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Mrs Helen Andrew

Position: School Executive Officer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SHSS Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517072 +61 3 92517072



  • Bachelor of Arts, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 1996
  • Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), Victoria Univ. of Technology, 1997
  • Master of Education (TESOL), Deakin University, 2011

Professional activities

Helen is the editorial co-ordinator of the School's publication Enlighten which can be viewed at

Helen organises a regular series of Intercultural Encounters seminars which are open to all all staff and students of the University as well as interested external visitors. Information can be viewed on the School website.



Conferences and seminars

Presented at the 2012 joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA).


Awards and prizes

2012 Pro Vice-Chancellor's Award for achieving excellence in administration

2013 Faculty Internationalisation Award

Recipient of 2015 Vice-Chancellor's Professional Award.  The aim is to benchmark Deakin’s Intercultural Encounters seminar series with similar professional development offered at universities in the United States.


Research projects

Helen's minor thesis was on the topic of "Developing Intercultural Competence in University Staff: Augmenting Internationalisation". This project involved interviews with general staff across Deakin.

Its focus was to ascertain what is provided by the University as well as what is required to develop intercultural competence in University general staff.

Research interests

Intercultural communication

Research page

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