Professor and Teaching Chair, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University

Birgit Loch is the Teaching Chair in the College of Science, Health and Engineering at La Trobe University. She completed her PhD in Mathematics at the University of Queensland and took up her first lecturing position at the University of Southern Queensland before joining Swinburne University in 2010 as DIrector of the Maths and Stats Help Centre, where she also held the position of Academic Director Digital Learning and Technologies until 2016. In 2015, she co-initiated and led a peer support program for female academics going for promotion, which resulted in a university-wide women's academic network in 2016. Birgit joined La Trobe in January 2017.

Her research interests are in tertiary mathematics education and more general STEM education, particularly in the areas of teaching innovation, teaching with technology, online and blended learning, staff engagement with educational technologies, and change management.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Professor and Teaching Chair, La Trobe University
  • 2017–2017
    Professor in Mathematics Education, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2013–2016
    Associate Professor in Mathematics Education, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2010–2012
    Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2009–2010
    Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Computing, University of Southern Queensland
  • 2005–2008
    Lecturer in Mathematics and Computing, University of Southern Queensland
  • 2004–2005
    Associate Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Queensland

Education

  • 2004 
    University of Queensland, PhD / Mathematics

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Mathematical Society

Honours

AAUT Australian Award for University Teaching 2016