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Professor Betty Leask, Executive Director, Learning and Teaching at La Trobe University, Victoria. Professor Leask has published and presented extensively in the field of internationalisation, and she is the Co-Editor of the Journal of Studies in International Education. In 2010 she was awarded an OLT/ALTC National Teaching Fellowship focussed on internationalisation of the curriculum ‘in action’ in different disciplinary and institutional contexts. She is also a board member of the International Education Association of Australia and the Association for Studies in International Education.


Mr Nigel Relph, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President: International and Advancement at the University of South Australia. Previously he held senior management positions at the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham, where he was Director of International Affairs. He was appointed as a senior consultant to the British Council, advising on the then Prime Minister Tony Blair’s international initiatives. He is currently a member of the Boards of Education Adelaide and of Education Australia.


Mr Rob Malicki, co-Director of the Australian Institute for Mobility Overseas. His contribution includes initiating the Australia/New Zealand Exchange Fair Circuit, founding and facilitating the Australian National Forums on Outbound Mobility, and serving as chair or on the leadership groups of national Study Abroad and Exchange interest groups from 2003-2012. He is the author of the Outbound Mobility Best Practice Guide for Australian Universities and co-author of the VET Outbound Mobility Toolkit


Associate Professor Jan Gothard at Murdoch University, Western Australia. She has a deep interest in international education and student mobility. Formerly the Australia advisor and long-term resident director at Murdoch University for the US-based study abroad consortium Council on International Educational Exchange. She was the project leader for the Bringing the Learning Home, an OLT/ALTC-funded project designed to enhance the study aboard and exchange experience for Australian students, and is actively involved in curriculum internationalisation in the classroom.

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