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Personal profile

Biography

Bella's current research interests include social work education, peer learning and the use of educational technology in higher education. She has conducted many research projects across higher education institutions, Victorian communities and indigenous communities using both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Bella has extensive experience developing research projects, conducting interviews and focus groups, designing and administering surveys, and using statistical procedures to analyse data. She has reported on her findings at Australian and international conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.

Bella has a background in linguistics where her PhD investigated Australian indigenous languages and took her to indigenous communities throughout Arnhem Land. She has taught all things language-related: linguistics, academic language, ESL, business English and IELTS preparation.

Education/Academic qualification

Linguistics, PhD, The University of Melbourne

External positions

Researcher, Online Course Convenor, Swinburne University of Technology

20142016

Project Officer Victorian/Tasmanian Promoting Excellence Network, Monash University

Feb 2013Jun 2014

Research Officer in Higher Education, Monash University

Oct 2012Jun 2014

Lecturer, Head Tutor, Tutor, Academic Skills Advisor, Researcher, Curriculum Designer, The University of Melbourne

2006Jun 2014

Keywords

  • Linguistics
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Educational Technology
  • Peer Teaching
  • Social Work Education
  • International Students
  • Online Learning
  • MOOCs

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Projects 2017 2017

Research Output 2004 2019

Placement Educators’ Experiences and Perspectives of Supervising International Social Work Students in Australia

Ross, B., Ta, B. & Grieve, A., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Australian Social Work. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Adaptive quizzes to increase motivation, engagement and learning outcomes in a first year accounting unit

Ross, B., Chase, A. M., Robbie, D., Oates, G. & Absalom, Y., 1 Dec 2018, In : International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education. 15, 1, 14 p., 30.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Improving clinical communication skills for international students using inclusive pedagogies

Ross, B., Grieve, A. & Ta, B., 4 Sep 2018, p. 306-307. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOtherpeer-review

Supporting placement educators to supervise international students through cross-cultural learning opportunities

Ross, B., Ta, B. T. & Grieve, A., 2 Jul 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterOtherpeer-review

Assessing distributed leadership for learning and teaching quality: a multi-institutional study

Carbone, A., Evans, J., Ross, B., Drew, S., Phelan, L., Lindsay, K., Cottman, C., Stoney, S. & Ye, J., 4 Mar 2017, In : Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. 39, 2, p. 183-196 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Advancing Women's Research Success Grant

Bella Ross (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Research grant award received from Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Learning & Teaching Research Grant Scheme, Monash University

Ted Brown (Recipient), Richard O'Donovan (Recipient), Louise Oliaro (Recipient), Averil Grieve (Recipient), Daniel Malone (Recipient), Maura Bevilacqua (Recipient), Alana Hewitt (Recipient), Mong-Lin Yu (Recipient), Bella Ross (Recipient) & Robert Cousland Cousland (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2013 2018

  • 9 Contribution to conference
  • 3 Peer review responsibility

Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference 2018 (Event)

Bella Ross (Peer reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C)

Bella Ross (Session chair)
12 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C)

Bella Ross (Member of programme committee)
2018 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C) 2018

Pascal Launois (Speaker), Pascale A. Allotey (Speaker), Daniel Reidpath (Speaker), Dermot Maher (Speaker), Bella Ross (Speaker)
11 Sep 201813 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C) 2018

Carol Aeschliman (Speaker), Bella Ross (Speaker), Anne-Marie Chase (Speaker), Ekaterina Pechenkina (Speaker)
11 Sep 201813 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference