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Prof Liz Johnson

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education

Faculty

Office of DVC (Education)

Department

Office of DVC (Education)

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

liz.johnson@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68303

Biography

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education provides strategic leadership for Deakin's ambitious curriculum reform and management of the student learning experience.

Professor Liz Johnson leads Deakin's ambitious Student Learning and Experience strategy, including the drive to premium digital education and our partnership with FutureLearn. Professor Johnson’s portfolio includes Academic Governance and Standards, Cloud Campus, Global Studio, the Library, Deakin Learning Futures, the Dean of Students, and the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE).

Professor Johnson was Pro Vice-Chancellor, Teaching and Learning from 2014, leading Deakin Learning Futures and with oversight of the online learning environment, teaching innovation and course development projects and building staff capability for learning and teaching. Professor Johnson has led whole-of-institution curriculum reform projects at Deakin University and La Trobe University and nationally funded projects, most recently Successful WIL in Science, on work-integrated learning in science faculties, funded by the Office of the Chief Scientist of Australia and the Department of Education and Training.

Professor Johnson was the founding Director of the Australian Council of Deans of Science’s Teaching and Learning Centre. Her leadership has been recognised through a National Teaching Fellowship (2012), national and institutional awards (2006, 2007) and competitive grants (2009 to 2016).

Professor Johnson trained as a plant biochemist and taught university biochemistry for over 30 years. She now researches and publishes in areas associated with work-integrated learning and digital credentialing.

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Publications

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2019

Science students' conceptions of factors that will differentiate them in the graduate employment market

Trina Jorre de St Jorre, Joanne Elliott, Elizabeth Johnson, Stewart Bisset

(2019), Vol. 10, pp. 27-41, Journal of teaching and learning for graduate employability, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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2018

Occupational outcomes for bachelor of science graduates in Australia and implications for undergraduate science curricula

S Palmer, M Campbell, E Johnson, J West

(2018), Vol. 48, pp. 989-1006, Research in science education, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

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Ready and WILing: science students want more and earlier access to work-integrated learning

Joanne Elliott, T Jorre De St Jorre, Elizabeth Johnson

(2018), pp. 1-4, WIL : Creating connections, building futures : Proceedings of the 2018 7th National Conference on Work Integrated Learning, Brisbane, Qld., E1-1

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2017

Implementing and investigating distributed leadership in a national university network - SaMnet

M Sharma, W Rifkin, V Tzioumis, M Hill, E Johnson, C Varsavsky, S Jones, S Beames, A Crampton, M Zadnik, S Pyke

(2017), Vol. 39, pp. 169-182, Journal of higher education policy and management, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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The potential of digital credentials to engage students with capabilities of importance to scholars and citizens

K Miller, T Jorre De St Jorre, J West, E Johnson

(2017), pp. 1-12, Active learning in higher education, London, Eng., C1

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Me in a minute: a simple strategy for developing and showcasing personal employability

T Jorre De St Jorre, E Johnson, G O'Dea

(2017), pp. 117-120, ASCILITE 2017 : Me, Us, IT! : Proceedings ASCILITE2017: 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, Towoomba, QLD., E1

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2015

Social network perspectives reveal strength of academic developers as weak ties

K Matthews, A Crampton, M Hill, E Johnson, M Sharma, C Varsavsky

(2015), Vol. 20, pp. 238-251, International journal for academic development, London, Eng., C1

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2014

Inhibition of cereal rust fungi by both class I and II defensins derived from the flowers of Nicotiana alata

Peter Dracatos, Nicole van der Weerden, Kate Carroll, Elizabeth Johnson, Kim Plummer, Marilyn Anderson

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 67-79, Molecular plant pathology, London, Eng., C1-1

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2013

Change process for a laboratory program

S Huth, E Yench, I Potter, E Johnson

(2013), Vol. 21, pp. 1-12, International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

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A hybrid model of mathematics support for science students emphasizing basic skills and discipline relevance

D Jackson, E Johnson

(2013), Vol. 44, pp. 846-864, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, London, Eng., C1-1

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2012

Student and staff perceptions of teamwork in group writing for science honours

E Johnson, R Al-Mahmood, A Maier

(2012), Vol. 20, pp. 25-41, International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

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2009

Where are the learning spaces on the scientific inquiry landscape?

A Boin, K Elliott, H Irving, V Galea, E Johnson

(2009), pp. 81-90, ascilite 2009 : Same places, different spaces : Proceedings of the 26th Annual Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education International Conference, Auckland, N.Z., E1-1

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2008

Scientific inquiry: where is it in the educational technology landscape?

K Elliott, K Sweeney, V Galea, H Irving, E Johnson

(2008), pp. 283-286, ascilite 2008 : Hello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology? : Proceedings of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2008 Conference, Burwood, Vic., E1-1

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2007

Dual location of a family of proteinase inhibitors within the stigmas of Nicotiana alata

Elizabeth Johnson, Elizabeth Miller, Marilyn Anderson

(2007), Vol. 225, pp. 1265-1276, Planta, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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2002

Encouraging generic skills in science courses

E Johnson, S Herd, J Tisdall

(2002), Vol. 5, pp. 19-23, Electronic journal of biotechnology, Valparaiso, Chile, C1-1

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Introducing problem-based learning into a traditional lecture course

E Johnson, S Herd, K Andrewartha, S Jones, S Malcolm

(2002), Vol. 30, pp. 121-124, Biochemistry and molecular biology: education, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

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2001

A (1?4)-?-mannan-specific monoclonal antibody and its use in the immunocytochemical location of galactomannans

F Pettolino, N Hoogenraad, C Ferguson, A Bacic, E Johnson, B Stone

(2001), Vol. 214, pp. 235-242, Planta, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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1996

Specificity of binding of ?-glucoside activators of ryegrass (1->3)-?-glucan synthase and the synthesis of some potential photoaffinity activators

K Ng, E Johnson, B Stone

(1996), Vol. 111, pp. 1227-1231, Plant physiology, Rockville, Md., C1-1

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1991

The -glucan synthase from Lolium multiflorum. Detergent solubilization, purification using monoclonal antibodies, and photoaffinity labeling with a novel photoreactive pyrimidine analogue of uridine 5'-diphosphoglucose

P Meikle, K Ng, E Johnson, N Hoogenraad, B Stone

(1991), Vol. 266, pp. 22569-22581, Journal of biological chemistry, Bethesda, Md., C1-1

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1990

Biosynthesis, cDNA and amino acid sequences of a precursor of conglutin ?, a sulphur-rich protein from Lupinus angustifolius

Kenwyn Gayler, Sotirios Kolivas, Alison Macfarlane, Glenn Lilley, Mauro Baldi, Robert Blagrove, Elizabeth Johnson

(1990), Vol. 15, pp. 879-893, Plant molecular biology, [Dordrecht, Netherlands], C1-1

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1989

Isolation and characterization of protein bodies in Lupinus angustifolius

K Gayler, F Wachsmann, S Kolivas, R Nott, E Johnson

(1989), Vol. 91, pp. 1425-1431, Plant physiology, Rockville, Md., C1-1

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1985

Biosynthesis and processing of legumin-like storage proteins in Lupinus angustifolius (lupin)

E Johnson, J Knight, K Gayler

(1985), Vol. 232, pp. 673-679, Biochemical journal, London, Eng., C1-1

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1984

Precursors of storage proteins in Lupinus angustifolius

K Gayler, B Boadle, M Snook, E Johnson

(1984), Vol. 221, pp. 333-341, Biochemical journal, London, Eng., C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Successful WIL in Science

Prof Liz Johnson, Prof John Rice, A/Prof Cristina Varsavsky, Prof Jo Ward, Prof Malcolm Campbell, Dr John Holdsworth, Dr Trina Jorre De St Jorre

OLT Innovation and Development Grants - Office for Learning and Teaching

  • 2016: $344,700

Industry and Other Funding

Preparing students for the 21st century workplace: the critical role of assessment

A/Prof Rola Ajjawi, Prof David Boud, Dr Joanna Tai, Prof Liz Johnson

  • 2017: $10,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report