Project Team

Queensland University of Technology

Project Leader – Associate Professor Gillian Hallam
Since mid 2007, A/Prof Gillian Hallam has been the Project Leader for the Australian ePortfolio Project, which has culminated in the release of the Final Report for the project.  A/Prof Hallam has maintained her professional involvement in the library and information services (LIS) sector, nationally and internationally, specifically in the area of education and training.  One of A/Prof Hallam’s areas of specialisation is Professional Practice, with a deep interest in the ePortfolio as a tool to support students to develop evidence of and reflection on professional skills and knowledge. A/Prof Hallam has been a member of the QUT Student ePortfolio (SeP) reference group and has played a pivotal role in the piloting of the SeP system with postgraduate students.  She is a Fellow of ALIA and HERDSA.
Ms Wendy Harper
Ms Wendy Harper is Associate Director of Teaching and Learning Support Services Resources at QUT.  Ms Harper has more than 20 years experience in the tertiary sector covering learning and teaching systems, IT infrastructure, project management, and systems development.  She has been a driving force in the development of QUT Student ePortfolio and Professional Staff ePortfolio program.  Ms Harper’s work in the field of ePortfolios is internationally recognised. She has been invited to speak both nationally and internationally in government, tertiary and secondary fora.  Ms Harper is the Higher Education representative on the ePortfolios – Managing Learner Information Reference Group of the Australian Flexible Learning Framework.
Ms Kim Hauville
Ms Kim Hauville is the ePortfolio Service and Project Manager at QUT.  Ms Hauville has been involved with ePortfolio at QUT since its inception in 2003 and has worked directly with staff and students using ePortfolio since this time.  Ms Hauville has a background in psychology, 9 years experience in Information Technology contexts, and six years experience in the Higher Education Sector covering project management, infrastructure management, systems development and quality standards.
Ms Lynn McAllister
Ms McAllister is currently Senior Project Officer with the QUT ePortfolio Program. Her areas of interest are evidence based practice and eLearning design, in particular, development and support of the ePortfolio to enhance student learning outcomes.  Ms McAllister has been at QUT since 2003 and has worked on numerous projects as well as in the Library. Her approach to professional practice has been recognised through a nomination for the 2007 QUT Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Award for professional staff. She has academic qualifications spanning librarianship and education.
Ms Bergita Shannon
Is currently the Service Manager – QUT Blackboard Support for the Teaching and Learning Support Services at QUT. She is interested in learning technologies and open source technologies for education, as well as the development of learning spaces. Her academic background is Business Administration and Education. Ms Shannon was involved in the organisation of multiple national and international conferences in Brisbane and overseas over the past 10 years.

Project Steering Committee

The Australian ePortfolio Project is led by Associate Professor Gillian Hallam (QUT).

Queensland University of Technology

Professor David Gardiner
Professor David Gardiner is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at QUT. Professor Gardiner has had, and retains, a strong and active involvement in the scholarship of teaching. He was appointed to the Carrick Institute Standing Committee on Leadership for Excellence in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in 2006. He chairs the QUT International Reference Group for Europe and the Americas and has knowledge of comparative activities in these jurisdictions. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the consortium that is undertaking the DEST commissioned project Developing a National Diploma Supplement and participated as a presenter at its invitational national workshop held in Melbourne on 3 May 2007.
Professor Tom Cochrane
Professor Tom Cochrane is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Technology, Information and Learning Support) at QUT. Structurally the position heads a Division which includes all IT, library and teaching and learning support services for the University. He serves ex-officio on all the academic governance committees of the University including Academic Board, and its Research and Innovation, and Teaching and Learning Committees.
Currently Chair of the QUT ePortfolio Reference group, Professor Cochrane has been the QUT Student ePortfolio Project Sponsor since 2002, when he was a key proponent of the development of a tool to support the integration of student experience.

Curtin University of Technology

Professor Beverly Oliver

University of South Australia

Professor Vicki Waye

University of Auckland

Dr Cathy Gunn

Centre for Recording Achievement, UK

Rob Ward
Rob Ward is the Director of the Centre for Recording Achievement, a national network organisation and registered educational charity based in the UK. As an Associate Centre of the Higher Education Academy, CRA leads work on behalf of the Academy on supporting the implementation of Personal Development Planning and ePortfolio practice. Rob is a member of the National Progress Files Implementation Group (PFIG) and was a member of the initial Scoping Group on ‘Measuring and Recording Student Achievement’. He led the CRA contribution to the National Coordination Team on Student Employability (ESECT), and was formerly a Fellow of the National Institute of Careers Education and Counselling (NICEC). With others, he currently facilitates Cohort IV of the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research, and coordinates the CRA work on the UK National Teaching Fellowship Project ‘National Action Research Network on Researching and Evaluating Personal Development Planning and ePortfolio.’


External Reviewer

University of Nottingham

Associate Professor Angela Smallwood
Angela is an Associate Professor in the School of Education, Director of the Centre for International ePortfolio Development and a Co-Director of the CETL for Integrative Learning. A National Teaching Fellow, she has been leading cross-institutional projects in learning and teaching for  more than ten years, first on personal development planning and recently on ePortfolios for transition. Currently, she is directing three JISC projects contributing to an international IT infrastructure to support ePortfolios for lifelong learning. Her current work for the CETL involves leading a study of different ePortfolio solutions in different learning contexts and exploring the potential of ePortfolios to support personalised, multi-locational learning and the reflective synthesis of diverse, lifewide, learning experiences. She also leads the ePortfolio strand of the Derbyshire-Nottinghamshire Lifelong Learning Network, Leap Ahead, which focuses on vocational and work-based learners.