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Thomas, Lisa Dr

Senior Lecturer

  • Academic Development - Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, DVCE Portfolio
  • Adult, Vocational and Higher Education - School of Education, Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, DVCE Portfolio

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I am a Senior Lecturer in Academic Development, Adult, Vocational and Higher Education. My research interests focus on understanding learner characteristics and learning environment design (online, blended and face-to-face) that promote effective, self-directed learning in higher education. My research is also embedded in my work practices within my role in Academic Development where I investigate the development of learning and teaching practices among tertiary teaching staff. I completed my PhD in 2013 in which I investigated self-regulated learning strategies to support student transition to problem-based learning in a graduate medical school. Underpinned by a socio-cognitive perspective of self-regulated learning, my research informs an understanding of the personal, behavioural and environmental factors on adult independent learning. My research and practice are fueled by a passion to understand and enhance the learning and teaching experience for students and teachers in post-secondary education. 

    I am an Associate Editor for the journal of Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) and a reviewer for a number of journals including: Computers in Education, International Journal of Academic Development and the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2021

    Published In
    Teaching in Higher Education
    2014

    Published In
    The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education
    2014

    Published In
    The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education
    2014

    Published In
    The Conversation
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    Handbook of Mobile Teaching and Learning
    Publisher
    Springer Singapore
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2013

    Published In
    Electric Dreams: 30th Ascilite Conference

Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


    • higher education studies
    • self-regulated learning
    • academic development
    • university teaching
    • learning/teaching with technology

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Exploring the Use of a Visual Representation to Stimulate Design Thinking of Multiple Stakeholders when Designing Higher Education Courses. Straver, Sabine

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Education, Faculty of Education, Investigating self-regulated learning strategies to support the transition to problem-based learning 2013
  • Masters of Education (coursework) in Information and Communications Technology, Faculty of Education, with Distinction 2007
  • B.E. in Primary, Faculty of Education, with Distinction 2004

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I am a Senior Lecturer in Academic Development, Adult, Vocational and Higher Education. My research interests focus on understanding learner characteristics and learning environment design (online, blended and face-to-face) that promote effective, self-directed learning in higher education. My research is also embedded in my work practices within my role in Academic Development where I investigate the development of learning and teaching practices among tertiary teaching staff. I completed my PhD in 2013 in which I investigated self-regulated learning strategies to support student transition to problem-based learning in a graduate medical school. Underpinned by a socio-cognitive perspective of self-regulated learning, my research informs an understanding of the personal, behavioural and environmental factors on adult independent learning. My research and practice are fueled by a passion to understand and enhance the learning and teaching experience for students and teachers in post-secondary education. 

    I am an Associate Editor for the journal of Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) and a reviewer for a number of journals including: Computers in Education, International Journal of Academic Development and the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology.

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2021

    Published In
    Teaching in Higher Education
    2014

    Published In
    The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education
    2014

    Published In
    The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education
    2014

    Published In
    The Conversation
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    Handbook of Mobile Teaching and Learning
    Publisher
    Springer Singapore
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2013

    Published In
    Electric Dreams: 30th Ascilite Conference

Potential Supervision Topics


    • higher education studies
    • self-regulated learning
    • academic development
    • university teaching
    • learning/teaching with technology

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Exploring the Use of a Visual Representation to Stimulate Design Thinking of Multiple Stakeholders when Designing Higher Education Courses. Straver, Sabine

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Education, Faculty of Education, Investigating self-regulated learning strategies to support the transition to problem-based learning 2013
  • Masters of Education (coursework) in Information and Communications Technology, Faculty of Education, with Distinction 2007
  • B.E. in Primary, Faculty of Education, with Distinction 2004
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