Staff

Staff @ Batemans Bay

Campus Manager

Gayl Vidgen
Gayl Vidgen

gvidgen@uow.edu.au
T: 02 4472 2125
M: 0414 721 465

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Arts (French, Psych) (Syd)
Grad Dip in Education (Syd)
Grad Dip in Info & Library Studies (Curtin)

Background:
Gayl has been Manager of UOW Batemans Bay from its commencement in 2000. During her 33 years in the Eurobodalla, she has co-owned several businesses, taught French and English at local high schools, worked as a librarian with the Eurobodalla Library Services for 14 years and helped run a 40 acre hobby farm on the Deua River. Gayl’s involvement with the Education Centre has been one of the most rewarding phases of her life, especially seeing first hand the successes of so many students.

Coordinator, Outreach and Community Engagement

Kerryn Hopkins
Kerryn Hopkins
kerryn@uow.edu.au
T: 02 4472 2125
M: 0429 788 508

Qualifications:
BA (Com & Env) (Hons/Class 1)(UOW)
Grad Dip TESOL (UOW)
Cert IV Assessment & Workplace Training

Background:
Kerryn began her role as Outreach and Community Engagement Coordinator at UOW Batemans Bay in 2014. This role enables Kerryn to translate her commitment to furthering the higher educational choices for students in regional areas into real opportunities to engage with local schools and the wider local community. This dedication and enthusiasm toward regional educational opportunities is underpinned by previously studying and teaching in various subjects areas at UOW Batemans Bay including History, Human Geography and Sociology. In 2009 Kerryn was the first regional-campus based winner of the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning for Sessional Academics and alongside her Outreach and Community Engagement role, continues to teach a range of subjects in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts.

Coordinator, Graduate Diploma in Education

Rae Luckie
Dr Rae Luckie
rae@uow.edu.au
T: 02 4472 6619
M: 0438 406 099

Qualifications:
BA App Comm & Soc Sciences (UWS)
Master of Comm & Cultural Studies (UWS)
Grad Dip in Education (Adult) (UTS)
PhD (Autobiographical Writing and Lit Theory) (UWS)

Background:
Rae is delighted to be the first full-time academic staff member appointed to coordinate the inaugural year of the Grad Dip Ed at Batemans Bay. A ‘late starter’ she began part time study while in administration full time at UWS. In 1991 she became a full time teacher. Moving to the south coast in 1998, Rae has taught throughout NSW and Victoria and worked on a number of community writing projects in Kirrawee, Mosman and Kiama as well as running her own consultancy service. Rae began part-time university teaching at UWS in 1998 and had tutored in a broad range of subjects at Shoalhaven Campus before accepting a contract to coordinate the GDE program at Shoalhaven in 2008.

Careers Consultant

Saskia Ebejer
Saskia Ebejer
Careers Consultant

saskia_ebejer@uow.edu.au
T: 02 4472 9629

Qualifications:
BA (Com & Env) (UOW)
Grad Dip Ed (Secondary) (WIS)
Master of Arts (Theology) (SCD)
Commenced PhD 2010 (UNDA)

Background:
Saskia began studying in 2003 after a gap of some 20 years from formal full time study.  After completing a BA at Batemans Bay, she has continued her academic career while tutoring in various Arts subjects since 2007.  Saskia enjoys collaborating with students in the vibrant teaching and learning environment that the Education Centre provides. In 2010, Saskia won the Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning award for sessional tutoring. In 2011 and 2012 Saskia has also coordinated the In2Uni mentoring program at the Batemans Bay campus.

In 2012 Saskia was appointed Careers Consultant for the Batemans Bay campus. Saskia also assist with Campus administration.

Learning Development

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Ann Walker
Learning Development 
annw@uow.edu.au
T: 02 4472 2978

Qualifications:
MA (TESOL) (UOW)
MA (English Lit) (UOW)
BA (Ancient History & English) (UNE)
Dip Teaching (Secondary English, History)
Cert IV Assessment & Workplace Training

Background:
Ann has taught English and History in secondary schools and was employed as staff trainer for David Jones. She is employed by TAFE mainly in the areas of communications and retail as well as TPC coordinator and literature language and learning skills tutor in the TAFE study centre. Ann has tutored various English subjects at Batemans Bay over the last four years.

 Sessional Tutors

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Kendall Barnes
Tutor

kendall_barnes@uow.edu.au
Faculty: SCIENCE, MEDICINE AND HEALTH

Subject Area:

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

Qualifications:
BA Hons (Human Geography) (UOW)
PhD Candidate (UOW)

Background:
Kendall is currently undertaking her PhD with the Human Geography department at the University of Wollongong. Her thesis has so far involved exploring the lived experiences and everyday practices of eco-citizens on the South Coast of NSW. Previously she worked as a social planner and researcher for the Wollongong City Council and a freelance land-use and social planning consultant for various councils in the Sydney and Wollongong region. She has also tutored Human Geography subjects at the Wollongong Campus.
Paul Bradstreet
Paul Bradstreet
Tutor
paulbrad@uow.edu.au
Faculty: BUSINESS

Subject Area:
ECONOMICS.

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Engineering (Syd)
Mast. of Bus. Administration (UNSW).

Background:
Prior to joining the University staff in 2000, Paul had a career in management and economics in the defence and government sectors. He held senior positions in the Commonwealth Departments of Defence, Industry and Commerce and Treasury. He has professional interests in microeconomic reform, particularly regulatory reform, and promoting economics education. His hobbies include golf, gardening, local politics and entertaining his grand children.
Saskia Ebejer
Saskia Ebejer
Careers Consultant & Tutor

saskia_ebejer@uow.edu.au
T: 02 4472 9629

Faculty: LAW, HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS

Subject Areas:

INDIGENOUS STUDIES & HISTORY

Qualifications:

BA (Com & Env) (UOW)
Grad Dip Ed (Secondary) (WIS)
Master of Arts (Theology) (SCD)
Commenced PhD 2010 (UNDA)

Background:
Saskia began studying in 2003 after a gap of some 20 years from formal full time study.  After completing a BA at Batemans Bay, she has continued her academic career while tutoring in various Arts subjects since 2007.  Saskia enjoys collaborating with students in the vibrant teaching and learning environment that the Education Centre provides. In 2010, Saskia won the Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning award for sessional tutoring. In 2011 and 2012 Saskia has also coordinated the In2Uni mentoring program at the Batemans Bay campus.

In 2012 Saskia was appointed Careers Consultant for the Batemans Bay campus.

Isabella Jeans
Isabella Jeans
Tutor

isabella@uow.edu.au
Faculty: LAW, HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS

Subject Area:
LAW

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Arts (Aust History) (ANU)
Bachelor of Law (LLB) (ANU)
Cert IV Assessment & Workplace Training

Background:

Isabella moved to the Deua River Valley in 1979 before completing her degrees. On admission as a solicitor she worked in general practice locally and also for the Legal Aid Commission in Sydney.  She taught business law  for Moruya TAFE for several years, and then by distance  for OTEN. She commenced teaching for UOW at Batemans Bay in 2000 and Bega in 2009.  In 2007 she joined the Law Faculty at the UNE as an external tutor, and this year has re-joined the TAFE to run workshops in Legal Compliance.  Her most recent endeavour is working for Pearson Education, writing and editing material for use in new media.
Wendy Law
Wendy Law
Tutor

wendy_law@uow.edu.au
Faculty: BUSINESS, SOCIAL SCIENCES & INFORMATION SCIENCES

Subject Areas:
ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS FINANCE, QUANTITATIVE METHODS & MATHEMATICS

Qualifications:
Bachelor in Applied Science (Maths) (RMIT)
Grad Dip in Education (UC)
Grad Dip in Accounting (Monash)
Masters of Management (UOW)

Background:
Wendy has two teenage children, a family business, and a background in the banking industry. After 10 years of teaching at this Campus in a range of subjects, she still marvels at the feeling of success she gets watching students develop and grow as people through their studies during their time at the University. Tutoring in a regional Campus is very challenging and unique.
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Sarah Lovesy
Tutor

sarah_lovesy@uow.edu.au
Faculty: SOCIAL SCIENCES

Subject Area:
CAPA

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Performing Arts (UWS - 1986)
Graduate Diploma of Education (SCAdE - 1987)
Master of Education (US - 1998)
Doctor of Philosophy (UWS - 2004)  

Background:
Sarah is a freelance Performing Arts consultant implementing workshops around Australia as well as teaching master classes at various Australian Universities. Previously she worked as a Drama Lecturer/Tutor at the UWS and UNSW. She worked as Head Drama Teacher at the School of Performing Arts and Santa Sabina College Sydney, and was actively involved with the NSW Board of Studies Drama Syllabus Committees, as well as writing for various educational bodies.  Her thesis explored the links between imagination and creativity in the drama aesthetic of playbuilding.
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Kirsty Luff
Tutor
kirsty_luff@uow.edu.au
Faculty: BUSINESS

Subject Areas:

POLITICS & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy)
Associate Diploma in Marketing
Diploma of Financial Planning
Certificate in Business Administration  

Background: Kirsty commenced her degree with the University of Wollongong here in Batemans Bay in 2004 and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) in 2007, is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and is currently completing a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.  Kirsty works full time as the Bursar for Carroll College.
Ken Mitchell
Ken Mitchell
Tutor
ken_mitchell@uow.edu.au
Faculty: BUSINESS

Subject Area:
MARKETING

Qualifications:
Master of Marketing Comms (UC)
Grad Dip in Professional Comm (UC)

Background:
Ken joined the Commerce faculty in 2005. he has his own business in marketing and marketing research and has worked in both the public and private sectors. He was the Marketing Research Statistician to three Federal Government Departments. His extensive public relations and media experience has included major launches by Federal and State/Territory Ministers. He has also undertaken numerous consultancies for businesses involving the broad range of commercial marketing activities. Ken has been teaching on a casual basis since 1993 at various institutions in Australia and overseas.
Michael Pearce
Michael Pearce
mipearce@uow.edu.au

Faculty: BUSINESS

Subject Area: 
MANAGEMENT

Qualifications:
B Com (Psychology)  UNSW
Grad Dip of Management  Capricornia Inst.

Background:
Michael has 33 years experience in private industry in the manufacturing sector.  After 11 years in the textile industry in HR/IR management roles he worked for the remainder of his career in the pulp and paper manufacturing industry. This 22 years included HR/IR management at complex manufacturing sites of over 900 employees and Business Manager/ General Manager roles.  Together with managing a business in a competitive environment, his experience includes change management, construction project management and JIT service delivery.

.Brendan Riddick
Dr Brendan Riddick
Tutor
brendan_riddick@uow.edu.au
Faculty: LAW, HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS

Subject Area:
HISTORY, POLITICS, MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS

Qualifications:
BA (Hons/Class 1) - UOW.
Completed PhD with UOW in 2013 (Australian Post-Graduate Award).

Background:
Brendan's research area at UOW concerns problems with the Western response to the threat of terrorism since 2001. He is part of the Batemans Bay alumni, and is the first doctoral graduate at UOW Batemans Bay, completing his PhD in 2013. When not engaged with academia, Brendan divides his time between surfing and playing music.

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Julia Sampson
Tutor
julia_sampson@uow.edu.au

Faculty: LAW, HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS


Subject Area:
ENGLISH LITERATURE

Qualifications:
BA (Hons) UOW
Grad Cert in Higher Learning 2012
BNursing (UC)
Workplace Trainer and Assessor Cert IV

Background:
Julia commenced tutoring at the Batemans Bay campus in 2012. She is a strong advocate for the satellite campus structure as she feels it enables a powerful opportunity for people from a variety of backgrounds and age groups to pursue long-held and/or new dreams. She feels honoured to have been one of those who have come through this campus structure and to now share her love of all things literary with others.

Julia is currently working on her PhD proposal. Her area of research interest is 'storytelling' and how writers negotiate a space to tell their story particularly in the form of the novel.

LDLecturer
Ann Walker
Learning Development & Tutor
annw@uow.edu.au

Faculty: LAW, HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS


Subjects:
ENGLISH

Qualifications:
MA (TESOL) (UOW)
MA (English Lit) (UOW)
BA (Ancient History & English) (UNE)
Dip Teaching (Secondary English, History)
Cert IV Assessment & Workplace Training

Background:
Ann has taught English and History in secondary schools and was employed as staff trainer for David Jones. She is employed by TAFE mainly in the areas of communications and retail as well as TPC coordinator and literature language and learning skills tutor in the TAFE study centre. Ann has tutored various English subjects at Batemans Bay over the last four years.

In 2012 Ann was appointed Learning Development lecturer at the Batemans Bay campus.

Jody Warren
Jody Warren
Tutor

jowarren@uow.edu.au
Faculty: LAW, HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS

Subject Areas:
POLITICS & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Qualifications:
BA (Com & Env) (Class 1) - UOW
commenced PhD with UOW 2008

Background:
Jody completed her degree at UOW Batemans Bay and is currently engaged in a UOW PhD in environmental studies looking at the scientific research into the Tasmanian Devil cancer. She is enjoying tutoring in Environmental Science as she can share her experience both as an undergraduate and as a higher degree research student.
Jody also works at the Batemans Bay Community Library where she has developed a good knowledge of research strategies. She teaches a Skillsnet program, developed by the NSW State Library which delivers research skills to the general public..

 

Last reviewed: 8 September, 2014

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