Personal details

Name
Professor Peta Wyeth
Position(s)
Deputy Dean
Faculty of Science,
Office of the Deputy Dean
Head of School, Computer Science
Faculty of Science,
School of Computer Science
Discipline *
Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, Design Practice and Management
Phone
+61 7 3138 2868
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (University of Queensland)

Keywords

Educational Technology, Human Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Serious Games

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

Biography

Professor Peta Wyeth is a computer science researcher with expertise Human Computer Interaction (HCI). She is at the forefront of research into emerging tangible, mobile and embedded technology for education and entertainment. Her research career is typified by interdisciplinary collaborations addressing real world problems. Research teams include educators, psychologists, therapists, roboticists, marketing academics, software engineers, and data scientists. Peta has expertise in technology innovation, with research project outputs commercialised with support from QUT, CRC partnerships, and Commercialisation Australia.

Professor Wyeth has a strong record of academic administration and leadership. She currently has the position of Deputy Dean within the Faculty of Science and was Head of School for the School of Computer Science from January 2020 and June 2021. Prior to these leadership roles, she was the Academic Program Director, Information Technology (IT). Peta is passionate about creating educational environments that inspire the next generation of thinkers and leaders who are ready to address critical challenges through information technology, mathematics, and science.

QUT Leadership

  • Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science (June 2021 – present)
  • Program Leader and Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child (2019 – present)
  • Indigenous Australian Advisory Committee (August 2021 – present)
  • Head of School, School of Computer Science (January 2020 – June 2021)
  • Academic Program Director (Information Technology), Science and Engineering Faculty (2015 – 2019)

External Leadership Roles

  • Expert Review, OECD Early Childhood Education and Care in a Digital World Policy Review (September 2021 – present)
  • Program Advisory Board, Digital Queensland: Digital Professional Workforce Action Plan (August 2021 – present)
  • Executive Committee, Australian Council of ICT Deans (2019 – 2020)
  • Department of Education and Training Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) Reference Group (2016 – 2017)
  • Expert Writing Team, Digital Technologies Syllabus, Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (2016)

Research Themes: Environment and Information Research discipline: Computer Science

This information has been contributed by Professor Peta Wyeth.

Teaching

Professor Peta Wyeth has been a leader in educating future Information Technology (IT) professionals for the past 15 years. As Academic Program Director, Information Technology (2015-2019), she managed the design, development, delivery and evaluation of QUT’s IT degree programs. Peta is a recognised as a national leader for creating employability for IT graduates, implementing strategies to produce high quality project-based learning experiences and work integrated learning with IT programs. Learning and teaching leadership is demonstrated through a commitment to implementing innovative teaching practices (e.g.  process-based approaches to learning and assessment), in combination with teaching interactions that centre around treating students with respect, emphasising thinking rather than memorising and producing classes that are well organised.

Peta has 18 years lecturing experience working as an academic in both Australia and the United Kingdom. During this time she has taught across a range of topics within the computer science discipline and have been the coordinator for large classes of over 250 students as well as small project based classes.

Teaching discipline: Computer Science

This information has been contributed by Professor Peta Wyeth.

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
ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child (ACDC)
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
CE200100022
Start year
2021
Keywords
early childhhood;longitudinal study;digital engagement;professional development;digital practice
Title
Framing and Enabling Children's Active Play using Novel Technology
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP200100723
Start year
2021
Keywords
Title
New Information Access Technologies for People with Intellectual Disability
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP160100800
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
Make and Connect: Enabling People to Connect through their Things
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP150104001
Start year
2015
Keywords
Human-Computer Interaction;Participatory Design;User-centred Design
Title
Framing authentic assessment of service learning within an information technology curriculum
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
SD15-5151
Start year
2015
Keywords
Assessment And Feedback Practices;Information Technology;Personal Development;Service Learning

Supervision