Associate Professor Tricia McLaughlin

Elected staff member of RMIT Council
Term Concludes 1.8.22

Tricia McLaughlin is currently employed in the School of Education. She is currently also acting as Associate Dean of the RMIT Urban School- a senior secondary provider for 400 students.

Tricia is a nationally recognised scholar in the area of lifelong learning and pathways. She has extensive experience in the development of lifelong learning principles and their application in workplaces, educational settings and schools.

Tricia is an active researcher and has been the recipient of almost $3M in competitive national research grants in the scholarship of learning and teaching and related areas. She has received a number of university and national teaching awards. Her research publications, including five books, span both her discipline of construction and the practice of learning and teaching. Tricia is particularly interested in the delivery of learning and most recently has explored the significance of 21st century skills and STEM in changing educational landscapes.

Prior to her role in academia, Tricia was employed by the Parliament of Victoria as Executive Officer and consultant to the Economic Development Committee of Victoria. She was the executive officer for the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Building Industry and was consultant to the Minister during the Security of Payments Public Hearings. She has worked in the Australian construction industry and held positions on the Industry Skills Council and industrial associations for many years. Tricia was also employed for a number of years as an advisor to the Federal Minister for Industrial Relations.

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