Reference Panel

Trish Andrews
Senior Lecturer, Teaching and Educational Development Institute
University of Queensland

Dr Trish Andrews has worked in the tertiary education sector for over two decades and has extensive experience in leading and supporting innovative use of technology for teaching and learning in higher education. This work includes curriculum development, research, evaluation and capacity building. Trish has been awarded two ALTC awards for programs that enhance learning. Trish has a special interest in learning design and has had a leadership role in facilitating activities related to learning design. Trish’s research interests include student experience in online learning, capacity building for effective use of technology for teaching and learning, learning spaces, ethics and mobile technologies for teaching and learning.

Sandy Barker
Lecturer, University of South Australia Business School

Sandy is currently employed by the School of Management as a Lecturer in Management. Sandy has taught undergraduate students in both Australia and Hong Kong and postgraduate students in Australia. She is a campus representative for ASCILITE and was on the organising committee of the 2003 ASCILITE conference held in Adelaide. Her primary area of research is in the management of end-user computing and end-user development of small-scale information systems as well as researching the areas of decision making for business, experiential learning and social media in the workplace. In education Sandy has a particular interest in experiential learning with a focus on work placements and role play. All courses that she teaches have an experiential component to ensure students are ready for the professional world as soon as they graduate and she is the coordinator for the Industry Project 1 course which places business and management students in a 240 hour work placement. For a more detailed bio go to Sandy's ePortfolio page Sandy's ePortfolio

Mark Freeman
University of Sydney Business School; Australian Business Deans Council Scholar

Mark Freeman has been active leading and researching learning and innovation within business higher education and professional practice for 25 years.  Currently he provides leadership across the sector as Australian Business Deans Council Scholar and within the University of Sydney Business School as Director Accreditation. His work has been recognised through multiple national awards, one of which involved an online role play simulation.

Ulrike Gretzel
Professsor of Tourism, University of Queensland Business School

Ulrike Gretzel is a Professor of Tourism in the UQ Business School, University of Queensland, Australia and a member of the Smart Tourism Research Centre at Kyung Hee University, South Korea. She received her PhD in Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focusses on technology use in tourism, with an emphasis on social media, both from organizational as well as consumer perspectives, and the design of intelligent systems, in particular recommender systems. Her research has been published in major tourism and eCommerce journals. She has also co-authored and co-edited several books related to technology in tourism.

Janne J. Liburd
Professor of Tourism, Design and Communication, University of Southern Denmark

Dr. Dr. Janne J. Liburd is Professor of Tourism and Director of the Centre for Tourism, Innovation and Culture at the University of Southern Denmark. She is a cultural anthropologist and her research interests are in the fields of higher education, innovation and sustainable tourism development. She has published on epistemology, open innovation and Web 2.0, tourism education, quality of life, national park development, heritage tourism, tourism crisis communication, NGOs and accountability. Janne has completed her Professorial Dissertation (2013) entitled “Towards the Collaborative University. Lessons from Tourism education and Research”. She has conducted a number of research projects relating to competence development for tourism practitioners. She is the co-founder of the European Master in Tourism Management and the INNOTOUR platform, and serves on several editorial boards. Dr.Dr. Liburd is the past Chair of the BEST Education Network (2005-2010).