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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, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 12 Aug 2017

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, University of Melbourne

2006Jun 2014

Research area keywords

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

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Projects

Research Output

A collegial quality development process for identifying and addressing barriers to improving teaching

Carbone, A., Drew, S., Ross, B., Ye, J., Phelan, L., Lindsay, K. & Cottman, C., 10 Nov 2019, In : Higher Education Research & Development. 38, 7, p. 1356-1370 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Institutional responsibilities: providing placement for international students

Ross, B., Ta, B. & Oliaro, L., 20 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Social Work Education. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Lessons learnt from a professional development MOOC: Engaging culturally and linguistically diverse learners from low- and middle-income countries

Launois, P., Allotey, P., Reidpath, D., Maher, D., Certain, E. & Ross, B., 24 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

Open Access
File

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

Ross, B., Ta, B. & Grieve, A., 3 Apr 2019, In : Australian Social Work. 72, 2, p. 188-205 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

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
File
2 Citations (Scopus)

Prizes

Advancing Women's Research Success Grant

Ross, Bella (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

  • 11 Contribution to conference
  • 7 Peer review responsibility

Australian Social Work (Journal)

Bella Ross (Peer reviewer)

2019 → …

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

International Conference on Communication, Medicine, and Ethics 2019

Bella Ross (Speaker)

26 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Association for Learning Technology Annual Conference 2019 (Event)

Bella Ross (Peer reviewer)

2019

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

Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education (Journal)

Bella Ross (Peer reviewer)

2019 → …

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

International English Education Symposium

Bella Ross (Speaker), & Catherine Flynn (Speaker)

29 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference