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Michael Phillips

Associate Professor, Digital Transformation, Monash University

Mike Phillips is the Associate Professor of Digital Transformation in the Faculty of Education, Monash University. His work aims to enhance teachers' capacities to understand the opportunities and limitations of educational technologies. By enhancing educators' critical perspectives of such technologies, Mike's teaching and research seek to enhance opportunities for all students to receive higher quality educational experiences.

Mike's work has been supported through more than $2,000,000 of funding from organizations including the Department of Education and Traning (Victoria), the British Academy, UNESCO and the Australian Office of Learning and Teaching. Mike has authored more than 80 books, book chapters, journal articles and conference presentations with more than 90 colleagues from around the world.

Mike has also developed a number of award winning educational programs including the Leading Blended Learning Course for in-service teachers and the internationally recognized Monash Virtual School which provides pre-service teachers with opportunities to enhance their online pedagogical practices while providing opportunities for disadvantaged young people in Australia and for those in conflict zones around the world including in Ukraine and Myanmar.
Mike's work has been recognized with a Highly Commended Paper Award from the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) and the Best Paper Award at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) conference in 2016 and 2019. Mike has also received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (2015), the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (2016), the Monash Postgraduate Association Lecturer of the Year Award (2016) the Dean's Award for Outstanding Research by an Early Career Researcher (2017) and the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Industry and Community Education Programs (2022).

Prior to joining Monash University in 2013 Michael was a senior teacher for 15 years in secondary schools.


  • –present
    Lecturer: Digital Technologies in Education, Monash University


  • 2010 
    Monash University, MEd