Ms Catherine Irving


Centre for STEM Education and Innovation

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Catherine is a Lecturer and Education Specialist in the Engineering Communication Unit, with previous experience in Education, Law, Community Health and Governance.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2011 Irving, C. (2011). Amundsen's Antarctica: fairyland stronghold, battleground and home. The Polar Journal, 1(2), 177-190.
    2003 Thompson, D., & Irving, C. M. (2003). Law Handbook Online – a case study in the management of web based legal information. Australian Law Librarian, 10(6), 264-271.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2016 Yong, E., Irving, C., & Teramoto, H. (2016). Formative feedback on writing skills for international EAL student engineers. In S. Scott, Y. Lim, A. Bahadori, N. Lake, R. Vasquez Padilla, A. Rose, & K. Doust (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for Engineering Education: the changing role of the engineering educator for developing the future engineer (pp. 1-9). Online: Australasian Association for Engineering Education.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2021 Irving, C. (2021). Deliberate acts of kindness. Poster session presented at the meeting of 15th Biennial Association for Academic Language and Learning Conference. Online.
University of Adelaide - current

Coordinator 2022
Communication and Critical Thinking (ENG 7057) Trimester version - for Computer Science

Co-coordinating 2021 - current
Research Methods and Project Management (ENG 3005)
Communication and Critical Thinking (ENG 7057) Semester version - for Engineering

Collaborative teaching 2016 - current
Business Management Systems (PG) (ELEC ENG X 0006)
Research Methods and Statistics (MATHS 7025)

Coordinator (2019 - 2020)
Engineering Communication and Critical Thinking (ELEC ENG 7057)

Coordinator (2010 - 2018)
Engineering Communication EAL (ENG 3003)

University of Adelaide - previous

Engineering Communication and Critical Thinking (ELEC ENG 7057)
Design and Communication (MECH ENG)

Introductory Academic Program (2007-2012)

Foundations of Linguistics
Language and Ethnography of  Communication
Language Planning
Language and Environment
Australian Indigenous Languages

Certificate IV

Community Services:
Law and Ethics for Community Workers
Community Development


  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2021 - ongoing Member UoA PEP Assessment Committee Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member UoA Active Learning and Assessment CoP Australia
    2016 - ongoing - Association for Academic Language and Learning -
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2006 - 2015 Member Alternative Law Journal (SA Committee) - -
    2001 - 2015 Editor Law Handbook Online Legal Services Commission of South Australia -
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2020 - ongoing The good, the bad and the ugly: going online Festival of Learning and Teaching UoA -
    2018 - ongoing Say this... because ... and ...: the findings of a study into feedback given in the undergraduate Engineering Communication course for international students Festival of Learning and Teaching 2018 UoA -
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83136957
  • Email:
  • Fax: 83136492
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 3
  • Org Unit: Centre for STEM Education and Innovation

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