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 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.

Vice President

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.


Professor Steven Warburton, University of New England

Professor Warburton is Executive Principal Education Futures at the University of New England and a Fellow of the Centre for Distance Education University of London. He is an experienced senior executive with broad international experience having worked in the UK, New Zealand and now Australia. He has led multiple digital transformation projects in Higher Education, across learning, teaching and assessment, academic quality, curriculum management and, academic development. He has published widely in the domain of technology enhanced learning and is a passionate advocate for design thinking approaches and the use of pattern languages in human centred design and problem solving.


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.

Committee members

Dr Ruth Greenaway, University of the Sunshine Coast

Dr Ruth Greenaway, PFHEA, is the Director of the Learning and Teaching Academy at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Ruth has 30 years of experience leading and teaching in secondary and higher education and is responsible for the scholarship of learning and teaching at USC. Ruth is passionate about equitable access to education and knowledge and embraces diversity and inclusion with a particular interest in embedding Indigenous knowledges and perspectives into the curriculum. Ruth is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

casual vacancy

EOIs for will close on Friday, 19 August 2022   To submit an EOI, please click here.

Executive Officer

Christa Jacenyik-Trawöger