Dr Juliana Ryan

Juliana Ryan is an Associate Lecturer (Learning and Teaching) in RMIT's School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.

An early career academic, Juliana came to higher education teaching and research via a deliberately varied career which included roles in program and project management, community education, policy development and communications consulting. Spanning access and equity in higher education, inclusive curriculum and pedagogy, professional learning and communities of practice, Juliana’s research focuses on the ways that policy and other discourses shape what it is possible to imagine, be, do and become in educational settings.

Recent projects include a mixed methods study on the impact of equity scholarships on student retention and success at three Australian universities funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education and a University-wide project to embed inclusive curriculum and pedagogy funded by the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program. Juliana is currently a principal investigator on a study of the impacts of widening participation and student diversity on the roles and identities of teaching academics based at 19 Australian universities.

Juliana teaches into undergraduate programs and coordinates School-wide projects to develop curriculum and pedagogy, promote scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning, and enable inclusive practice. She is a member of the Centre for Applied Social Research.

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Communities of practice, Inclusive curriculum and pedagogy, Academic identities, Higher education, Widening participation and student diversity, Discourse analysis, Discursive psychology, Narrative research methodologies

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