Part 1 of our interview series: In conversation with Betty Leask



Emerita Professor Betty Leask is an internationally renowned researcher and thought leader in the internationalisation of higher education. She has a broad range of experience in higher education as an educator and a senior executive, including as Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Pro Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning at La Trobe University. Betty has researched and published extensively on teaching, learning and internationalisation in higher education. She has led multiple research projects on teaching and learning and in 2010 was awarded an Australian government teaching fellowship Internationalisation of the Curriculum in Action. Her work and her publications bridge theory and practice in internationalisation of the curriculum, teaching, learning and academic leadership in unique ways. In 2016, Betty received the European Association for International Education (EAIE) Tony Adams Award for Excellence in Research and in 2015, the IEAA Excellence Award for Distinguished Contribution to International Education. Betty is Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Studies in International Education and is an Honorary Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation at the Universita Cattolica del Sacre Cuore in Milan.