Denise Chalmers

 

Denise Chalmers has worked in higher education for 25 years.  She has recently taken up the position of Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) at the University of Western Australia and is leading a national project on rewarding and recognising quality teaching and learning through developing teaching and learning indicators in Australian universities.

Prior to this, Denise was a foundation Director at the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, a national organisation established to promote the quality of teaching and learning in Australian higher education, with specific responsibility for Awards, Fellowships and International Links.  In her previous position as Director of The Teaching and Educational Development Institute (TEDI) at the University of Queensland she was responsible for supporting the enhancement of teaching and learning, professional development, e-learning resources development and evaluation of teaching across the University.

She has previously led two other national projects, Teaching large classes and Training, managing and supporting sessional teachers and was a member of two national Carrick Institute projects, the Teaching of psychology and Strategies for effective dissemination of projects. She has researched and published on teaching and learning at university, has been invited speaker at conferences and consulted widely both nationally and internationally.