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Ameena Leah Payne

Ameena is an online educator and early career qualitative researcher. She teaches within the disciplines of education and business in both higher education and vocational education at Swinburne Online. Within higher education, she specialises in first year, foundation units for mature age students.

Holding a Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (Higher Education), Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Diploma of Project Management and a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, Ameena is currently a Master of Education (Research Intensive) student at Deakin University. Her interests are in are learner analytics, assessment design, feedback, education technology and equitable education. Ameena is a Fellow of Advance HE and an Associate Fellow of Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA).

Ameena acknowledges the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the lands in which she resides; she expresses gratitude for their guardianship of this land. She pays respect to all elders of the Kulin Nation - past and present. Whilst she engages in contemporary knowledge, teaching and learning, she would also like to pay respect to the knowledge embedded forever within Indigenous ways of knowing and Aboriginal Custodianship of Country.


  • 2019–present
    eLearning Advisor, Swinburne Online


  • 2019 
    Swinburne University of Technology, Graduate Certification in Learning and Teaching (Higher Education)
  • 2018 
    CBD College, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116)
  • 2016 
    Universal Institute of Technology, Diploma of Project Management
  • 2015 
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Advance Higher Education Academy (Advance HE)
  • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)