Debbi Weaver

Debbi Weaver

Senior Lecturer (Hallmark Program)

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Centre

Room/Location: Humanities 2, Rm 107


    Debbi is a Senior Lecturer responsible for the curriculum design of the Hallmark program. She has a background in academic development, learning design and educational technologies, with a strong focus on the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoLT). Prior to moving into educational support and research, Debbi was a researcher in Physiology.

    Debbi’s research is wide-ranging, and has resulted in over 50 peer-reviewed publications. In recent years, her research has focused on developing and supporting online teaching, and academic mentoring approaches to encourage publication in SoLT. Her current research is focused on undergraduate curriculum design to develop research skills.


    MSc (Melb); BSc (Hons) (Melb); Grad Cert Higher Ed (Monash); Postgrad Cert Online & Distance Ed (OpenUK).

    Research interests

    • Academic development & mentoring
    • Online teaching & learning design
    • Developing research skills in undergraduate students


    2009 Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation for outstanding contributions to student learning - "For outstanding mentoring of academic teachers, to support reflection, evaluation and the scholarship of teaching, leading to improved outcomes for students".

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)
    • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia (HERDSA)

    Selected Publications

    Book Chapters

    Weaver D. and Gilding A. (2002).  Action Research Evaluation of “Reflex Control of Blood Pressure”.   Chapter 20 (pp 249-257) in: Phillips, R. A. (Ed). Learning-centred evaluation of computer-facilitated learning projects in higher education: Outcomes of a CUTSD staff development grant. Canberra: Committee for University Teaching and Staff Development, Commonwealth of Australia. ISBN 086905-824-X.

    Selected peer-reviewed journal articles

    Tucker M & Weaver D (2013). A longitudinal study  of student outcomes from participation in an international study tour Journal of University Teaching &  Learning Practice 10(2), 2013.

    Weaver D., Robbie D & Radloff A  (2013). Demystifying the publication process – A structured writing program to  facilitate dissemination of teaching and learning scholarship. International Journal for Academic Development. (in press)  DOI:10.1080/1360144X.2013.805692

    Weaver, D, Robbie D, Kokonis S, & L. Micelli. (2013).  Collaborative scholarship as a means of improving university teaching  practice.  International Journal for Academic Development , 18(3), 237-250.

    Weaver, D. & Esposto, A. (2012) Peer assessment as a method of improving  student engagement. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education 37(7),  805-816 DOI:10.1080/02602938.2011.576309

    Zutshi, S., Mitchell, M & D. Weaver (2011). Undergraduate student  acceptance of a unit design for developing independent learning abilities. Journal of University Teaching &  Learning Practice, 8(3),  2011.

    Esposto,  A & D. Weaver (2011) Continuous Team Assessment to Improve  Student Engagement and Active Learning.  Journal  of University Teaching & Learning Practice  8(1), 2011.

    Weaver,  D., Viper, S., Latter, J., & McIntosh, P.C. (2010). Off campus  students’ experiences collaborating online, using wikis. Australasian  Journal of Educational Technology, 26(6), 947-860.

    Galloway,  C. & Weaver, D. (2009).  Collaborative curriculum development in public relations:  Applying  Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). PRism 6(1):

    Weaver, D., Robbie, D. & Borland, R. (2008). The  Practitioner’s Model: Designing a Professional Development Program for Online  Teaching. International Journal on E-Learning. 7 (4), 759-774. Chesapeake,  VA: AACE.

    Weaver, D., Spratt, C. & Nair, C. S. (2008).  Academic and student use of a learning management system: Implications for  quality. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 24(1), 30-41.

    Weaver,  D. (2006). The Challenges  Facing Staff Development in Promoting Quality Online Teaching. International Journal on E-Learning. 5  (2), 275-286. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

    Selected peer-reviewed conference papers

    Weaver, D. & Kokonis, S.  (2011). An integrated faculty model for engaging staff with online and blended  learning. In G. Williams, P. Statham, N. Brown & B. Cleland (Eds.), Changing  Demands, Changing Directions. Proceedings ascilite Hobart 2011.  (pp.1281-1285).

    Weaver D. & Tucker, M.  (2010).  An international business study  tour: A student perspective. Research and Development in  Higher Education: Reshaping Higher Education, Proceedings of the 33rd  HERDSA Annual Conference, Deakin University, Melbourne, Aust. 6-9 July.

    Mitchell M, Zutshi S., & Weaver,  D. (2010).  An investigation into unit  design for developing undergraduate independent learning abilities. Research and Development in  Higher Education: Reshaping Higher Education, Proceedings of the 33rd  HERDSA Annual Conference, Deakin University, Melbourne, Aust. 6-9  July.

    Ho, H. & D. Weaver (2009) Marketing Students’  Perceptions of Online Recorded Lectures.    Proceedings 2009 ANZMAC (Australian & New Zealand Marketing Academy)  Annual Conference.

    Robbie D. & Weaver, D. (2009). Mentoring through scholarship-based academic  development projects. In Same places, different spaces. Proceedings ascilite  Auckland 2009.

    Weaver D. & McIntosh, P.C (2009)  Providing Feedback on Collaboration and Teamwork Amongst Off-Campus  Students.  In C. Fulford & G.  Siemens (Eds.) EdMedia  2009 - World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and  Telecommunications, Hawaii, USA June 2009  pp 2070-2079.

    McIntosh, P.C & D. Weaver (2008) Fostering collaboration amongst off-campus  students.  In Hello!  Where are you in the landscape of educational technology? Proceedings ASCILITE  Melbourne 2008 pp 618-622.

    Esposto,  A & D. Weaver (2008)  Strengthening teamwork to improve student engagement in Managerial Economics  and Strategy. Engaging Communities, Proceedings of  the 31st HERDSA Annual Conference, Rotorua NZ, 1-4  July.

    Rajendran, D,. Weaver, D, Bell,  A & R. Jopp (2007) Supporting undergraduate management students to develop  employability skills.   21st annual conference of ANZAM  (Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management, Sydney, Dec 4-7, 2007.

    Benson, R., Brack C. & D. Weaver (2007) Supporting  scholarly e-teaching: lessons learned from a faculty-based initiative. Enhancing  Higher Education, Theory and Scholarship, Proceedings of the 30th HERDSA Annual  Conference, Adelaide, 8-11 July.