The Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI) offers annual Visiting Fellowships to academics with an established track record in scholarship closely aligned to the strengths of the Institute.

ITaLI is a service-focused unit directed by Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), Professor Doune Macdonald. We provide leadership, engagement and advocacy in educational innovation, teaching excellence and learning analytics.

ITaLI's aim is to transform teaching and learning across the University through the delivery of faculty-prioritised and executive-prioritised projects and services.

The Visiting Fellowship program brings to the Institute exceptional academics that can enrich the work of ITaLI.

Open for applications all year-round.

Applications are accepted in an ongoing manner, and will be closed when the funding allocation for the year is spent.

2019 Visiting Fellow

Professor Peter Goodyear, The University of Sydney

Prof Peter GoodyearProfessor Peter Goodyear, Professor of Education, ARC Laureate Fellow and Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow, The University of Sydney will be an ITaLI Visiting Fellow this year. He will be at UQ from 5–7 November and 2–5 December 2019.

Peter’s research interests include design for learning, networked learning, complex learning spaces, the nature of professional knowledge and professional education.

Peter will present several masterclasses (more info and register). If you would like to make an appointment with Peter, please email Jacqui Lynagh.


Program objectives

The purpose of the Visiting Fellowship program is to bring to the Institute exceptional academics that can contribute to the work of ITaLI, as well as to enrich its intellectual and research activities.

During their time at the Institute, Fellows will be expected to be in residence in Brisbane and to be working at ITaLI on the activities outlined in their application during the period of appointment.

The Institute provides Visiting Fellows with fully equipped office accommodation, computers, IT support, internet connections, access to the network of The University of Queensland libraries, administrative support and other normal academic privileges.

Above all, Visiting Fellows have the opportunity of interacting with a thriving intellectual community in the fields of teaching and learning.

Academics or researchers with a broad interest in the scholarship and teaching areas of ITaLI are invited to apply for an appointment as a Visiting Fellow.

Program information

Length of Visiting Fellowship

Visiting Fellowships are awarded for periods ranging up to three months.

Obligations of Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellows are expected to meet the following obligations:

  • pursue scholarly activities that explore program architecture or releasing capacity
  • participate in the Institute's activities, as a member of the Institute
  • present at least one public seminar on their area of expertise
  • suitably acknowledge the membership of the Institute in any publication, conference paper or research report that results from research done wholly or partly at the Institute or with the Institute’s support; and
  • inform the PVC (T&L) of any publication, conference paper or research report that results from research done wholly or partly at the Institute or with the Institute's support.


Successful candidates will be eligible for up to a maximum of AUD$10,000 to reimburse the costs of the most direct economy flight from their place of residence, living and accommodation expenses (all funds claimed will only be reimbursed on the basis of receipts provided).

How to apply

Expressions of interest for the Visiting Fellowship program must be accompanied by the following:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a proposal outlining activities to be conducted that explore program architecture or releasing capacity
  • dates of the proposed visit, indicating duration of stay.

Please note Fellowships are to be undertaken within the same calendar year. The final decision on the appointment of Visiting Fellows rests with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning). For more information on visiting The University of Queensland, read the Visiting Academic policy.

2018 Visiting Fellows

Professor Chris Tisdell, University of New South Wales

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Professor Chris Tisdell is at the forefront of digital learning and educational research. His educational and research videos on YouTube and his eTextbooks (both in content and downloads/subscribers) place him as a nationally leading figure. He has over $3M in educational grants and over 100 publications that cover, among other topics, digital education. He has held senior executive positions related to teaching and learning at UNSW.

Chris recently spent time at ITaLI as a Visiting Fellow – his second such visit in the last two years. During that period, he engaged with academic and professional staff both within ITaLI and across faculties. He has initiated collaborative and collegial discussions that have focussed on digital learning and his background in mathematics make him ideally placed to contribute to UQ2U and learning analytics at UQ.

Dr Thomas Carey, San Diego State University

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Dr Thomas Carey is a Research Professor at the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education at San Diego State University. He is also Executive-in-Residence at the British Columbia Association of Institutes and Universities.

Tom is an expert working with higher education institutions across the US and Canada to develop and sustain exemplary teaching and learning environments for undergraduate success, as a “connector, coach and catalyst” in leadership strategy and faculty collaborations. 

Tom’s recent work includes research and innovation on Assessment for the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, and on Faculty Support and Assessment Strategies for the Council of Ontario Universities’ Centre of Excellence in Online Learning. He also advises academic leaders and faculty teams on strategy for exemplary teaching and learning.

View Visiting Fellows from previous years