The Academic Development Services (ADS) team provides UNSW Sydney’s staff with professional development, recognition and reward opportunities which support and enhance quality teaching, learning and scholarship. These opportunities focus on student learning and good teaching practice linked to the UNSW 2025 Strategic theme of ‘educational excellence’. Most of the team are fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Marina leads the Academic Development Services and is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an Australian National Teaching Fellow and has received university and national citations for outstanding contributions to student learning. She publishes extensively in learning and teaching in higher education. Her research on sessional staff, distributed leadership, and mentoring is underpinned by reflective practice.