Podcasts/Video Interviews

Raising the profile of teachers through the Academy with Professor Selena Bartlett, January, 2022

Gender Equality with Bree Gorman Equity and Diversity, September, 2021.

Beating the Odds with HEDx and Campus Review, May, 2021.

Student Peer Support and Mentoring with the Peer Program Network of STARS, May 2021.

Do the Right Thing with the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training, November, 2020.


Devlin, M. (August, 2022). The road to sustainable leadership. Australian Educational Leader (44) 10-14.

Devlin, M. March 28, 2022). Some (other) facts about teachers and teaching. The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Devlin, M. (June 2, 2021). Time to gender parity has blown out to 135 years. Here’s what women can do to close the gapThe Conversation.

Betts, M. and Devlin, M. (June 2, 2021). What is needed to even the odds? Campus Review.

Devlin, M.. (May 14, 2021). Female leaders, thrown those ‘boys’ undermining you a curveballTimes Higher Education. 

Devlin, M.( May, 2021). How to make manterrupters aware of their annoying habit. Women’s Agenda.

Devlin, M. (March 8, 2021) No change at the top for university leaders as men outnumber women 3 to 1The Conversation.

Devlin, M. (October 9, 2020) The future of University teachingCampus Review

Devlin, M. (June 15, 2020). Pauses, pivots and possibilities in post-COVID higher educationCampus Review

Devlin, M. (April 20, 2020). Why universities shouldn’t simply return to the ‘old normal’ post pandemicCampus Review.

Devlin, M. (September 16, 2019). The end of lectures?Campus Review. 

Devlin, M. and McKay, J. (March 29, 2017). Remedies for low retention rates in the regions The Australian.

Devlin, M. (February 26, 2017).  The typical university student is no longer 18,middle-class and on campus – we need to change thinking on ‘drop-outs’The Conversation.

Devlin, M. (February 17, 2017).  This is the true value of mentors and female story-tellingWomen’s Agenda.
Devlin, M. (November 15, 2016). Women in power? Hope is needed, and it will helpWomen’s Agenda.

Devlin, M. (October 26, 2016). Four reasons to help other women in their careersWomen’s Agenda.

Devlin, M. (October 11, 2016). Why telling the truth about your leadership journey is importantWomen’s Agenda.

Devlin, M. (June 27, 2016). What is happening with higher education in this election? EduResearch Matters

Devlin, M. (April 11, 2016). ATAR is a marketing tool: Four reasons to stop obsessing about it. EduResearch Matters.

Devlin, M. (April 10, 2016). Retaining students to graduation is not a simple formulaThe Age.

Devlin, M. (February 28, 2016). Innovation needs to be the new black in universitiesThe Age & SM Herald

Devlin, M. (December 2, 2016). Best pathway to university for disadvantaged studentsEduResearch Matters

Devlin, M. (August 9, 2015). Why a low ATAR is not the end of the world for students or universitiesThe Age.

Devlin, M. (April 20, 2015). Education debate must focus on university exit standardsThe Age.  

Devlin, M.  (March 9, 2015) Today, a ‘typical’ university student could be anyoneThe Age.

Devlin, M. (January, 19, 2015). The ‘truth’ about ATARsNational Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education. 

Devlin, M. (June 9, 2014). Pyne’s reforms and their ugly repercussionsThe Age

Devlin, M. (February 21, 2014). The Chair: Uni entry and the great ATAR mythThe Age (syndicated by 60+ publications

Devlin, M. (November 1, 2013). How do I tell my family I don’t want to study medicine? The Age. 

Devlin, M. (October 4, 2013). Pursuit of excellenceThe Age. 

Devlin, M. (September 12, 2013). Rethinking the role of the university teacher. The Chair. The Age: 

Devlin, M. (August 22, 2013). Any Questions? The Age.

Devlin, M. (July 26, 2013). Work in progressThe Age.

Devlin, M. (May 10, 2013). Time for online teachingThe Age.

Devlin, M. (March 22, 2013). Online but off courseThe Age.

Devlin, M. (January 18, 2013). Use your head to stay on courseThe Age.

Devlin, M. (December 11, 2012). Internet helps refugee students. Campus Review 22(4), p.18.

Devlin, M. (November 20, 2012). Old lessons for a new ageThe Age. 

Devlin, M. (October 23, 2012). Online learning calls for new set of skillsThe Age.

Devlin, M. (September, 25, 2012).  Time for bosses to adopt a more worldly view. The Age.

Devlin, M. (August 7, 2012). Why the net effect shows the way aheadThe Age. 

Devlin, M. (June 26, 2012). Why universities much reach out to a new classThe Age.

Devlin, M. (May 29, 2012). A Socratic lesson on the future of higher educationThe Age. 

Gribble, C., Blackmore, J., Farrell, L., Devlin, M., Arber, R. and Rahimi, M. (May 28, 2012). Work barriers block international studentsCampus Review

Devlin, M. (May 28, 2012). Practical help for the disadvantagedCampus Review: 

Devlin, M. (April 17, 2012). The Chair (On universities’ management of sessional teachers)The Age

Devlin, M. (March 13, 2012). The Chair (On the funding, and public perceptions of, universities). The Age

Devlin, M. (March 6, 2012). Seven secrets of great teaching unisThe Australian.

Devlin, M. (January 16, 2012). First year: A survival guideThe Age

Devlin, M. (2011). Targeting effective teaching and support of students from LSES statusHERDSA News

Devlin, M. (November 29, 2011). Call for policy change on disadvantaged students. Campus Review 21(23), 10.

Devlin, M. (November 16, 2011). Keys found to success by the less privilegedThe Australian.

Devlin, M. (September 13, 2011). Counting the costThe Age.

Devlin, M. (August 30, 2011). Looking for the starting line. The Age.

Devlin, M. (August 24, 2011). We need to go deeper on teaching. The Australian.

Devlin, M. (May 10, 2011). All in the familyThe Age.

Devlin, M. (April 5, 2011). How can I improve my teachingThe Age.

Devlin, M. (March 29, 2011) Help, I need to cram. The Age.

Devlin, M. (March 1, 2011). I’m new to uni…and confused. The Age.

Devlin, M.  and Davies, M.(February 242011). Is Interdisciplinary Higher Education the Next Big Thing? In Depth: The Melbourne University Newsroom

Devlin, M. (February 22, 2011). A lecturer wants to climb the ladderThe Age.

Devlin, M. (February 14, 2011). So what’s a degree? The Age.

Devlin, M. (February 8, 2011). I’m new to uni – please helpThe Age.

Devlin, M. (November 29, 2010). Helping with the transition. The Age.

Devlin, M. (November 22, 2010). Peering over my shoulder. The Age.

Devlin, M. (November 17, 2010). Funding guidelines all smoke and mirrors. The Australian.

Devlin, M. (November 16, 2010). How do I deal with a class of 500? The Age.

Devlin, M. (November 9, 2010). Accentuate the positiveThe Age.

Devlin, M. (November 2, 2010). Problems for the agesThe Age.

Devlin, M. (October 26, 2010). At sea in a foreign country. The Age.

Devlin, M. (October 18, 2010). The novelty of uni wears thin. The Age.

Devlin, M. (October 11, 2010). A note on absent students. The Age.

Devlin, M. (October 5, 2010). What will happen to standards? The Age.

Devlin, M. (29 September, 2010). Improved access needs on campus support. The Australian.

Devlin, M. (27 September, 2010). I’m barely survivingThe Age.

Devlin, M. (21 September, 2010). Publish and be grandThe Age.

Devlin, M. (13 September, 2010). Where do you draw the line on plagiarismThe Age.

Devlin, M. (7 September, 2010). My daughter doesn’t seem engaged in her course. The Age.

Devlin, M. (30 August, 2010). How can I tell if my students are learning anything? The Age.

Devlin, M. (23 August, 2010). Can I beat the law? The Age.

Devlin, M. (17 August, 2010). I’m off to uni next year but which one? The Age.

Devlin, M. (7 March, 2010). De-mystifying the universityUniversity World News.

Devlin, M. (1 February, 2010). Indicating quality. Article on the national teaching performance indicators proposed by the federal government, Campus Review.

Devlin, M. (November 23, 2009). Career conundrum. Article for staff on becoming research activeThe Age.

Devlin, M. (October 26, 2009). Closer engagementThe Age.

Devlin, M. (October 25, 2009). Higher education in 2029. Article on the future of higher education in AustraliaUniversity World News.

Devlin, M. (October 12, 2009). Overcoming failure. Article on managing fail grades The Age.

Devlin, M.  and Lee, N. (September, 2009). Powerful professional development. Communique.

Devlin, M. (. July 20, 2009). Research under microscope. Article on the ERA initiativeThe Age.

Devlin, M.  and Oriel, J. (June 22, 2009). Right on target. On low SES partnership principles. Campus Review.

Devlin, M. (June 22, 2009). Too ill to write. Quandary column. The Age.

Devlin, M. (June 3, 2009). Engaging with campus life. Quandary column. The Age.

Devlin, M. (March 31, 2009). Whole new world at uni. Tertiary Talk. The Warrnambool Standard, p.12.

Devlin, M. (March 30, 2009). The shock of the newThe Age.

Devlin, M. (March 9, 2009). Friendships help make transitions easierThe Age.

Devlin, M. (March 1, 2009). What works (article on Indigenous higher education). Campus Review.

Devlin, M. (February 23, 2009). I’m finally here – get me out of here (article on transition to university), The Age

Devlin, M. (February 9, 2009). Uncovering a pathway to universityThe Age.

Devlin, M. and Nagy, J. (February 9, 2009). English competency – It’s not that simple. Campus Review.

Devlin, M. (2008, December 1). Time to get fair dinkum about a fair go, The Age

Devlin, M. (2008, November 26). Class Struggle, The Australian

Devlin, M. (2008, August 20). Uneven approach to equityThe Australian.

Devlin, M. (2008, July 15). Not wasting the opportunity (on Indigenous HE). Campus Review 18(58) 3.

Devlin, M. (2008, June 24). Team teaching. (on peer review of teaching/the ALTC). Campus Review 18 (25), p. 6.

Devlin, M. (2008, April 23). Peers can teach a thing or two. The Australian Higher Education Supplement. p. 30. 

Devlin, M. (2008, April 14). Choosing between Medicine and Law. The Age (Education section), p. 6.

Devlin, M. (2008, March 17). Indigenous school student choices. The Age (Education section), p. 8.

Devlin, M. and Davies, M. (2008, January 15). In Vogue. (on interdisciplinarity). Campus Review 18 (1) p. 7.

Davies, M and Devlin, M. (2007, October 31). Understanding the disciplinary cycle. The Australian. p. 30.

Devlin, M. (2007, October 22). The scholarship of teaching. The Age (Education section), p.2.

Devlin, M. (2007, October 3). Group work assessments The Australian University Teaching Supplement, p.5.

Devlin, M. (2007, September 3). On students’ contribution to their university education. The Age(Education) p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2007, August 19-September 3). Balancing study and life. The University of Melbourne Voice 1(12) p. 4

Devlin, M. (2007, August 6). on encouraging student participation in tutorialsThe Age (Education section), p.2.

Devlin, M. (2007, July 16). on the use of online lecture notes. The Age (Education section), p.2.

Devlin, M. (2007, June 18) on managing finances/part-time work in addition to studyThe Age Ed p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2007, May 14). on improving your publication record. The Age (Education section), p.2.

Devlin, M. (2007, April 16). column on managing inequitable contributions to group work, The Age Ed p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2007, March 20). Costs too much to bear. (on student finances). Campus Review 17 (11), p. 5.

Devlin, M. (2007, February 19). on managing an unsuccessful promotion application The Age (Education) p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2006, November 27). column on dealing with a depressed teenage son, The Age (Education) p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2006, October 30). column on improving teachingThe Age (Education section) p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2006, October 23). Educational Quandary. on managing exam success, The Age (Education) p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2006, August 21). Educational Quandary first year transition/depression, The Age (Education) p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2006, August 7). on how to manage information overload, The Age (Education section) p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2006, July 24). A column on part time work and catching up, The Age (Education section) p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2006, July 19). Experts welcome changes to LTPF. Campus Review16(28), p.1.

Devlin, M. (2006, June 12). column on bullying in universities, The Age (Education section) p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2006, June 5). column on competing priorities for first year students, The Age (Education) p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2006, May 23). column on student binge drinking, The Age (Education) p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2006, May 1). column on transition to university and/or working or travelling, The Age (Ed) p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2006, March 27). column on moving from industry to teaching in higher education, The Age (Ed) p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2006, March 1). Teaching the teacher. Campus Review 16(6), pp 8-9.

Devlin, M. (2005, December 12). A bit of preparation will help you remain stress-free. The Age, p. 11.

Devlin, M. (2005, December 7). Performance is everything. Campus Review 15 (48), p. 7.

Devlin, M. (2005, November 30). Outside on the Inside. Campus Review 15 (47), p.11.

Devlin, M. and James, R. (2005, November 16) Challenges in Indigenous Education. Campus Review 15 (45), 7.

Devlin, M. (2005, October 19). Asking the Question: Y. Campus Review 15 (41), p. 11.

Devlin. M. (2005, October 17). Educational Quandary on managing workload, The Age (Education section) p. 2.

Devlin. M. (2005, October 10). Educational Quandary on studying versus cramming, The Age (Education) p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2005, September 21). Coming Together. on interdisciplinary research in Campus Review 15(38), 5.

Devlin, M. (2005, September 21). Supervising your supervisor Campus Review 15(37), p. 14.

Devlin, M. (2005, September 21). Surviving the postgrad experience. Campus Review 15(37), p. 15.

Devlin, M. (2005, September 21). Managing the rough spots. Campus Review 15(37), p. 16.

Devlin, M. (2005, September 10-11). Teamwork will pay off. The Weekend Australian p. 8.

Devlin. M. (2005, September 5). Educational Quandary on postgraduate teaching, The Age (Education) p. 2.

Devlin. M. (2005, August 15). Educational Quandary. On securing ongoing employment, The Age (Ed) p. 2.

Devlin. M. (2005, August 1). Educational Quandary on international student adjustment The Age (Ed) p. 2.

Devlin. M. (2005, July 27). All in a name. Campus Review 15(29) p. 12.

Devlin, M. (2005, July 26-27). Match course to you. ‘Your Degree’ in The Weekend Australian. p. 2.

Devlin. M. (2005, July 11). Educational Quandary on part-time staff exploitation in The Age (Education) p. 2.

Devlin. M. (2005, June 13). Educational Quandary on mature age study in The Age (Education section) p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2005, May 23). Educational Quandary on managing exam nerves in The Age (Education section) p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2005, May 2). Educational Quandary on plagiarism in The Age (Education section) p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2005, April 18). Educational Quandary on transition to university in The Age (Education section) p. 2.

Devlin, M. (2005, March 30). Climbing through the ranks of academia. Campus Review 15(12). p. 9.

Hare, J. and Devlin, M. (2005, May 25). The hunt for Australia’s new vice-chancellors. Campus Review 15(20) 8-9

Devlin, M. (2004, December 13) Hitting the ground runningThe Age Tertiary ENTER Guide, p. 9. 

Devlin, M. (2004, August 25-31) You’re doing a PhD on what? Campus Review 14 (33), p. 10.

Devlin, M. (2004, August 16). When policy gets SnarkedThe Age (Education section). p. 8.

Devlin, M. (2003, November 12-18). The problem with plagiarism. Campus Review 12 (44), pp. 4-5.

Devlin, M. (2003, October 13). Making that uni choice. 1000-word article in The Age (Education section). pp 4-5.

Devlin, M. (2003, February 12). Making the leap to uni life. 1200-word article in The Age (Education). p.16. 

Devlin, M. (2003, October 13). Making that uni choice. 1000-word article in The Age (Education section). pp 4-5.

Devlin, M. (2003, February 12). Making the leap to uni life. 1200-word article in The Age (Education). p.16. 

Devlin, M. (1996, June 4). Stand tall, speak out. The Age (Education section). p. 18.

Devlin, M. (1996, April 30). The academic approach to reading. The Age (Education section). p. 24.

Devlin, M. (1995, November 6). The home straight. The Age (Education section). p. 19.

Devlin, M. (1995, October 16). Dealing with anxiety. The Age (Education section). p. 34.

Devlin, M. (1995, October 9). Exam time: don’t let common sense desert you. The Age (Education section). p. 18.

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