Keynote Speakers – WIL in Science National Forum 2017


Biography: Lindie Clark

Lindie Clark is the Academic and Programs Director of Macquarie University’s unique Professional and Community Engagement program (PACE). PACE provides work integrated learning experiences and employability development to all undergraduate students as an integral part of their study program. Prior to taking up this role she was the Director of the University’s Health Studies program. In that role she was awarded, with two other colleagues, an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for ‘Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning’ for Building Sustainable Work-Integrated-Learning programs in the Faculty of Science. Prior to joining Macquarie University Lindie worked in a range of Commonwealth regulatory agencies and as a research consultant. In the late 1990s she studied as a Harkness Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Lindie is a Trustee of the Dusseldorp Forum, a not-for-profit that works to enhance the opportunities for creative education, skills development and employment for all young people, particularly those who don’t succeed in the ‘mainstream’.


Biography: Anne-Louise Semple

As the Academic Director of Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) for the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Macquarie University, Dr Anne-Louise Semple provides leadership in work integrated learning (WIL) through strategy, management, learning and teaching, and research. Drawing on her background in geography, her approaches to this have been based on understanding, and engaging with context. This has resulted in diverse research, publications, and adaptable curriculum resources – most recently those focused on ethics and ethical practice for WIL, and reflective practice. She is responsible for a Faculty-based unit which involves teaching WIL in a way that can be relevant to all science disciplines. Her stewardship of multi-disciplinary collaboration has led to the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Programs that Enhance Learning, in addition to receiving Faculty Learning and Teaching Awards. Anne-Louise has worked in higher education for almost two decades – gaining experience from 5 universities in 3 countries, in both professional and academic roles.


Biography: Craig Cameron

Dr Craig Cameron is a Senior Lecturer in Corporations Law at Griffith University and Corporate Counsel for the Dental Services Network, advising on corporate and employment issues.  Craig has served as a Program Director within the Griffith Business School, and as a creator and co-ordinator of WIL programs in Accounting, Financial Planning and Economics. In terms of research, Craig has published extensively in the WIL field on topics including: labour regulation, legal risk and risk management in WIL programs; industry relationships; and generic skills development and self-efficacy of business students.