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Associate Professor Liz Branigan

Director, Learning Transformations
PhD, Australian National University, Australia; Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Latrobe University, Australia


Liz is the Director of the Learning Transformations Unit. Her research interests are in academic development, authentic learning, online learning and educational communities of practice. She has particular expertise in action research, participatory methodologies, evaluation, & co-design. She is currently  researching narratives of change and resistance in academic development, and the role of edcuation technology in influencing organisational change.

Research interests

Education; course design narratives; communities of practice

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Corporate Governance And Stakeholder Engagement - 150303
  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation And Social Impact Assessment - 160801
  • Social Policy - 160512

Teaching areas



  • 2011, National, Women in Exective Leadership Development, Australian Technology Universities
  • 1995, National, Australian Postgraduate Award, Australian National University
  • 1993, National, Vacation Scholarship, Australian National University


Also published as: Branigan, Liz; Branigan, L.; Branigan, Elizabeth; Branigan, E.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2014: Preliminary evaluation of With One Voice program *; Creativity Australia
  • 2013: The Philanthropy Education Project (Stage One) *; Museum for Australian Democracy at Eureka

* Chief Investigator

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