Find a Supervisor

We are committed to promoting excellence and innovation in research by fostering and maintaining a vibrant research community in the broad field of higher education studies. We know that finding the right supervisor is crucial for this experience.  You will work with a Principal Supervisor and a Co-Supervisor. It is also possible to have an Associate Supervisor who may be an expert in your field, but is not in a formal supervision role, eg is external to UOW. Applications for candidature by distance study who are located near another university are encouraged to identify a local Associate Supervisor.

The following list of potential supervisors will give you an idea of whose research interests might match your proposal. The Head of Postgraduate Studies, Dr Ruth Walker, is available to give you advice about potential supervisors and is willing to help negotiate contact. You can contact her at: rwalker@uow.edu.au or (02) 4221 5755.

Dr Simon Bedford 

Senior Lecturer in Assessment and Feedback

Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, DVCA Portfolio

Email:  sbedford@uow.edu.au

Research interests:  educational assessment; academic quality and standards; curriculum studies; science education, e-assessment and technology enhanced learning

 

Dr Meeeta Chatterjee-Padmanabhan

Lecturer in Learning Development

Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, DVCA Portfolio

Email: meeta@uow.edu.au

Research interests:  Doctoral writing; academic writing; international students; English as an Additional Language; multilingual writers.

 

Dr Bonnie Dean

Lecturer in Continuing Professional Development

Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, DVCA Portfolio

Email: bcord@uow.edu.au

Research interests: learning and teaching in higher education, academic professional development; work integrated learning;

 

Dr Jennifer Heath

Director Student Support & Education Analytics

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Portfolio

Email: jheath@uow.edu.au

Research interests: learning and educational analytics

 

Dr Kimberley McMahon-Coleman

Lecturer in Learning Development

Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, DVCA Portfolio

Email: kmc@uow.edu.au

Research interests:  disabilities studies; academic language and learning; student transitions; popular culture and higher education

 

Dr Marcus O’Donnell

Head of Digital Pedagogies

Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, DVCA Portfolio

Email: marcuso@uow.edu.au

Research interests:  philosophies of higher education; critical and cultural studies; contemplative pedagogies; digital literacies; experiential professional education; hybrid learning; blogging, social media & portfolios; curriculum transformation

 

Dr Alisa Percy

Head of Learning Development

Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, DVCA Portfolio

Email: alisa@uow.edu.au

Research interests academic practice and identity; philosophy and sociology of higher education; critical policy studies; professional learning; academic language and learning; curriculum studies; student transition

 

Dr Celeste Rossetto

Senior Lecturer in Learning Development

Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, DVCA Portfolio

Email: celeste@uow.edu.au

Research interests:  student transition; curriculum design; academic thinking and writing in HDR; communities of learning/practice

 

Dr Colin Salter

Educational designer

Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, DVCA Portfolio

Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the the Arts

Email: colin_salter@uow.edu.au

Research interests:  educational design; learning technologies

 

Dr Lisa Thomas

Head of Teacher Development

Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, DVCA Portfolio

Email: lkosta@uow.edu.au

Research interests: learning and teaching in higher education, academic professional development; socially inclusive teaching,; self-regulated learning

 

Associate Professor Margaret Wallace

Head of Strategic Curriculum Development

Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, DVCA Portfolio

Email: mwallace@uow.edu.au

Research interests: curriculum studies; program evaluation; evidence-based policy; student engagement; assessment and feedback; co-curricular learning; student transition; academic integrity

 

Dr Ruth Walker

Senior Lecturer in Learning Development

Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, DVCA Portfolio

Email: rwalker@uow.edu.au

 

Research interests:  academic integrity; higher education policy and practice; philosophy of higher education; curriculum studies; social justice and assessment; critical university studies

For more information about postgraduate study at UOW, go to Future Research Students.

 

Last reviewed: 15 June, 2016