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Associate Professor; Director: Academic Integrity, University of South Australia

Tracey Bretag was Associate Professor (Higher Education) and the Director: Academic Integrity at the University of South Australia Business School. She taught both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the School of Management, while her research focused on higher education policy and practice, and academic integrity.

She held Bachelor of Arts (BA - English & History) from James Cook University, an Honours Degree and a Master of Arts (MA) by Research in English from the University of Adelaide, and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D) by research from UniSA. Founding Editor of the International Journal for Educational Integrity, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Handbook of Academic Integrity, Springer 2016.

Awards include UniSA Scholarly Teaching and Postgraduate Lecturer of the Year Awards in 2003, Supported Teacher Awards from UniSA from 2005-2009, an Excellence in Teaching Award from UniSA Division of Business in 2010, an ESL Educator of the Year Award by the English as a Second Language Educators (SA) Inc in 2004 and a Certificate of Commendation for Research Excellence from UniSA Business School in 2014. Dr Bretag also received numerous grants from the Office for Learning and Teaching to improve academic integrity across Australian universities and to help prepare students for intercultural learning in Asia.

Dr Bretag published over 25 refereed academic journal articles and book chapters, and has presented her research at conferences across the globe. Former Chair and Founding Member of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity, the Immediate Past President of the Executive Board of the International Center for Academic Integrity, an Assessor for the Australian Office for Learning and Teaching, and an Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) Peer Reviewer.

Dr Bretag passed away in October 2020.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, School of Management, University of South Australia