Keynote Day 2

Keynote Day 2

Dr Nicole Crawford
Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania Campus Coordinator,
Pre-degree Programs,

University of Tasmania, Launceston

Title: “On or under the radar?” Supporting student and staff mental wellbeing

Biography
Dr Nicole Crawford is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE). She was a 2019/20 NCSEHE Equity Fellow and investigated proactive ways of supporting the mental wellbeing of mature-aged university students in regional and remote Australia. Prior to the Fellowship, she was a Student Coordinator/Unit Coordinator/Lecturer/Tutor in Pre-degree Programs – which included the University Preparation Program – at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) for nearly a decade. Her research focuses on equity and inclusion in higher education, enabling education, and student and staff mental wellbeing. She initiated UTAS’s Social Inclusion Community of Practice, and the National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia (NAEEA) Special Interest Group on Mental Health.

Prior to joining UTAS, she was the Transition Coordinator in the Arts Faculty at The University of Western Australia (UWA), which involved: teaching; implementing support programs for Arts students and staff; coordinating SmARTS (an outreach program for year 11 high-school students); and conducting research in teaching and learning. In addition, she taught in the disciplines of History and Gender Studies, the areas in which she completed her PhD at UWA in 2008.