Associate Dean Education ECMS
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Bernadette Foley has had a combination of industry, research and education appointments and achievements since graduating as a Civil Engineering in 1993. Her focus over the past five years has been related to increasing the authenticity of engineering curricula through professional practice.
Bernadette is the Associate Dean (Education) for the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences and is active within national Associate Dean Networks.
As an Education Specialist, my research interests focus on best practice in engineering education. I am the Chief Investigator for an Australian Government Department of Education and Traning grant focusing on the development of resources which use adapted industry management system processes as learning and teaching tools. I also have an interest in the value of research based education and student partnerships for enhanced learning.
My discipline specific research focused on defining the concept of Sustainability as it pertains to engineering. Particularly, seeing sustainability as a characteristic of a system where resources need to be managed over time: including seeing infrastructure as a resource. Traditionally, projects have been assessed on technical and economic criteria. While it is recognised that many projects are also assessed on environmental criteria there remains challenges, with the available analytical tools, to combine the various assessments into a genuine 'sustainability assessment'.
Date Position Institution name 2016 Associate Dean (Education) University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2016 Education Specialist - Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2015 - 2016 Scholarly Teaching Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2015 - 2016 Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2005 - 2015 Sessional teaching appointments University of Adelaide, Adelaide 2000 - 2010 Engineer (casual) KBR 1999 - 2000 Engineer KBR 1998 - 1999 Quality Coordinator Halliburton Energy Services 1994 - 1998 Graduate engineer Kinhill Engineers
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2012 Award Encouragement Certificate for the Australian Council of Engineering Deans (ACED) National Award for Engineering Education Excellence (CR Willis, BA Foley and DG Wilson) — Australia — 2011 Award 2011 Faculty of ECMS Excellence in Teaching Award (early career teaching award) — — — 2004 Award WH Warren Medal by Engineers Australia for best published paper in the field of Civil Engineering — — — 2003 Award GN Alexander Medal by the Institution of Engineers Australia for best paper in Hydrology and Water Resources in the previous 18 months — — —
Date Institution name Country Title 2009 - 2010 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Graduate Certificate Education (Higher Education) 1990 - 1993 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours 1)
Year Citation 2018 Dandy, G., Daniell, T., Foley, B., & Warner, R. (2018). Planning & design of engineering systems (3 ed.). Boca Raton, FL; USA: CRC Presss.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2015 Foley, B. A., & Willis, C. (2015). Promoting student engagement and continual improvement: integrating professional quality management practice into engineering curricula: final report 2015 (OLT Seed Project SD13-2878). Office for Learning and Teaching, Australian Government. 2015 Foley, B. A., & willis, C. (2015). Embedding Safety in Design (SiD) into the Engineering Curriculum - Final Report. Adelaide.
|Date||Project/ No.||Investigators||Funding Body||Amount|
|2016-2018||ID16-5400: Transforming engineering students into student engineers - improving
learning outcomes and employability
|Foley, B., Senadji, B.,
Palmer, E. and Martinez-Marroquin, E.
|Australian Government, Department of Education and Training (formerly Office for Learning and Teaching)||$225,000|
|2013-2015||SD13-2878: Promoting student engagement and continual improvement: Integrating
professional quality management practice into engineering curricula
|Foley, B. and Willis, C.||Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching||$48,000|
|2013||SWSA WHS Innovative Practice Grant: Embedding safety in design (SiD) within the undergraduate engineering
|Foley, B. and Willis, C.||SafeWork South Australia||$44,000|
Courses developed, delivered and/or coordinated
|Date||Course Title||Institution||Course Level/ Code||URL|
|2015-2017||Research Methodologies and Project Management (course coordinator)||UoA||C&ENVENG 3222/MINING 3222||click here|
|2014-2017||Engineering Planning and Design (course coordinator)||UoA||C&ENVENG 1008||click here|
|2011-2016||Engineering Management IV (course coordinator 2011-2013)||UoA||C&ENVENG 4034||click here|
|2010-2014||Engineering Management and Planning (course coordinator)||UoA||C&ENVENG 3078/
|2003-2009||Various sessional teaching appointments ranging from practical demonstrations to tutoring, to honours supervision, to guest lectures in the Management Stream and for water/water resources courses.||UoA|
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2016 - ongoing Member Progam Approval and Entry Committee University of Adelaide — 2016 - ongoing Chair ECMS Faculty Curriculum Committee The University of Adelaide — 2015 - ongoing Director Board of Directors St Mary's College Australia 2015 - ongoing Member University Learning Committee University of Adelaide — 2015 - ongoing Member Academic Board University of Adelaide —
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