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Professor Jillian Hamilton

Chancellery,
Learning & Teaching Unit,
Learning & Teaching Operating

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Name
Professor Jillian Hamilton
Position(s)
Associate Director, Academic Development
Chancellery,
Learning & Teaching Unit,
Learning & Teaching Operating
Professor
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Design Office,
Interactive and Visual Design
Discipline *
Design Practice and Management, Film, Television and Digital Media, Specialist Studies in Education
Phone
+61 7 3138 7548
Fax
+61 7 3138 1504
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Western Sydney)

Professional memberships
and associations

Executive Member: Higher Education Research Network

Member: Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development (CADAD)

Keywords

interaction design, new media, spatial theory, visual communication, postgraduate supervision, academic development, sessional staff, higher education research

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

Biography

Professor Jillian Hamilton is Associate Director: Academic Development at QUT, leading strategic approaches to professional academic development for early career academics and sessional academics. She is Course Coordinator: Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice. Jillian initiated and leads the Sessional Academic Success program, with Sessional Academic Success Advisors located in sixteen schools. Jillian is a Principal Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (PFHEA).
In 2016 she received an Australian Award for University Teaching: Program Award. In 2013 Jillian received an Australian Award for University Teaching: Teaching Excellence (Arts and Humanities); and a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Australian Awards for University Teaching) for her design and implementation of sessional academic programs and the Award for Institutional Excellence and Overall Winner of the National Leadership Summit: Benchmarking Leadership for Sessional Teaching. In 2015 Jillian was joint recipient of QUT Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. These awards build upon a Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award (QUT), a QUT Award for Institutional Advancement in Learning and Teaching, and an Award for Excellence in Teaching Using Multimedia (UQ), a Deans Award for Excellence in Teaching and a commendation for postgraduate supervision.
In 2014 Jillian was QUT’s Director: Student Success and Retention, with a portfolio including the Student Success Program; Monitoring Student Learning Engagement; First Year Experience and Retention; and Peer Programs Strategy. In 2008 she was a QUT Teaching Fellow.
Jillian supervises higher research degree candidates (at PhD level) in various fields of digital media including technology for education, inter-media art, experimental and interactive film, digital story-telling, visual communication, interface and interaction design, and digital media applications for higher education. She has 8 PhD completions to date, and is also a regular PhD examiner.
Jillian’s most recent research focuses on HDR supervision. She led an Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Strategic Priority Commissioned Good Practice Report: Postgraduate Research and Coursework Degrees in 2015, and in 2013 led an OLT Teaching Leadership for Excellence Grant: Building Distributed Leadership for Effective Supervision of Creative Practice Higher Research Degrees (LE12-2264), with project partners University of Melbourne; AUT University Auckland; University of Western Sydney and COFA, University of NSW. She has previously published in the fields of interaction design, embodied media and media arts and has conducted practice-led research on the convergence of mobile technologies; geo-positioning and 3D mapping to support located online social collaboration, as well as digital applications for learning.
Jillian is a course reviewer and external examiner for art and design courses in Australian and International universities in the field of design. Jillian has taught as a faculty based academic in visual communication theory and practice, digital media theory and professional practice for designers. She has also taught in visual art theory and practice in several universities.
This information has been contributed by Professor Jillian Hamilton.

Teaching

Teaching Awards

2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching: Program Award  For the Sessional Success Program: a powerful holistic approach to sessional academic staff development, support and belonging: with unprecedented increases in sessional teachers’ ‘engagement’ and ‘passion’ and ‘teaching quality’ that profoundly influence students’ learning experience, engagement, and success. 

2015 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching: Team Award For Sessional Career Advancement and Development

2013    Australian Award for University Teaching: Teaching Excellence: Arts and Humanities For Teaching excellence across multiple spheres, including:

  • Integrating theory and practice in ways that engage students, deepen their learning, and prepare them for rapidly changing creative professions.
  • Learning and teaching innovation, leadership, and commitment to enabling success for students.
  • As Discipline Leader of Art and Design at QUT, revitalising course curriculum to align it with student ambitions and increasing industry expectations of a theory-practice nexus.
  • Inspiring the next generation of academics through a theory-practice approach to learning and teaching capacity-building programs and sector-leading approach to sessional academic support.

2013    Australian Awards for University Teaching: Citation For outstanding contributions to student learning and sustained development of innovative approaches to academic development and comprehensive support frameworks for sessional tutors to ensure the best possible learning environment for students.

2013    Award for Institutional Excellence and Overall Winner: National Leadership Summit: Benchmarking Leadership for Sessional Teaching For programs dedicated to sessional staff learning and teaching, support and sustainability, sessional career advancement development and progression: Sessional Academic Program
and Sessional Academic Success program.

2011    Dean’s Award for Postgraduate Supervision (Commendation), Creative Industries For Leadership in establishing a supportive higher degree by research culture.

2007    QUT Teaching Fellow: Scheme A (Highest Level) For enhancing the transition from school to university in the Creative Industries through the co-development of an integrated foundation year curriculum and enhancing the transition of postgraduates into academia via sessional teaching roles in the first year program.

2005       QUT Award for Institutional Advancement in Learning and Teaching: Teaching Large, First Year Classes:  For Interfaculty team award for ‘Intertwining professional skills, technical skills and graduate capabilities to help first year students plug into an IT career.’

2005        Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, QUT Early Career Category In recognition of sustained excellence in teaching and outstanding teaching practice: Developing comprehensive support frameworks for tutors to ensure the best possible learning environment for students and innovative approaches to curriculum design for multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary cohorts.

 2005        Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Creative Industries Faculty, QUT For innovative approaches to curriculum design for multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary cohorts.

1996        Award for Excellence in Teaching Using Multimedia, The University of Queensland For Teaching and Learning Committee Award for online educational innovation

This information has been contributed by Professor Jillian Hamilton.

Experience

Jillian is a course reviewer and external examiner for art and design courses in Australian and International universities.

This information has been contributed by Professor Jillian Hamilton.

Publications


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

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Design and architecture practice research: contemporary PhD (DAP_r)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
ID15-4972
Start year
2015
Keywords
Practice Based Research; Embedded Industry Research; Studio Pedagogy; Design; Architecture; PhD Training; Higher degree; SME; Small to Medium Enterprise
Title
Good Practice Report: Postgraduate Research and Coursework Degrees
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
SP13-3265
Start year
2013
Keywords
Postgraduate; courses; PhD; Report; HDR
Title
Building distributed leadership for effective supervision of creative practice higher research degrees
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
OLT LE12-2264
Start year
2012
Keywords

Supervision