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Associate Professor Amanda Stickley
Director, Curriculum Quality and Standards
Office of the Provost,
Learning & Teaching Unit,
Office of the DVC (Learning & Teaching)
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LLM (Queensland University of Technology), GradDip LegPrac (Queensland University of Technology), GradCertEd(HE) (Queensland University of Technology), LLB (Queensland University of Technology)

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Senior Fellow, The Higher Education Academy (UK)

Registered Expert, Tertiary Education Quality Standards Authority (TEQSA)


Torts law, Negligence, Assessment of damages, Property, Legal education, CPLRC, HERN

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


Amanda Stickley is currently the Director, Curriculum Quality & Standards in the Learning & Teaching Unit in QUT’s Chancellery. In this role, Amanda is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of QUT’s academic governance policy and standards and curriculum architecture and reports to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Education).

Amanda has over 20 years of experience in learning and teaching and has in that time gained extensive knowledge of academic governance, higher education standards and curriculum design and quality assurance.

Until 2019, Amanda was an academic in the Law School at QUT, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level and also supervised higher degree research students. Amanda successfully carried out a number of management roles in the Law Faculty that related to learning and teaching, including the role of Faculty of Law Associate Dean, Learning & Teaching (2014-2018). As the Associate Dean, Amanda provided strategic advice to the Executive Dean and leadership of learning and teaching within the faculty. A significant part of the role included developing teaching quality, promoting effective learning environments to support student learning and ensuring that QUT’s Real World Learning 2020 Vision was enacted and delivered in all courses.

Amanda continued to teach whilst she held management positions, her main area of teaching was torts law, a core first year unit in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours). Amanda’s teaching has been recognised by the Higher Education Academy (UK) through a Senior Fellowship as well as by QUT through the award of four Vice Chancellor Performance Awards for ‘significant and superior contribution to the work of the University’ (2007, 2008, 2014, 2017).

Amanda is the author of Australian Torts Law (LexisNexis Butterworths, 4th ed, 2016), was the torts section editor of The Queensland Lawyer (Thomson Reuters) from 2001 until 2014 and was a member of the editorial panel of Australian Civil Liability (LexisNexis Butterworths) from 2013 to 2017. More recently, Amanda contributed a chapter, ‘The Risk of Liability: A Tightrope for Entertainment Productions’ to the edited monograph, Entertainment Law (The Federation Press, 2017).

In her current role of Director, Curriculum Quality & Standards, Amanda is the Chair of the Curriculum Standards Committee and a member of the University Academic Board, the University Learning & Teaching Committee and the Programs Executive Committee.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Amanda Stickley.


Amanda’s teaching experience spans over 20 years at QUT in the Faculty of Law. Amanda’s teaching excellence has been recognised by four Vice Chancellor Performance Awards:

  • 2017 – VC Performance Individual Award.
  • 2014 – VC Performance Team Award.
  • 2008 – VC Performance Individual Award.
  • 2007 – VC Performance Individual Award.

Amanda is a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (UK) which recognises teaching and learning support in higher education as evaluated against the UK Professional Standards Framework.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Amanda Stickley.


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