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Nicole Crawford

Nicole Crawford

Dr Nicole Crawford

Campus Coordinator, Pre-degree Programs, Launceston

Contact Details

Building B
Room Reference B130
Telephone +61 3 6324 3508

Nicole has been the Campus Coordinator in Launceston for the University of Tasmania's Pre-degree Programs since 2011. This position includes unit coordination, lecturing, and tutoring in UTAS's open access enabling program, the University Preparation Program (UPP), as well as fulfilling a pastoral care/student support role. In 2012, she organised the UTAS/AALL-funded Social Inclusion Symposium; in 2014, along with colleagues, she formed the UTAS Social Inclusion Community of Practice, with the assistance of a Teaching Development Grant. Nicole is the facilitator of the National Association of Enabling Education of Australia (NAEEA) Special Interest Group on Mental Health.

Prior to commencing at UTAS, she was the Transition Coordinator in the Arts Faculty at The University of Western Australia (UWA), which involved: teaching; implementing support programs for Arts students and staff; coordinating SmARTS (an outreach program for year 11 high-school students); and conducting research in teaching and learning. In addition, she taught in the disciplines of History and Women's Studies, the areas in which she completed her PhD at UWA in 2008.

Research Interests

Nicole's research interests include: enabling programs/bridging courses; social inclusion in HE; equity in relation to online learning; peer learning; student and staff wellbeing.

Recent publications

Crawford, N, "Practical and profound: multi-layered benefits of a university enabling program and implications for higher education", International Studies in Widening Participation, 1 (2) pp. 15-30. ISSN 2203-8841 (2014) [Refereed Article]

Crawford, N and Johns, S and Jarvis, L and Hawkins, C and Harris, M and McCormack, D, "Foundations for change, confidence, and new opportunities: impacts of a university enabling program in north-west Tasmania", Handbook and Proceedings of the Inaugural Students Transitions Achievement Retention and Success (STARS) Conference, 1-4 July 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-10. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]