Learning and Teaching Forum

Speakers

Keynote speaker

Simon Buckingham Shum
Professor Simon Buckingham Shum
Director of Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) - University of Technology Sydney
Simon Buckingham Shum is Professor of Learning Informatics at the University of Technology Sydney where he was appointed inaugural director of the Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) in 2014. CIC is a transdisciplinary innovation centre inventing, piloting, evaluating and scaling personalised feedback to students using analytics and AI. Prior to this he was professor at the UK Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute. Simon’s career-long fascination with software’s ability to make thinking visible has seen him active in Human-Computer Interaction, Hypertext, Design Rationale, Semantic Web, Computational Argumentation, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Collective Intelligence, Educational Technology, Learning Analytics, and AI in Education. He has helped to establish the field of Learning Analytics where he champions human-centred approaches, also co-founding the Society for Learning Analytics Research. He has helped lead UTS’s response to the emergence of generative AI, and contributed to the 2023 TEQSA report Assessment reform for the age of AI. Simon’s background in Psychology (B.Sc.), Ergonomics (M.Sc.) and Human-Computer Interaction (Ph.D.) always draw his attention to the myriad human factors that determine the effective adoption of new tools for thinking, and the kinds of futures they might create at scale.


Introductory speakers

Peter Bryant
Peter Bryant
Peter is an experienced academic with over twenty-five years teaching and research experience in both the UK and Australia, in the areas of higher education strategy, learning technologies and creative industries management.
Peter is a Trustee of the Association for Learning Technology, which supports the professional and policy development of staff using educational technology. He is an experienced researcher, speaker and advocate specialising in pedagogical change, social media in education, the practices of making, and engagement in education and the creative industries. He co-leads the international Future Happens initiative, which uses innovative approaches to problem-solving and change management to engage the wider higher education sector in debates and research-informed conversations around technology, pedagogy and the future of the modern University. He is the Chair of the editorial Board for the peer reviewed open access journal Reserach in Learning Technology.
Elaine Huber
Elaine Huber
Elaine has been designing curriculum and teaching adults for over 20 years and is currently the Academic Director of the Business Co-Design team at the University of Sydney. Elaine leads this multiskilled team of educational developers, learning designers, media producers and research associates, working together with discipline staff, students and industry partners on a large strategic project called Connected Learning at Scale.
Elaine's philosophy of teaching takes a student-centred approach and incorporates active and collaborative learning to improve the student experience. Elaine has a Master of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, a Master of Education (ICT) and her PhD is in Educational Evaluation. Her other research interests include design and development of blended professional development programs for teaching staff as well as the efficacy of different methods of delivery including flipped and the intensive (compressed) modes.
Angela Knox
Angela Knox
Angela Knox is a Professor of Work and Organisation and Academic Director of Professional Development. She is an internationally recognized expert in job quality, precarious work, skills and migration. Angie has published widely and her work has appeared in Gender, Work and Organisation, Human Relations, Human Resource Management Journal, Industrial Relations, International Journal of Human Resource Management and Work, Employment and Society. She has also co-edited a book, Job Quality in Australia. She is an Editor of Work, Employment and Society and Editorial Board member of Human Relations. Angie has received in excess of ten teaching awards, including the inaugural Dean's Award for Teaching and she is a Senior Fellow with the Higher Education Academy/ AdvanceHE. She is also an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, UK.
Leisa Sargent
Leisa Sargent
Leisa Sargent is Dean of the Business School at the University of Sydney since December 2022. Leisa studied at the University of Toronto and obtained her PhD from the Rotman School of Management. Prior to her appointment at the University of Sydney, Leisa held the position of Senior Deputy Dean at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School (2016-2022). She also held positions as Co-DVC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (2019-2022), Professor Head of School Management and Marketing, The University of Melbourne (2012-2016) and held several academic program director and University committee roles at the University of Melbourne (2003-2011), Cornell University (2002), and Queensland University of Technology (1991-2001). She has conducted numerous Faculty and academic program reviews and has served on several advisory and governance boards of Australian University bodies, as chair or as a member, including the Centre for Social Impact and UNSW Global. Her research impact roles include expert witness, Senate inquiries, and Government advising. Leisa's research has been published in the leading international journals, including Personnel Psychology, Organization Science, Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Management Education,Journal of Human Resources Management, Journal of Organisational Behavior,Journal of Vocational Behaviour, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Work and Stress, Small Group Research and British Journal of Industrial Relations. She has held editorial board memberships including the Journal of Management Studies and Human Relations. Leisa has consulted to large complex organisations both in Australia and North America, including companies such as Nortel, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Telstra, Incitec, Canada Life, Comcare, Arnott's, and the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. A nationally awarded educator, Leisa was named the Pearson Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management innovative educator of the year. Leisa's current research spans an evidence-based approach to leadership development, new perspectives on retirement, workday design, restorative experiences, and green infrastructure. Her research has been competitively funded through the Australian Research Council grants, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, The Australian Learning and Teaching Council, The Academy of Management and Hort Innovation Australia.
Joanne Wright
Joanne Wright
BA (Joint Hons) Kent, MLitt Aberdeen, PhD ANU Professor Wright is responsible for the University’s strategy around teaching, learning and students’ educational experience. She oversees institution-wide development of better support for student learning and the student experience, including our approach to student support, curriculum renewal, new thinking in pedagogy, learning and teaching analytics, face-to-face, online and blended learning, and quality assurance. Prior to joining the University of Sydney, Professor Wright was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) for the University of Queensland (UQ). She previously held senior level academic leadership roles for many years, starting with her position as Dean of the Faculty of History and Social Sciences at Royal Holloway University of London in 2002. Professor Wright has held responsibility for teaching and learning portfolios at the University of Sussex and the University of South Australia where she also held the appointment of Acting Vice-Chancellor for a period, before moving to UQ in 2013. She was at the forefront of UQ’s work on blended learning and curriculum reform and led the University’s teaching and learning response to the global pandemic. Professor Wright has well-established relationships in the higher education sector, serving as a member of several national advisory bodies and working groups through Universities Australia and the Group of Eight (Go8).

Panellists

Dimitria Groutsis
Dimitria Groutsis
Dimitria’s research, teaching, leadership and advocacy work focuses on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) from a macro, meso and micro level perspective, with a particular focus on ethno-racial diversity. As the Academic Director of the Science in Australia Gender Equity Program (SAGE), she plays a critical role in leading the University’s DEI agenda. Since 2023 the SAGE agenda has broadened, going beyond STEMM to take a whole of university approach, while also including students and staff and embracing a gender intersectional lens to data collection, awareness raising and policy development.
Dr Sarah Loch
Dr Sarah Loch
Director – Pymble Institute, Pymble Ladies’ College
Over her teaching career, Sarah has been a social educator for adults with disability, a secondary school teacher, wellbeing leader, school executive leader, and a casual academic in Education at a number of universities. She is the founding Director of the Pymble Institute at Pymble Ladies’ College which is the school’s hub of research-related activities. She works with students, staff and alumni, along with academics and partners from external organisations, to create opportunities for research. The Pymble Institute is committed to increasing women’s and girls’ voices and presence in research, especially through developing and undertaking research which can influence and improve initiatives in and for girls’ education worldwide. Sarah gained her PhD in Education with a thesis examining ways young adolescent girls select school subjects and plan for their futures. Her research and current work spans creative ways of writing and researching in the field of Education. At Pymble, she teaches Religion and Ethics, and Big History, where she loves helping her students develop a passion for scholarship. She leads the College’s Social Intelligence strategic pillar and is responsible for the College Libraries, Archives, Social Impact and Careers programs.
Yinyan (Calvados) Che
Yinyan (Calvados) Che
Yinyan (Calvados) Che is a final-year Master's student in Finance and Data Analytics at the University of Sydney, where she served as the Student Chair for the Work Integrated Learning Hub. She’s interned at local firms such as Ellerston Capital and KPMG, tackling complex issues in multidisciplinary teams. Passionate about investment, AI, fintech, and climate tech, Calvados aims to use data-driven insights to promote sustainable business practices.
Sebastian Jeo
Sebastian Jeo
B.Comm majoring in Finance and Data Science, portfolio manager for the Student Managed Index Fund, Student Life Ambassador, Peer Mentor, 3rd year International student from Indonesia.
Celeste Kocabay
Celeste Kocabay
Celeste Kocabay brings over a decade of experience in talent acquisition, human resources, and organisational development. Adept at building and executing strategic people and talent initiatives to drive business growth and enhance organisational effectiveness. Proven track record of success in leadership roles across diverse industries predominantly in the tech start-up and scale-up landscape, with expertise in people strategy, executive recruitment, talent management, and team development. As Head of People and Culture at Curio Group she is committed to driving positive change and fostering a culture of innovation and inclusion.
Adam Bridgeman
Adam Bridgeman
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Educational Innovation). View full profile.

Presenters

Zoe Alderton
Zoe Alderton
Dr Zoe Alderton is a lecturer and curriculum designer in the Leading in a Post-Crisis World program at the University of Sydney Business School. She has extensive experience teaching and designing units across universities in New South Wales, and helping students to understand academic communication principles.
Max Baker
Max Baker
Before his academic career, Max worked as an accountant and auditor for PwC and Macquarie Bank. Max’s research focuses on corporate social responsibility, prison reform, and Big Data. Max has published extensively in top-tier academic journals and serves on the editorial board of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Critical Perspectives on Accounting and Accounting and Business Research and is an Associate Editor of ABACUS. As an active commentator on prison policy reform, Max is often asked to provide expert testimony and submissions to relevant government inquiries. In 2022, Max won an ARC discovery grant to study the data breach disclosure rules and practices in Australian companies.
Paul Blayney
Paul Blayney
Paul is a teaching focused academic in the Department of Accounting, Governance and Regulation in the Business School. His research interests are in education, applying various aspects of cognitive load theory (the basis of his PhD thesis). His teaching interests are in management accounting and data analytics for accounting. He is an accomplished Excel expert/nerd.
Andrew Brock
Andrew Brock
With a background in online resource development and educational publishing, I work as a Senior Learning Designer in the Business Co-Design team. In this role, I collaborate with Educational Developers and Academic Partners to build sustainable Connected Learning at Scale (CLaS) units. I am committed to co-designing innovative, active and experiential learning.
Alison Casey
Alison Casey
Dr Alison Casey is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Development with the Business Co-Design team at the University of Sydney and has enormous enthusiasm for and extensive experience in teaching in all its forms. She currently leads co-design projects with Business School academics to provide students with better learning experiences. Originally a scientist, she has developed and taught curriculum in both quantitative and qualitative subjects. Her expertise is in active learning pedagogies, students as partners practice, digital affordances, and authentic assessment.
Praveena Chandra
Praveena Chandra
Praveena is an Associate Lecturer of Dalyell Program. Praveena has around 10 years of combined experience in the areas of advanced materials and their characterisation technology transfer, technology evaluation, patent landscaping and techno-market mapping in the corporate sector as well as academic research experience. She was instrumental in the creation of IndiaNano (Maharashtra, India), the technology platform focused on bringing together academia and the corporate world in nanotechnology. Praveena received her MS in chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and her PhD from the University of Sydney. Her core research interest is around innovations and addresses questions of how innovations take place, their assessment and their predictability.
Rafaele Ciriello
Raffaele Ciriello
Dr Raffaele F Ciriello serves as a Lecturer in Business Information Systems at the University of Sydney Business School since 2020. He studies digital innovation, blockchain governance, and IS development using qualitative methods and dialectical inquiry. His writings appear regularly in renowned journals and conferences, such as EJIS, I&M, IJIM, BISE, ICIS, and ICSE. Raffaele engaged with software firms, music platforms, startups, NGOs, banks, and IT consulting houses for research and teaching. Before joining Sydney, Raffaele served as Assistant Professor at IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and earned a PhD from University of Zurich (Switzerland). He was recognized as a Distinguished Member of the AIS in 2021, as an Outstanding Associate Editor at ECIS2022, ICIS2021 and ICIS2019, and he received the ITU Award for Teaching Excellence 2018.
Janine Coupe
Janine Coupe
Janine is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head (Education) in the Discipline of Accounting, Governance & Regulation; she teaches postgraduate and undergraduate financial and management accounting. Prior to joining academia Janine worked as an auditor in a big four accounting firm and for several leading Australian and Global organisations including those in the Telecommunications, Television, Oil & Gas and Banking industries. Janine is a Fellow of Advance HE (FHEA) and an award-winning educator; she is the recipient of the Wayne Lonergan Outstanding Teaching Award, the Toolbox & Innovator Award and the Academic Enhancement of Student Life Award in recognition of her dedication to supporting and enhancing the student learning experience.
Andrew Cram
Andrew Cram
Andrew Cram, PhD, is a Lecturer in Educational Development with Business Co-Design unit at the University of Sydney Business School. He is a digital education generalist with over 20 years of experience in learning design, academic development, leadership and learning technologies management. His research examines the intersection of educational design, technology, practice, and student experiences and outcomes.
Roisin Donnelly
Roisin Donnelly
Roisin is Head of School of Management, People and Organisations in the Faculty of Business, Technological University Dublin since 2021. Prior she was Head of Learning Development and Sectoral Project Manager in the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Irish higher education. She has worked in HE since 1992 first as a lecturer and Research Fellow in Computing and Information Systems in the Northern Ireland Knowledge Engineering Laboratory (Ulster University) and subsequently in Australia (University of New South Wales). She is a Fellow of both the UK Higher Education Academy and SEDA, and founder and co-editor of the Irish Journal of Academic Practice.
Paul Finn
Paul Finn
Dr Paul Finn is a Lecturer with the Discipline of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Sydney. In his current role, Paul is developing and coordinating the first cross-faculty Innovation and Entrepreneurship Major/Minor which spans five other faculties in the university as well as multiple disciplines in the Business School. Additionally, Paul is coordinating Entrepreneurship at Masters-level and the new Introduction to Strategy, Innovation and Management unit as part of the Strategy, Innovation and Management specialisation in the Master of Commerce. Paul is also an experienced lecturer in Strategy and Change Management.
Paul gained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the disciplines of Organisation Studies and Entrepreneurship from the University of Melbourne. His research interests include organisational creativity, entrepreneurship, power, and advanced qualitative research methods. Outside of academia, Paul has held roles in management consulting and management positions in logistics and services.
Joseph Fitzgerald
Joseph Fitzgerald
Joseph is currently Head of the Strategy & Leadership Discipline in TU Dublin. His current research interest is in Strategy formulation and Case Study pedagogy. Joe has presented research papers at numerous international conferences, including the International Pragmatics conference 2017, the Interpretative Policy Analysis conference 2021, and the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics 2021. He has also published in the Journal of Multicultural Discourses, Irish Economic and Social History, and the Global Business Review.
Meraiah Foley
Meraiah Foley
Dr Foley is a Senior Lecturer in Work and Organisational Studies and the Academic Director of Equity Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Sydney Business School. Her research focuses on the gendered dimensions of workplace technological change, the role of managers in progression workplace gender equality initiatives, and how to build a more gender equitable future of work. Meraiah’s reputation as an outstanding educator is recognised nationally, as she has received an Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, and also multiple University of Sydney and Business School teaching awards and nominations.
Corinna Galliano
Corinna Galliano
Dr Corinna Galliano is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney Business School. Corinna has been key in creating the award winning Leadership in a Post-Crisis (LPC) program through unit and workshop development, content creation and coordination and facilitation. In 2019 Corinna Galliano completed a PhD at the University of Sydney Business School in the discipline of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Corinna combines her scholarship and her passion for teaching to deliver impactful and innovative teaching that integrates theory and practice, co-designs with industry practitioners and utilises reflective processes. Corinna's research sheds insights on managing the competing demands of leading and working in highly dynamic contexts, including start-ups, innovation teams and large organisations undergoing change and transformation.
Fei Gao
Fei Gao
Fei Gao is a Lecturer specialising in taxation law in the Discipline of Accounting, Governance, and Regulations at Business School. Fei teaches business law units at both the postgraduate and undergraduate levels.
Craig Gilliver
Craig Gilliver
Craig Gilliver is the Academic Lead for Leading in a Post Crisis World. His background is in literature and he has a graduate in communications with a major in journalism. He is interested in narrative. He has experience in government and tertiary education as well as arts festivals and the not for profit sector.  He has skills in teaching and arts programming as well as corporate communications, publicity, live events and entertainment logistics. He had taught and lectured at a tertiary level and has broad experience working with senior leaders in the Arts sector, both in Australia and overseas.
Lynn Gribble
Lynn Gribble
Associate Professor Lynn Gribble is an Education Focused academic in the School of Management and Governance at The University of New South Wales Sydney. Awarded an AAUT citation for her leadership and impact as a digital innovator, she has taught management to large classes of Master of Business Administration and Master of Commerce students for 15+ years and has pioneered the use of voice recordings, audience response platforms and learning analytics to personalise every interaction with her students, increasing both their engagement and learning outcomes. Lynn co-leads Communities of Practice in Online Learning and Innovation, and the 4Cs (A Strategic Approach to Impact) and is Senior Fellow of the Advance HE UK.
Eve Guerry
Eve Guerry
Dr Eve Guerry is Academic Engagement Curator at the Chau Chak Wing Museum. She is a museum educator with deep experience designing Object-Based Learning strategies for curriculum-linked learning programs and interdisciplinary engagement. With an academic background in Egyptology and archaeology, Eve has expertise in utilising collections to create immersive and impactful approaches to learning and teaching.
Rachael Hains-Wesson
Rachael Hains-Wesson
Rachael Hains-Wesson is an Associate Professor and Director of the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Hub at the University of Sydney Business School. She is responsible for leading the scope and expansion of the School's Work-Integrated Learning strategy and offerings. Rachael is a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust for Young Australians, a University of Western Australia Convocation and Teacher Excellence Awardee. Rachael has received a QS Reimagine Education Team Award (2020) and an Australian Award for University Teaching (AAUT, Team Award, 2021). She has extensive senior management and leadership experience in higher education, work-integrated learning pedagogy and practice (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1549-4504).
Maria Jose Hernandez Ramos
Maria Jose Hernandez Ramos
As the University of Sydney Business School Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) project officer, Maria collaborates with academics and professional staff in designing, implementing, and evaluating projects that integrate responsible management education across the business school curricula. Maria's academic passion for education for sustainable development and the ways it translates in multilateral organisations, and educational settings has been the focus of her interest and doctoral-level research. This knowledge, combined with a deep understanding of the curriculum cycle, allows her to find practical ways to improve curriculum design for impactful leadership. Maria has a Bachelor's in Social Anthropology (UNAM), a Master's in Sustainable Development (Macquarie University), and a Graduate Certificate in Educational Design (Monash University).
Steven Hitchcock
Steven Hitchcock
Dr Steven Hitchcock is a lecturer of Work-Integrated Learning at the University of Sydney Business School. He has particular interest in experiential learning design, authentic assessment, and student experience in higher education (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7130-7438). Steven's primary stream of research focusses on engagement in higher education. Steven has an interest in processes of unit development via the likes of innovative teaching practice, and narrative-based instruction. Steven has extensive experience in teaching having taught both large and small courses across all levels of higher education.
Emma Holland
Emma Holland
Emma Holland is Sustainability Program Lead, and manages Research and Education initiatives for the University’s Sustainability Strategy. She also is a tutor in the Sustainability program and holds a Master of Sustainability. Prior to her current role, Emma was Content Editor and Communications Officer for the Sydney Environment Institute.
He (Fred) Huang
He (Fred) Huang
He (Fred) Huang joined the University of Sydney Business School in 2021. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy and Master of Commerce (Quantitative Finance and Banking) from the University of Sydney, and his Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (Accounting and Finance) from the Victoria University of Wellington. He is a Fellow of Advance HE (FHEA) and has been a recipient of the FFT/USS Award across multiple subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research interests include corporate finance, financial regulation, and credit ratings, and his academic articles have been published in A* journals in accounting and finance.
Maria Ishkova
Maria Ishkova
With more than 15 years of award-winning experience in leading organisational communication in business, Dr Maria Ishkova is an education-focused academic in the discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, USBS. Maria coordinates undergraduate and postgraduate units of study and runs masterclasses on organisational communication for students and professional staff. Her innovative, industry-oriented while personalised approach to educational practice were acknowledged with the most prestigious USYD teaching awards, including Dean's Award for Teaching (2022), Academic Enhancement of Student Life Award (2022), SRES Inaugural Award "Relationship-rich Education" (2021), Vice Chancellor's Award for the Outstanding Teaching (2020, team), Wayne Lonergan Award (2019, team).
George Issa
George Issa
George is a Lecturer (Education-Focused) in the Discipline of Finance at the University of Sydney. He has been a passionate educator to both undergraduate and postgraduate students since 2014. George’s primary research interests encompass the banking sector and the market microstructure of the over-the-counter (OTC) financial markets. George was recently awarded a Fellowship (FHEA) under the Sydney Educational Fellowship Program, and is an alumnus of the University of Sydney, graduating with First Class Honours in 2012 and his PhD in 2018.
Kaiying Ji
Kaiying Ji
Dr Kaiying Ji is a lecturer in the Discipline of Accounting, Governance & Regulation at the University of Sydney Business School. She is a member of CPA Australia and CFA institute. Kaiying has taught in both Undergraduate and Postgraduate curriculum, in the areas of Accounting, Business and Work-integrated Learning. She has various research interests, including how to improve employability learning outcomes through Work-Integrated Learning curriculum and practice in higher education (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4332-3892).
Patrick Kenny
Patrick Kenny
Patrick is Head of Organisation Studies in the School of Management, People and Organisations in Technological University Dublin where he is responsible for the management of the BSc Business & Management and BSc Business & Law programmes. He teaches strategic management on the Executive MBA programme and has a particular interest in teaching with case studies and online simulations. He is a graduate of University College Dublin and the University of Stirling and his research interests are in the broad area of marketing regulation and social/public health marketing, particularly in the context of the alcohol industry.
Anthony Krivokapic
Anthony Krivokapic
Anthony is a PhD candidate within the Discipline of Accounting, Governance & Regulation and an Associate lecturer in the University of Sydney Business School. He is a keen teacher and has received a number of Dean's citations for teaching excellence. Anthony has experience in developing lecture materials, assessments and incorporating interactive learning technologies to maximise the student experience, across a number of senior masters level and capstone units. His research interests explore how accounting animates both organisational and social lives, with particular focus on digital platforms and novel technologies.
Benjamin Lay
Benjamin Lay
Dr Benjamin Lay is a Lecturer in the Discipline of Accounting, Governance and Regulation. Ben has taught and helped develop multiple financial accounting units of study. His work in developing teaching approaches to help develop students’ skills and career readiness was recognised in 2023, receiving the University of Sydney Business School Toolbox and Innovators Award and the University of Sydney Educational Innovation Award. His teaching has also been recognised with the University of Sydney FFT Award for Teaching in 2022 and 2023. Ben’s research interests include innovation in accounting education and corporate governance.
Doowon Lee
Dr. Doowon Lee joined the University of Sydney Business School in 2022. He holds a PhD in Finance from the KAIST Business School. Prior to perusing an academic career, he has worked as a business analyst and consultant in the finance industry. He has been involved in various projects as chief investigator funded by financial organisations such as the Korea Exchange Co. (KRX), Korea Banking Institute, and the National Pension Service of Korea.
Henry Leung
Henry Leung
Henry Leung worked as a senior analyst at BT Financial Group, Deutsche Bank and Commonwealth Securities before joining the University. In the process, he has gained extensive knowledge and practical experience in the engineering of large scale trading and dealing systems covering foreign exchange, equities, fixed income and derivatives products. He graduated from the University with first class honours in Electrical Engineering and Commerce (major in finance and economics) and successively completed a Masters of Business in Finance at the University of Technology, Sydney. Henry was a recipient of the Faculty of Economics and Business Research Scholarship.
Na Liu
Na Liu
PhD Information Systems; Bachelor (Hons) in Computing. Na is a Senior Lecturer and the Postgraduate Program Coordinator of the Business Information Systems Discipline. She teaches various information systems units at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has been working on enhancing the connectivity among all units offered in the Digital Business Specialisation and improving students' ability to apply the knowledge gained from the program in an integrated way.
Vanessa Loh
Vanessa Loh
Dr Loh is a Lecturer in Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School. Vanessa has a PhD in Psychology (University of Sydney) and has conducted multidisciplinary research in areas spanning organisational, personality and cognitive psychology, social gerontology, and work and organisational studies. Vanessa is a passionate educator and is recognised for outstanding teaching through the Wayne Lonergan Award nominations. She is often known for her student-focused pedagogical innovation in her units.
Danilo Lopomo Beteto
Danilo Lopomo Beteto
Danilo is a Senior Lecturer in Finance (Education Focused) at the University of Sydney Business School. He has previously held academic appointments at the University of Queensland and Australian Institute of Business. In finance, Danilo's research predominantly focuses on financial crises and the impact of government intervention in financial markets; in education, Danilo has been studying the role of machine learning in the provision of efficient feedback and the use of mind maps in online learning. His research has been published in The International Review of Economics and Finance and the Journal of Financial Economic Policy, among others.
Simon Loria
Simon Loria
Simon is teaching focussed academic in the Discipline of Business Analytics at USBS, who lectures in Decision Making, Operations and Project Management. Prior to teaching he spent 20 years in industry, firstly in consulting and then in construction and logistics. He is an alumnus of both UNSW and Macquarie University with degrees in Finance and Business Administration. He has a teaching philosophy that seeks to make his student's learning experience both authentic and engaging with the aim of developing within them, many of the graduate qualities that USYD promotes.
Darren Louie
Darren Louie
Darren has over 25 years of experience in IT and consulting and has several teaching awards in both industry and academia. He is currently a Program Director at SAP, responsible for workforce performance and transformation. In this role, he leads an APAC initiative to train and develop university graduates for consulting roles. Additionally, Darren occasionally runs student workshops and delivers guest lectures on Enterprise Systems, Business Intelligence, Design Thinking, and Professional Skills.
Rachael Lowe
Rachael Lowe
Rachael is a Digital Learning Designer in the Business Co-Design team at The University of Sydney Business School. With a background in marketing and educational publishing Rachael enjoys working alongside teachers and educational developers to explore digital technologies and improve the student learning experience in large courses. She is passionate about creating and developing sustainable, accessible, and innovative online units of study.
Louise Luff
Louise Luff
Louise is a Lecturer in the Accounting, Governance and Regulation Discipline and is a financial reporting specialist. Previously Louise worked in professional accounting and commercial roles including an accounting technical manager in the banking industry. Louise is a Fellow of Advance HE, a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and has co-authored several corporate reporting textbooks and publications for CA ANZ. In recognition of Louise's interest in developing resources to enhance student readiness for the business world, Louise was the recipient of a 2021 Dean's award for FFT and a 2020 Dean's Award for Teaching.
Hamish Malloch
Hamish Malloch
Dr. Hamish Malloch commenced as a lecturer at the University of Sydney in 2009 and received his PhD from the same institution in 2011. Hamish's PhD involved the valuation of exotic options called "passport options" and this work has subsequently been published in the high quality international journal Quantitative Finance. Hamish's research interests lie in the field of mathematical/quantitative finance. Specifically, he is interested in theoretical models of derivative valuation and asset allocation and the empirical application of such models.
Craig Mellare
Craig Mellare
Craig Mellare is currently the Academic Director (Teaching Quality) for the Business School, where he is responsible for teaching and assessment quality assurance and enhancement for taught programs. Prior to that he was the Deputy Head (Education) of the Discipline of Finance at the Business School. Craig is keenly interested in ensuring a positive and valuable learning experience for his students and has incorporated many new pedagogical and technological innovations into his teaching to facilitate this outcome. Craig is a recipient of the SUPRA Teacher of the Year 2019 award and has received numerous Dean’s citations for teaching.
Ryan Menner
Ryan Menner
Ryan Menner is an experienced research professional, focussing on public/community sector workforces; knowledge and expertise in organisations; and, science and public research funding. Ryan has held a number of roles across university research portfolios, that involve pure and applied qualitative research; developing and coordinating research strategies, policy and initiatives; research training and supervision of undergraduate research projects; industry/community engagement; and, communicating research findings / public forums. Further to this, Ryan has contributed to a number of university service roles through committee, academic network and union membership.
Jo Nash
Jo Nash
Joanne Nash is an Educational Developer with Business Co-Design (BCD). Before moving to higher education to lecture in marketing, Jo worked for major corporations in Australia and internationally in marketing and advertising receiving many awards for product launches and ad. campaigns. She was divisional manager of a pharmaceutical company and has deep experience in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) with Nestle, J&J and Beiersdorf. Her educational research spans team teaching, learning spaces, curriculum transformation and co-design. She is a Fellow (FHEA) of the Advance HE (UK).
Ju Li Ng
Ju Li Ng
Dr Ng is a Lecturer (Education Focused) in the Work and Organisational Studies and the Academic Director (Education Focused Community of Practice) at the University of Sydney Business School. She is widely recognised as an outstanding educational innovator and her excellence in teaching and educational innovations are evidenced by her track record of securing competitive teaching innovation grants (totalling $30,957) and the number of teaching excellence awards. Specifically, she was awarded the 2022 Wayne Lonergan Outstanding (Runner-up), the inaugural 2021 SRES Innovation (Highly Commended) Award, 2021 Unit of Study (USS) Award, and 2022 Vice-Chancellor’s Award Nomination for Outstanding Teaching.
Adrian Norman
Adrian Norman
Dr Adrian Norman is a Lecturer in Educational Development in the Business Co-Design (BCD) team at the University of Sydney Business School. He has taught in the areas of Learning Design and Educational Technologies at several Australian universities and his research interests include Massive Open Online Courses, self-regulated online learning and cross-cultural design patterns.
Eoghan O'Grady
Eoghan O'Grady
Eoghan is Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Leadership. His roles at TU Dublin include leading the Leadership Development component of the MBA programme and chairing Final Year of the sister undergraduate BSc programmes in Business & Law and Business & Management respectively. He is also lead coach for faculty international case competition teams. Eoghan champions and supports the roll out of case study pedagogy in the faculty.
Mesepa Paul
Mesepa Paul
Mesepa Lafaialii-Paul: Lecturer, FHEA; Work and Organisational Studies (WOS)
Stacey Petersen
Stacey Petersen
Stacey Petersen works as a Digital Learning Designer in the Business Co-Design team at USYD, building sustainable Connected Learning at Scale (CLaS) units that bring engaging digital learning experiences to students. With a background in communications, distilling information and transforming it into something meaningful to the receiver is something that informs all aspects of both my life and learning design practice.
Julian Prester
Julian Prester
Julian is a Lecturer of Business Information Systems at The University of Sydney. His research interests lie at the intersection of technology, work and organisations, focusing on various forms of Digital Work. Using ethnographic and in-depth qualitative field research methods he explores digital work phenomena such as Digital Nomadism and Platform Work. His research has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Decision Support Systems and Information & Management as well as the proceedings of leading IS conferences. Julian teaches courses on data visualisation, business intelligence, and data management, and is innovating with AI-enabled teaching methods to enhance student learning experiences.
Carlos Prieto
Carlos Prieto
Dr Carlos Prieto is a senior learning technologist in learning analytics and EdTech design for higher education. He has experience working in EdTech projects for the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney in data-centric projects, co-design, and learner experience design. Currently working as a senior learning technologist for the USYD Business School.
Corina Raduescu
Corina Raduescu
MInfSys, BIT, GradCertEdStud (Higher Education), Associate Fellow (HERDSA)
Corina is a Senior Lecturer in Business Information Systems with teaching and research focus on innovative experiential and multidisciplinary learning environments. Corina has been instrumental in leading University and School wide curriculum initiatives, Bachelor of Commerce Capstone and Industry and Community Project Units, aimed to produce graduates that adapt and thrive in today's dynamic world. Corina was also part of the team that designed the first Multidisciplinary Major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She was successful in receiving educational innovation grants and was awarded the Vice Chancellor Award for Outstanding Educational Engagement and Innovation and Wayne Lonergan Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Abdul Razeed
Abdul Razeed
Dr Abdul Razeed is a Lecturer in the Discipline of Accounting, Governance & Regulation at the Business School. Abdul's research area focuses on examining how different technologies influence the adoption, reporting of and the dissemination of social and environmental by organisations. Abdul also researches into exploring how the superannuation savings in Australia and around the word are influenced by key Accounting and economic indicators. Abdul has co-authored two academic books and a case study. He teaches across both the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. His passion lies in developing and continually innovating in large core units.
Benedicte Rokvic
Benedicte Rokvic
Benedicte Rokvic is a Digital Learning Designer in Business Co-Design (BCD). She has been working in many Australian universities in similar roles where she mainly develops digital educational resources and activities with diverse e-tools and digital systems. Her work spans on creating diverse forms of information, interaction and collaboration for students learning in F2F and digital environments and supporting academics with the sustainable use and delivery of such learning activities.
Sandra Seno-Alday
Sandra Seno-Alday
Sandra Seno-Alday is Deputy Head of the Discipline of International Business at the University of Sydney Business School. Extending her experience in strategy and organisation development consulting, her scholarly and industry research explore global dynamics, international business governance, risk and sustainability. Committed to excellence and innovation in higher education, Sandra is a recipient of an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
Noman Shaheer
Noman Shaheer
Noman Shaheer is Senior Lecturer in International Business Discipline at the University of Sydney. He received his PhD in International Business from Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. His recent research on digital internationalization has appeared in Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of International Management, and Harvard Business Review. He is also serving as guest editors for special issues at Journal of International Business Studies and Asia Pacific Journal of Management. He has received several prestigious awards including ABDC Network for innovation and excellence in research, the Lazardis award for the Journal of Business Venturing’s Best Paper, AIB /Temple Best Paper Award, Buckley & Casson Dissertation Award, AOM International Management Division Best Dissertation Award and Alan M. Rugman Most Promising Scholar Award. Noman Shaheer is currently serving as the chair of Research Methods Committee at Academy of Management International Management Division as well as Founding Vice chair of Digitalization Special Interest Group at Academy of International Business.
Sunprit Singh
Sunprit Singh
Assistant Digital Learning Designer passionate about all things design and problem-solving in the world of higher education.
Jennifer Z. Sun
Jennifer Sun
Jennifer Z. Sun is a lecturer in finance at the University of Sydney. She has a strong passion for educational research, with a focus on first-year transition pedagogy, academic integrity, and sustainable learning. Her practices focus on designing authentic assessments and creating a feedback loop to promote student learning experiences and learning outcomes. She has a growing interest in student-staff partnerships to make the course inclusive and engaging for students.
Jane Thogersen
Jane Thogersen
Jane Thogersen is Academic Engagement Curator at the Chau Chak Wing Museum. She has worked with several university collections and her interest in life-long learning focuses on the way collections can support Object-Based Learning through innovative approaches. She has deep experience designing and delivering cross-disciplinary and curriculum-linked programs for access and engagement across multiple learning environments, collection types and digital solutions.
Stephen Tierney
Stephen Tierney
Stephen Tierney (FHEA) is a Senior Lecturer in Business Analytics and teaches statistics, data science and machine learning. His research interests include computer vision, image processing, data visualisation and recommendation systems.
Thomas To
Thomas To
Thomas is a Lecturer in the Discipline of Finance at the University of Sydney, which he joined in 2020. He is a motivated and flexible educator in the discipline, with a strong rapport with his undergraduate and postgraduate students. His research interests are in the areas of corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions, and his research has been published in multiple A* international peer-reviewed journals. Thomas received his PhD in Finance from the University of Sydney.
Carmen Vallis
Carmen Vallis
Carmen Vallis leads co-design projects for the Connected Learning at Scale (CLaS) initiative with business academics and a multidisciplinary team, to transform learner experience. Her work and research are informed by her multidisciplinary background, spanning Education, English, Creative Writing and Information and Communication Technologies. She has taught English as a Second Language, English and ICTs across the secondary, vocational and adult education sectors, and led learning design teams to creatively solve educational problems. Her expertise is in writing, digital design pedagogies and the research and evaluation of educational innovations, including emerging educational design processes. She is Associate Editor, Educational Technology for The Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice(JUTLP).
Christie van Diggele
Christie van Diggele
Christie van Diggele is a Lecturer in Academic Professional Development at the University of Sydney Business School, and a PhD candidate with Sydney Medical School. In her current role she is responsible for the coordination of the Tutor Development Program and supports academic professional development. Christie has received several awards for multidisciplinary team collaboration and was recently awarded the 2021 international ASPIRE-to-Excellence team award in Inspirational Approaches to Health Professions Education, for the Peer Teacher Training program, from the International Association for Health Professions Education Europe (AMEE). Christie’s research interests include faculty development, interprofessional education, peer teaching and curriculum design.
Andrey Vasnev
Andrey Vasnev
Andrey Vasnev is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Business Analytics at the University of Sydney Business School. He graduated in Applied Mathematics from Moscow State University in 1998. In 2001 he completed his Master's degree in Economics in the New Economic School, Moscow. In 2006 he received Ph.D. degree in Economics from the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research at Tilburg University under the supervision of Jan R. Magnus. He worked as a credit risk analyst in ABN AMRO bank before joining the University of Sydney.
Ranjit Voola
Ranjit Voola
Associate Professor Ranjit Voola is a nationally awarded researcher and educator. His scholarship at the intersection of marketing and the UN Sustainable Development Goals is groundbreaking and has been published in leading marketing journals such as Industrial Marketing Management. In 2022, his paper on food well-being and poverty won the best paper award from the Australasian Marketing Journal. He has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Product Innovation and Management, the European Journal of Marketing, and the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing. In 2023, Ranjit was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Marketing Educator of the Year from the Australia New Zealand Marketing Academy(ANZMAC) for using his ‘platform as a marketing educator to make the world a better place’ and championing the UN SDGs and the PRME principles. He previously won the ANZMAC Emerging Marketing Educator of the Year award. He is currently leading a special issue in the premier marketing education journal, Journal of Marketing Education, relating to embedding SDGs in Marketing Education. He has also published in the Journal of Marketing Education and the Journal of Management Education.
Mark Waddington
Mark Waddington
Mark joined the Discipline of Accounting, Governance & Regulation after twenty years of commercial experience working in a variety of financial and operational roles in professional accounting, corporate accounting and the financial markets. He brings a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching, particularly given his experience in financial markets where he worked at Citi Investment Research in different senior roles in the Investment Research area over several years, and in different countries. Mark has a Bachelor of Economics, a Bachelor of Laws, and a Master of Education and is a Chartered Accountant.
Dewa Wardak
Dewa Wardak
Dewa is a Lecturer in Educational Development with the Business Co-Design team. She is a Fellow of AdvanceHE and a member of the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC1). She has a background in Learning Sciences and Technologies and is interested in educational design, co-design for learning, networked learning, multimodal approaches to the analysis of learning and teaching, and ethics.
Stephanie Wilson
Stephanie Wilson
Dr Stephanie Wilson is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director with Business Co-Design (BCD). Prior to this she worked with Educational Innovation in Business as Academic Lead, Teaching Practice. She is a Senior Fellow (SFHEA) of AdvanceHE (UK) and an assessor and mentor for the Sydney Educational Fellowship Program. Her educational research spans co-design, networked learning, postdigital education, design patterns, and the designed environment in higher education.
Alison Wong
Alison Wong
Alison Wong (FHEA) is a Lecturer in Business Analytics and a researcher in the School of Physics.
Chris Wright
Chris Wright
Chris F Wright is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies and the Academic Director of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) at the University of Sydney Business School. His research and teaching examines the institutional drivers of and barriers to business responsibility and sustainability with a particular focus on decent work.
Danika Wright
Danika Wright
Dr Danika Wright is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Finance at the University of Sydney Business School. Dr Wright’s research and teaching focuses intersect where investment decisions are made by both investors and corporations. Her research projects consider the role of various stakeholder groups in examining M&A, executive compensation, and investor behaviour. Prior to joining the University of Sydney Business School, Dr Wright worked in the research team of finance-based start ups and funds management firms. Dr Wright’s primary teaching areas are in Mergers and Acquisitions and Investments and Portfolio Management. In these units, she creates learning environments that support and encourage students to engage with the real-world applications of textbook concepts.
Eliza Wu
Eliza Wu
Dr Eliza Wu is the Head of the Discipline of Finance at the University of Sydney Business School. Eliza's expertise lies within finance and banking as well as work-integrated learning and teaching. She is the Co-Director of the Business Financing and Banking Research Group at the University of Sydney and she has successfully led collaborations with many international research teams and has been awarded several Australian Research Council Discovery Grants. Eliza is passionate about and experienced in delivering work-integrated learning and teaching and she is engaged in capstone teaching at the University of Sydney. She is an innovative educator and has received the Dean's Citation for Teaching Excellence.
Vycke Wu
Vycke Wu
Dr. Vycke Wu is an Associate Lecturer in the Discipline of Finance. Vycke completed her PhD in Finance and a Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education) from the University of Sydney. Vycke's research focuses on Behavioural Finance, Corporate Finance, and the integration of Generative AI in education. Vycke is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and serves as an accredited assessor and mentor for the Sydney Educational Fellowship Program. Vycke teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum and has received multiple awards for teaching excellence.
Enosh Yeboah
Enosh Yeboah
Enosh is an Assistant Learning Designer with the Business Co-design team at the University of Sydney. A passionate education professional with 10 years of experience in a variety of roles, such as teaching, education support, and, most recently, learning design, all of which are based on a commitment to student engagement, inclusion, accessibility, and understanding.
Anna Young-Ferris
Anna Young-Ferris
Dr. Anna Young-Ferris is an ESG/sustainability and climate pioneer with over two decades of experience, is a published author in this field and a Senior Fellow (SFHEA) of AdvanceHE (UK). Anna received the 2023 UN PRME Faculty Recognition Award for integrating the SDGs into academia and won the University's 2022 Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability. Also an award-winning educator, she designed and led the Responsible Business Mindset (BUSS5220) unit, engaging ~2,000 students and ~50 staff each semester and has recently published in the responsible management education field.
Sandris Zeivots
Sandris Zeivots
Sandris Zeivots is a Lecturer - Educational Development with Business Co-Design at the University of Sydney Business School. He investigates how to design and implement innovative learning experiences that are engaging, meaningful and purposeful. With a professional background in experiential learning, Sandris explores how to design impactful events to strategically improve the experiences of learners through experiential education, emotional engagement, and learning spaces.