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Professor Denise Kirkpatrick

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Occupation: Facilitators & Experts

Adjunct Professor at Western Sydney University

Professor Denise Kirkpatrick is a former member of SSE’s Board of Directors and Chair of the Academic Committee. She has been Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President, Academic, at Western Sydney University (WSU) since 2015. She was previously Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) at the University of Adelaide.

A highly regarded academic and educational leader, Denise is recognised internationally for her scholarly contributions in technology enhanced learning and quality assurance in higher education. Throughout her career, Denise has developed strategies to enhance teaching and learning at many of Australia’s leading universities, as well as Open University UK.

She has led many major projects designed to invigorate the academic program and improve the student experience. Her current roles include membership of the Senior Executive Group at WSU, Chair of the University’s Academic Planning and Course Approvals Committee and involvement in launching Western Sydney University Online.