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Doctor of Philosophy (English Literatures) – University of Wollongong
Master of Education (Leadership) – Charles Sturt University
Master of Education (Special Education) – University of New South Wales
Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) - University of Wollongong
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - University of Wollongong
Teaching Certificate - NSW Department of School Education

Emerging Managers and Leaders Certificate- L H Martin Institute & Australian Tertiary Education Managers (ATEM)

Certificate in Executive Management and Development (CEMD) -University of New South Wales Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM)


I have a proven track record in authoring successful grant and award applications, including:

[2022] Destination Australia  $927 000  to University of Wollongong Regional Campuses

[2021] Destination Australia  $1.056m to University of Wollongong Regional Campuses

[2019] Destination Australia  $1.65m to University of Wollongong Regional Campuses

[2014] $9436 to a Community project (UOW CEGS Grant)

[2011] $4000 in conference seed funding from the Association of Academic Language and Learning

[2011] $4380 in Social Inclusion Project Scheme (SIPS) Funding from UOW.


[2018, 2019, 2020] Successfully nominated winners of the VC's Award for Excellence in Community Engagement, and the VC's Award for Excellence in Professional Service (Team).

My own work has been recognised through the following nominations and awards:

[2016] Certificate of Recognition (Australian College of Educators)

[2014] Nominee, Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Award (UOW)

[2014] Highly Commended, Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Community Engagement (UOW)

[2009] Nominee, Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Award (UOW)

[2009] Runner-Up, Best Doctoral Thesis, Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ)

[2003] Winner, UOW Library Poetry and Prose Competition

Associate Professor (Academic Development)

Academic Director, Regional Campuses

October 2023 - Present





May 2017 - September 2023

Charles Sturt University

I am working within the Division of Learning and Teaching Innovation to upskill and build the aspirations of the teaching staff at Charles Sturt University; particularly those staff who engage with the Teaching Academy and/or Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching Higher Education (GCLTHE). 

University of Wollongong

I developed and led the implementation of the Regional Campus Strategy. Through strong internal and local partnerships, UOW's regional campuses produce quality, career-ready graduates and research excellence in our local communities. I supervised and mentored staff across the transdisciplinary regional campus network, particularly with regard to the appropriate use of technology enhanced learning, and the inclusion of students with disabilities.

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2017 - 2021

New South Wales Education and Standards Authority (NESA)

Advanced English

University Tutor (English Literature)

July-October 2019

University of Wollongong; Shoalhaven & Batemans Bay Campuses

ENGL 229 The Romantics

Stage 6 Co-ordinator & Teacher


Nowra Tutoring Solutions  (formerly Kip McGrath, Nowra).

Internship in Inclusive Education Unit (Autism Classroom)

August-September 2016

University of New South Wales /  New South Wales Department of Education

School-based teaching placement in Jamberoo Centre, Oak Flats High School. Delivery and design of lessons and Individual Learning and Transition Plans for six Stage 4 students on the Autism Spectrum; some with additional diagnoses. Team-teaching in environments of up to 20 students with identified special needs (including ASD and EBD), as well as in mainstream classes attended by Jamberoo students.

Learning Development Lecturer (Disabilities, Transition &


University of Wollongong Wollongong Campus

Subject Lecturer & Co-ordinator


University of Wollongong; Shoalhaven & Bega Campuses

English Teaching Methods

Learning Development Lecturer (Disabilities Specialist)


University of Wollongong; Wollongong Campus

0.4 FTE position

Subject Lecturer and Co-ordinator


University of Wollongong; Wollongong, Shoalhaven, Batemans Bay & Bega Campuses

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Board of Studies

Standard and Advanced English

Co-ordinator of the Graduate Diploma of Education Program (Interim)

January-February 2009

University of Wollongong; Shoalhaven Campus

Learning Development Lecturer (Relieving)


University of Wollongong; Batemans Bay

UniConnections Lecturer


University of Wollongong; Shoalhaven & Wollongong Campuses

Developed, authored and delivered a series of transition workshops aimed at improving the academic literacy of upper high school students.

University Tutor (English Literature)


University of Wollongong, Shoalhaven Campus

ENGL 120 Introduction to Literature and Film

ENGL 243 Children's and Young Adult Fantasy Literature

ENGL 244 Australian Literature for Young Readers

ENGL 259 Introduction to Canadian Literature

ENGL 267 Nineteenth Century US Literature

ENGL 375 Australia Fair: Post-Federation Australian Literature

Teacher General Education


Illawarra Institute of Technical and Further Education (TAFE); Bomaderry Campus

Classroom Teacher


The Illawarra Grammar School

Japanese, Commerce, English as a Second Language

Classroom Teacher


New South Wales Department of Education; Mulwaree High School

Japanese, English

Classroom Teacher

August-December 1994

Parramatta Diocese; St Columba's High School


Classroom Teacher


Elonera Montessori School


Current Volunteer Work

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