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Dr Julie Timmermans

BA (University of Waterloo), MA and PhD (McGill University)

Phone: +64 3 479 7522
Location: Dunedin

About Julie

Julie Timmermans Photo 2I am a teacher, researcher, and educational developer with experience facilitating learning in various universities and countries, including Canada, Japan, France, and now, New Zealand. In all my work, I am committed to enhancing student learning and academic staff’s experience of teaching. I believe that the ideas which cause us intellectual and emotional discomfort might offer the greatest opportunities for development, and that learning is enhanced when environments are designed to allow people to explore the edges of their knowledge and understanding while being well-supported. I try to model this approach in my own teaching, research, and academic development practice.

Areas of expertise

• Student learning development
• Transformative learning
• Academic (educational) development
• Threshold concepts, liminality, and decoding the disciplines


Julie is available to supervise postgraduates enrolled in HEDU502, HED510 and HEDU590.