Researcher

My Expertise

Cath is an expert on academic integrity, assessment security and student cheating. She can comment on contract cheating, exam cheating, essay mills, and other forms of commercial and non-commercial cheating services. She can comment on the rise of Artificial Intelligence tools - such as ChatGPT, DallE, GPT3, Quillbot, DeepAI - on Academic Integrity and student cheating. She is available for media comment as well as consultancy and contract work for educational institutions and educational regulators.

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Higher education, Education assessment and evaluation, Educational administration, management and leadership

Biography

Cath Ellis is a Professor in the School of the Arts and Media. She is the Faculty Student Integrity Advisor. From 2014-2020 she was Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and then until 2021 was Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture.  Prior to that she was the Director of Teaching and learning in the School of Music, Humanities and Media at the University of Huddersfield in...view more

Cath Ellis is a Professor in the School of the Arts and Media. She is the Faculty Student Integrity Advisor. From 2014-2020 she was Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and then until 2021 was Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture.  Prior to that she was the Director of Teaching and learning in the School of Music, Humanities and Media at the University of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, UK and a lecturer in English at the University of Wollongong in Australia. While her background is in Australian and Postcolonial Literature, her current research is in the area of academic integrity with a particular interest in contract cheating. In 2019, the Times Higher Education named her as one of their people of the year for her work in this area. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) and in 2010 was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.


My Grants

2016 Office of Learning and Teaching Strategic Priority Project: Contract Cheating and Assessment Design: Exploring the Connection AUD338 000

Project Leaders: Tracey Bretag and Rowena Harper (University of South Australia),

Project Team: Cath Ellis (UNSW), Karen van Haeringen (Griffith University), Pearl Rozenberg (University of Sydney), Phil Newton (Swansea University)

2011 Joint Information Systems Committee Assessment and Feedback Program: Evaluating the Benefits of Electronic Assessment Management GBP48 000

Project Leader: Cath Ellis

Project Director: Tim Thornton

Project Team: Cheryl Reynolds, Sue Folley, Liz Bennett, Paul Buckley, Kathrine Jensen, Sarah Broxton (University of Huddersfield)

2005 Teaching Quality Enhancement Fund: Incorporating Distributed Learning Strategies into Modules Delivered to Remote Centres and Franchise Colleges GBP143 000

Project Leader: Cath Ellis (University of Huddersfield)

 


My Qualifications

BA (Hons), PhD, PFHEA


My Awards

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning, Unviersity of Wollongong, 2002 AUD5000

National Teaching Fellowship, HIgher Education Academy, 2010 GBP10 000

Extraordinary Contribution Award, Thank You Awards, University of Huddersfield, GBP500


My Research Activities

Cath's is an internationally recognised researcher and advocate in the area of academic integrity. She has published widely on the problem of contract cheating and her research has been widely cited. She is regularly consulted by Higher Education Institutions in Australia and around the world. Her advise is sought by governments and educational regulators and she regularly contributes to media reporting on the problem of cheating in educational institutions.

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Location

311J Robert Webster Building

Contact

+61 2 9065 7523