- Dr Melinda Laundon
- Lecturer, Learning and Teaching Development, Impact and Recognition
Office of the Provost,
Learning & Teaching Unit,
QUT Academy of Learning and Teaching
- Discipline *
- Business and Management, Policy and Administration, Specialist Studies in Education
- +61 7 3138 5757
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- Identifiers and profiles
PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Management (Australian National University), Master of Public Policy (Australian National University), Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Arts (Queensland University of Technology)
- Professional memberships
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Organisational justice, Reward and recognition, HR systems, Research impact, Knowledge translation, Evaluation, Pay transparency, Academic development, Higher education policy
I am committed to helping academics and professional staff to maximise the impact of their teaching, research and support for learning.
My research interests include the higher education policy environment, performance, recognition, learning and development. My work is often based on interdisciplinary approaches combining public policy and employment relations theory. Recent and current research projects include digital technologies and work practices in the commercial screen industries, reward and recognition in the Australian finance sector, and teaching philosophies of university educators.
My career prior to academia was in the Australian Public Service, most recently as the Australian Research Council’s Assistant Director, Research Performance and Analysis.
I teach into the Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, sessional development program and workshops supporting the QALT Fellowship program.
I have also taught a range of management and international business units, including:
– Learning & Development in Organisations
– Performance and Reward Management
– Management Theory and Practice
– Organisational Behaviour
– Intercultural Communication and Negotiation
– International Business in the Asia Pacific
– Research Methodology
Policy analysis and professional roles include developing and advising on research impact case studies for the national Engagement and Impact Assessment 2018 exercise, and policy, guidelines and stakeholder consultation on the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia 2010, 2012 and 2015 evaluations.
I’ve conducted commercial research and consultancy for large finance companies, government agencies and non-profit organisations.