Dr Suneeti Rekhari is the Senior Manager of the Learning Enhancement team within the College of Science, Engineering and Health.
Suneeti leads the implementation of innovative, meaningful and inclusive learning and teaching solutions.
Her expertise is in the higher education sector, managing curriculum projects, technology integration and building global teacher capability.
- PhD: Doctor of Philosophy (Sociology), University of New South Wales, Australia, 2007.
Research focus: Semiotics, visual language, film studies, race and representation.
- GCHE: Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, Australia, 2011.
Focus: Digital Learning and Education Technologies
- MA: Master of Arts, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 2002.
- BA: Bachelor of Arts, Sophia College, Mumbai, India, 2000.
- 2018: Senior Manager, Learning Enhancement, College of Science Engineering & Health, RMIT University
- 2017–2018: Lead, Curriculum Transformation, Learning & Teaching Services, Navitas.
- 2016–2017: Blended Learning Co-ordinator, College of Health & Biomedicine, Victoria University.
- 2015–2016: Senior Learning Designer, Monash College, Monash University.
- 2008–2015: Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Education, Institute of Koorie Education, Deakin University.
- 2007–2008: Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong.
Affiliations and professional memberships
- Member, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.
- Member, TELedvisors, Technology Enhanced Learning SIG, Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.
Grants, awards and consultancies
- Award: Programs that Enhance Learning, College of Health & Biomedicine, Victoria University, Innovation in Anatomy and Physiology Teaching, 2017.
- Honourable Mention: ACODE and Pearson Award for Innovation in Technology Enhanced Learning, H5P LTI Integration, 2016.
- Principal Investigator: Evaluation of the More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative Project, funded by The Australian Council of Deans of Education, 2012.
- Research Consultant: Evaluation of the Indigenous Education Strategic Initiatives Programme – Away-from-Base for Mixed-Mode Delivery, Victorian Government, 2010.
- Research Consultant: Indigenous specific monitoring and evaluation of Programs and policies to ensure cultural appropriateness and community accessibility, Deakin University, 2008.
- Spies, M., McNeill, M., Rekhari, S. & Woo, K. (2018). [Re]evaluating practice: measuring what is important, to inform improvements to student outcomes. In D. Wache and D. Houston (Eds.), Research and Development in Higher Education: (Re)Valuing Higher Education, 41 (pp 206 - 219). Adelaide, Australia, 2-5 July 2018.
- Rekhari, S. & Sinnayah, P. (2018). H5P and Innovation in Anatomy and Physiology Teaching. In D. Wache and D. Houston (Eds.), Research and Development in Higher Education: (Re)Valuing Higher Education, 41 (pp 191 - 205). Adelaide, Australia, 2-5 July 2018.
- Rekhari, S. & Paul, A. (2017) D2-E2: An Agile, Responsive and Collaborative Approach to Course and Unit Design, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia: Curriculum Transformation. Sydney, Australia, 27-30 June 2017.
- Rekhari, S. & Sinnayah, P. (2017) H5P and the Brave New World of Learning Interactives - A Case Study in First Year Anatomy & Physiology Units, The Technology in Higher Education Agenda: Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. Auckland, New Zealand, 8-10 May 2017.
- Rekhari, S. (2015) The Chasm: Learning Design, Technology and the LMS, Australian Institute of Training and Development Journal, Technology and Learning Issue, July 2015.
- Rekhari, S. (2014) Sugar and Spice: The Golden Age of the Hindi Movie Vamps, 1960s-70s’, in V. Kishore, A. Sarwal and P. Patra (eds.) Bollywood and its Others: Towards New Configurations, Palgrave Macmillan.
- Rekhari, S. (2012) ‘Movement by Coercion: The Displacement of Indigenous Children in Australia’, in R. Ganguly-Scrase and K. Lahiri-Dutt (eds.) International Displacement: Asia Pacific Perspectives, Ashgate.
- Rekhari, S. (2011) ‘Introduction: Aboriginal Histories’, in J. Bennett & R. Beirne (eds.) Making Film and Television Histories, I.B. Tauris, pp 3-4.
- Rekhari, S. (2011) ‘Jedda’, in J. Bennett & R. Beirne (eds.) Making Film and Television Histories, I.B. Tauris, pp 5-11.
- Rekhari, S. (2011) ‘Jaisa Desh, Waisa Vesh? Explorations on the Representation of Adivasis in popular Hindi Cinema’, Studies in South Asian Film and Media, Vol. 2, no. 2, 2011: pp 107-117.
- ‘Nightclubs, vamps and urban transgressive spaces in Hindi cinema’, in Cinemaspace - Conference on Indian Cinema and The City, Chao Centre for Asian Studies, Rice University, Houston, USA, 3-4 Nov. 2011.
- ‘Exploratory notes on the representations of Adivasis in popular Hindi cinema’, in APSA 2010: Proceedings of the 10th Asia Pacific Sociological Association Conference, Asian Pacific Sociological Association, Sabah, Malaysia, 8-11 Dec. 2010.
- ‘Film, Representation and the Exclusion of Aboriginal Identity: Examples from Australian Cinema’, Refereed Proceedings of TASA/SAANZ Conference, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 3-8 Dec. 2007.