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Dr Sarah Stein

Director, Distance Learning

PhD MEd (Research) (QUT) GradDipEdAdmin (USQ) BA (UQ) BEdSt (UQ) DipT (ACU)

Sarah Stein 2014

Sarah's past work experience has been as a primary school teacher, a curriculum advisor working with teachers in both primary and secondary schools, and, most recently, as an academic staff developer in universities in Australia and New Zealand. Before commencing as Director, Distance Learning, Sarah worked in the University of Otago's Higher Education Development Centre and maintains her connection with HEDC through research projects and supervision of postgraduate students. Sarah's research is in teaching, learning, curriculum and evaluation in higher education settings, with a specific focus on technology and science education, student evaluations and teacher professional development.

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Stein, S., Sim, K. N., & Rose, M. (2023). Person, context and judgement: Exploring the potential of a theoretical model describing the role of information and communication technology in the doctoral research process. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 39(4), 16-32. doi: 10.14742/ajet.8838

Kane, P., Gladman, T., Stein, S., & Timmermans, J. A. (2022). Investigating New Zealand radiation therapy student perceptions about their degree curriculum. BMC Medical Education, 22, 892. doi: 10.1186/s12909-022-03973-9

Sim, K. N., Stein, S., & Rose, M. (2022). Scaffolding personal and professional development opportunities for doctoral students beyond supervision. In E. Heinrich, A. Jolley & L. Rowan (Eds.), Proceedings of the Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ) Conference. (pp. 69-70). HERDSA Aotearoa/New Zealand. [Abstract]

Kane, P., Gladman, T., Stein, S., & Timmermans, J. (2022). Exploring the Bachelor of Radiation Therapy curriculum: A student perspective. Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology (NZIMRT) Annual National Conference. Retrieved from

Stein, S. J., Goodchild, A., Moskal, A., Terry, S., & McDonald, J. (2021). Student perceptions of student evaluations: Enabling student voice and meaningful engagement. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 46(6), 837-851. doi: 10.1080/02602938.2020.1824266

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