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Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning Transformations), Swinburne University of Technology

Professor Gilly Salmon was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor of Learning Transformations at Swinburne University of Technology in January 2012.

Professor Salmon is one of the world's leading thinkers in online learning. She researches and publishes widely on the themes of innovation and change in higher education and the exploitation of new technologies of all kinds in the service of learning.

She is internationally renowned for her significant contributions to online education, including research, innovation, program design, teaching methods and the use of new technologies.

Prior to her Swinburne appointment, Professor Salmon was Executive Director and Professor (Learning Futures) at the Australian Digital Futures Institute, University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

She was previously Professor of E-learning and Learning Technologies, and Head of the Beyond Distance Research Alliance and the Media Zoo, at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.

The third edition of her seminal book E-moderating: the key to learning & teaching online is available now, see


  • –present
    Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning Transformations), Swinburne University


  • 1998 
    Open, PhD