in the US and the UK. Prior to pursuing an academic career, he was a newspaper editor and television producer, serving also as South-east Asia correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. His research interests are: journalism history, military history, the art of biography, and the works of the Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope. Dr Starck was recipient of the Manning Clark Research Fellowship (Canberra 2009) and a visiting scholar at Cardiff University in 2007.

Associate Professor R Brian Stone 

R Brian Stone is an Associate Professor of Design at the National University of Singapore. His award-winning work and teachings are centered in the areas of motion design, interaction design, information visualization, and user experience. Professor Stone is the co-organizer of the Motion Design Summit conferences [MODE] and is editor of a collection of essays entitled, The Theory and Practice of Motion Design: Critical Perspectives and Professional Practice published by Routledge (2018).

He is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities and has held visiting appointments at the Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial (ESDI) in Brazil, Universidad Americana Managua, Nicaragua (UAM), Shih Chien University, Taipei, and was tenured at The Ohio State University.  He is the author of several articles on the subjects of UX/UI and Motion Design. Apple Computer recognized Professor Stone’s teaching with the Apple Distinguished Educator award. He is also a recipient of the Ratner Distinguished Teaching Award, The Ohio State University Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, and the Order of Omega Faculty Recognition Award.

Theresa St.Romain

Theresa St.Romain is a public health consultant in Kansas, USA. She holds undergraduate degrees in psychology and English and a master’s degree in history. For more than a decade, she has partnered with academic public health and practice organizations. She enjoys all aspects of the scientific publication process, working as a researcher, writer, and editor.

Dr. Michael J.D. Sutton

Dr. Michael Sutton is a game-based learning author, educator, innovative researcher, and edupreneur. Many decades ago, Michael was an entrepreneur and then moved into corporate as a manager, CIO, and executive. Eventually, Michael was invited to achieve his PhD in Knowledge Management from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and graduated at the young age of 57, an exemplar of a lifelong learner. Michael has been an experiential learning educator at a wide range of universities and community colleges. Michael’s current focus is conveying emotional intelligence soft skills by using gamification, serious games, immersive learning environments, and simulations within both institutions of higher education and corporate training and development firms. In late 2019 Michael published and co-authored a significant contribution to the body of knowledge in education: Emotify!: The power of the human element in game-based learning, serious games and

Sayeda Chandra Tabassum

Sayeda Chandra Tabassum is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the United International University (UIU) in Bangladesh. Before her appointment at UIU, she was an Instructor at the same institution. She had received her undergraduate degree and her Master's degree in Economics from United International University. Her areas of research interest include macroeconomics, labor, health, behavioral economics, and economics of environmental valuation. She is a member of the Bangladesh Economic Association.

Dr. Hazel Tan

Dr Hazel Tan is an academic at the Monash University and part of the Mathematics, Science and Technology Academic Community. Her areas of research and teaching interest are in secondary mathematics education, educational technology, and international comparative studies. Her research methodological expertise is in quantitative and mixed methods and her work on Facebook as a recruitment tool for research has gained academic interest. Before moving into academia Hazel worked as a senior secondary mathematics teacher and head of mathematics department, and as an educational technology officer for the Singaporean Ministry of Education. This prior experience provided a solid foundation for her current academic work.

Dr Samson Tan

Dr Samson Tan is currently Head of the Centre for Innovation in Learning at the National Institute of Education (NIE). As a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee, IT Governance Committee and MOOC Steering Committee, he drives learning innovations and shapes digital learning policies at NIE. He has over 20 years of involvement in education, with a focus in academic professional development and learning innovation.  Prior to joining NIE, Samson was responsible for professional development of academic staff and pedagogical innovation at the Republic Polytechnic (RP). He spearheaded RP’s digital learning, design and delivery of e-learning training and collaboration with other institutions. 

In his previous role in RP, Samson was responsible for leading the SkillsFuture initiatives, providing research, consultation and training in workplace learning for the Logistics, Hotel and Biomedical sectors. Samson lectured/trained curriculum design and innovation in learning related subjects in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong. He graduated with a Doctor of Education (EdD) from the University of Western Australia (UWA) in 2007 and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Hull. His research interest is in learning innovation and workplace learning. 

Samson is a member of the Executive Board of Association for Problem-based and Active Learning (, the Executive Committee of Educational Research Association of Singapore (ERAS and Advisory Board of RMIT School of Engineering, Aviation Industry Advisory Committee, Singapore.

Shannon Tan

Shannon Tan is the Journal Manager of JALT. She holds a Bachelor degree (double major in Psychology and Management) at Murdoch University via Kaplan Higher Education Singapore. She joined Kaplan Singapore and the JALT team as a Research Assistant as of October 2020.

Tan Shao Han

Tan Shao Han. Co-founder of Curious Chimeras. An experienced game master and designer, Shao is the lead architect behind many of the Curious Chimeras games. Curious Chimeras is a Singapore-based design house and gaming consultancy.


Assoc. Professor Tang Mun Leong 

Assoc. Professor Tang is currently serving as an Assistant Director and Head of Education and Training in St. Andrew’s Community Hospital. Before devoting his time to serve fulltime in a mission hospital, Assoc. Professor Tang serves as a director of a private nursing college and was lecturing in several universities in Australia and UK. He has published many articles in renowned journals, and his long-standing research interests are in nursing education, assessment, clinical simulation and palliative care. In addition to being a university lecturer, he has conducted leadership training for doctors and nursing leaders from Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, Hongkong and Taiwan. Currently he is also serving in the Singapore Nursing Board Education Committee which is involved in accreditation of clinical sites and nursing curriculum.

Dr. Teck Choon Teo 

Teck Choon, DBA, M.Ed., MM, MA, is an Associate Professor of Management, Director of Graduate Studies at American University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. His research interests are in the fields of creative leadership, organisational change, and educational technology. He is a co-author of Strategic Thinking and Insights (2018). He is also an active board member of Chinese American Scholar Association (CASA) and a Fellow of Chartered College of Teaching (UK).

Professor Jandhyala B.G. Tilak

Professor Jandhyala B.G. Tilak, is currently ICSSR National Fellow and Distinguished Professor at the Council for Social Development. Former Vice-chancellor at National University of Educational Planning and Administration he was also a Visiting Fellow at Centre for International Cooperation in Education, Hiroshima University, University of Virginia, Indian Institute of Education, and Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning.  He was also on the research staff of the World Bank Washington DC.  Prof. Tilak has been felicitated with many awards and honours such as the prestigious Swami Pranavananda Saraswati National Award of the UGC in Education for his outstanding scholarly research (1999), Dr. Malcolm Adiseshiah Award for distinguished research contributions to development studies (2003), Inspirational Teacher of the Year Global Education Award 2012, and Devang Mehta Award for outstanding conurbations to education (2015).  Among many other honours, he had the privilege of delivering a keynote address to a meeting of the Noble laureates in Barcelona, Spain in 2005.  Prof Tilak has authored and edited over a dozen books and about 300 papers in the area of economics of education and development studies. He served as the editor of Journal of Educational Planning and Administration for 27 years and is on the editorial board of several professional journals.  His latest books include is Higher Education, Public Good and Markets (Routledge, 2018) and Dilemmas in Reforming Higher Education in India (Orient BlackSwan 2018), Education and Development in India (Palgrave Macmillan), Education in India (Sage), Education and Development (Academic Foundation), Universal Secondary Education (Springer).    Prof Tilak served as the President, Comparative Education Society of India, and is on the Board of Governors of Comparative Education Society of Asia.

Iolanda Cavaleiro Tinga 

Iolanda Cavaleiro Tinga (MSc) is a nutritionist and holds a Master degree in Clinical Nutrition. She is a Lecturer at Instituto Superior de Ciências de Saúde, Maputo, Mozambique, and Nutrition Course Coordinator. Iolanda is also a member of the Scientific Council at the same institution and serves as external evaluator of the National Council for Evaluation of Higher Education of Mozambique.

Dr. Jyothi K. Thrivikraman

Jyothi K. Thrivikraman, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in Global Public Health at Leiden University College, The Hague. Her areas of expertise are food waste and food insecurity, as well as social policy with a focus on health insurance.

Anne Michelle Todd

Pharmacist educator with interests in medication safety, quality improvement and deprescribing and how this can be taught and modeled in interprofessional learning contexts.

MMK Toufique

MMK Toufique is an Associate Professor of Economics at Noakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh. He obtained his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Economics from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Later he received his second Master's degree from the University of Maryland at College Park, USA. His research interest includes development economics, gender issues, education, and institutional economics. He is a member of the Bangladesh Economic Association.

Dr. Kuo-Wei Tseng

Kuo-Wei Tseng, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Exercise and Health Sciences at University of Taipei. His research interests include motor control, sports biomechanics, and sports injuries and preventions.

Dr. Wei-Chin Tseng

Wei-Chin Tseng, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Sports and Health Sciences at University of Taipei. His research interests include eccentric exercise training, fatigue and recovery, muscle damage, and the repeated bout effect.

Dr. Robin M. Tucker

Robin M. Tucker, PhD, RD, FAND, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University, USA. Her research interests include characterizing and improving the health behaviors of higher education students.

Ian A. Van Deventer

Dr. Van Deventer currently teaches accounting and finance courses at Spalding University. He has been an educator for more than 10 years. Prior to teaching, Dr. Van Deventer worked in the lodging industry in various accounting roles. He also worked as an accountant for a financial services firm before becoming a full-time educator. Dr. Van Deventer possesses an undergraduate degree in German, an MBA in finance, a second MBA in accounting, an ME in online learning, and a PhD in advanced accounting.  He is an active CPA and currently pursues research interests related to business education and corporate finance.

Brittany Vermeulen

Brittany Vermeulen is a PhD student and full-time staff member at Western Sydney University working in the field of Sustainability Education. Her doctoral research interest is centred around the intersection of science education and student learning. Her thesis is a mixed-methods study looking at varying approaches to STEM-based mobility within Australian universities.

Ms Kate Vincent

Ms Kate Vincent is a social worker who has recently completed a PhD project exploring Whiteness within the social work profession, focusing on the practice of white social workers who work with people seeking asylum and people of refugee background. Kate has been part of the teaching team at the University of Tasmania Social Work and Sociology disciplines for several years. She is a director of the Tasmanian Refugee Legal Service and is also currently working within the non-government sector. Kate is deeply interested in Critical Whiteness Theory, the critique of how Western framings of knowledge are privileged and how to adopt a decolonising lens in relation to practice, research and education. She is also interested in exploring strategies to build social cohesion and enhancing leadership skill development within recently arrived refugee communities.

Dr Kerry Volansky 

Dr. Volansky comes from a strategically diverse background with experience in patient care, teaching, technology, and team leadership.  As an entrepreneur, she owned a successful rehabilitation staffing agency for 20+ years that served patients in the greater Cleveland area.  She served as an associate professor at the University of Findlay (2001-18) and her efforts played an important role in the development of a hybrid strategic plan, mentorship/coaching of faculty, and training in online instructional design.  Currently, she is the Program Director and Clinical Professor for the hybrid DPT Program at Hanover College, a new program in development.

She earned her BS in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Ohio and a healthcare MBA from Baldwin Wallace College.  Dr. Volansky completed her Doctor of Science degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.  She recently acquired her Doctorate of Education degree from the University of Findlay with an emphasis in online teaching and learning.  Her research interests include online teaching and learning; specifically, the exploration of how to teach “hands-on” skills in an online environment.  Dr. Volansky has lectured on numerous topics on a national and local level as an invited speaker and an industry expert.

Distinguished Professor Maggie Walter

Distinguished Professor Maggie Walter is a palawa person descending from the pairrebenne people of North Eastern Tasmania and a member of the larger Briggs Johnson Tasmanian Aboriginal family. She is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Tasmania. The centre of Maggie’s intellectual passion are Indigenous statistics and data. She is a founding member of the Maiam nayri Wingara Indigenous Data Sovereignty Collective and has published extensively in the field including, Indigenous Statistics: A Quantitative Research Methodology and is Co-Editor of Indigenous Children Growing Up Strong, an edited research collection based on a longitudinal study of Indigenous children. 

Professor Peter Waring

Professor Peter Waring is Murdoch’s Singapore Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor Transnational Education, based in Singapore. Peter is responsible for advancing the University’s academic and strategic interests in Singapore, Dubai and Myanmar. Peter has previously held academic positions at the University of Newcastle and the University of NSW (Asia) including the leadership positions of Acting Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at the University of Newcastle and Academic Director and Deputy CEO of Newcastle’s Singapore operations. A qualified lawyer, Peter also holds degrees in Commerce and Management. He is the co-author of five books on employment relations and has published more than 100 book chapters and articles in leading international and national journals. His research and teaching interests span the business and law fields of employment relations, human resource management, corporate governance and labour law. In 2011, Peter was a recipient of the Australian Government’s ‘Outstanding Young Alumni Award’ in Singapore. He has lived in Malaysia and Singapore for the past 17 years.

Dr. Kayla Waters

Kayla Waters is a professor in the Family and Human Services department in the School of Applied Studies at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, USA.  She helped launch the program’s Master of Arts in Human Services/Addiction Counseling and currently serves as Department Chair.  She is also a licensed psychologist and licensed clinical addiction counselor, with clinical experience working with children and families in school, clinic, and hospital settings.  Her research focuses on the use of lean practices to improve student learning, faculty well-being, and institutional viability. 

Jane Marie Watson

Professor Emerita Jane Watson has been a tertiary mathematics tutor, pre-service teacher educator, and mathematics education researcher across 48 years at the University of Tasmania. Her main research specialization has been statistics education and her seminal work, “Statistical Literacy of School: Growth and Goals,” was first published in 2006 and republished in 2013. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, a Life Member of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, a recipient of an Australian Government’s National Literacy and Numeracy Week Minister’s Award, and of a Clunies Ross National Science and Technology Award. She has been a Chief Investigator on Australian Research Council projects worth more than $3million and has a google scholar h-index of 40. She has been a consultant in Australia and New Zealand on curriculum matters and given over 30 keynote addresses to mathematics teaching and research organizations, both nationally and internationally. She has also written over 40 articles for teachers on various topics for the classroom, including lbw decisions in cricket, fishy statistics, division by zero, estimating the height of a tree, “cheating” partners, and what’s typical in the Melbourne Cup.


Dr Mark Wheaton

Dr Mark Wheaton is responsible for quality and delivery of the Accounting programs for Kaplan Business School (KBS), Australia. Mark’s role with Kaplan is to provide guidance to accounting academic heads, subject coordinators and lecturers. Key to his position is to embrace innovative ideas about the novel ways in which accounting can be more effectively taught. 

Prior to working for KBS, Mark had worked in government, industry, private practice and recently academia. During his 35-year career, he has worked as Banker with major Australia banks and self-employed for 10 years. Mark was a co-founder, Chairman and CFO of Valuation Exchange Pty Ltd. Mark directed and implemented strategies that saw Valuation Exchange Pty Ltd developed into the largest mortgage valuation business in Australia. Mark was the Managing Partner of a substantial accounting practice in Australia, and along with one partner, built a comprehensive practice focused on business acquisitions. Mark’s Doctoral dissertation is concerned with accounting education and the need to employ engaging pedagogies. His current research interests are accounting education in Asia. Mark is an avid mountain trekker having walked many parts of the World.

Associate Professor Andrew Dafydd Williams

Associate Professor Williams is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, and Director of the University of Tasmania Exercise Clinic. He has extensive experience in the development, and delivery of Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology curriculum with a commitment to providing students with authentic interprofessional learning experiences. He has significant research and clinical experience in the assessment and prescription of lifestyle, specifically exercise/physical activity modification in chronic disease and healthy aging with an increasing focus on the translation of clinical guidelines into clinical practice.

Rune Liore Winters

Runa Liore Winters coordinates Applied Learning Assessment for the Office of Applied Learning at UNC Wilmington. As the office’s Social Research Assistant, she is charged with both the oversight of assessment activities, analysis of assessment findings, management of applied learning research, and support of other critical functions within the Office of Applied Learning. Runa holds an M.A. in Criminology from UNC Wilmington and has a background in both qualitative and quantitative research, currently focused on educational research in support of UNCW’s strategic plan and applied learning in general.

Professor Andrew Wood

I joined Portsmouth Business School in January 2018 following sixteen years at the University of Essex where I was Professor of Finance and Director of Education, and before that eight years at London Guildhall University. Prior to entering academia, I worked in a variety of positions including at the National Economic Development Office (NEDO) and the Treasury and Civil Service Committee at the House of Commons.

My academic background is as an economist with specialisms in financial economics and financial management. In the past, I would have described myself as a heterodox economist but I am now best described as a behavioural (financial) economist. A theme throughout my research is how markets actually work in practice – I have applied both qualitative and quantitative methods to addressing this question. This has ranged from exploring how lumpy capacity decisions can be coordinated and whether more or less competition helps to achieve a beneficial outcome, to examining the financial decision making of companies, professional investors and households.

Dr Sam Wu

Dr Sam Wu, a registered nurse by training, currently works as a senior healthcare administrator in one of the largest nursing home operators in Singapore. He holds a doctorate in business administration and serves as an adjunct faculty for several universities in Australia and Europe. Prior to his work at the aged care sector, Dr Sam has served as the Deputy Dean at a private healthcare college and nurse clinician at several major hospitals in Singapore. His areas of interest are in healthcare services management, nursing and clinical education and he now devotes his time to healthcare research, quality and innovation consultancy works for government agencies and academic institutions

Dr Yeap Peik Foong

Dr Yeap holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from Northern University of Malaysia, a Master of Business Administration (International Industrial Management) from the University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen, Germany, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan.

Dr Yeap is a Senior Lecturer of the University of Newcastle (UON), Singapore campus.  He actively publishes in international journals and conferences, and he leads numerous university and national research grants. His research interests include strategic management, teaching and learning, cross- cultural management and interorganisational collaboration.  He is currently supervising postgraduate students and he has served as reviewer and international editorial board member for journals, as well as internal and external examiner for postgraduate candidates. 

Dr Yeap currently is also the Postgraduate Program Coordinator in UON Singapore.  He is committed to establishing collaborative partnerships between universities, government, industry and communities that directly contribute to education, economic and social communities, and environmental and cultural health of Asia.

Alanna Yeo 

Alanna Yeo. Co-founder of Curious Chimeras. Alanna supervises the logistics of the Curious Chimeras team and brings together the team into a beautiful, organised whole. Curious Chimeras is a Singapore-based design house and gaming consultancy. 

Yeo Xi-wei

Xi-Wei is the Director and founder of Living Theories, a team of specialists that employ Gamification as a core strategy in maximising Human Engagement experiences. He works extensively with government and corporate organizations to build new programmes and projects to enhance learning procedures, organizational culture and training programmes. He has also spoken in multiple conferences and symposiums on Gamification, and the ability of games to harness human emotions and motivations for the betterment of humanity.

Xi-Wei graduated with an honours degree in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies from Nanyang Technological University, and has over 10 years of experience in Training and Development.

Eric Yeo Zhiwei

Eric is a Lecturer and Academic Partner Liaison with Kaplan Singapore. He teaches economics. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Business in Economics and Finance with RMIT and subsequently, a Master of Education with Monash University, Eric holds a special interest in engaging the unmotivated student to make better life decisions through the use of economic concepts and principles. He enjoys making his students stand up and sit down for in-class activities in order to gauge his students’ willingness to pay for certain items, and asking them to make tough decisions on how they would spend $100,000, a limited resource, if it was given to them. All this done, in the name of learning and understanding Economics.

Sarah Young

Sarah Young is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Nursing, College of Health & Medicine, at the University of Tasmania. Her research focus is on incorporating mental wellbeing into a broad range of contexts. She also has interests in public health and higher education curriculum development, and tutors into and develops content for several courses in the School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Australia.

Alexander Ziegler

Alexander Ziegler is employed at IBM in the role as Program Director, Business Development for Education. His focus is on taking care of the global education offerings and the strategic development and implementation of new routes to market to drive IBM’s skills into the market.

In addition to his role at IBM, he is also a doctoral student in Business Administration at Edinburgh Napier University. His research is specialised in routes to market for education as well as questions around how to increase product adoption with the right training.

In his free time, Alexander Ziegler is a lecturer at Fresenius University for Applied Science in Köln. He is currently teaching the module “Online Management – Foundations of Digitalization”.

Dr. Raja M. Zuha

Dr. Raja M. Zuha is a senior lecturer and began his career as an academic in 2006. He was also the Head of UKM Forensics (2012-2019) at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). He obtained his first degree from UKM in Biomedical Science (2003) and conferred Master of Criminal Justice by Universiti Malaya (2006). His doctoral advisor and mentor, Prof. Dr. Baharudin Omar nurtured his interest in the field of forensic entomology as a growing scientist and a lecturer. In 2014, Raja completed his PhD thesis, Bionomics of Forensic Scuttle Flies, which was greatly influenced by the current world’s authority in scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae), Dr. R. Henry L. Disney. In the same year, he flew to University of Cambridge to learn from Henry about scuttle fly and they have collaborated on scientific papers regarding taxonomy and bionomics of forensic scuttle flies which include the discovery of new genus and species. For his effort in recording several novel species from Malaysia, he was honored by having a species named after himself, the Chonocephalus harveyetzuhai. Raja is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Murdoch University, Australia, an associate researcher at the Center for Insect Systematics and Fraser’s Hill Research Center, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM. Other than teaching and conducting research, he provides consultation in many forensic entomology cases, including testimony to the court as an expert witness. His expertise has been featured in NTV7’s The Breakfast Show, TV3’s Buletin Utama and BFM Radio Station. He loves to engage with public through scientific communication about flies and forensic entomology. For the love of flies and passion in macro and close-up photography, Raja founded Lalatologi ( - an initiative to highlight the biodiversity of flies and other insects through research and photography.