Dr Richard Medland


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Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Information Technology (Emerging Technologies) (Queensland University of Technology)

Richard is a Senior Maths, Science and IT Educator with the Student Success Group (SSG) at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Urban Informatics alumni. Richard is a leader for STIMulate a nationally and internationally awarded university-wide support for learning service (AAUT program award 2016, Two Wharton Reimaging Education awards 2016). His work focuses on support for learning good practice, designing and introducing ICT in developing environments and resource use in homes and offices. He has co-authored over 20 reports and research papers including publications within IEEE Pervasive Computing, STARS and CHI. Richard is a twice recognised recipient of the QUT Vice Chancellor’s performance fund, and he was an invited scholar at the Oxford Internet Institute.

As a member of the SSG Richard is currently engaged in whole of institution approaches to support for learning in higher education, placing students at the centre, enabling them as they design their journey towards academic or industry future states.

Richard works with universities, local partners, and governments in developing nations to introduce ICT into developing nations, having developed and deployed novel learning tools in Fiji, Malaysia. He has worked on various projects with private industry and public sector organisations over the last decade. Key among these are the Queensland state government as part of the Climate Smart Home Service, National ICT Australia, Digital Technology Management at the Technical University of Munich, the Digital Enterprise Research Institute in Ireland, and Lancaster University. Previously he coordinated (BIT FY) and lectured in the QUT IT undergraduate (2009-2017) and masters programs (2014-2017),  was the director of learning and teaching operations (ISS), and led a successful offshore teaching collaboration between QUT and the Jinling Institute of Technology (Nanjing, China 2014-2017).

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Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
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Australian Awards for University Teaching - Program Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Wharton Reimagine Education Award - Oceania Region Gold Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Wharton Reimagine Education Award - Presence Learning Gold Award
Type
Membership of Learned Societies
Reference year
2017
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Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2016
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Social Chair, Designing Interactive Systems, 4-8 June 2016, Brisbane
Type
Assessor, Examiner or Supervisor Role
Reference year
2015
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Associate Supervisor (level 1) - Malcolm Phillip Thatcher
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
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QUT Vice-Chancellor's Performance Award (Team) 2014
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2014
Details
Program Committee Member, OzCHI, 2-5 Dec 2014, Sydney
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2013
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QUT Vice-Chancellor's Performance Award (Individual) 2013
  • Non-Standard Employment Models for Older Adults: The Roles of Entrepreneurship and Information Communication Technology
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Laurie Buys
  • Shared Services and the Competitive Advantage of the Firm
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Greg Timbrell
  • Education of Computational Thinking Skills in Australian Primary Schools
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Peta Wyeth