Professor Angela Brew is a Professorial Fellow in the Learning and Teaching Centre at Macquarie University. She has a long history of trying to understand how to learn through research and inquiry.
Her publications focus on undergraduate research and academic identity. She is an elected Fellow of the UK’s Society for Research into Higher Education, a Life Member of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, and she holds a Senior Fellowship of the Staff and Educational Development Association. She was President of HERDSA from 1999-2003 and co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development from 2000-2008. She holds degrees in philosophy, sociology and organisational development.
Professor Brew was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council to enhance undergraduate engagement by involving students in research and inquiry. Before joining Macquarie University in 2009 she worked at the University of Sydney, where she led strategic projects developing the scholarship of teaching and learning, research-enhanced learning and teaching, and research higher degree supervision. She has published seven books and over 200 articles, book chapters, conference papers and reports. Her research is focused on the nature of research and its relation to teaching, learning and scholarship, models of research-led teaching and undergraduate research.
Her books include: The Nature of Research: Inquiry in Academic Contexts (RoutledgeFalmer 2001); Research and Teaching: beyond the divide (PalgraveMacmillan 2006); Transforming a University: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Practice (University of Sydney Press 2007, with Sachs); and Academic Research and Researchers (McGraw Hill 2009, with Lucas).