Rebecca Tooher

Dr Rebecca Tooher


Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning)

Division of Academic and Student Engagement

Rebecca Tooher is Director Education Strategy and Teaching Excellence in the Division of Academic and Student Engagement. Rebecca leads the Education Strategy and Teaching Excellence team which supports the Pro-Vice Chancellor Student Learning in planning and coordinating the implementation of the Strategy for Learning, Teaching and Assessment, and coordinates central University initiatives in reward, recognition, development and celebration of teaching.

Prior to taking up the role in June 2018 Rebecca was a Senior Lecturer in Public Health in the School of Public Health and an Education Specialist. She was inaugural Chair of the Executive Group of the Adelaide Education Academy. Rebecca led major curriculum renewal in postgraduate and undergraduate public health and developed innovative interactive and experiential courses for undergraduate and postgraduate public health programs. Rebecca's research specialisations include research methodology particularly in translational research and evidence-based practice. She has a special interest in the use of qualitative, mixed methods and deliberative approaches for eliciting public and community views about matters of policy.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 - ongoing Director, Education Strategy and Teaching Excellence The Unviersity of Adelaide
    2012 - 2018 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2010 - 2012 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2006 - 2009 Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2000 - 2002 Disability Services Officer University of Sydney
    1992 - 2001 Clinical Audiologist Various
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2014 Teaching Award School of Population Health Award for Innovation in Learning and Teaching
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1999 - 2002 University of Sydney Australia PhD
    1990 - 1999 University of Queensland Australia Postgraduate Diploma in Audiology
    1988 - 1990 University of Queensland Australia Bachelor of Arts
  • Research Interests

Teaching Activities 

Courses Developed

2013 PUB HLTH 1003 Communication for Health Sciences
2014 PUB HLTH 3506 Public Health Theory and Practice
2016 PUB HLTH 1005 Engaging Adelaide - Knowing your community
2018 PUB HLTH 7092 Leadership and Advocacy for Public Health Action


  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2016 - 2017 Chair Adelaide Education Academy Adelaide Education Academy, University of Adelaide Australia
    2015 - ongoing Vice-President Public Health Association of Australia (SA Branch) Public Health Association of Australia Australia
    2013 - 2015 President Public Health Association of Australia (SA Branch) PHAA Australia
    2010 - ongoing Member Public Health Association of Australia (SA Branch) Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2010 - ongoing Member Healthy Development Adelaide
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Co-Convenor South Australian Population Health Conference 2015
  • Position: Director
  • Phone: 83131316
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Kenneth Wills, floor 7
  • Org Unit: Division of Academic and Student Engagement

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