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Professor Abby Cathcart

Chancellery,
Learning & Teaching Unit,
Learning & Teaching Operating

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Name
Professor Abby Cathcart
Position(s)
Head - QUT Academy of Learning and Teaching
Chancellery,
Learning & Teaching Unit,
Learning & Teaching Operating
Professor
QUT Business School,
Management
Discipline *
Business and Management
Phone
+61 7 3138 1010
Fax
+61 7 3138 1313
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD (University of Leicester), MSc Strategy Resource Management (Northumbria Uni / Uni of Northumbria at Newcastle), Postgrad Cert Academic Practice (Northumbria Uni / Uni of Northumbria at Newcastle), BA (Hons) Business Management (University of Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Principal Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK
  • Global Strategic Advisor (Australasia), Higher Education Academy
  • Visiting Fellow, Centre for Higher Education Learning and Teaching, Australian National University
  • Member, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ).
  • Member, Industrial Relations Society of Queensland (IRSQ).
  • Member of Society for Research into Higher Education
Keywords

Employee Voice, Organisational Democracy, Employee Silence, John Lewis Partnership, Feedforward, Evaluation, Moderation, Customised Work

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Background Dr Abby Cathcart is a Professor of Work and Organisation in QUT Business School and the Head of the QUT Academy of Learning and Teaching. She has worked at QUT since 2007 and previously worked in the United Kingdom. She completed her PhD at Leicester University Management Centre (UK) in the field of organisational democracy and employee involvement. Her research on the John Lewis Partnership has received international attention.   Professor Cathcart has won multiple awards for her teaching including the inaugural David Gardiner Teacher of the Year Medal (2014) and three national Australian Awards for University Teaching – an Award for Excellence in the priority area of teaching large classes, a national Citation for her work in Assessment and Feedback and a Program Award for the Teaching Advantage Program. Professor Cathcart is Head of the QUT Academy of Learning and Teaching, facilitating professional recognition by the Higher Education Academy for QUT staff members. Since 2014 more than 500 staff members have successfully been recognised as HEA Fellows. Professor Cathcart co-leads the national award winning  Teaching Advantage Program for doctoral students who want to build academic careers.There are now TA Alumni working as academics in Universities in many countries and the TA team have been building on this fast-growing network with a new program Teaching Advantage: Global which has run in China and Thailand. Key Research interests

  • Organisational democracy, Employee participation, involvement and voice
  • Employee Silence in relation to Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Early Career Academic Staff and pathways for doctoral candidates seeking an academic career
  • Professional recognition
  • Evaluation and Peer Review of teaching
This information has been contributed by Professor Abby Cathcart.

Teaching

Teaching interests

  • First Year Experience
  • Large Classes
  • Feedback & Assessment
  • Student Response Systems (clickers)
  • Peer Review of Teaching
  • Early Career Academics

Teaching Awards

  • International Educational Association of Australia (IEAA) Best Practice Award (Teaching Advantage) (2015)
  • Australian Award for University Teaching Award for Programmes that enhance learning. Teaching Advantage Program (2015)
  • The David Gardiner Teacher of the Year Medal (2014)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (team award) (2014)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (individual award) (2014)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Award for Learning and Teaching (team award) (2013)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Award for Learning and Teaching (team award) (2012)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (2011)
  • Australian Learning & Teaching Council Award for University Teaching (priority area Large Classes) (2011)
  • Australia Learning & Teaching Council Citation for outstanding contribution to student learning (2011)
  • Cengage-Pride-Ferrell Innovation in Teaching Award, Society for Marketing Advances (joint with Dr Larry Neale) (2010)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Award for Learning and Teaching (team award) (2009)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Award for Learning and Teaching (leadership) (2009)
This information has been contributed by Professor Abby Cathcart.

Experience

Current Projects

  • Developing digital capabilities
  • Professional recognition and teaching impact
  • Global partnerships for teaching excellence
  • Employee Silence

Previous Projects

  • Extensive research into employee voice systems and structures at the John Lewis Partnership, UK
  • Flexible work arrangements at a range of Australian companies including organisations in the not-for-profit sector, the financial services sector, and the Australian Defence Force
This information has been contributed by Professor Abby Cathcart.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) - Program Excellence Award: Teaching Advantage
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
IEAA Award for Best Practice in International Education: Teaching Advantage Program
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
QUT David Gardiner Teacher of the Year Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence: Learning and Teaching
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence: Learning and Teaching
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
Cengage-Pride Ferrell Innovations in Teaching Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Australian Award for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Australian Award for University Teaching (AAUT) - Teaching Excellence Award, Priority Area: teaching large classes
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Performance Award (Learning and Teaching)