Associate Professor Rachel Fitzgerald

Associate Professor / Deputy Associ

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
rachel.fitzgerald@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56575
+61 7 334 67308

Overview

Associate Professor Rachel Fitzgerald is the Deputy Associate Dean (Academic) for the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law. Rachel is internationally acknowledged for her expertise in Technology-Enhanced Learning and stands as a curriculum leader in the digital age, specializing in contemporary higher education and AI-driven learning. Rachel has spearheaded teaching and learning initiatives across various institutions globally and is leading research on microcredentials, workplace learning and Scholarship of AI Teaching and Learning.

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Research Interests

  • Digital
    Digital Transformation, Learning and Development in Organizations, Micro-credentials, Online Learning, Elearning, Hybrid Learning, Business School Research, Higher Education Curriculum, Higher Education, Higher Education Policy, Future of Learning,

Research Impacts

Associate Professor Rachel Fitzgerald's scholarly contributions have been showcased in prominent SoTL journals and eLearning Forums. Additionally, her work has played a crucial role in shaping curriculum and digital frameworks at several higher education institutions. Rache has also provided mentorship to course leaders and tutors, guiding them in developing curriculum tailored for the digital age.

Qualifications

  • Masters (Coursework) of Educational Administration, Management and Leadership, University of Northampton
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Lancaster
  • Masters (Coursework) of Computer Science, University of Northampton

Publications

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Available Projects

  • Available Projects

    • Understanding microcredentials through the lens of industry

    • There is an opportunity for a qualified applicant who is interested in higher education research to become a MPHIL/PhD student to explore industry needs in relation to microcredentials. This project aims to identify how higher education can work with organisations to identify what value, if any, microcredentials have for skills development for the workforce where there is increasing pressure to meet the needs of the growing knowledge and innovation based economy of Australia.

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

  • Sankey, Michael David, Huijser, Henk and Fitzgerald, Rachel eds. (2023). Technology-Enhanced Learning and the Virtual University. University Development and Administration, Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore. doi: 10.1007/978-981-19-9438-8

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Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Available Projects

    • Understanding microcredentials through the lens of industry

    • There is an opportunity for a qualified applicant who is interested in higher education research to become a MPHIL/PhD student to explore industry needs in relation to microcredentials. This project aims to identify how higher education can work with organisations to identify what value, if any, microcredentials have for skills development for the workforce where there is increasing pressure to meet the needs of the growing knowledge and innovation based economy of Australia.