Non-Faculty Areas

Research Supervisors

  • Learning and Teaching Centre

  • Dr Duncan Nulty

    Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)

    Dr Duncan D Nulty is nationally and internationally recognised for his expertise on: curriculum and assessment design; evaluation of teaching, courses and other educational programs; institutional policy and practice in these areas; and, academic standards including consensus moderation.

    He has a significant and sustained record of academic leadership, research, and community service with a particular emphasis on institutional change in relation to strategic issues of institution-wide impact and significance.

    Dr Nulty has authored and co-authored many high quality refereed publications in highly ranked journals, and book chapters with reputable international publishers.

    He has led, co-lead, been a team member, or active contributor in 10 teaching and learning development grants including two nationally funded projects in Australia, and one international project funded in the UK. These focus on assessment practice and policy, and the development of consensus moderation practices which support comprehensive quality assurance of assessment standards.

    Duncan has a demonstrable and sustained record of high standards and innovation in teaching and course development, including entirely online courses.

    Duncan has supervised or co-supervised to completion six students of Research Higher Degrees.

    Phone : 9079 (North Sydney) Email :

    Research Interests:
    Curriculum design ; Assessment Design ; Policy Development ; Academic standards ; Evaluation ;

  • Dr Alison Owens

    Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

    Alison Owens is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at the Australian Catholic University and also an (adjunct) Associate Professor of Education at Central Queensland University (CQU) with over twenty-five years experience in teaching and researching education in University contexts. Alison is the recipient of multiple internal and external research grants and publishes widely on education topics. Alison completed her Doctorate in Education at UTS in 2006 and completed a PhD in Creative Arts at CQU in 2018. Alison is the author of the novel, Woolloomooloo Bad.

    Phone : 9157 (North Sydney) Email :

    Research Interests:
    Higher Education ; Creative arts ; International Education ; globalization and English language education ;

  • Office of the Campus Dean (Ballarat)

  • Associate Professor Joe Fleming

    Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

    Phone : (03) 5336 5342 Email :

    Research Interests:
    Religious Education Curriculum ; Faith Development ; Leadership in Catholic Schools ; Catholic ; Mission ; Religious Education ; Faith ; School ; Catholic Identity ; Catholic Identity and Mission ;

  • Office of the Dir of Government Policy and Strategy

  • Professor Tania Aspland

    Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

    Tania Aspland is currently Professor in Teacher Education at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney. She was previously Professor and Head of Education at the University of Adelaide. She has been a leader in course development in teacher education for many years and is currently engaged in a number of research projects in higher education pedagogies in teacher education undergraduate and graduate courses, particularly in relation to professional standards and evidence based assessment. Tania Aspland has developed an international reputation for community capacity building in Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Hong Kong, The Philippines, and Vietnam. She has evidenced-based success with action learning as a project based learning strategy in developing countries. Tania Aspland is employed in off shore contexts in the field of curriculum development and curriculum evaluation and thesis supervision. She has also instigated new models of professional development within schools and universities, to support the process of curriculum development and leadership

    Phone : 0477364918 (North Sydney) Email :

    Research Interests:
    teacher education; transnational education; higher ; Higher education; curriculum development ;

  • Office of the Vice-Chancellor

  • Professor Margot Hillel

    Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

    Chair of Academic Board

    Constructions of childhood; children's literature; children's literature and history; social and cultural issues in and of literature for young people; values education through literature for young people; children's literature and visual media.

    Phone : (03) 9953 3238 (Melbourne) Email :

    Research Interests:
    Childhood ; Constructions of Childhood ; Children's Literature ; Visual Media ; Social and Cultural Issues ; Literature ; Young People ; History ;