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Nadine Zacharias

Director, Student Engagement, Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Nadine Zacharias is Director, Student Engagement and an Associate Professor of Higher Education at Swinburne University of Technology. In that role, Nadine has responsibility for strategic retention and employability programs and services.

Nadine’s research interests and expertise are at the intersection of equity research, practice and policy at institutional and national levels. She has led applied research projects in the fields of equity policy and program management, inclusive teaching and learning, and gender equity in employment. In 2016, Nadine was an inaugural Equity Fellow with the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE). With Matt Brett, she has recently developed The Best Chance for All; a new vision statement for student equity in Australian tertiary education.


  • –present
    Director, Student Engagement, Swinburne University of Technology


  • 2008 
    University of Ballarat (now: Federation University), PhD