Organising committee


A little about the team behind ASCILITE 2022.

Many hands are involved in making ASCILITE 2022 happen at the University of Sydney.

Eszter Kalman

ASCILITE 2022 Co-convenor

Senior Lecturer (Education-Focused), DVC (Education) Portfolio

Eszter started her career in academia as a neuroanatomist, and now she works in educational technologies and is responsible for the first line of support for educators at the University of Sydney.

Danny Liu

ASCILITE 2022 Co-convenor

Associate Professor (Education-Focused), DVC (Education) Portfolio

Danny is a molecular biologist by training, programmer by night, researcher and academic developer by day, and educator at heart.

Adam Bridgeman


Pro-Vice Chancellor (Educational Innovation), DVC (Education) Portfolio

Alix Thoeming

Social media & communications

Educational Design Manager, DVC (Education) Portfolio

A theoretical archaeologist by training, Alix also has a background in first-year teaching and transition, educational design, academic development, and culturally competent education.

Dewa Wardak

Submissions & proceedings

Lecturer (Educational Development), Business School

With a background in Learning Sciences, Dewa co-designs large units of study and teaches managing post-crisis through action research.

Dominique Briones


Educational Design Manager, DVC (Education) Portfolio

Hazel Jones

ASCILITE Executive representative

Learning and Teaching Consultant (Curriculum), Griffith University

Hazel combined her passion for academic development and using learning analytics through her PhD study and now leads curriculum development and projects in the Griffith Business School.

Jennie Hill

Event administration

Senior Administration Officer, DVC (Education) Portfolio

Jennie has a wide-ranging background from equine science to fine art as an animal portrait artist but has now turned her attention to all things admin and enjoys providing support to the team.

Jessica Frawley

Program, submissions & proceedings

Senior Lecturer, DVC (Education) Portfolio

Kathryn Bartimote

Submissions & proceedings

Senior Lecturer, Sydney School of Education and Social Work

In her research Kath uses psychological and sociological theory in various settings including learning analytics, and one of her central concerns is equity in student success.

Kimberly Baskin

Event management

Educational Design Manager, DVC (Education) Portfolio

Kimberly has a background in language teaching, educational design and academic development and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Laura Heron


Manager, Education Innovation and Design, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Trained in communications and management and mentored by leaders and researchers in education, media and cultural capability, Laura is passionate about co-design and collaboration with educators and learners.

Marianna Koulias

Sponsorship and finance

Senior Manager (Learning Environments), DVC (Education) Portfolio

Marianna leads educational technology delivery and support is currently leading online exam delivery for the university, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Natasha Arthars

Submissions & proceedings

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice, Queensland University of Technology

Natasha’s research investigates how learners co-construct social, material and epistemic environments that support learning and knowledge work.

Pippa Yeoman

Submissions & proceedings

Senior Lecturer (Education-Focused), DVC (Education) Portfolio

Rebecca Denham

Social and technical

Educational Design Manager, DVC (Education) Portfolio

Rebecca Goldsworthy


Education Design Team Manager, Faculty of Engineering

Rebecca is a graphic designer turned education designer who uses design thinking processes to design online learning environments that invite students to engage. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Ruth Weeks


Senior Manager (Learning Design), DVC (Education) Portfolio

Ruth has a background in language teaching, educational design and digital education. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Samantha Clarke

Program and event management

Senior Lecturer (Education-Focused), DVC (Education) Portfolio

Sam is a marine geologist turned academic developer, working with educators to improve the learning experience for all students.  

Samantha Poulos

Social media & communications

Educational Designer, DVC (Education) Portfolio

Sam is a feminist literary theorist with a background in first-year teaching, educational design, and developing student engagement. They are a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Sareeta Zaid

Social and communications

Educational Designer, School of Geosciences

Sareeta is focused on applying innovative educational technologies in teaching and outreach activities in the School of Geosciences in the Faculty of Science.

Stephanie Wilson

Submissions & proceedings

Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director (CLaS), Business School

As an educational developer, Stephanie enjoys working with others to explore meaningful approaches to educational design and practice inspired by her disciplinary background in music and the arts.