Associate Professor; Director: Academic Integrity, University of South Australia

Tracey Bretag is an Associate Professor (Higher Education) and the Director: Academic Integrity at the University of South Australia Business School. She has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the School of Management, while her research focuses on higher education policy and practice, and academic integrity.

Dr Bretag has an interdisciplinary background. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA - English & History) from James Cook University, an Honours Degree and a Master of Arts (MA) by Research in English from the University of Adelaide, and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D) by research from UniSA. She is the Founding Editor of the International Journal for Educational Integrity, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Handbook of Academic Integrity, Springer 2016.

Dr Bretag has received a number of awards throughout her career, including UniSA Scholarly Teaching and Postgraduate Lecturer of the Year Awards in 2003, Supported Teacher Awards from UniSA from 2005-2009, an Excellence in Teaching Award from UniSA Division of Business in 2010, an ESL Educator of the Year Award by the English as a Second Language Educators (SA) Inc in 2004 and a Certificate of Commendation for Research Excellence from UniSA Business School in 2014. Dr Bretag has also received numerous grants from the Office for Learning and Teaching to improve academic integrity across Australian universities and to help prepare students for intercultural learning in Asia.

Dr Bretag has published over 25 refereed academic journal articles and book chapters, and has presented her research at conferences across the globe. She is the former Chair and Founding Member of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity, the Immediate Past President of the Executive Board of the International Center for Academic Integrity, an Assessor for the Australian Office for Learning and Teaching, and an Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) Peer Reviewer.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, School of Management, University of South Australia