Emeritus Professor Beverley Oliver is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Australian National Teaching Fellow. She is a non-executive director at Open Learning, an ASX-listed company.
Beverley was formerly the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education at Deakin University (2013-18), Deputy Chair of Universities Australia’s Deputy Vice-Chancellors (Academic) (2018) and Deputy Chair of the Board of EduGrowth, Australia’s not-for-profit acceleration network for high-growth, scalable, borderless education (2016-18). In 2017, she was awarded Deakin University’s highest honour, the title of Alfred Deakin Professor, for her outstanding and sustained contribution to conceptualising the strategic enhancement of courses in the digital economy and furthering Deakin University’s research and scholarship in the field of higher education.
At Deakin University, she led the implementation of several types of micro-credentials. She led an Australian Strategic Priority Project (21C Credentials: Curate, credential and carry forward digital learning evidence, completed 2016). In 2019, she published Making micro-credentials work for learners, employers and providers. She now works as a higher education consultant, speaker and researcher focussing on digital education, micro-credentials, curriculum transformation, quality assurance and graduate employability. She is the founder and editor of the Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability.