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Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) Associate Professor Alan Bain has been included in the inaugural Higher Education Hot List for 2019.
The list was published by The Educator, a magazine and news website for senior educational professionals and decision makers in Australia.
Thirty experts and practitioners were included in recognition of “going above and beyond to have a game-changing impact on Australia’s higher education landscape”.
Professor Bain (pictured), who works in the Charles Sturt School of Teacher Education and is based at the University’s Bathurst campus, said it was an honour to be highlighted alongside some of the industry’s best and brightest.
“As someone who has worked in and around education in numerous capacities, I understand the importance of leadership and innovation in all educational environments,” Professor Bain said.
“My contemporaries on this list have shown themselves to be leaders in this crucial field, and I am truly honoured to be mentioned among them.
“Charles Sturt University is an opportune environment for innovative research and practice, providing excellent support for many researchers who have started and forged careers in the field of education. I am proud to represent them in the Higher Education Hot List.”
Acting Head of the School of Teacher Education Ms Carol Burgess said Professor Bain was at the forefront of research and innovation in the education field, and deserving of this accolade.
“Professor Bain has been an asset to the School of Teacher Education since he commenced at the University in 2003, with a distinguished record in teaching, research and publication,” Mrs Burgess said.
“His dedication and passion for education is obvious to all, and his place in the Higher Education Hot List for 2019 is both well-deserved and cause for celebration.”
Professor Bain acknowledged the contribution to his achievement of Charles Sturt’s Inclusive Education Team (IET) and his doctoral students.
His program of research with the IET on innovative approaches to course design has produced four doctoral theses, as well as two books, design software, and numerous journal publications.
The team's collaborative work also resulted in three successful competitive tenders: two from the NSW Department of Education and one with the Catholic Education Office in Parramatta.
Professor Bain’s portfolio of scholarly research includes publications in international peer-reviewed education, psychology, and technology journals that describe theory, and research-to-practice projects for technology-mediated change in educational organisations.
Over the course of his career Professor Bain has been engaged in the design or leadership of major organisational change projects in Asia, North America and Australia, and his work has previously been acknowledged with numerous awards, including an Australian Award for University Teaching (Office of Learning and Teaching) issued to the IET by the federal government.