About Associate Professor Gail Wilson

Associate Professor Gail Wilson BA(Hons)(Tor), BEd(Tor), MEd(Macquarie), PhD(Deakin)
Gail is Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Southern Cross University.

Prior to joining SCU in 2010, she worked in academic development and management roles in teaching and learning centres at Charles Sturt University, the University of Western Sydney and Bond University.

Gail has also taught in higher education and adult and vocational education institutions, and has held management roles in the public and private sectors.

Gail is a member of several Australian and overseas journal review panels, and currently serves on editorial boards for two journals - the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology(AJET) and Research in Learning Technology. From 2005 to 2011 she was a member of the executive of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) where she chaired the Publications portfolio. She continues to support HERDSA as a member of the HERDSA Guides Committee.

Gail was one of three members of the Steering Committee of a large teaching and learning grant funded by the Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC) called Preparing Academics to Teach in Higher Education - the PATHE project - whose final report was published in 2010. An extension to this grant funded by the Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) focused on the development of online modules for staff who teach in higher education teacher preparation programs (TPPs). This project was completed in October 2012.

Gail's most recent research grant was awarded in 2013 by the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) in the area of has  Peer Review of Teaching in Online and Blended Learning Environments. This project was completed in 2014 and this work continues to be implemented at Southern Cross University.

Gail’s doctoral research focused on a collective case study of six teachers, all early adopters of ICT, who used ICT to facilitate their use of blended learning approaches to their on-campus teaching. This research also examined institutional models for professional learning for university teachers for the online environment.

Gail is currently focused on applying large course design principles commonly associated with MOOCs to the design of professional learning for academics new to teaching in higher education.


March 2013January 2016 Director Centre for Teaching and Learning, Southern Cross University

Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Professional learning and continuing professional learning, Teaching preparation programs higher education, Peer review, Learning design for blended and online learning environments, and Academic leadership

Honors and Awards

  • Winner ASCILITE Conference Best Paper Award 2003, 2007

Contact Information

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Southern Cross University
Locked Mail Bag 4
Coolangatta QLD 4227
Phone: (+61 7) 5589 3106
Mobile: (+61)  0428 677 572


Journal articles (4)

Book chapters (3)

Books (5)

Refereed conference papers (12)

Reports (1)

Book reviews (2)