Teaching appointments

School of Economics Finance and Marketing, RMIT University

  • Course Coordinator and Lecturer, Introductory Macroeconomics (2020-present)
  • Course Coordinator and Lecturer, Econometric Techniques (Masters level) (2016)
  • Lecturer, Introductory Microeconomics (2015)
  • Lecturer, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Offshore delivery at Singapore Institute of Management (2014, 2015)
  • Tutor, Introductory Macroeconomics (2014, 2015)

School of Economics, University of Queensland

  • Course Coordinator and Lecturer, Advanced Managerial Economics (2008)
  • Tutorial Coordinator, Introductory Microeconomics (2007)
  • Lecturer, Economics of Labour Markets (2006)
  • Tutor, Economics for Commerce (2008) Introductory Microeconomics (2007, 2008) Macroeconomy and Business Conditions (2007) Economics of Team Sports (2005, 2006) Macroeconomic Theory (2002-2007) Macroeconomic Policy (2002-2004)

Guest lectures

  • ‘The economics of the family and economic approaches to gender equality: Putting our insights into practice’, Economics of the Family, University of Sydney (2021)
  • ‘Making a difference to society through our research, impact and engagement’, Gender Equality Diversity & Inclusion (GEDI) Lab, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (2021) 
  • ‘Do gender differences in personality explain gender gaps in pay and promotions?’ Economic Foundations of Gender Inequality, University of Connecticut (2019)
  • ‘Exploring the links between personality and economic outcomes’, Psychology for Business Decisions, RMIT University (2019)
  • ‘Gender division of labour’, Gender in International Development, RMIT University (2017)
  • ‘Understanding wage differentials’, Economics of Labour Markets, University of Queensland (2006)

Contribution to education initiatives

Independent Reviewer, VCE Economics, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, 2021

What is economics all about? And where can it take you? Online information booklet
Authored on behalf of the Women in Economics Network (2020)

Judge, RMIT 3-Minute-Thesis Competition Final (2020)

Pathways in Economics Student Careers Event
Co-ordinator, Jointly hosted by Women in Economics Network and PwC, Melbourne (2018)

Tutoring Techniques Workshop
Developed and co-delivered workshop for RMIT School of Economics, Finance and Marketing (2016–present)

‘Equipping our tutors with techniques for effective learning and teaching’
Presentation at Australasian Teaching Economics Conference (ATEC), University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 17-18 July 2019

‘Trials and tribulations of an economics tutor: Perspectives and solutions’
Presentation at Australasian Teaching Economics Conference (ATEC), RMIT University, Melbourne, 7-8 July 2016

Information booklet for students (Available to download)

Teaching awards

  • Learning and Teaching Award, RMIT College of Business and Law, Awarded for “Reimagining and reinvigorating the design and delivery of Macroeconomics 1 during COVID-19 by facilitating a growth mindset approach” (2020)
  • Good Teaching Score Award for Student Course Experience Surveys, RMIT College of Business, Awarded for Macroeconomics 1 and Prices and Markets (2015)


1 PhD Candidate (current)
1 Honours Student (completed 2019)

For students

In this interview with economics student Joanna Bleakley, from the University of Melbourne Women in Economics Student Society, it was a pleasure to share some reflections on what inspired me to pursue a career in economics and what advice would I give to young people contemplating a career in economics. I hope my reflections help inform and inspire students in your own study choices and career paths.