Higher education policy;
Constructing academic identities
Teaching and learning scholarship in higher education;
Assessment practices and innovation;
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)
Educational theory and philosophy
Curriculum and assessment
Theory of pedagogies
Educational philosophy of teaching
English Language and Literature
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)