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Our members are expert researchers in their fields.


Centre members

Research candidates

  • Andoh Afful (Geospatial Science)
    Space Science Education – Use of Space for Education and Education for Space
    Supervisors: Margaret Hamilton, Alex Kootsookos, Kefi Zhang
  • Ahmed Alharthi (Computer Science) 
    Requirements of Engineering Aspects of E-learning Systems
    Supervisors: Maria Spichkova, Margaret Hamilton
  • Ahmed Alshammari (Computer Science) 
    The influence of background on learning issues in introductory programming
    Supervisors: James Harland, Margaret Hamilton
  • Abdulaziz Khalid A Aldiab (Mechanical Engineering)
    Examining the development of virtual laboratories for undergraduate engineering and science degrees, specifically for Universities in Saudi Arabia
    Supervisors: Firoz Alam, Alex Kootsookos
  • Anna Felipe (Computer Science)
    Converging Computing and Engineering pedagogy to Achieve Creative Mindset of Students for Start-up
    Supervisors: Iouri Belski, James Harland, Dang Pham Thien Duy
  • Shekhar Kalra (Computer Science)
    The development of an evidence-based learning and teaching approach to prepare work-ready computer science and information technology graduates
    Supervisors: Margaret Hamilton, Andrea Chester
  • Lee Muddle (Health)
    The evaluation of an integrated communication skills framework in an Australian undergraduate osteopathy programme
    Supervisors: Ieva Stupans, Cindy O’Malley
  • Ashlee Pearson (Mechanical Engineering)
    Critical Thinking Aptitude Development in Undergraduate Engineering Education
    Supervisors: Margaret Jollands, Colin Kestell
  • Ms Iresha Ranaraja (Chemical Engineering) 
    Socio-cultural dimension of Global Employability of Engineering Graduates
    Supervisors: Margaret Jollands, Colin Kestell
  • Fabian Steger (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    Teaching Battery Basics using a Battery Test System for Practical Student Education: Hands-n vs. Simulation
    Supervisors: Iouri Belski, Lasantha Meegahapola

The Sounding-Board Scholars initiative facilitates collaboration between RMIT academics and respected national/international learning and teaching experts.

The initiative features guest lectures and seminars, building capacity and on-going scholarship.

Professor Mick Healey

Prof Healey is a renowned HE Consultant who is also Emeritus Professor, University of Gloucestershire, UK. Among many distinguished roles, Prof Healey was the co-director of a HE Academy projects on Linking teaching and research through the disciplines and Academics' Experiences and Conceptions of 'Research' and 'Teaching'. 

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Dr Enda Crossin

Dr Crossin is Senior Lecturer of STEM Work Integrated Learning and Research Director of the Swinburn Engineering Practice Academy. Enda has been a major architect of the innovative BEng (Engineering Practice Honours). This new program is designed to bridge the gap between graduate skills and industry needs, to streamline the journey from student to professional.

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Professor Gaetano Cascini

Professor Cascini is from the presitigous Politecnico di Milano Department of Mechanical Engineering. 

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Associate Professor Stuart Palmer

Dr Palmer has recently taken a role in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment at Deakin University as Associate Professor, Integrated Learning.  He maintains a strong interest, and active involvement, in engineering education.

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Associate Professor Ruth Bridgstock

Associate Professor Ruth Bridgstock is an Australian National Senior Teaching Fellow based at QUT. Ruth's activities centre on the question of how universities can foster capabilities for productive participation in the 21st century knowledge economy and society.

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Dr Brian Frank

Dr Frank is involved in engineering curriculum development, program assessment, and developing educational technology, as well as higher education research and development initiatives.

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Associate Professor Lydia Kavanagh

Since returning to academia from industry in 1998, Associate Professor Lydia Kavanagh has become a leader in engineering education.

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Associate Professor Carl Reidsema

Associate Professor Carl Reidsema is a mechanical design engineer with over 12 years' industry experience in heavy engineering, mining and defence transport design and manufacturing.

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Professor Marcia Devlin

Professor Marcia Devlin, PhD, is the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) and Director of the Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice at Federation University, Ballarat.

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