Michelle Picard currently serves as Pro-Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching Innovation at Flinders University. Michelle Picard has been working in the fields of Higher Education and Academic Language and Learning since 1989. She has taught at every level from Primary and Adult Basic Education and Training to Researcher Education programs to PhD and post-doctoral fellows. Her university work has spanned enabling/Foundation programs, ELICOS, academic language and learning and lecturing and supervising within Schools of Education, Arts and Social Sciences.
Michelle has lived and worked in Australia, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and The Sultanate of Oman and regularly taught programs in Singapore.
Her fields of expertise include all levels of academic literacy development including academic integrity, TESOL, higher education, online and blended learning and English for Academic Purposes and supervises in the fields of Education, Applied Linguistics and Media.
Michelle has held various leadership positions prior to joining Flinders including Associate Dean of the Faculty of the Professions and Director, Researcher Education at the University of Adelaide, Director of Studies at two ELICOS centres and numerous coordinator positions. She served as Deputy Director within the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre at the University of Newcastle from July 2016 to July 2019. She then worked as Dean of Teaching and Learning in the College/Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences at Murdoch University from July 2019 to October 2022 as well as Acting Executive Dean from March to October 2022. Michelle was an active AALL member from 2006 to 2016.