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Professor Angela Carbone

Associate Dean, Learning Innovation
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, Australia; Diploma of Education, Monash University, Australia; Graduate Diploma of Accounting, Monash University, Australia; Bachelor of Science (Hons), Monash University, Australia


Angela Carbone commenced as the Associate Dean (Learning Innovation) and Professor in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology on 1 February 2018.

Prior to joining Swinburne, Professor Carbone was the inaugural Academic Director of Education Excellence for Monash University’s Office of Learning and Teaching from Nov 2010. Angela has extensive academic experience, having held various leadership positions throughout her 25 year career at Monash, including Associate Director of the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) and the Director of Education Quality in the Faculty of Information Technology. In these roles, Professor Carbone provided strategic advice to senior education leaders, successfully reformed curriculum, achieved and sustained high standards of teaching, led a pedagogical practice change process, built techno-pedagogical capacity in others and actively promoted a culture of excellence and innovations in educational practice.

Angela brings a wealth of teaching, leadership and research experience. Her teaching achievements have been recognised nationally, being the first academic from Monash to be awarded the nation’s highest teaching award, the Prime Minister’s Award for University Teacher of the Year (1998), and the first academic from Monash to secure two national teaching fellowships (ALTC National Teaching Fellowship 2010, OLT National Senior Teaching Fellowship 2012). Internationally, her fellowship work has achieved strong sector support, cited in A* journals and reports, and adopted by institutions including the University of Toronto. From a background in mathematics and computing, Professor Carbone’s research interests include: computing education, blended learning, developing employability skills in students, new models of academic teacher development; educational leadership; and teaching in higher education. Her scholarly activities have been funded through research and development grants from a range of funding sources, including: the Australia Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching, Netspot, the Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development, and the Council of Deans of ICT (Learning and Teaching) Academy.

Professor Carbone currently chairs the Victorian/Tasmania Promoting Excellence Network, leads the Australia Awarded University Teachers Network, is an external Academic Board member for Melbourne Polytechnic, executive member of the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows, and an external quality assurance reviewer for TEQSA. Angela provides leadership to the international computing education community. She is a member of the international Editorial Advisory Board, Association for Computing Machinery Inroads, ACM’s flagship computing education publication, a regular reviewer for international computing education conferences and was instrumental in establishing the inaugural Australian Council of Deans ICT Learning and Teaching Academy. Angela created Monash’s Education Excellence Research Group, the Continuing Education Excellence Development program and co-led the design of the Monash Education Academy and its associated fellowship scheme.  She secured the pre-eminent international Society for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference in Melbourne 2015, and was founding Head of Pegasus College, the first non-residential college at Monash in 2013.

At the core of Angela’s professional work is her immersion in pedagogy, drive for innovation and excellence in educational practice, and leadership in continual improvement.

Research interests

Computing Education; HIgher Education

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Higher Education - 390303
  • Education Assessment And Evaluation - 390402
  • Other Information And Computing Sciences - 469900

Teaching areas

Computing Education


  • 2015, Other, Monash Education Academy Fellow, Monash University
  • 2012, National, OLT National Senior Teaching Fellowship, Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching
  • 2010, Other, VC Citation for FIT1002 Multi-campus Unit Management Team, Monash University
  • 2010, National, OLT National Teaching Fellowship, Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching
  • 2010, National, Carrick Citation for FIT1002 Multi-campus Unit Management Team., Carrick Institute
  • 2008, Other, Team-based Teaching Award, FIT1002 Computer Programming, Multi-campus Unit Management Team, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University
  • 2002, Other, Special Commendation. Studio-Based Teaching and Learning in Information Technology Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Team-based Educational Development., Monash University
  • 2000, National, 2000 Finalist, Achievements of Women in Non-Traditional Areas of Work and Study, tbc
  • 1998, National, Prime Minister's Award for University Teacher of the Year (PMUTY), Australian Government
  • 1998, National, Australian Award for University Teaching (AAUT), Computing and Information Services., Australian Government
  • 1997, Other, Vice Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, Monash University


Also published as: Carbone, Angela; Carbone, A.
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