Dr Melody Anderson
Melody is an experienced associate dean with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education sector. Skilled in leadership, policy development and analysis, teacher performance assessment, criterion-based assessment, curriculum development and educational research, Melody’s expertise and experience is at the nexus of post-graduate teacher education, professional degree programs and program accreditation.
Melody is a chief investigator in numerous research projects with a focus on evidence-based teaching in initial teacher education programs and the development of models for researching the effectiveness of teacher education programs. Melody is also actively engaged in the development and implementation of measures of effective teaching performance for pre-service and practicing teachers. She regularly publishes and presents at local and international conferences in these key areas. Melody supervises the projects of graduate researchers (PhD) from commencement through to submission of thesis.
As an educational consultant, Melody provides strategic advice to prospective higher education providers as they work towards approval of programs with national and statutory regulators, compliance with relevant standards and frameworks, and accreditation with professional bodies. Melody is a member of the Victorian Institute of Teaching Accreditation Expert Group, participating regularly in the process for accreditation of initial teacher education programs for Australian universities and higher education providers.
Professor Chris Tisdell
Chris Tisdell is Professor of Mathematics and a Fellow of UNSW’s Scientia Education Academy. He is also an Honorary Professor of STEM & Digital Education at UQ (Brisbane). Education is his vocation - a voice, calling from within him since he was a young. In Chris's mind, education forms a place where a personal passion intersects with the world's deep need. Education is what he has been doing with his life that makes a personal difference and will form part of his legacy - something that be looked back on in later years to see the meaningful impact on the world.
Chris is best known for his innovative contributions to digital education that have explored the challenges of scale, flexibility and personalised learning. His online teaching efforts have influenced millions of learners around the world via his YouTube channel and e-textbooks. A teacher at heart, the quality and impact of his work on student learning has been recognised at national and international levels, through fellowships and prestigious awards for educational excellence, including diversity and inclusion.
As Associate Dean (Education), Chris has been responsible for improving the quality, recognition, and transparency of teaching across 600 courses within the Faculty of Science, spearheading UNSW’s 2025 Strategy. This includes 30 programs and 10,000 students within the Faculty of Science at UNSW, and leading TEQSA re-registrations and chairing program reviews. Chris promotes innovation in education through public engagement and thought leadership at national and international levels as an expert and public figure. He is proud to collaborate with key partners within the education industry, ensuring continuous improvement and collaborative advantage.
Chris holds a PG Cert (Digital Education) from the University of Edinburgh, a PhD (Mathematics) and a BA (Hons I) from the University of Queensland.
Dr Amiya Bhaumik
Chief Executive Officer
Dr Amiya holds a Bachelor and double Master degrees, and a PhD in a number of disciplines such as biology, culture and psychology, and international management . He is a founder, former Vice Chancellor, and now President of Lincoln University College Malaysia which offers more than 95 programs including various PhDs and MBBS programs via 12 faculties.
He is a visionary leader for developing society via education and training . He has worked with many international organisations including Ottawa University, USA. While working with international universities he has gained various types of educational development work that include writing policies and strategies of education for a number of countries. He has travelled all the continents of world too more than 108 countries for his work.
Dr Amiya believes in Abraham Lincoln’s philosophy of providing education to each and every human being of the world. Further, that through education we can help each and every human being to manifest their hidden divinity, power, strength and scholarships of wisdom to the humanity. Dr Amiya terms this kind of activity as “WORK IS WORSHIP”.
Emeritus Professor Samir Ranjan Chatterjee
Emeritus Professor Samir Ranjan Chatterjee has been involved in Management education in the global arena as a university academic, researcher, and International consultant for five decades. Besides his home base at Curtin University in Australia, he has lived and worked for extended periods in India, China, USA, UK, France, Switzerland, Slovenia (former Yugoslavia), Japan, Singapore, Mongolia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Mauritius and Hong Kong.
During 1994 – 95, he lived in Mongolia for a year and worked in follow –up projects in the country for another five years as the United Nations Adviser in the development of Management Education in the country. From 1999 to 2003, Prof Chatterjee was the Director of a special in-house Masters Program in International Trade ( Curtin University) for the senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade ( MOFTEC), in China.
He was the Program Director of a yearlong intensive program of Human Resource Training for the senior Officials of the Ministry of Finance, (MOF) in China funded by the Australian Government on the eve of China’s entry to WTO. He has also lived in Indonesia as a reviewer of a large higher education project (US $250 million) for the Asian Development Bank. Prof Chatterjee was the Director of a large number of Capacity building programs funded by the Australia Government for senior officials from China, India,Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and several other Asian counties.
He has authored and co-authored fifteen books, thirty five book chapters and about two hundred scholarly papers in international scholarly journals and refereed international conference papers. He is currently co- editing a book series on Indian Management published by the World Scientific Publishers whose first three volumes are due for publication in early 2023. He is also co editing a book on Leadership and Sustainability for Springer Nature. He has been a visiting fellow at the Hokkaido University, Japan; Marquette University, USA; University of Ljubljana in former Yugoslavia; Institute of Administration and Management, (IAMD) in Mongolia, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) and Renmin University in China.
The American Graduate School of International Management (AGISM) named him a Presidential Fellow in 1988-89.He is a visiting professor at the Asia E- University in Malaysia. He was a distinguished visiting fellow for six months at the Indian Institute of Management; Calcutta (Sir Ratan Tata Fellow) during 1995-96 .He has been a visiting academic at IIT Delhi, Adjunct Professor of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Indus Business Academy, and Calcutta Business School in India. Professor Chatterjee is a former President of the Society for Global Business and Economics( SGBED) and currently Chairs the Board of Governors of the, Academy of Global Business Research and Practice (AGBRP)
Associate Professor Lubna Ali Mohammed Saleh
Associate Professor Dr Lubna is the Deputy Dean at Faculty of Social Science, Arts, and Humanities (FSSAH), at Lincoln University College. She has a track record of successful teaching and education reform and has been teaching students of all ages for over two decades in multiple countries. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Yemen and continued with double master's degrees and PhD in Malaysia in the fields of education, applied linguistics, and English. She has been working in the research field since 2009 with innovative concepts related to teaching instructional methods, curriculum analysis and development, teaching English as a second language, evaluation and assessment, research methodology, education, and E-learning.
Lubna has contributed to raising the higher education sector's productivity in Malaysia by supervising many postgraduate students as both the primary and secondary supervisor. In addition to that, as a HRDF Certified Trainer, she has conducted multiple workshops, trainings, and seminars for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Furthermore, she obtained the positions of senior chair of multiple conferences and coordinated educational programs and being a head of the department, a senior lecturer, and curriculum designer in multiple universities and departments in Yemen and Malaysia. She has contributed to the society for working as an English teacher in the past decade, and she is the prestigious winner of the “Best Teacher” award of the Accredited Learning Centre (ALC), Kuala Lumpur, for the Year 2012.
As a Deputy Dean for FSSAH, Deputy of Internal Audit Department at Lincoln University College, and expert in the field of education, Lubna has been responsible for improving the quality, the recognition, and the transparency of teaching across a range of courses within the FSSAH and among LUC’s partners at a national and international levels. Besides, she has contributed to the designing of new curriculums for different educational programs as well as to receiving the full accreditation of various academic programs.
Dr Erica Russ
Dr Erica Russ is a Senior Lecturer in social work and community welfare in the Faculty of Health at Southern Cross University with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education sector. Erica currently teaches in the area of social work and community welfare including field education and case management, and has previous experience teaching the foundations of social work, direct practice, rural social work, the law, and human rights.
Erica has extensive social work industry experience with a specific focus on children and families and strong commitment to children's rights and voice. Erica also has a particular interest in social work education and workforce issues, having held senior executive and management positions on large strategic projects. Erica is skilled in Governance, Management, Policy and Program Development, and Community Engagement.
Erica’s research is in the field of social work, workforce readiness and wellbeing with a focus on worker resilience. Her recent research includes projects that examine social work education, particularly fieldwork.
Erica holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Social Work from The University of Queensland. She is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers, the Australian & New Zealand Social Work & Welfare Education & Research, the European Social Work Research Association Workforce Research Special Interest Group, and the International Community of Practice Research, Social Work Systemic Lens Special Interest Group."
Professor Mahfuz Ashraf
Dr. Mahfuz Ashraf is a highly accomplished academic and leader in the fields of Business, Information Systems, and Information Technology. With over 20 years of experience in academia, he has established himself as a respected scholar and influencer in the educational sector. His expertise has been instrumental in providing high-level input and commentary on major educational and strategic issues, as well as formulating and revising academic policies, guidelines, and procedures to ensure the quality of teaching and scholarly activity.
Dr. Mahfuz is a prolific author with over 50 publications in top-tier academic journals and conference proceedings that have been cited over 700 times. He has also secured several research grants for conducting cutting-edge research in the areas of information systems, health leadership, social entrepreneurship, and ICT for development. He has supervised more than 40 research students at both doctoral and master's level who have gone on to successful careers in academia, industry, and government.
Dr. Mahfuz holds a doctorate degree in computing from the University of South Australia; a masters degree in information systems management from the London South Bank University; a bachelor degree in business administration (marketing) from the University of Dhaka; and a Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching from the University of New South Wales. Currently, Dr. Mahfuz is the Dean and Professor of the Lincoln Institute of Higher Education, Sydney, Australia - a not-for-profit institution associated with Vedanta Centre of Sydney and Lincoln University College Malaysia - where he continues to inspire and lead the academic community towards excellence and innovation.