Fellowships in Learning and Teaching

Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy) UK

The vision of Advance HE is to ensure that higher education has a world-class reputation and is recognised for transforming lives, enriching society and developing the economy for the better. The aims are:

  • to create an inclusive culture that champions the continuous development of teaching, leadership and research; and
  • to promote professional practices in higher education that lead to improved outcomes for the benefit of students, staff and society.

Advance HE, through their Higher Education Academy (HEA), offers a Fellowship Scheme that recognises personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education.

There are four categories of fellowship – Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellow and Principal Fellow. Individuals can identify their expertise with the entitlement to use post-nominal letters (AFHEA, FHEA, SFHEA, PFHEA).The fellowship Scheme provides individuals with recognition of their practice, impact and leadership in teaching and learning. Fellowships are embedded in the UK Professional Standards Framework and have been adopted by increasing numbers of higher education institutions.

Find out more about the fellowship and evaluate what category is appropriate for you by using the Fellowship Category Tool. You can also send the LTO an email lto@nd.edu.au

HEA Fellows at Notre Dame are:

Associate Fellow (AFHEA)

  • Lesley McNabb, School of Nursing
  • Philip Dennett, School of Arts and Society

Fellows (FHEA)

  • Helen Rogers, Notre Dame Study Centre
  • Gerard Ryan, School of Law
  • Michelle Gorzanelli, School of Education

Senior Fellows (SFHEA)

  • Ainslie Robinson, School of Nursing & Midwifery
  • Dee O’Connor, School of Education
  • Frank Bate, School of Medicine
  • Inna Geoghegan, Learning and Teaching Office
  • Jenny Pizzica, Learning and Teaching Office
  • Kylie Russell, School of Medicine/School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Sally Robertson, School of Nursing
  • Thuan Thai, School of Education

Principal Fellows (PFHEA)

  • Carole Steketee, Learning and Teaching Office
  • Kathie Ardzejewska, Learning and Teaching Office

Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)

HERDSA is a scholarly society established in 1972, to promote the development of higher education policy, practice and the study of teaching and learning. HERDSA encourages and disseminates research on teaching and learning and also works to build strong academic communities committed to the advancement of higher education.

The HERDSA Fellowship Scheme seeks to improve the quality of educational practice through critical reflection, recognise and reward good educational practice, and offers an avenue for peer collaboration among the community of Fellows and Associate Fellows. Members who are awarded a Fellowship or Associate Fellowship have the right to use the post-nominals FHERDSA or AFHERDSA, as appropriate.

HERDSA fellows at Notre Dame are:

  • Kathie Ardzejewska, Learning and Teaching Office

The following HERDSA members are engaging with the development of their Fellowship:

  • Shannon Kennedy-Clark, School of Education
  • Alison Casey, Learning and Teaching Office

See more about HERDSA Fellowships.

Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE)

The Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) is the peak organisation for practitioners involved in the education and training of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand. ANZAHPE is comprised of clinicians, academic educators and students, and supports and advances education in the health care professions.

Current members of ANZAHPE, who are appropriately qualified, can apply for recognition as Fellows or Associate Fellows of the Association and the right to use the post-nominals FANZAHPE or AFANZAHPE, as appropriate.  The goals of the ANZAHPE Fellowship Scheme are: :

  • to engender a culture of mentorship;
  • chart a clear pathway to develop expertise, gain experience and undertake scholarly educational practice; and
  • provide recognition through scholarly practice within their own institutions and the broader world. .

Notre Dame staff holding current ANZAHPE Fellowships are:


  • Michael Wan, School of Medicine

Associate Fellows:

  • Lorna Davin, School of Medicine
  • Heidi Waldron, School of Medicine

See more about ANZAHPE Fellowship.

Australasian Society for the Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)

ASCILITE is a globally recognised and professionally connected community of professionals and academics working in fields associated with the educational and pedagogical uses of technologies. As an incorporated not-for-profit professional association, ASCILITE seeks to shape the future of tertiary education, through enabling and sharing high quality research, innovation and evidence-based technology-enhanced practices.

ASCILITE encourages members to consider certification with CMALT Australasia,  offered in partnership with the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) UK. The scheme is a form of professional accreditation that enables people whose work involves learning technologies to have their experience and capabilities certified by peers, and to demonstrate that they are taking a committed approach to their professional development. As a certified member of ALT, members can increase the impact of their professional record or CV and use “CMALT” as post-nominal letters.

See more about CMALT certification.

If you are a Fellow and do not see your name listed above please let us know.