Professor Gregor Kennedy

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

The DVC (Academic) provides strategic leadership in the development and delivery of the University's undergraduate and postgraduate programs, driving excellence in education and the student experience across teaching, learning and assessment, teaching and learning infrastructure and academic quality.

Professor Gregor Kennedy has undertaken a range of senior leadership roles prior to taking on the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) including Pro Vice-Chancellor, (Teaching and Learning), Pro Vice-Chancellor (Educational Innovation), and Director of eLearning.

After completing his doctoral studies in Psychology, and teaching in that area for a number of years, Professor Kennedy was appointed as a lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. This role was focused on innovation and the use of technology in medical education, and during his time in the Faculty Professor Kennedy developed a deep and enduring commitment to student learning and effective teaching. He has designed many courses, modules and online programs, particularly in health science education, and for many years combined his research expertise with his educational practice.

Professor Kennedy has led a number of research and development groups, Units and Centres, in the areas of higher education, educational technology, and the learning sciences. He is currently a Professor of Higher Education in the Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) and was Director of the CSHE for a number of years.

Professor Kennedy’s current research interests include understanding interaction and engagement in digital learning environments particularly through the use of learning analytics; understanding student confusion and self-regulation in digital learning environments; and the interpretation of feedback by students.


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