Emeritus Professor, University of Western Australia

National Senior Teaching Fellow 2015-17.

Denise Chalmers, Professor Emeritus in the field of higher education teaching and learning at the University of Western Australia, was awarded an OLT National Senior Teaching Fellowship on recognising and rewarding university teaching in 2015 and an Australian Awards for University Teaching: Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2014.

She has over 25 years demonstrated leadership in higher education, leading two university Centres of Teaching and Learning as Director and was a Foundation Director of the Carrick Institute (later ALTC) with responsibility for Awards, Fellowships and International Links. She has served as President and Vice President of the Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development (CADAD) 2008-2014. She has initiated and led several institutional, national and international initiatives and projects including developing and embedding teaching quality criteria and indicators and promoting the use of teaching and learning performance indicators to guide decision making and resource allocation.

She is an active contributor to the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education through publications, leading successful competitive grants and projects, speaking engagements and working with networks and institutions nationally and internationally. She contributes to the national and international agenda on developing and enhancing teaching and learning and criteria, standards and indicators of quality in higher education.

As a higher education consultant, she works with institutions, organisations and individuals on aspects of teaching and learning in higher education. In recent years she has been an evaluator, reviewer, presenter and advisor to organizations, universities and projects in Australia and internationally.