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About Dr Airdre Grant

Dr Airdre Grant BA (VUW) Dip Ed (STC) MEd (UTS) PhD (SCU)
Dr Airdre Grant is an academic in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia. Her work as a lecturer in teaching and learning is as an academic developer, working with issues related to quality teaching and learning. She supports academics working in the various disciplines within SCU, with a focus on the incorporation of new technologies into teaching practice, improvement in the areas of course reviews, assessment strategies and related pedagogical issues.

The focus of her doctoral study was an investigation into the role of spirituality as a key component of education in holistic medicine and in particular whether education practice reflected these professional philosophical underpinnings. Her research interests are focussed on authenticity in education, philosophies of holistic health, and the intersection between theoretical underpinnings and academic practice. This is driven by an interest in the anchoring of educational innovation with authentic pedagogy and relevance. At present her work explores the integration of educational technology, indigenous pedagogies, online delivery and the creation of meaningful connection in that environment.

She has built on her thesis research and this is reflected in her work as a contributing editor to the US textbook, Foundations of Natural Medicine (Bastyr University), where she has written about spirituality in natural medicine and the need for congruence between professional philosophy and educational practices.

She is on the expert registry for the Tertiary Education Quality Standards and Standards Agency (TEQSA), an Australian government body which oversees excellence and integrity in higher education. She has published widely in popular press, including regular newspaper columns and the book (2016) Stumbling Stones A Path through Grief Love and Loss ( HardieGrant)


Present Lecturer, Southern Cross University Centre for Teaching and Learning

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Contact Information

PO Box 157
Lismore NSW
Australia 2480
Phone: (+61 2) 6620 3390
Fax: (+61 2) 6620 3426
Mobile: (+61) 403700838


Journal articles (15)

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