Professor Romy Lawson
BA (Hons); MPhil; PhD

Deputy Vice Chancellor Education

About me

Professor Lawson is renowned for being at the forefront of contemporary learning and curriculum development in Australia. Professor Lawson has been actively involved in teaching and learning development in higher education for over 20 years in both the UK and Australia. She was  Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at Edith Cowan University and was also Director of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum at the University of Wollongong, where she led a large and very active team in areas including strategic curriculum development, technology enhanced learning and learning development. Professor Lawson has also held key learning and teaching positions at James Cook University and University of Technology Sydney.

Research areas

Professor Lawson’s research has focused on whole of degree curriculum design for assuring learning; the effect of assessment and feedback on student learning; leadership strategies for curriculum renewal; embedding professional learning in the curriculum; and the impact of professional development on higher education teaching. In 2013 Professor Lawson’s work was recognised with a National OLT Teaching Fellowship.

Publications