Executive Committee 2021-2022

The role of the Executive is to act for CAULLT in all respects except in those matters which are required by the Constitution to be determined by the members of CAULLT. The responsibilities of the Executive include: arranging and conducting meetings; developing and reviewing strategic directions; establishing and monitoring working parties to transact CAULLT business; and developing and maintaining effective communication channels between the Executive and members between meetings.


Professor Jillian Hamilton, Queensland University of Technology

Professor Hamilton, PFHEA, has held senior leadership roles in higher education leading academic development, student success, and research and innovation for learning and teaching. She has led OLT research grants and, as an active academic in Design, and former discipline leader, has led strategic curriculum design, quality assured courses internationally, and is a TEQSA registered expert. She has been recognised by six national awards including AAUT Excellence in Teaching Award, Citation, and a Program Award.


Vice President

Professor Gayle Morris, Auckland University of Technology

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As Pro Vice Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, Professor Morris leads strategic curriculum reform, technology enhanced learning, and aligning innovative approaches to supporting capacity building in staff. An active teacher herself in Design Thinking, she is passionate about the transformative nature of learning. Her academic background is in adult, work based and professional learning with research interest in professional learning, work based learning and assessment.



Dr Andrea Adam, University of Tasmania

Dr Andrea Adam leads the Professional Learning and Recognition Portfolio within the Office of the Executive Director, Academic at UTAS. Her work focuses on enabling the growth of colleagues in higher education, including her peers in academic development.



Professor Simon Bedford, Western Sydney University

Professor Simon Bedford  is the Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning Futures at Western Sydney University. He is responsible for the leadership of strategic educational innovation and collaboration to shape the University’s commitment to ensuring its students fulfil their potential to become influential global citizen-scholars in a new technology-enabled world.


Committee members

Professor Rowena Harper, Edith Cowan University

Professor Rowena Harper, Director of the Centre for Learning and Teaching at ECU,  has 17 years’ experience in teaching, managing and leading in higher education. She is a former President of the Association for Academic Language and Learning, and co-founder of the International Consortium of Academic Language and Learning Developers. As an active researcher, she has also published and won research grants in areas including educational development in digital learning environments, English language and communication development, and academic integrity. 


Ms Trish McCluskey, Victoria University

Trish McCluskey is Associate Provost, Learning and Teaching (Interim) at Victoria University, where she leads the University’s education strategy. She has worked across the full spectrum of tertiary education providers in Australia and New Zealand and has been a Chair of VU’s Academic Board and a University Council member.

Twitter: @Trilia

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/trishmccluskey

Associate Professor Barbie Panther, Deakin University

Associate Professor Barbie Panther is the Director, Teaching Capability at Deakin University where she has responsibility for professional development, recognition and reward programs in learning and teaching.  Barbie’s academic background is in chemistry and she is passionate about exploring the possibilities of digital learning, supporting the development of inclusive learning environments, and building capability of those who design, deliver, enable and lead learning and teaching.

Executive Officer

Christa Jacenyik-Trawoeger