Professor Abby Cathcart

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  • RT @QUTlearn: Worked example videos (WEVs) are capable of empowering learning and enabling deeper content engagement. Explore the full arti…
  • What’s your teaching philosophy and why should we care if early career academics have one? https://t.co/OcOtntRFJs
  • How can we help educators to engage with student feedback (not just the satisfaction score)? - some ideas from my t… https://t.co/hWozq48aCQ
  • RT @CarumbaQUT: Last Friday, Masters student Stephanie Parkin presented her research as part of the @QUTBusiness Indigenous Research Engage…
  • RT @Yalari: t’s R U OK Day today! We are proud to have a dedicated student wellbeing program to ensure our students are happy, healthy and…

PhD (University of Leicester), MSc Strategy Resource Management (Northumbria Uni / Uni of Northumbria at Newcastle), Postgrad Cert Academic Practice (Northumbria Uni / Uni of Northumbria at Newcastle), BA (Hons) Business Management (University of Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Background Professor Abby Cathcart is the Director of the QUT Academy of Learning and Teaching. She has worked at QUT since 2007 and was a Professor of Work and Organisation in QUT Business School until 2018 when she became a senior staff member in the Learning and Teaching Unit.

She completed her PhD at Leicester University Management Centre (UK) in the field of organisational democracy and employee involvement. Her research on the John Lewis Partnership has received international attention.   Professor Cathcart has won multiple awards for her teaching including the inaugural David Gardiner Teacher of the Year Medal (2014) and three national Australian Awards for University Teaching – an Award for Excellence in the priority area of teaching large classes, a national Citation for her work in Assessment and Feedback and a Program Award for the Teaching Advantage Program. Professor Cathcart is Director of the QUT Academy of Learning and Teaching, a portfolio which includes Evaluations, the Higher Education Research Network, Expert Peer Review of Educational Practice, Awards and Grants, Professional learning, and recognition by the Higher Education Academy for QUT staff members. Abby is a Principal Fellow of the HEA and leads the AdvanceHE Australasian Accredited Leaders Network. Since 2014 more than 800 QUT staff members have successfully been recognised as HEA Fellows. Professor Cathcart co-leads the award winning  Teaching Advantage Program for doctoral students who want to build academic careers (Awards from QS Wharton Reimagine Education, 2019, and AAUT 2015).There are now TA Alumni working as academics in Universities in many countries and the TA team have built on this fast-growing network with a new program Teaching Advantage: Global which has run in China and Thailand.

Abby co designed and co-leads the Indigenous Perspectives in Learning and Teaching module for staff (with the QUT Carumba Institute), and developed the innovative specialist award Associate Fellow (Indigenous) of the HEA, which was accredited by AdvanceHE in 2019.

Key Research interests

  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Early Career Academic Staff and pathways for doctoral candidates seeking an academic career
  • Professional recognition
  • Evaluation and Peer Review of teaching
  • Professional Standards

Projects

Additional information

Current Projects

  • Developing digital capabilities
  • Professional recognition and teaching impact
  • Global partnerships for teaching excellence
  • Employee Silence

Previous Projects

  • Extensive research into employee voice systems and structures at the John Lewis Partnership, UK
  • Flexible work arrangements at a range of Australian companies including organisations in the not-for-profit sector, the financial services sector, and the Australian Defence Force
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2020
Details
QS Wharton Reimagine Education Silver Award Winner (Employability), Teaching Advantage Global
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Fellowships
Reference year
2020
Details
Associate Fellow (Indigenous) of the Higher Education Academy
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence: Learning and Teaching
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
IEAA Award for Best Practice in International Education: Teaching Advantage Program
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) - Program Excellence Award: Teaching Advantage
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
QUT David Gardiner Teacher of the Year Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence: Learning and Teaching
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Australian Award for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Australian Award for University Teaching (AAUT) - Teaching Excellence Award, Priority Area: teaching large classes
  • Examining the impact of artificial intelligence on learning and equity
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Henk Huijser
  • Transition and Pathways: an onshore International students fascination with studying at the 'top ranked universities' in the world.
    Professional Doctorate, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Henk Huijser