Staff profile - Wendy Sutherland-Smith

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AsPr Wendy Sutherland-Smith

Position: Associate Professor
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Psychology
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 68157 +61 3 924 68157



  • Bachelor of Arts, Monash University, 1980
  • Bachelor of Laws & Arts, Monash University, 1981
  • Diploma of Education, Monash University, 1989
  • Master of Educational Studies, Monash University, 1998
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2005


American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA)

Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)


Teaching Interests

Curriculum, assessment 

Pedagogical theories

Educational theory and philosophy

Academic Integrity

Knowledge areas

Curriculum and assessment

Theory of pedagogies

Educational philosophy of teaching

English Language and Literature

Academic Integrity


Student supervision

Principal Supervisor: (M.Ed) Keeping up or being left behind? A small tertiary education institutions investigation into implementing an e-learning initiative.

Principal Supervisor: (PhD) The silence behind adolescent female education in Northern Nigeria

Associate Supervisor: (PhD) The Impact of Personalised Learning Strategies in Tertiary Education: A Comparison Between UK and UAE

Associate Supervisor (Masters)  Factors that help or hinder implementation of a whole-school positive education framework and its impact on staff engagement at GGS

Conferences and seminars

Sutherland-Smith, W. (2013). Student academic integrity. Invited keynote. 15 October, Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne.

Sutherland-Smith, W. (2013). The challenge of collusion for academic integrity and Turnitin. Invited keynote. Turnitin User Group, 1 October, Sydney. 

Sutherland-Smith, W.; Horwood, S. & Drury, H. (2013). Technology meets Pedagogy: re-imagining assessment in a large first year university class. Paper presented at the International Conference on Teaching in Psychology, July 25-27, Vancouver, Canada.

Sutherland-Smith, W. (2012) Collusion, collaboration or help? Issues of power and identity in university group work. Invited paper at the 5th International Plagiarism Conference, 16-18 July, 2012, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

Sutherland-Smith, W., Ngo, L; Bates, C; Bruch, A.; Duxbury, K.; Fuller, B.; Hetherington, M.; Monaghan, R & ODonoghue, P. (2012). The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Perceptions of iPad use in one university setting. Invited paper at the Informa Inaugural Mobile Technologies Conference, 28-29 August, Melbourne, Australia.

Sutherland-Smith, W.; Saltmarsh, S. & Randell-Moon, H. (2011). Research mentoring on the edge: Early Career Researchers and academic fringe-dwelling. HERDSA, Higher Education on the Edge, 4-7 July, 2011, Gold Coast, Australia. (ERA ranked A)

Sutherland-Smith, W. & Pecorari, D. (2010). Policy and practice in two academic settings: How the administrative structures of Australian and Swedish universities serve a culture of honesty. 4th International Plagiarism Conference, 21-23 June, 2010, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

Sutherland-Smith, W. (2006). Writing as tribal practice: Revisiting online collaborative writing. AARE international conference: Educational pedagogies: the risks and dilemmas. 27 November- 1 December 2006, Adelaide, Australia.

Sutherland-Smith, W. and Carr, R. (2005). Language, Technology and The Law: Anti-plagiarism Software and Students' Academic Writing. International Conference on Arts and Humanities. 13-16 January, 2005, Honolulu, USA.

Sutherland-Smith, W. (2005). TESOL and legal perceptions of plagiarism and academic writing. Language, Education and Diversity conference, 22-29 November 2003, Hamilton, New Zealand. Sutherland-Smith, W. (2004). The Right to Own: Intellectual Property, Plagiarism and International Students' Academic Writing . American Association of Applied Linguistics. 1- 4 May, 2004, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Sutherland-Smith, W. (2003). Hiding in the shadows: risks and dilemmas of plagiarism in student academic writing. Inaugural AARE, NZ international conference: Educational research: the risks and dilemmas. 26 November- 3 December 2003, Auckland, New Zealand.

Sutherland-Smith, W. (2003). Constructing meaning with computers for TESOL students and professionals. Conference paper for TESOL International Conference: Hearing Every Voice, 24-29 March 2003, Baltimore, USA.

Snyder, I., Angus, L. and Sutherland-Smith, W. (2002).Building Equitable Literate Futures: Home and school computer-mediated literacy practices and disadvantage. AARE National Conference, 28 November- 5 December 2002, Brisbane, Australia.


Awards and prizes

2014: Office for Learning and Teaching Citation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (with team of Sharon Horwood and Hannah Bereznicki)


2013:  Deakin University W.J.C.  Banks Award for Excellence in Teaching (with team of Sharon Horwood and Hannah Bereznicki)


Research interests

Higher education policy;

Constructing academic identities

Teaching and learning scholarship in higher education;

Assessment practices and innovation;

Transformative pedagogies;

Cyberethics and intellectual property

Plagiarism, cheating and issues of academic integrity

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