Juliana Ryan is a Lecturer in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
An early career academic, Juliana came to higher education teaching and research via a deliberately varied career which included roles in program and project management, community education, policy development and communications consulting.
Spanning access and equity in higher education, inclusive curriculum and pedagogy, professional learning and communities of practice, Juliana’s research focuses on the ways that policy and other discourses shape what it is possible to imagine, be, do and become in educational settings.
Recent projects include a mixed methods study on the impact of equity scholarships on student retention and success at three Australian universities funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education and a University-wide project to embed inclusive curriculum and pedagogy funded by the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program.
Juliana is currently a principal investigator on a study of the impacts of widening participation and student diversity on the roles and identities of teaching academics based at 19 Australian universities.
Juliana teaches in undergraduate programs in Criminology and Justice Studies.
She researches in the areas of equity and diversity in higher education, inclusive pedagogy and curriculum, communities of practice, and academic identities and work practices.
Juliana is a member of the Social and Global Studies Centre.
- Bachelor of Arts (major in German), Monash University
- Bachelor of Laws, Monash University
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Leo Cussen Institute
- Master of Communications and Media Studies, Monash University
- Doctor of Philosophy (Education), Deakin University
- Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
- Australian Association for Research in Education
- National committee of Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia, 2015-2016
- Goldingay, S.,Lamaro Haintz, G.,Ryan, J.,Hitch, D.,Macfarlane, S. (2016). (In Press) Australian social work academics' perceptions of their teaching roles within higher education In: Higher Education Research and Development, , 1 - 14
- Ryan, J. (2015). It ain't just what you do and the way that you do it: why discourse matters in higher education communities of practice In: Higher Education Research and Development, 34, 1001 - 1013
- Goldingay, S.,Hitch, D.,Ryan, J.,Farrugia, D.,Hosken, N.,Lamaro, G.,Nihill, C.,Macfarlane, S. (2014). "The university didn't actually tell us this is what you have to do": Social inclusion through embedding of academic skills in first year professional courses In: International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education, 5, 43 - 53
- Hitch, D.,Goldingay, S.,Hosken, N.,Lamaro, G.,Macfarlane, S.,Nihill, C.,Ryan, J.,Farrugia, D. (2012). Academic skills and beyond: A resource based approach to support student success in higher education In: Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 6, 29 - 41
- Ryan, J.,Walker-Gibbs, B. (2012). When, where and how am I now? Researching identity in university communities of practice In: Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference (AARE 2011), Hobart, Australia, 27 November-1 December 2011