Teaching Matters


Keynote Speaker

Professor Marcia Devlin


Professor Marcia Devlin is Professor of Learning Enhancement and from November 1st, will be Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) at RMIT University where she is also the Executive Director of RMIT Studios. Previously she was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Quality) at Federation University Australia. Her research incorporates both theoretical and practical investigations into contemporary higher education. She is a nationally and internationally recognised expert in student equity, teaching and learning quality, student engagement, digital education and leadership and is frequently invited to deliver keynote addresses, workshops and seminars. With colleagues, she has won over $5.5 million in external competitive research, project and other funds. She has concurrently held Australian Research Council and Office for Learning and Teaching grants and recently led to completion a National Priorities Pool funded project on student success. Professor Devlin is a member of numerous Editorial and Advisory Boards. A broad and extensive publication record in the higher education field incorporates over 300 publications, comprising refereed outcomes, commissioned reports for government, universities and professional associations, and newspaper articles. Professor Devlin is an elected Lifelong Fellow of the Society for Research in Higher Education, a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders and a TEQSA Register of Experts member. In 2016, she won the AIM Victorian Leader/Manager of the Year Award and the national Women’s Agenda Leadership Award and was honoured as a Victorian state finalist for Telstra Business Woman of the Year.