Director's Office, Curriculum Quality & Standards
BiographyAmanda Stickley is the Director, Curriculum Quality & Standards, part of the Education Portfolio in the Academic Division of QUT. In this role, Amanda is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of QUT's academic governance policy and curriculum quality assurance, reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Education). Amanda has over 20 years of experience in learning and teaching and has in that time gained extensive knowledge of academic governance and effective policy, higher education standards and curriculum design and quality assurance. She is a TEQSA expert, providing independent advice on specific, identified elements of regulatory assessments and reviews in the discipline of law. Until 2019, Amanda was an academic in the Law School at QUT, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level and also supervised higher degree research students. Amanda successfully carried out a number of management roles in the Law Faculty that related to learning and teaching, including the role of Faculty of Law Associate Dean, Learning & Teaching (2014-2018). As the Associate Dean, Amanda provided strategic advice to the Executive Dean and provided leadership of learning and teaching within the faculty. A significant part of the role included developing teaching quality, promoting effective learning environments to support student learning and ensuring that QUT's Real World Learning Vision was enacted and delivered in all courses. Amanda continued to teach whilst she held management positions, her main area of teaching was torts law, a core first-year unit in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours). Amanda's teaching has been recognised by the Higher Education Academy (UK) through a Senior Fellowship as well as by QUT through the award of four Vice-Chancellor Performance Awards for 'significant and superior contribution to the work of the University' (2007, 2008, 2014, 2017). Amanda is the author of Australian Torts Law (LexisNexis Butterworths, 4th ed, 2016), a monograph that is the prescribed text at many Australian universities and has been cited over 35 times (monographs, journalism government research and Supreme Court of Queensland). She was the torts section editor of The Queensland Lawyer (Thomson Reuters) from 2001 until 2014 and was a member of the editorial panel of Australian Civil Liability (LexisNexis Butterworths) from 2013 to 2017. Amanda contributed a chapter, ‘The Risk of Liability: A Tightrope for Entertainment Productions’ to the edited monograph, Entertainment Law (The Federation Press, 2017). In her current role of Director, Curriculum Quality & Standards, Amanda is the Chair of the Curriculum Standards Committee and a member of the University Academic Board, Academic Division Management Group and the University Learning & Teaching Committee. She also is an active participant in a variety of university-level working groups, for example, Education for Sustainability and Designing and Evidencing for Learning. The Director's Office, Curriculum Quality & Standards encompasses two areas:
- Curriculum Quality & Standards - Providing expert advice on the Higher Education Standards Framework and QUT educational policies.
- Curriculum Support - Providing high-level professional centralised service to all faculties and QUT College in curriculum development approval processes.
- Director, Curriculum Quality and Standards
Director's Office, Curriculum Quality & Standards
Torts law, Negligence, Assessment of damages, Property, Legal education, CPLRC, HERN
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- LLM (Queensland University of Technology)
- GradDip LegPrac (Queensland University of Technology)
- GradCertEd(HE) (Queensland University of Technology)
- LLB (Queensland University of Technology)
Professional memberships and associations
- Registered Expert, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)
- Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (UK)
Amanda's teaching experience spans over 20 years at QUT in the Faculty of Law. Amanda's teaching excellence has been recognised by four Vice Chancellor Performance Awards:
- 2017 - VC Performance Individual Award.
- 2014 - VC Performance Team Award.
- 2008 - VC Performance Individual Award.
- 2007 - VC Performance Individual Award.
Amanda is a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
(UK) which recognises teaching and learning support in higher education as evaluated against the UK Professional Standards Framework.
- Stickley A, (2017) The risk of liability: A tightrope for entertainment productions. In D Butler & G Holland, Entertainment law, The Federation Press, pp. 156-181.
- Stickley A, Christensen S, Duncan B, Buchbach J, (2016) Predictive technology and natural hazards: risk for Australian planning authorities?, International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, 8 (1), pp. 1-14.
- Carver T, Stickley A, (2012) Teamwork in first year law units: Can it work?, Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 9 (2), pp. 1-31.
- Stickley A, (2011) Providing a law degree for the 'real world': Perspective of an Australian law school, Law Teacher, 45 (1), pp. 63-86.
- Christensen S, Duncan B, Stickley A, (2009) Behavioural biases and information disclosure laws relating to residential property sales: narrowing the gap between existing laws and calls for future reforms., QUT Law Review, 9 (2), pp. 251-279.
- Christensen S, Duncan W, Stickley A, (2007) Evaluating Information Disclosure to Buyers of Real Estate - Useful or Merely Adding to the Confusion and Expense?, QUT Law Review, 7 (2), pp. 148-177.
- Stickley A, (2006) Contributory Negligence under the TPA - Will the High Court be Able to Continue its Protection of the Careless Consumer?, Competition and Consumer Law Journal, 14 (1), pp. 39-52.
- Christensen S, Stickley A, (2000) Electronic Title in the New Millennium, The Flinders Journal of Law Reform, pp. 209-234.
- Stickley A, (1998) The Covenant for Quiet Enjoyment: A Potential Nuisance to Lessors, National Law Review, pp. 1-13.