FASS Teaching and Learning contacts

Pro-Dean Teaching and Learning

Professor Colm Harmon was appointed the role of Pro-Dean Teaching and Learning in July 2014. In this capacity he will represent the Faculty at SEG and other senior forums, as well as, implement Faculty and University policy in relation to teaching and learning matters, and provide oversight of the portfolio's programs.

Name Telephone Email
Professor Colm Harmon +61 2 9351 5625

Deputy Pro-Dean Teaching and Learning

A/Professor James Curran was appointed the role of Deputy Pro-Dean Teaching and Learning in July 2014. In this capacity he will chair the Faculty's Teaching and Learning Committee and will assist in implementing Faculty and University policy in relation to teaching and learning matters, and provide oversight of the portfolio's programs.

Name Telephone Email
A/Professor James Curran +61 2 9351 2988 james.b.curran@sydney.edu.au

Sub Dean Student Affairs

Dr Rebecca Johinke leads the Faculty's FASS Mentoring Program and Arts on Track programs, both designed to support and enrich the student experience. The FASS Mentoring Program connects first year students with student mentors to help them successfully make the transition to university life. Arts on Track is part of the University’s Staying on Track initiative, and is designed to provide Faculty support to students who are not currently meeting the progression requirements in their program of study.

Name Telephone Email
Dr Rebecca Johinke +61 2 9351 4516

Postgraduate Writing Support

Drs Bronwen Dyson and Louise Katz provide writing support to the Faculty's postgraduate research and coursework students. For more information, please visit the Writing Hub's website

Writing Support for: Contact Telephone Email
Postgraduate Research Students Dr Bronwen Dyson +61 2 9351 7514
Postgraduate Coursework Students Dr Louise Katz +61 2 9036 5099
Undergraduate Students Dr Susan Thomas
(Director, Writing Hub)
+61 2 9351 2048  

eLearning and Educational Design

The Faculty's Educational Design team are available to offer staff expert advice on effective curriculum design and BlackBoard site optimisation. They can also assist with planning to use other online tools such as PebblePad and Turnitin to develop an effective, efficient and engaging online presence for your unit of study.

Contact Telephone Email
Jubin Dedaniya +61 2 9351 3700
Charles Humblet +61 2 9351 4774
Rebecca Plumbe +61 2 9036 7513

Administrative support team

Our dedicated and professional support team helps to coordinate the Faculty's teaching and learning strategic initiatives.

Brian Bailey (Technology Innovation Manager) assists the Pro-Dean with strategic planning, communications and manages the Educational Innovation and Information Systems Groups.

Tanya Doulaveras (Staff Support and Development Officer) supports the eLearning and Academic Support and Development programs. She assists the Pro-Dean with strategic planning and budgeting. Tanya also administers the Teaching Awards, USS and Student commendations. As well as provides governance to the Teaching and Learning Committee and First Year Coordinator's Working Group.

Name Position Telephone Email
Brian Bailey Technology Innovation Manager +61 2 8627 0659  
Tanya Doulaveras Staff Support and Development Officer +61 2 9114 0632