Dr Stuart Palmer

Senior Lecturer in Higher Education Curriculum and Assessment - STEM

Melbourne CSHE

Dr Stuart Palmer is a chartered professional engineer, and following nearly a decade in professional practice as a consulting engineer, he joined the School of Engineering at Deakin University. He lectured in the management of technology for 12 years, and received the McGraw-Hill Australasian Association for Engineering Education New Engineering Educator award. He also conducted research on the computer image analysis of material surface texture.

Stuart then joined the Deakin Institute for Teaching and Learning for six years, and contributed to academic professional development program, institutional research projects, and the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education course.  He was part of the leadership teams for two ALTC Leadership for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Program grant projects, and was awarded an ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

In the most recent six years, Stuart re-joined the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment at Deakin, where he worked in the Dean’s office on Faculty-wide learning and teaching projects, and inter-Faculty collaborations. In 2014, in a leadership team with counterparts from the Faculties of Science and Education at Deakin, Melbourne, La Trobe and Monash, he contributed to the Reconceptualising Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Programs (ReMSTEP) project that developed and trialled new approaches to engaging preservice teaching students with contemporary STEM practice. This project was funded by $3.2M from the Office of the Chief Scientist.

Stuart has published widely in areas related to computer image analysis, STEM education, academic development, technology enhanced learning, student evaluation of teaching, social media and online communication systems, and graduate employment outcomes.  He has experience in statistics, modelling, social network analysis, text analytics, working with large data sets, and data visualisation.