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Professor, Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University

Rola Ajjawi is Professor in Educational Research at the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) at Deakin University, Australia. She has a Bachelor's Honours Degree in Physiotherapy and worked as a physiotherapist and clinical educator before moving into academia full-time with the completion of her PhD in 2007. Since then she has led a program of research centred on workplace learning with an interest in assessment and feedback in the workplace. She has over 80 publications including peer-review journal articles, book chapters and books. Rola is Deputy Editor of the journal Medical Education and is lead editor of a recent book on Assessment for Inclusion in Higher Education: Promoting Equity and Social Justice in Assessment.


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, Deakin University


  • 2007 
    University of Sydney, PhD