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A/Prof. Wendy Sutherland-Smith



Associate Professor


Faculty of Health


School of Psychology


Melbourne Burwood Campus


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


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


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



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.


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)


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Interprofessional education and practice guide No. 10: developing, supporting and sustaining a team of facilitators in online interprofessional education

Sherryn Evans, Catherine Ward, Nicole Shaw, Arlene Walker, Tess Knight, Wendy Sutherland-Smith

(2020), Vol. 34, pp. 4-10, Journal of interprofessional care, Abingdon, Eng., C1


Occupational risks during clinical placement: key stakeholder perceptions

J Sheen, E Graj, A Dudley, B Wallace, W Sutherland-Smith, V Kavadas, R Roberts, M Proeve, S Littler, G Clark, D Dunstan

(2020), Vol. 55, pp. 73-88, Australian psychologist, Chichester, Eng., C1


Can training improve marker accuracy at detecting contract cheating? A multi-disciplinary pre-post study

W Sutherland-Smith, Phillip Dawson

(2019), Vol. 44, pp. 715-725, Assessment & evaluation in higher education, Abingdon, Eng., C1


Enhancing student competency in risky clinical environments: evaluating an online education program

E Graj, J Sheen, A Dudley, W Sutherland-Smith, J McGillivray

(2019), Vol. 54, pp. 68-79, Australian psychologist, Chichester, Eng., C1


Adverse health events associated with clinical placement: a systematic review

Ella Graj, Jade Sheen, Amanda Dudley, Wendy Sutherland-Smith

(2019), Vol. 76, pp. 178-190, Nurse education today, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


You don't always get what you pay for: user experiences of engaging with contract cheating sites

W Sutherland-Smith, K Dullaghan

(2019), Vol. 44, pp. 1148-1162, Assessment and evaluation in higher education, Abingdon, Eng., C1


Facilitators' teaching and social presence in online asynchronous interprofessional education discussion

Sherryn Evans, Tess Knight, Arlene Walker, Wendy Sutherland-Smith

(2019), pp. 1-9, Journal of interprofessional care, Abingdon, Eng., C1


Can software improve marker accuracy at detecting contract cheating? A pilot study of the Turnitin authorship investigate alpha

P Dawson, W Sutherland-Smith, M Ricksen

(2019), pp. 1-10, Assessment and evaluation in higher education, Abingdon, Eng., C1


Can markers detect contract cheating? Results from a pilot study

P Dawson, W Sutherland-Smith

(2018), Vol. 43, pp. 287-293, Assessment and evaluation in higher education, Abingdon, Eng., C1


Is student plagiarism still a serious problem in universities today?

W Sutherland-Smith

(2018), pp. 1-1, Student plagiarism in higher education, London, Eng., B1


Authorship, ownership, and plagiarism in the digital age

W Sutherland-Smith

(2016), pp. 575-589, Handbook of academic integrity, Singapore, B1-1


'You're on the cusp but not there yet' : braving the promotion process

W Sutherland-Smith

(2014), pp. 17-33, Career moves : mentoring for women advancing their career and leadership in academia, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1


Legality, quality assurance and learning : competing discourses of plagiarism management in higher education

W Sutherland-Smith

(2014), Vol. 36, pp. 29-42, Journal of higher education policy and management, Abingdon, England, C1


The living dead and the dead living: Contagion and complicity in contemporary universities

H Randell- Moon, S Saltmarsh, W Sutherland-Smith

(2013), pp. 53-66, Zombies in the Academy: Living Death in Higher Education, B1


Crossing the line : collusion or collaboration in university group work?

W Sutherland-Smith

(2013), Vol. 55, pp. 51-58, Australian universities review, South Melbourne, Vic., C1


Building equitable literate futures: home and school computer-mediated literacy practices and disadvantage

I Snyder, L Angus, W Sutherland-Smith

(2013), pp. 343-360, Literacy studies, London, Eng., B1


'Inspired and assisted', or 'berated and destroyed'? Research leadership, management and performativity in troubled times

S Saltmarsh, W Sutherland-Smith, H Randell-Moon

(2011), Vol. 6, pp. 293-306, Ethics and education, London, England, C1


Justice unmasked : a semiotic analysis of Justitia

W Sutherland-Smith

(2011), pp. 213-222, Semiotica : journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, Berlin, Germany, C1-1


Crime and punishment: An analysis of university plagiarism policies

W Sutherland-Smith, W Sutherland-Smith

(2011), Vol. 2011, pp. 127-139, Semiotica, C1


Neoliberalising learning : generating alternate futures consciousness

D Bateman, W Sutherland-Smith

(2011), Vol. 30, pp. 32-37, Social alternatives, Brisbane, Qld., C1


Best foot forward, watching your step, jumping in with both feet, or sticking your foot in it?: The politics of researching academic viewpoints

S Saltmarsh, W Sutherland-Smith, H Randell-Moon

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 48-62, Qualitative Research Journal, C1-1


Research mentoring on the edge : early career researchers and academic fringe-dwelling

W Sutherland-Smith, S Saltmarsh, H Randell-Moon

(2011), pp. 330-339, HERDSA 2011 : Research and Development in Higher Education: Reshaping Higher Education Volume 34 : Refereed papers from the 34th HERDSA Annual International Conference, Gold Coast, Qld., E1-1


Minding the P's for implementing online education : purpose, peadagogy, and practicalities

W Sutherland-Smith, S Saltmarsh

(2010), Vol. 35, pp. 64-77, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, Graylands, W.A., C1


Policy and practice in two academic settings : how the administrative structures of Australian and Swedish universities serve a culture of honesty

W Sutherland-Smith, D Pecorari

(2010), pp. 1-16, 4th International Plagiarism Conference : 2010 conference proceedings & abstracts : towards and authentic future, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, E1-1


S(t)imulating learning: Pedagogy, subjectivity and teacher education in online environments

S Saltmarsh, W Sutherland-Smith

(2010), Vol. 8, pp. 15-24, London Review of Education, C1-1


Retribution, deterrence and reform: The dilemmas of plagiarism management in universities

W Sutherland-Smith

(2010), Vol. 32, pp. 5-16, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, C1-1


Plagiarism, the internet, and student learning: Improving academic integrity

W Sutherland-Smith

(2008), pp. 1-224, Plagiarism, the Internet, and Student Learning: Improving Academic Integrity, A1-1


Technographic research in online education : context, culture and ICT consumption

S Saltmarsh, W Sutherland-Smith, S Kitto

(2008), Vol. 36, pp. 179-196, Asia-Pacific journal of teacher education, London, England, C1-1


Writing as tribal practice : revisiting online collaborative writing

W Sutherland-Smith

(2006), pp. 1-11, AARE Conference Paper Abstracts; 2006, Adelaide, S.A., E1-1


Pandora's box: Academic perceptions of student plagiarism in writing

W Sutherland-Smith

(2005), Vol. 4, pp. 83-95, Journal of English for Academic Purposes, C1


The tangled web: Internet plagiarism and international students' academic writing

W Sutherland-Smith

(2005), Vol. 15, pp. 15-29, Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, C1

journal teachers` perspectives of anti-plaiarism software in raising issues of educational integrity

W Sutherland-Smith, R Carr

(2005), Vol. 2, pp. 94-101, Journal of university teaching & learning practice, Wollongong, NSW, C1


The right to own : internationalization of perspectives of plagiarism and the internet

W Sutherland-Smith

(2005), pp. 1-10, LED 2003: Refereed Conference Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity; 2003, Hamilton, New Zealand, E1


ICT and educational (DIS)advantage: cultural resources and the digital divide

L Angus, W Sutherland-Smith, I Snyder

(2004), pp. 45-66, Ethnographies of educational and cultural conflicts: strategies and resolutions, Oxford, England, B1


They're the future and they're going to take over everywhere : ICTs, literacy and disadvantage

I Snyder, L Angus, W Sutherland-Smith

(2004), pp. 225-244, Doing literacy online: teaching, learning and playing in an electronic world, Cresskill, N.J., B1


ICT and educational (dis)advantage: Families, computers and contemporary social and educational inequalities

L Angus, I Snyder, W Sutherland-Smith

(2004), Vol. 25, pp. 3-18, British Journal of Sociology of Education, C1-1


ICTs and educational (dis)advantage : cultural resources and the digital divide

L Angus, W Sutherland-Smith, I Snyder

(2004), pp. 45-66, Ethnographies of educational and cultural conflicts : strategies and resolutions, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1-1


The digital divide: Differences in computer use between home and school in low socio-economic households

W Sutherland-Smith, I Snyder, L Angus

(2003), Vol. 3, pp. 5-19, L1 Educational Studies in Language and Literature, C1


Hiding in the shadows : risks and dilemmas of plagiarism in student academic writing

W Sutherland-Smith

(2003), pp. 1-18, Conference papers, abstracts and symposia, Auckland, N.Z., E1


ICT education policy: cultural lessons from families

L Angus, I Snyder, W Sutherland-Smith

(2003), pp. 63-91, Investigating educational policy through ethnography, Amsterdam, Netherlands, B1


Families, cultural resources and the digital divide: ICTs and educational (dis)advantage in the e-society

L Angus, I Snyder, W Sutherland-Smith

(2003), Vol. 47, pp. 18-39, Australian journal of education, Camberwell, Vic., C1


Building equitable literate futures : home and school computer-mediated literacy practices and disadvantage

I Snyder, L Angus, W Sutherland-Smith

(2002), Vol. 32, pp. 367-383, Cambridge journal of education, New York, N.Y., C1-1


Weaving the literacy Web: Changes in reading from page to screen

W Sutherland-Smith

(2002), Vol. 55, pp. 662-669, Reading Teacher, C1-1


Web-text : perceptions of digital reading skills in the ESL classroom

W Sutherland-Smith

(2002), Vol. 17, pp. 55-70, Prospect, Sydney, N. S. W., C1-1


Integrating online discussion in an Australian intensive English language course

W Sutherland-Smith

(2002), Vol. 11, pp. 31-35, TESOL journal, Alexandria, Va., C1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Risk Aware: Enhancing students¿ clinical competence in risky environments through blended simulation- based learning.

A/Prof Jade Sheen, Prof Jane McGillivray, A/Prof Wendy Sutherland-Smith, Ms Amanda Dudley, Dr Sue Littler, Dr Rachel Roberts, Dr Michael Proeve, Prof Reg Nixon, A/Prof Carmela Pestell, Dr Katie Bunch, Ms Louise Alexander, Mr Matthew Johnson

OLT Innovation and Development Grants - Office for Learning and Teaching

  • 2016: $180,222

Industry and Other Funding

Improving contract cheating detection by markers and algorithms ¿ Data Collection Phase

A/Prof Phillip Dawson, A/Prof Wendy Sutherland-Smith

  • 2017: $10,000


Principal Supervisor

Sherryn Evans

Thesis entitled: An exploration of online Interprofessional Education facilitation

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), School of Psychology