Dr Melody Anderson
Melody is an experienced associate dean with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education sector. Skilled in leadership, policy development and analysis, teacher performance assessment, criterion-based assessment, curriculum development and educational research, Melody’s expertise and experience is at the nexus of post-graduate teacher education, professional degree programs and program accreditation.
Melody is a chief investigator in numerous research projects with a focus on evidence-based teaching in initial teacher education programs and the development of models for researching the effectiveness of teacher education programs. Melody is also actively engaged in the development and implementation of measures of effective teaching performance for pre-service and practicing teachers. She regularly publishes and presents at local and international conferences in these key areas. Melody supervises the projects of graduate researchers (PhD) from commencement through to submission of thesis.
As an educational consultant, Melody provides strategic advice to prospective higher education providers as they work towards approval of programs with national and statutory regulators, compliance with relevant standards and frameworks, and accreditation with professional bodies. Melody is a member of the Victorian Institute of Teaching Accreditation Expert Group, participating regularly in the process for accreditation of initial teacher education programs for Australian universities and higher education providers.
Professor Chris Tisdell
Chris Tisdell is Professor of Mathematics and a Fellow of UNSW’s Scientia Education Academy. He is also an Honorary Professor of STEM & Digital Education at UQ (Brisbane). Education is his vocation - a voice, calling from within him since he was a young. In Chris's mind, education forms a place where a personal passion intersects with the world's deep need. Education is what he has been doing with his life that makes a personal difference and will form part of his legacy - something that be looked back on in later years to see the meaningful impact on the world.
Chris is best known for his innovative contributions to digital education that have explored the challenges of scale, flexibility and personalised learning. His online teaching efforts have influenced millions of learners around the world via his YouTube channel and e-textbooks. A teacher at heart, the quality and impact of his work on student learning has been recognised at national and international levels, through fellowships and prestigious awards for educational excellence, including diversity and inclusion.
As Associate Dean (Education), Chris has been responsible for improving the quality, recognition, and transparency of teaching across 600 courses within the Faculty of Science, spearheading UNSW’s 2025 Strategy. This includes 30 programs and 10,000 students within the Faculty of Science at UNSW, and leading TEQSA re-registrations and chairing program reviews. Chris promotes innovation in education through public engagement and thought leadership at national and international levels as an expert and public figure. He is proud to collaborate with key partners within the education industry, ensuring continuous improvement and collaborative advantage.
Chris holds a PG Cert (Digital Education) from the University of Edinburgh, a PhD (Mathematics) and a BA (Hons I) from the University of Queensland.
Dr Amiya Bhaumik
Chief Executive Officer
Dr Amiya holds a Bachelor and double Master degrees, and a PhD in a number of disciplines such as biology, culture and psychology, and international management . He is a founder, former Vice Chancellor, and now President of Lincoln University College Malaysia which offers more than 95 programs including various PhDs and MBBS programs via 12 faculties.
He is a visionary leader for developing society via education and training . He has worked with many international organisations including Ottawa University, USA. While working with international universities he has gained various types of educational development work that include writing policies and strategies of education for a number of countries. He has travelled all the continents of world too more than 108 countries for his work.
Dr Amiya believes in Abraham Lincoln’s philosophy of providing education to each and every human being of the world. Further, that through education we can help each and every human being to manifest their hidden divinity, power, strength and scholarships of wisdom to the humanity. Dr Amiya terms this kind of activity as “WORK IS WORSHIP”.
Emeritus Professor Samir Ranjan Chatterjee
Emeritus Professor Samir Ranjan Chatterjee has been involved in Management education in the global arena as a university academic, researcher, and International consultant for five decades. Besides his home base at Curtin University in Australia, he has lived and worked for extended periods in India, China, USA, UK, France, Switzerland, Slovenia (former Yugoslavia), Japan, Singapore, Mongolia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Mauritius and Hong Kong.
During 1994 – 95, he lived in Mongolia for a year and worked in follow –up projects in the country for another five years as the United Nations Adviser in the development of Management Education in the country. From 1999 to 2003, Prof Chatterjee was the Director of a special in-house Masters Program in International Trade ( Curtin University) for the senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade ( MOFTEC), in China.
He was the Program Director of a yearlong intensive program of Human Resource Training for the senior Officials of the Ministry of Finance, (MOF) in China funded by the Australian Government on the eve of China’s entry to WTO. He has also lived in Indonesia as a reviewer of a large higher education project (US $250 million) for the Asian Development Bank. Prof Chatterjee was the Director of a large number of Capacity building programs funded by the Australia Government for senior officials from China, India,Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and several other Asian counties.
He has authored and co-authored fifteen books, thirty five book chapters and about two hundred scholarly papers in international scholarly journals and refereed international conference papers. He is currently co- editing a book series on Indian Management published by the World Scientific Publishers whose first three volumes are due for publication in early 2023. He is also co editing a book on Leadership and Sustainability for Springer Nature. He has been a visiting fellow at the Hokkaido University, Japan; Marquette University, USA; University of Ljubljana in former Yugoslavia; Institute of Administration and Management, (IAMD) in Mongolia, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) and Renmin University in China.
The American Graduate School of International Management (AGISM) named him a Presidential Fellow in 1988-89.He is a visiting professor at the Asia E- University in Malaysia. He was a distinguished visiting fellow for six months at the Indian Institute of Management; Calcutta (Sir Ratan Tata Fellow) during 1995-96 .He has been a visiting academic at IIT Delhi, Adjunct Professor of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Indus Business Academy, and Calcutta Business School in India. Professor Chatterjee is a former President of the Society for Global Business and Economics( SGBED) and currently Chairs the Board of Governors of the, Academy of Global Business Research and Practice (AGBRP)