The Australian Foreign Policy teaching team (L-R: Miss Verity Kingsmill , Associate Professor Richard Leaver , Maryanne Kelton , Emily Bienvenue ) received an OLT Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2015 and a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2014. The team combines the application of knowledge with non-technical skills using human resources assessment centre methodology, creating a dual-strategy teaching initiative.


Dr Greg Carey is a lecturer in the School of Health Sciences, Disability and Community Inclusion Unit. A Fellow of the Australian College of Educators, Greg has a wide range of experience in teaching students with special needs and the preparation of teachers and developmental educators.


Mrs Narelle Hunter is an Education-Focussed Academic in the School of Biological Sciences at Flinders University. She is the supervised study coordinator for first year biology and coordinator of the first year topic Biology and Society. Narelle is interested in student transition and how students develop critical literacy within the sciences. Narelle is a Faculty of Science and Engineering Scholar and has developed a MOOC to use in conjunction with the topic Biology and Society to facilitate the development of critical thinking skills.


Dr Catherine Kevin is a lecturer in Australian History and a project team member in an Office for Learning and Teaching Seed Project and University Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant. With experience working in news and current affairs at SBS, Catherine’s teaching and research is based primarily in historical practice but reaches into other disciplines. Catherine has an open-ness to different pedagogical tools and is an early adopter in the delivery of object-based learning in tertiary classrooms.


Professor Susanne Schech has particular interest in gender and development, and, culture and development. A current ARC project holder Susanne has published on a range of policy issues, led numerous gender training initiatives in Indonesia and Australia, and conducted research in Australia on the social and cultural constructions and impacts of humanitarian migration.


Dr Masha Smallhorn is an Education-Focussed Academic in the School of Biological Sciences at Flinders University. She is the practical coordinator of the first year topic Molecular Basis of Life and the second year topic Genetics, Evolution and Biodiversity. Masha is interested in how laboratory hands on activities direct student learning.


Dr Antonella Strambi is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics. Co-Facilitator of the Personalised Learning Community of Practice, Antonella has a strong interest in e-learning, pedagogy and communication. In 2014, Antonella received a University Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant for her project titled Maximising opportunities for student achievement and number retention through personally relevant learning experiences: Implementing a customised, individually negotiated curriculum.


Associate Professor Karen Vered is an ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (208) recipient. Beginning her career as a television news photographer and video editor, Karen publishes and teaches in Television and Media Studies and Kids Media Cultures. In week 11 of semester one Karen opened her lecture and peer writing workshops in SCME1002 Convergence Cultures. Karen’s lectures incorporate examples of student writing demonstrating critical reading reviews. The peer writing workshops provided an opportunity for people to observe how Karen structures and promotes a process of peer writing review that is scaffolded to support students with their assessment requirements.


Dr Lydia Woodyatt is an early career academic, Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching winner. Lydia is the Director of First Year Studies in the School of Psychology, coordinating the two first year topics necessary for a major sequence in Psychology. Lydia innovates within the vehicle of the curriculum to support students learning, wellbeing and attainment during transition.