Dr Ryan Naylor

Honorary Fellow

Melbourne CSHE

Ryan's current research focuses primarily on student equity and the student experience. Major projects he is currently undertaking include the First Year Experience Survey, a national survey of first year university students that has been operating for 20 years, and developing a national framework to support rigorous program evaluation in student equity initiatives. This project builds on his previous work in developing a critical interventions framework for equity in higher education for the Federal Government. He is also involved in strengthening outcomes for Indigenous learners in the Shepparton area through a partnership with GOTAFE and local community groups. He is a Visiting Fellow at the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education.

In his previous work, he has assisted in the development of an online induction course for sessional staff at the University of Melbourne, and published a guide for providing effective feedback to students. He has published research on factors affecting the experience of off campus PhD students at the University of Melbourne and examining peer review as a learning experience for undergraduates. He is also involved in the development of a framework for the professionalisation of teaching at universities. He has assessed the embedding of graduate attributes within biochemistry curricula and the assessment and development of strategies for English language embedding in university curricula more broadly, assisted in the development and testing of an iPhone app to engage the general public with biomedical research in a location sensitive manner, and prepared a number of resources for students and demonstrators in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He also oversaw a peer review program for the professional development of biochemistry demonstrators, and has published research examining peer review as a learning experience for undergraduates.

Ryan is a graduate of the CSHE's Graduate Certificate of University Teaching. He also holds Bachelors degrees in Arts and Science, majoring in Philosophy, Linguistics and Biochemistry, an Honours degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Pathology from the University of Melbourne. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University.

Grants Awarded:

R Naylor (2014); Developing a national framework for supporting rigorous equity program evaluation. NCSEHE, $56,700

R Naylor (2014); Process and attitudinal factors affecting program evaluation in student equity. University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant, $20,450

R James, C Baik, R Naylor (2012); A critical interventions framework for equity in higher education. DIICCSRTE, $140,000

C Baik, R Naylor (2013); Examining the PhD student experience in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Alliance. VCCC Alliance, $47,100

C Baik, L Corrin, R Naylor (2013); Enhancing the Quality of Learning and Teaching: Developing an online induction course for sessional teachers, University of Melbourne Learning and Teaching Initiatives Grant, $29,100

R Naylor (2011); Awareness of Graduate Attributes and Future Employment in Biochemistry Teaching Staff and its Effect on Teaching Practice, University of Melbourne Learning and Teaching Initiatives Grant, $5,250

Recent publications:

R Naylor, S Chakravarti, C Baik (2015), Expectations and experiences of off-campus based PhD students in Australia. Higher Education Research and Development (forthcoming)

R Naylor, S Chakravarti, C Baik, J F Bishop (2015), Differing motivations and requirements in oncology PhD students from clinical and science backgrounds. International Journal of Medical Education (forthcoming)

B Shen, R Naylor, A Ooi (2014), Are engineering students a barrier to their own professional development? 5th International Symposium for Engineering Education, September 2014, Manchester, UK (forthcoming)

C Baik, R Naylor, C Asmar, K Watty (2014), Good feedback practices: Prompts and guidelines for reviewing and enhancing feedback for students. Centre for the Study of Higher Education, Melbourne.

R Naylor, C Baik, R James (2013), A critical interventions framework for equity in higher education. Department of Innovation, Industry, Climate Change, Research and Tertiary Education, Canberra.

R Naylor, C Baik (2013); Examining the PhD student experience in the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Alliance. Centre for the Study of Higher Education, Melbourne.

R Mulder, C Baik, R Naylor, J Pearce (2013), How does student peer review influence perceptions, engagement and academic outcomes? A case study. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2013.860421

J Pearce, M Livett, R Mulder, C Baik, R Naylor (2013), Peer review as a learning tool. Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, 2013.

R Naylor, K Elliott, K Gray, G Wadley (2011), Public engagement with biomedical research through location-sensitive technology. C&T 2011 International Conference on Communities and Technologies, 29 Jun – 2 Jul 2011, Brisbane, QLD Conference Proceedings, 186-193.

R Naylor, A F Hill, K J Barnham (2008), Is Covalently Crosslinked Aβ Responsible for Synaptotoxicity in Alzheimer's Disease? Curr Alz Res, 5:533-539

R Naylor, S J Richardson, B M McAllan (2008), Boom and bust: a review of the physiology of the marsupial genus Antechinus, J Comp Physiol B, 178:545-562

R. A. Sharples, L. J. Vella, R. M. Nisbet, R. Naylor, K. Perez, K. J. Barnham, C. L. Masters, A. F. Hill (2008), Inhibition of γ-secretase causes increased secretion of amyloid precursor protein C-terminal fragments in association with exosomes, FASEB J, 22:1469-1478

R Naylor, A F Hill, K J Barnham (2008), Neurotoxicity in Alzheimer's disease: is covalently crosslinked Aβ responsible?, Eur Biophys J, 37:265-268

R Naylor, A F Hill, K J Barnham (2007); Is covalently crosslinked Aβ responsible for the neurotoxicity in Alzheimer's disease? Chemistry in Australia August 2007:3.

R Naylor, A F Hill, K J Barnham (2010); Characterisation of A-beta oligomers and their role in Alzheimer's Disease, PhD thesis, Department of Pathology, The University of Melbourne.

R Naylor, B M McAllan, S J Richardson (2005); Marsupial models of Alzheimer's Disease, Honours thesis, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Melbourne.

Invited Keynotes:

R Naylor, R James, C Baik (2013); A critical interventions framework for equity in higher education, Social Inclusion in Higher Education, December 2013 (forthcoming).