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Academic Advisory Board

For unmatched leadership in online education

Emeritus Prof John Rosenberg

Prof John Rosenberg

Former Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Global Relations) at La Trobe University

Professor Rosenberg is Former Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Global Relations) at La Trobe University. Prior to this, Professor Rosenberg was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Deakin University, and Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. He is also a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Computer Society.

Hon Prof Judyth Sachs

Prof Judyth Sachs

Former Deputy Vice Chancellor, Provost Macquarie University and Former Pro Vice Chancellor learning and teaching at Sydney University

Professor Judyth Sachs was PVC Learning and Teaching at The University of Sydney, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost at Macquarie University, and was appointed as Special Advisor in Higher Education at KPMG. She is also a Director of Judyth Sachs Consulting. She describes herself as an educator and activist.

Assoc Prof Chris Tisdell

Prof Chris Tisdell

Former Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Science at UNSW Australia

Professor Chris Tisdell was Associate Dean, Faculty of Science at UNSW. Chris has created more than 500 free YouTube university-level maths videos, attracting eight million views. Driven by a mission for free and flexible education and universal access for all students to maths education, in 2014, Chris also received an Australian Award for University Teaching from the OLT for his educational innovation and leadership.

Prof Cliff Allan

Prof Cliff Allan

Former Vice-Chancellor, Birmingham City University

Professor Allan was a Board member of Universities UK and non-Executive Director of several regional and national bodies. Prior to BCU he held Deputy Vice-Chancellor positions at Sheffield Hallam and Teesside Universities respectively. Before these senior university leadership roles, Cliff was Deputy CEO at the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and for many years Head of Teaching and Learning at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). Currently, Cliff pursues a range of advisory and consultancy interests in higher education in the UK and overseas.

Prof Sally Kift

Prof Sally Kift

Adjunct Professor at JCU, La Trobe, and QUT

Sally Kift is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) and President of the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows (ALTF). From 2012-2017, she was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at James Cook University. Prior to this, Sally was a Professor of Law at Queensland University of Technology, where she also served as Law Faculty Assistant Dean, Teaching & Learning (2001-2006) and QUT’s foundational Director, First Year Experience (2006-2007). Sally is a national Teaching Award winner (2003) and national Program Award winner (2007). She was awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) in 2006 to investigate the first year experience and is currently a Discipline Scholar in Law.

Geoff Kinkade

Geoff Kinkade

Principal Consultant Gifted & Talented in the WA Department of Education

Geoff spent nine years teaching in Sydney before moving to Albany, WA where he was drawn to educating exceptionally able youngsters, and since then has been driven by teaching and consulting for Gifted Education at regional, state, national, and international levels. “Knowing that students’ lives benefit as a result of selection to the schools and programs on offer in Western Australia, and jointly leading this work, is an essential part of my advocacy.”

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