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.
Job title and organisation:
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Federation University
Previously, she held the inaugural Chair of Higher Education Research at Deakin University.
Marcia’s research interests and expertise span higher education policy, equity, Indigenous higher education, standards, leadership, interdisciplinarity, teaching and learning, student engagement and learning, digital education and eLearning.
Current and recent national work includes contributing to federal policy development in the area of equity and leading national studies of effective teaching and support of students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds and of effective university leadership of learning and teaching.
She currently holds an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant on international student policy.
Marcia is frequently invited to deliver national and international keynote addresses, lectures, workshops and seminars to provide analysis, comment and advice on a range of topics related to higher education policy, practice and quality.
The author and co-author of more than 360 commissioned reports, studies, and articles in international peer-reviewed journals, Marcia also writes regularly on higher education matters for newspapers. Professor Devlin launched the SHEER Centre and presented the inaugural Sounding Board Scholars address in 2013.