Meet the Team

Our People

The e-Grad School executive team are experienced professionals with a broad range of skills and expertise in online training in research administration. The team is focussed on providing a flexible and enjoyable learning experience by providing timely support and encouragement as participants juggle their daily commitments and study.


eGSA Executive

Professor Helen Klaebe

eGSA Director and Dean of Research and Research Training at QUT

Professor Helen Klaebe (PhD (Queensland University of Technology), MA(Res) (Queensland University of Technology), MEd(HigherEd) (Queensland University of Technology), BA(CreativeWrtgProd) (Queensland University of Technology) is Director of the e-Grad School and Dean of Research and Research Training at QUT. Her appointment commenced in February 2016. Prior to this Helen was Assistant Dean, Research, Commercialisation and External Relations in QUT's Creative Industries Faculty.

Helen's PhD examined new approaches to participatory public history using multi-art form storytelling strategies, including oral history and digital storytelling. Her Master of Arts (research) project included producing an oral history collection for Outward Bound Australia (OBA) — recording its challenges and achievements over the past 50 years. She regularly consults as a public historian particularly focusing on engaging communities, and regularly designs and manages co-creative media workshops for a range of commercial and public sector organisations. Helen's particular strengths lie in:

  • organising, working, training and talking with communities and industry
  • identifying synergies
  • initiating and managing partnerships

 

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Dr Paige Maguire

eGSA Deputy Director and Course Coordinator

Paige has a background in biotechnology, having held joint research fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, before accepting a scientific position in a Silicon Valley biotechnology company. Upon returning to Australia, she has been extensively involved in the commercialisation of research at multiple Australian universities, including senior management roles and board seats on start-up companies and in 2007 was awarded the QCTN WIT Biotech Rising Star Award. She is currently the Deputy-Director of the e-Grad School (Australia) where she is responsible for module development, teaches IP, commercialisation and research management courses nationally/internationally and is passionate about technology development, research translation and training research professionals to better equip them for the rapidly changing research sector.

Paige holds a PhD from the University of Queensland and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

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Ms Lisa Reyes

eGSA Coordinator

Lisa has been working in university administration for more than 20 years, particularly in the areas of research training and student support. She holds a Master degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.

As e-Grad school Coordinator, she is responsible for the management of e-Grad school’s online programs to postgraduate research students , early career researchers and administrative staff across multiple universities in Australia and overseas.

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Ms Lynda Togl

eGSA Coordinator

Lynda has worked in the tertiary sector for over 26 years in both academic and student administration. She joined QUT in 2002 as Personal Assistant to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research).

She holds a Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education and her interest in adult education and training, particularly in the area of research training, led to her current role where she is responsible for supporting the delivery of eGSA programs and promoting the e-Grad School’s online resources across Australia and internationally.


eGSA Teaching Team

Ms Susie Chant

Entrepreneurship

Susie Chant has been teaching entrepreneurship at the University of Adelaide since completing a Masters in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and a Masters in Gastronomy. She has been lecturing in the areas of innovation and creativity, ethics and cultural aspects of entrepreneurship, managing strategy and growth, and entrepreneurship in the hospitality industry.

Susie is also academic program manager at the global culinary institution Le Cordon Bleu, where her focus is primarily in the area of writing entrepreneurship into their current bachelor of business and MBA degrees. She additionally consults to the School of History and Politics at the University of Adelaide, where she is investigating Australian perceptions of ethical food consumption. As well as owning many successful and award winning hospitality businesses in tourist regions around South Australia, Susie is also a property developer and in the past has lived and worked as a successful chef in many locations around the world such as Grand Cayman Island in the West Indies and at Blenheim Palace in England for the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough.

Susie is a PhD Candidate: Food Ethics University of Adelaide and holds a Masters in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the University of Adelaide and a Masters in Gastronomy from the University of Adelaide.

Dr Sarah Holdsworth

Global Sustainability, Research and Global Sustainability

Sarah Holdsworth is a lecturer within the School of Property Construction & Project Management (PCPM), at RMIT. Sarah has a Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/ Environmental Science from the University of Melbourne, majoring in environmental science, biology/ecology and education and a Masters Degree in Environmental Science from Monash University, with a major in physical geography (soil science and hydrology), environmental management, systems theory and team dynamics. Sarah’s PhD evaluated the ability of academic development programs to provide educators with the capabilities to deliver sustainability education. Sarah's teaching experience at RMIT covers courses in sustainability, ecological planning, economics, environmental management, work practice and professional communication.

Sarah's experience has provided her with an understanding of a wide range of environmental tools and their application in companies and other organizations, the community consultation process and the workings of both the private and the public sector in relation to environmental issues. Her interests lie in the development of long term strategies based on substantial changes to, social and technological paradigms to develop pathways towards sustainability. Sarah's main research focus is the identification key mechanisms required to turn sustainability innovations into embedded practice in a university context.

 

Dr Svenja Kratz

Practice-led Research in Creative Arts, Media and Design

Svenja Kratz is a contemporary artist interested in transdisciplinary creative practice, particularly the intersections between science and art. She originally trained in cross-arts practice at the Griffith University School of Art where she completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts majoring in Contemporary Art and Creative Writing. In 2003, she received first class honours in New Media Art and produced a large scale interactive video installation titled META-Evolution. Following graduation, she worked as an independent artist and sessional academic at Griffith University. During this time, she produced a range of works from paining and photomedia to interactive video installation, both independently, and in collaboration with a range of creative practitioners. These works were exhibited in numerous galleries and events throughout Australia.

More recently, she worked as an artist in the area of cell and tissue culture at QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), where she produced three major bodies of creative work that mapped her engagement with contemporary biotechnologies including primary culture of human and fetal calf cells, tissue and genetic engineering. These projects include: The Absence of Alice – a series of mixed media exhibitions originally inspired by the artist's engagement with the Saos-2 cell line, The Immoralisation of Kira and Rama – a living bioart display of fetal calf cells and The Human Skin Experience/Equivalent Project – a jewellery project incorporating tissue engineering practices. Creative works developed during her time at IHBI were exhibited at local, national and international venues including Metro Arts (Brisbane), The QUT Art Museum (Brisbane), Spectrum Project Space (Perth), Science Gallery (Dublin) and the Powerhouse Museum (Sydney).

She holds a PhD in Contemporary Art and Biotechnology from QUT, completed in a creative partnership between the Creative Industries Faculty and IHBI in 2013.

Dr Paige Maguire

Research Commercialisation

Developing Your Career

Paige has a background in biotechnology, having held joint research fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, before accepting a scientific position in a Silicon Valley biotechnology company. Upon returning to Australia, she has been extensively involved in the commercialisation of research at multiple Australian universities, including senior management roles and board seats on start-up companies and in 2007 was awarded the QCTN WIT Biotech Rising Star Award. She is currently the Deputy-Director of the e-Grad School (Australia) where she is responsible for module development, teaches IP, commercialisation and research management courses nationally/internationally and is passionate about technology development, research translation and training research professionals to better equip them for the rapidly changing research sector.

Paige holds a PhD from the University of Queensland and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors..

Miss Annaliza Marino

Leadership and Communication

Annaliza  Marino currently works as a tutor with the University of WA in the Law School and with Curtin University of Technology with the School of Humanities for the Engineering Dept. as well as in her position with QUT on the LEAP program. Annaliza is currently completing her PhD with UWA in the Law School. She has held various academic positions including Adjunct Associate Professor with the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Curtin University from 2004 to 2012.  From 1991 to 2012, as a Professional Academic, she worked in academia utilising her experience as principal of her own management and leadership consultancy, Annaliza Jackson & Associates . From 2007-2009 she was a member of the SBS Community Advisory Committee. In March 2007 she completed work on an ARC project investigating Integrity, Leadership and Behaviour in Organisations as Research Fellow with UWA.  Annaliza has range of publications. Her most recent is a paper written on on-line learning and teaching, titled "E-Learning and Postgraduate Research:LEAP An Australian Experience". Other articles include: "Leading by Example: Lessons on Role Modelling and Good Governance", Monash University. Annaliza has experience as an educator in the fields of leadership, communication, abuse, crime, conflict, cross-cultural diversity, ethics, integrity and accountability. She has also provided leadership, executive, transitional and life-coaching. Annaliza developed her own leadership program applying the Creating Leaders (CL) Framework, which she designed and developed, based on knowledge, beliefs and behaviours. Information on the Creating Leader Framework is available on her website www.mantis.com.au. Annaliza is a PhD Candidate and holds a B.A.; Litt.B. and an M.A.

Mr Nigel Palmer

Public Policy

Nigel Palmer is a Research Fellow with the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne. His research interests include student participation and equity, higher education quality assurance and management and research and research training policy and practice.

Recent publications and reports include Working With the APEC Higher Education Diploma Supplement Model (2013) for the Australian Government and APEC, The CRC Contribution to Research Training (2012) for The Cooperative Research Centres Association, Scope, Transparency and Style: System-Level Quality Strategies and the Student Experience in Australia (2012), a report on research training for The Australian Government (2010), and Selection and Participation in Higher Education, commissioned by the Group of Eight Universities (2011).

Nigel has been directly involved in the development of series of major research projects and initiatives in graduate studies, including the ARC Linkage Project Reconceptualising the Doctoral Experience (2006), the OLT project for developing the Good Practice Framework for Research Training in Australia (2012-13), ALTC projects on Research Graduate Skills (2007-2008) and Pathways to the PhD (2011-12), the development of the Postgraduate Survey of Student Engagement (POSSE) (2009) and the National Research Students Survey (NRSS) commissioned by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).

Nigel was a member of the Joint Steering Group of the Australian Universities Quality Forum (2008-2011) and Chair of the 2011 AuQF Reference Group and Selection Committee, and was among the inaugural members of the Federal Government's Research Workforce Strategy Reference Group (2009). Nigel was previously National President of the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) from 2007-2009, and CAPA's National Policy and Research Advisor in 2010.

Dr Bree Hadley

Critical and Creative Thinking

Dr Bree Hadley is Head of Postgraduate Coursework Studies in the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT. An internationally recognised expert in contemporary, pop cultural and public space performance, spectators and audiences, her research has appeared in her recent book Disability, Public Space Performance and Spectatorship (Palgrave Macmillan), along with scholarly journals such as MC Media & Culture Journal, Scope: An Online Journal of Film & Television Studies, Performance Research, About Performance, and Asia Pacific Journal of Arts & Cultural Management, and she is currently completing a book on Theatre, Social Media and the Democratisation of Spectatorship.

Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy. Monash University, 2005; Master of Arts, Deakin University, 2010; Master of Education, Queensland University of Technology, 2009; Graduate Certificate in Arts & Entertainment Mgt, Deakin University, 2006; Class Honours, Griffith University, 1998st Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts, 1.

Dr Liz Ellison

Critical and Creative Thinking

Liz Ellison is a lecturer in the Creative Industries Faculty, currently teaching in the postgraduate coursework space. She teaches a number of units as well as being the Interdisciplinary Study Area Coordinator. She has a strong interest in interdisciplinary teaching and learning. She has worked as a named investigator on an Office of Learning and Teaching grant (OLT) investigating postgraduate (coursework and higher degree research) courses nationally. She previously has completed research work on an OLT grant investigating higher degree research supervision in the creative arts, and an evaluation project of the Artslink Queensland Animating Spaces events.

Liz, along with two other colleagues, coordinates TEXTA, a book club held in conjunction with the QUT Art Museum. The book club runs four times a year in the museum, discussing thematically linked books alongside a curated talk of the current exhibition. Liz’s doctoral thesis explored representations of the Australian beach in literature and film and was awarded in 2013. She has continued to publish in film and television studies, and literary studies. Her research interests include:

  • Australian beach studies
  • Australian literature and popular fiction
  • Australian media studies (including cinema distribution, Indigenous cinema and reality television)
  • Evaluation of community arts
  • Postgraduate higher education (including coursework and supervision)

In her spare time, Liz is the President and co-founder of Growl, a small community theatre group.

 

Ms Gillian White

Project Management

Gillian taught Business Studies, Organisational Behaviour, Communication and Project Management and as a means of developing staff as well as education, has been very involved in teacher training, evaluation and mentoring. As Institute Quality Manager and quality consultant to State Training Authorities, she worked on organisational assessment and the application of quality principles in service industries such as education as well as on educational policy development. Currently, she is interested in the transfer and application of project management skills and knowledge to research students as a means of improving both the experience and the outcomes of research projects. She is the co-author of The Business of Communicating, McGraw-Hill 2nd Ed 1990.

Gillian has a BA (Hons); Grad Dip Ed; Grad Dip HRM; Grad Cert TQM; Master Project Mngt; Grad Dip Arts by Research.


eGSA Board

Each eGSA Board member is the Dean of Graduate Studies at an Australian Technology Network university. eGSA governance is addressed by the eGSA Board, with its members participating in the planning and operation of eGSA activities. The Board is responsible for overall curriculum design and quality assurance.

Professor Helen Klaebe - Queensland University of Technology

Professor Garry Allison– Curtin University of Technology

Professor Denise Cuthbert – RMIT University

Professor Pat Buckley – University of South Australia

Professor Greg Skilbeck– University of Technology Sydney


eGSA Newsletter

The eGSA Newsletter is produced biennially in June and December and is distributed to past and present students and other interested parties. News or input that may be of interest to the eGSA audience is encouraged and contributions should be sent to: egsacoordinator@qut.edu.au


Brochures

Participants in eGSA modules come from a variety of backgrounds - professionals in the research sector ie postgraduate students, active researchers, research managers, research administrators and academics everywhere. The modules are tailored accordingly. Postgraduate Research Students and researchers Career boosting professional skills for all postgraduate research students. Improving research skills and outcomes during candidature Research Administrators, Research Managers, Commercialisation/tech transfer staff. Career boosting professional skills for future leaders in the research environment.