Program Leaders Forum

In 2019 the DAP Forum series was re-imagined as Program Leaders Forums, with the inclusion of Academic Program Advisors (APA). These events provide an opportunity for Directors of Academic Programs (DAPs) and Academic Program Advisors (ACAs) to meet and discuss strategic and program level matters, network with colleagues and further explore topics of interest.

Both these roles are key academic leadership roles within Schools and provide strategic advice, planning and direction for the suite of programs assigned to the particular role for both staff and students.

If you have any additional questions about the Program Leaders Forums, please contact Gina Saliba (opens in a new window)

Further Information

Program Leaders Forums - 2022

    June Forum -  8 Jun 2022 
    Transition, Retention & Engagement
    Graduate Attributes

    September Forum - 22 Sep 2022 
    Indigenisation of curriculum

    November Forum - 18 Nov 2022
    Staff development and well-being
    Alternative credentialing

Program Leaders Forums - 2021

    May Forum -  5 May 2021
    Topics: Academic Integrity
    Transition and retention
    Student engagement, learning online, student well-being
    Lessons Learned

    July Forum - 14 Jul 2021
    Topic: Staff development and recognition (PD opportunities)

    September Forum - 22 Sep 2021
    Topic: HyFlex curriculum design and delivery, asynchronous equivalence
    New policies e.g. Assessment, Course Design and Approvals (CDA) Policy
    What’s happening in the national sector? New approaches to teaching and curriculum

    November Forum -  23 Nov 2021
    Topic: Credentialing/micro-credentialing and industry certification  
    Assessment (authentic/alternative)

Program Leaders Forums - 2020

    August Forum
    Topic: Enhancing Student Experiences

    October Forum
    Topic: Curriculum Transformation

Program Leaders Forums - 2019

    April Forum
    Topic: Evidencing and recognising teaching and learning excellence

    May Forum
    Topic: Professional development needs for the 21C Academic

    August Forum
    Topic: Transition and retention pedagogies.

    September Forum
    Topic: Programs from the viewpoint of students and student support services

    October Forum
    Topic: Partnerships driving quality enhancement of our curricular

DAP Forums 2018

    April Forum
    Topic: Engaging with data to improve program quality

    May Forum
    Topic: Students as curriculum partners

    June Forum
    Topic: Implementing the ‘Restructure’ recommendations

    August Forum
    Topic: Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship

    September Forum
    Topic: Enacting Partnership Pedagogies in curriculum

    October Forum
    Topic: Approaches to managing relationships and delivery of third party providers such as OES and Sydney City Campus.

DAP Forums 2017

    March Forum
    Topic: Transition pedagogy and transition challenges: Understanding and facilitating transition from The College, International College and Sydney City Campus

    May Forum 
    Topic: Enhancing and assuring program quality

    June Forum
    Topic: Enabling staff career development planning

    September Forum 
    Topic: Professional skills and identity development for a portfolio career

    October Forum 
    Topic: Leading implementation of alternative teaching models

School Representatives

School of Business

Directors of Academic ProgramsAcademic Course AdvisorsAcademic Course Advisors
Ms Louise Ingersoll Mr Farid AhmedDr Hilal Hurriyet
Mr Graeme MitchellDr Gulay AvsarDr Aila Khan
Dr Heath SpongDr Walid BakryDr Louise Kippist
Dr Francine GarlinDr Nadine CampbellDr Claire Lewin
Dr Laurel JacksonMrs Amanda CraftDr Edward Mariyani-Squire
Dr Daniela SpanjaardMr Ned DoyleDr Jessica Richards
 Ms Jennifer HallMrs Sharne Simmons
 Dr Tim HallMrs Ayda Succarie
 Dr Ushi  GhoorahDr Karina Wardle
 Dr  Sharon  Yam 

School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences

Directors of Academic ProgramsAcademic Course Advisors
Assoc. Prof. Yun BaiDr Evan Crawford
Ms Simi BajajMr Neil Hopkins
Dr Anton BogdanovychDr Jiansheng Huang
Assoc. Prof. Volker GebhardtDr Zhuhan Jiang
Dr Quang Vinh NguyenDr Omar Mubin
Assoc. Prof. Laurence ParkDr Ante Prodan
Dr Tomas TrescakDr Nicholas Sheppard
Dr Stephen WeissenhoferDr Jianhua (Jamie) Yang
Prof. Yan ZhangDr Chun Ruan

School of Education

Directors of Academic ProgramsAcademic Course Advisors
Assoc. Prof. Katrina BarkerAssoc. Prof. David Cole
Dr Jaydene BarnesDr Jacqueline Humphries
Dr Kay CarrollDr Denise Fraser
Ms  Kerry StaplesDr Karina Mackay
Dr Jacqueline HumphriesDr Roberto Parada
Dr Erin MackenzieDr Maree Skillen
Dr Maree  SkillenDr Marion Sturges

School of Humanities and Communication Arts

Directors of Academic ProgramsAcademic Course AdvisorsAcademic Course Advisors
Dr Dianne DickensonDr Charles BarbourDr Margaret Hanlon
Dr Alison GillDr Helen BasidesMr Dan Johnston
Dr Clare MacleanDr Nicole BridgesDr Xiangdong Liu
Dr Peter MauchDr Diane ColmanDr Alex Ling
Ms Jacki MontgomeryDr Roger DawkinsDr Hiromi Muranaka
 Dr Milissa DeitzProf. Dennis Schmidt
 Dr Navin DoloswalaDr Alison Short
 Dr Waldo GarridoDr kenny Wang
 Dr Myra GurneyDr Ping Yang

School of Law

Directors of Academic ProgramsAcademic Course Advisors
Ms Elen SeymourDr Sarah Hook

School of Medicine

Directors of Academic ProgramsAcademic Course AdvisorsAcademic Course Advisors
Dr Iman HegaziDr Neeshan AbrahamsDr James Nol
Prof. Andrew PageAssoc. Prof. Warren ChanMs Donna Oomens
 Dr Miriam CodariniProf Andrew Page
 Ms Therese FletcherDr Ritesh Raju
 Dr Scott MacKenzieDr Paul Stoodley
 Prof. Harry MerkurProf. Stephen Tobin
 Prof. Neil MerrettMs Cathy Wilson

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Directors of Academic ProgramsAcademic Course AdvisorsAcademic Course Advisors
Dr Cannas KwokDr Greg ClarkDr Anna Maceri
Ms Fiona ArundellDr Antoinette CottonDr Sheeja Perumbil Pathrose
Ms Sue WillisMs Rachel Gregory-WilsonMs Rona Pillay
Ms Joan LynchMrs Hazel KeedleMs Gloria Teale
 Dr Cannas KwokDr Lisa Wong
 Mrs Leanne Luck 

School of Social Sciences

Directors of Academic ProgramsAcademic Course AdvisorsAcademic Course Advisors
Dr Neil HallDr Scott AveryDr Robyn North
Prof. Mary HawkinsDr Abubakar BelloDr Helena Onnudottir
Dr Joy PatonDr Daniel DohDr Justine O'Sullivan
Assoc. Prof. Awais PirachaMs Penny GardnerDr Hong-Jae Park
Dr Garry StevensMs Ashlee GoreDr Melissa Phillips
Assoc. Prof. Toby Miles-JohnsonDr Erin KrugerRosemary Qummouh
 Dr Kate LinklaterDr Irena Veljanova
  Dr Julie Wen

School of Psychology

Directors of Academic ProgramsAcademic Course Advisors
Assoc. Prof. Steven CummingDr David Arness
Dr Karen MattockDr Martin Daly
 Dr Fran Doyle
 Dr Emma Walter

School of Science

Directors of Academic ProgramsAcademic Course Advisors
Dr Christopher GordonDr Hayley Green
Dr Mark JonesDr Sebastian Holmes
Dr Sabine PillerDr Christine Hutchison
Dr Mark TempleDr Thomas Jeffries
Dr Mark WilliamsDr Srinivas Nammi
 Dr Narsimha Reddy
 Dr Val Spikmans
 Dr Richard Thomas
 Dr Manisha Dayal

School of Health Sciences

Directors of Academic ProgramsAcademic Course AdvisorsAcademic Course Advisors
Dr Rosalind ByeDr Steward AlfordDr Katherine Raw
Dr Clarice TangMr Rocco CavaleriDr Ellie Sugden
Dr Belinda KennyDr Kristy CoxonMs Yu-Ting Sun
Dr David LimDr Kym HennessyDr Rhiannon White
Dr Navin NaidooDr Navin Naidoo 
Dr Kylie SteelDr Shona Papalia 
Dr Caterina TannousDr Nicole peel 
Dr Chloe Taylor  
Dr Steven Walmsley  
Prof. Xiaoshu Zhu  

School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment

Directors of Academic ProgramsAcademic Course AdvisorsAcademic Course Advisors
Dr Sasha AlexanderDr Md Abdul AlimAssoc. Prof. Baolin Wang
Assoc. Prof. Sean JinDr Ali Al-AshwalMs Karen Yevenes
Dr Brendan KirklandDr Anthony ButeraDr Leo Zhang
Dr Ursa KomacDr Qi ChengDr Peng Zhang
Assoc. Prof. Khoa LeMr Grahame Douglas 
Assoc. Prof. Fidelis MashiriDr pan Hu 
Prof. Srinath PereraDr Won Hee Kang 
Dr Sepani SenaratneDr Robert Osei-Kyei 
Dr Leigh SheppardDr Reza Razavi 
Assoc. Prof. Ming ZhaoDr Wenchi Shou 
Dr Jeffrey ZouDr Ee Loon Tan 

The College

Directors of Academic ProgramsAcademic Course Advisors
Mrs Karen Bertinshaw 
Dr Kathy Gooch 
Mrs Miriam Krakovska 
Mr Mitchell Liddle 
Dr Christopher Roffey 
Mrs Juliette Subramaniam