Professor Marcia Devlin is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Quality) and Professor of Learning Enhancement at Federation University Australia. Prior to this, she held academic appointments at RMIT University and the University of Western Sydney; was Associate Professor of Higher Education and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne; was Chair of Higher Education at Deakin University and was Executive Director of Academic Programs and Services at Open Universities Australia. Areas of particular expertise include university learning, teaching and assessment, quality assurance and enhancement, leadership, academic integrity, student equity, engagement, retention and success and digital education. She been elected a Lifetime Fellow of the UK-based Society for Research into Higher Education, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a member of the TEQSA Panel of Experts, a Specialist for the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, and was a member of the inaugural National Panel assessing the quality of university teaching in Ireland. She publishes extensively in academic outlets as well as in print and online media and her work is highly cited.
Professor Devlin holds a PhD in higher education and psychology (University of Melbourne); a Master of Education (Macquarie University); a Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology (Swinburne University of Technology); a Diploma in Education (La Trobe University) and a Bachelor of Arts (Australian National University). She is also a registered psychologist and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.