Dr Tracii Ryan
Research Fellow in Higher Education
Tracii is a Research Fellow in higher education. Her research expertise bridges the disciplines of psychology and education. Tracii also has expertise in quantitative and qualitative research, particularly in the areas of survey design, focus groups, and systematic reviews.
Between 2011 and 2015, the main focus of Tracii’s research was on the human uses of technology, with a specific focus on cyberpsychology (the interrelation between human behaviour and technology use). Since 2016, Tracii’s research focus has centred more explicitly on higher education, with research projects and publications in the areas of assessment feedback, technology-enabled learning, student wellbeing, sustainable teaching and learning strategies, the socioemotional aspects of learning, and self-regulated learning.
As part of her role at the Melbourne CSHE, Tracii provides conceptual and methodological input into a range of internally and externally funded research projects undertaken by the Learning, Teaching and Assessment, Technology-Enhanced Learning, and Student Experience Research Programs.
Doctoral Research Supervision
James Ballard, Learner enhanced technology: Assessing the effectiveness of learning technologies through the development of engagement profiles. (PhD)
Jaidi Cai, University students’ cultural diversity experiences and graduate outcomes. (PhD)
Paul Wiseman, Engagement, self-regulation, and collaboration in digital learning environments. (PhD)