2021 CA KEYNOTE #02 Inspiring Young Minds: What Developmental Psychology Can Tell Us About Tertiary Education

An Illumination event where the new Vice-Chancellor shares her vision for teaching and learning with the wider University community.

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From left: Prof Dale Pinto, Assoc Prof Khoa Do, Assoc Prof Rachel Sheffield and Prof Harlene Hayne ONZM (Vice-Chancellor Curtin University)

Professor Harlene Hayne ONZM

Professor Harlene Hayne ONZM is Vice‐Chancellor of Curtin University. Prior to commencing this role in April 2021, she had served as Vice‐Chancellor of the University of Otago in New Zealand since 2011.


She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and of the Association for Psychological Science and in 2009 was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to scientific and medical research. In 2012 she received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Colorado College, USA, and in 2021 she received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Otago.


Professor Hayne is a former Chair of Universities New Zealand, Te Pōkai Tara, the peak body for the country’s universities and of Fulbright New Zealand. She also chaired the Universities New Zealand Research Committee and has been a member of the Board of the New Zealand Treasury, of the Marsden Fund Council, and of the New Zealand National Science Panel.


Originally from the United States, Professor Hayne received a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado College, and a Master of Science and PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience from Rutgers University. She spent three years as a post‐doctoral fellow at Princeton before joining the University of Otago in 1992. She subsequently served as Head of the Psychology Department and as Deputy Vice‐Chancellor Research and Enterprise before being appointed as Vice‐Chancellor in 2011.


Professor Hayne has published widely in the area of memory development and adolescent risk taking, and has supervised numerous PhD, master and undergraduate honours theses.


She is an Associate Editor of Psychological Science in the Public Interest and of Memory and is a member of the Editorial Board of Infant Behaviour and Development and of Developmental Psychobiology.


A collaboration between National University of Singapore (NUS) Teaching Academy.

Assoc Prof Ho Han Kiat

Occam's Razor - An Incisive Cut about Authentic Teaching and Effective Learning

Assoc Prof Anju Mary Paul

Getting Lost in Learning in order to Find your Way: Interdisciplinary Teaching in Migration Studies

Assoc Prof Anju Mary Paul

Getting Lost in Learning in order to Find your Way: Interdisciplinary Teaching in Migration Studies

Dr Ben Milbourn

The Talk to Me Mass Open Online Course (MOOCs)

Dr Leo Ng

Research Screener – Making Science Smarter



In this Webinar, the Chief Commissioner of TEQSA, Professor Peter Coaldrake AO, will reflect on some of the opportunities and challenges for both the Australian higher education sector and TEQSA as we deal with some of the new 'normalities'. Peter will give his perspectives and insights through two lenses: as a regulator and through the eyes of his past life as a Vice-Chancellor.


Emeritus Professor Peter Coaldrake AO

 is currently the Chair of the Board of the Queensland Performing Arts Trust, a Commissioner of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), and Board member of the Queensland Community Foundation.  He will take up the role of Chief Commissioner of TEQSA in March 2021.


Upon taking up his current TEQSA Commissioner appointment he stepped down from two other roles, as Chair of Jobs Queensland, and as an external Council member of The University of Newcastle. Professor Coaldrake completed his almost fifteen-year term as Vice-Chancellor and CEO of Queensland  University of Technology (QUT) in December 2017, and is a former Chair of both the peak body for Australia’s Universities, Universities Australia (UA) and the governing board of the OECD's then higher education group (IMHE).


In October 2018 he was appointed by Federal Education Minister, the Honourable Dan Tehan, to conduct a review into the Higher Education Provider Category Standards. In 2018 he also undertook two separate Reviews for the Queensland government: one dealing with the present and future Queensland public sector workforce, and the other of the future of vocational education, training and skilling in central-western Queensland, focusing on the performance of the Agricultural Colleges.


A dual Fulbright scholar, Professor Coaldrake has authored or edited a number of books and monographs including, most recently, Raising the Stakes: Gambling with the Future of Universities (co-authored with Dr Lawrence Stedman, UQP, 2013; 2nd ed. 2016).


He is the recipient of a ‘Queensland Great’ Award (2017) and the Asia Pacific Leadership Award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (2016).

CA Illumination 2021-1 Keynote with Pete




COVID-19 has forced us to stop, re-assess and rethink our approach to international education – not only in terms of international student recruitment but also in terms of international learning experiences.

Join us (online - or in-person) for Curtin Academy's second instalment of the 2020 Illumination Panel #02 to learn more about how COVID-19 has challenged the status quo - but equally forced us to rethink the future of international education and learning experiences.


Mentoring is a process of informal development from a person who is doing or has done what a mentee aspires to.  It helps fast-track success and accelerates a person on their development pathway. This high-intensity session to provide insight to people dynamics and how to structure mentoring for the benefit of the mentor, mentee and University.



From left: A/Prof Rachel Shelfield, A/Prof Khoa Do, Adj A/Prof Todd Hutchison and Prof Iain Murray AM


Adjunct Associate Professor Todd Hutchison

is an international bestselling author, listed in the Who’s Who of Business in Australia, a world champion in music (grade 2) and a global behaviour specialist and certified speaking professional (CSP).  He has worked in over 170 organisations, 8 universities, and in 13 countries. 


He leads two international businesses, is an executive of law firm Balfour Meagher, and works in digital forensics with Forensics Australia. He is a Fellow of Leadership WA, Australian Institute of Management, Australian Institute of Project Management, Project Management Institute and Governance Institute of Australia. 


He has been a general staff director, academic director, and council member at Curtin University, currently teaching in the Master of Engineering program.


Illuminating the Future this Panel discussion brings the expertise of Curtin Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Jill Downie and the vast experience of Professor Sally Kift together with the Education Vice-President of the Curtin Student Guild Mr Chris Hall to share their insights about the future of Learning and Teaching. Chaired by Chair of Academic Board Professor Dale Pinto, this lively discussion will promote reflections about current Learning and Teaching and imagines the challenges and opportunities for the near and far future. It is the first in a series of Illumination Keynote Speakers through the Curtin Academy Re-ignite Program making the invisible visible. The Curtin Academy is designed to increase engagement with teachers across the university and beyond in order to provide opportunities for colleagues to engage in pedagogical discourse.

Panic-agogy, what happens to learning during a Pandemic



Hughes, G., Panjwani, M., Tulcidas, P. & Byrom, N. (2018). Student Mental Health: The Role and Experiences of Academics. Leeds: Student Minds.


Morrish, L. & Priaulx, N. (2020, April) Pressure Vessels II: An update on mental health among higher education staff in the UK. Oxford: Higher Education Policy Institute.


Morrish, L. (2019). Pressure Vessels: The epidemic of poor mental health among higher education staff. HEPI Occasional Paper 20.

Oxford: Higher Education Policy Institute.

From left: Prof Dale Pinto, Prof Jill Downie, A/Prof Rachel Sheffield, Mr Chris Hall and Prof Sally Kift (on-screen)

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