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Denise Chalmers

Emeritus Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M466), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Denise Chalmers, Professor Emeritus in the field of higher education teaching and learning at the University of Western Australia, was awarded an OLT Senior National Teaching Fellowship on recognising and rewarding university teaching in 2015 and an Australian Award for University Teaching: Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2014. In 2017 she was awarded Life membership by HERDSA. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2022 for service to tertiary education and to professional associations. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for LUMS University, Pakistan.

She has over 25 years demonstrated leadership in higher education, leading two university Centres of Teaching and Learning as Director and was a Foundation Director of the Carrick Institute. She has served as President and Vice President of the Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development (CADAD) 2008-2014. She was President of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) (2019-21). She has initiated and led several institutional, national and international initiatives and projects including developing and embedding teaching quality criteria and indicators and promoting the use of teaching and learning performance indicators to guide decision making and resource allocation.  She has published widely on teaching and learning in higher education

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Research expertise keywords

  • Academic development
  • Academic leadership
  • E-learning
  • Quality and evaluation of teaching and learning
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Teaching and learning in higher education
  • Quality indicators for teaching and learning
  • Quality in higher education

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