Professor Marcia Devlin, PhD, GAICD, is an award-winning leader, senior executive, company director, board member, international consultant, coach, researcher, columnist, author, writer and speaker.  Marcia has worked for more than 28 years nationally and internationally to improve the quality of learning and teaching in universities, to enhance inclusiveness and diversity in and around tertiary education and to strengthen senior leadership in education and related areas.
Nationally and internationally renowned for her work, she is a member of many boards. These memberships include:  the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) as well as the VCAA Executive and the Audit Sub-Committee of VCAA; the Education and Training Advisory Board of Open Colleges; being a current Founding Editorial Board Member of Teaching and Learning Inquiry, the journal of International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL); being a current and Founding Editorial Board Member for the journal Student Success; and  being a Fellow of the Institute for Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand. Previously, she was  a member of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Register of Experts, a board member for the Australian Overseas Foundationand a member of the Academic Board of William Angliss Institute.
She has been elected a Lifetime Fellow of the UK-based Society for Research into Higher Education; is an appointed Accreditation Specialist with the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications and was previously appointed to the inaugural International Panel of National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Ireland.
She has been named the Leader/Manager of the Year in Victoria by the Australian Institute of Management (now the Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand) and was the national winner of the Women’s Agenda Leadership Excellence Awards in the Government/Public Sector category. She was also recently a state finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
Marcia  has given over 200 public talks including almost 100 keynote/headline speeches in 9 countries. Her most recent international address was at Stanford University on digital education. She has won over $AUD 6 million in external competitive research, project and other funds, currently holds a Commonwealth grant and has over 300 publications.  Well known for her writing and media work across newspapers, TV and radio and frequently cited, she has a Google Scholar h-index of 30.
A Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, with a PhD (University of Melbourne), a Masters in Education (Macquarie University), a Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology (Swinburne University of Technology), a Diploma in Education (La Trobe University) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Australian National University), she is eminently qualified.
Having worked in leadership roles at Victoria University (current), RMIT University, Federation University Australia, Open Universities Australia, The University of Melbourne and Deakin University, and been appointed to numerous honorary and professorial roles in Australia and overseas, as well as to several boards, she is highly experienced. You can view her Linked In profile here.
You can find her on ResearchGate here
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