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I am an experienced senior leader with demonstrable success in delivering whole-of-institution programs, research studies and cultural change initiatives. My current position is Assistant Provost and Director of the Transformation CoLab with Bond University in Australia.

As an educational reformist my expertise is the enhancement of student success and graduate employability through data-driven approaches to student retention and engagement, teaching, curricular reform and work integrated learning. I have led this work in multiple settings using established cultural change processes to engage diverse stakeholders.

A staunch advocate for student equity and the empowerment of women, and a 2019 Research Fellow with the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, my interests are equitable higher education pathways and addressing the impacts of disadvantage. I have a long history of respectful partnerships with Whadjuk Noongar communities and have co-authored a Framework for Respectful Work and Learning with Australia’s First Peoples.

I am an internationally known researcher with a world-class publications record of over 270 academic articles and major reports. I have a consistent record of competitive funding and have successfully delivered almost AUD$5.9m in research grants. The Creative Workforce and Developing EmployABILITY initiatives, which I direct, engage over 60 institutions globally. I have a strong record of translating research outcomes to maximise their impact for industry and the community.

I am a respectful and collaborative colleague with immense energy and capacity to learn. I am a strategic and creative thinker with high emotional intelligence and a commitment to mentoring less experienced colleagues.

I am a multi-award winning educator and supervisor with established global partnerships and Adjunct Professorships in Australia and Europe. I am a Senior National Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow, Principal Fellow with the Higher Education Academy, and Vice President of the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Western Australia


Music Education, GradDipEd, University of New England


Viola Performance, FTCL, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance


Music, MA, Trinity College London

External positions

External Member of Academic Board, SAE Institute of Technology

2019 → …

Senior National Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow, Advance HE

2018 → …

Reference Group member, Australian Government Learning and Teaching Repository

2018 → …

Visiting Professor, University of the Arts Helsinki

2018 → …

Adjunct Professor, Monash University

2017 → …

Adjunct Professor, Griffith University Queensland

2014 → …

Steering Group Member, Australasian Council for Undergraduate Research

2013 → …

Convenor and Vice President, Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows network

2011 → …


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