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Wendy Hillman

BA(Hons) MSocSc GCE(TT) PhD
Senior Lecturer Sociology
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Sciences
Centre for Tourism and Regional Opportunities
(07) 4923 2125
Rockhampton North
18 - 1.12
About Me

Wendy Hillman is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences at CQUniversity Australia in Rockhampton. She researches in the areas of entrepreneurship and empowerment of women in Rural and remote Nepal, gendered travel, backpacking, independent travel, trekking, tours of non-arrival and emotional events that have led to survival escapist travel. Grounded Theory is Wendy's preferred research approach

Wendy has recently completed research in Nepal on the gender empowerment of women on an AusAID funded project.

She is interested in the Nepali people and Nepali culture as her area of research focus and interest.

Wendy has travelled to Nepal for research and university related activities every year since 2010.

General
Universities Studied At

La Trobe University, Melbourne

James Cook University, Townsville

Central Queensland University, Rockhampton

Universities Worked At

James Cook University. Townsville

The University of Queensland, St Lucia

Central Queensland University, Rockhampton

Awards

· 2017 (for 2018) – Radel and Hillman - New Colombo Plan funding for Outward Bound travel to Nepal for 7 students $23,100

· 2017 (for 2018)– New Colombo Plan funding for Outward Bound travel to Fiji for 10 students $33,000

· 2016 (for 2017) Deagon, J., Hillman, W., Ham, M. and Woollard, S. – News Staff Research Grant – ‘Framework for adaptation of VET certificates in a Nepalese context’, $11,955

· 2016 - Centre for Tourism and Regional Opportunity 2016 – ‘Transformational Tourism: Gender lessons learnt in Nepal transferred to Australia’, $5000

· North Keppel Island Writer’s Retreat – 21-23 August, 2015 - $300

· 2015 – appointed to the Review Panel of the Australasian Journal on Ageing, Wiley

· 2014 – School of Human, Health and Social Sciences Funding for Research Support - $1,183.75

· 2014 – present - appointed to the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice, Horizon Research Publishing, USA – August 2014 – January 2018

· 2014 – OSPRO – July – September 2014 – Nepal research, engagement and collaboration - $7,000

· 2014 – Kinnear, S., Hillman, W., Moran, M., Mann, J. and Taylor, D. ‘Designing a vulnerability index for Queenslanders with a disability with respect to climate change in regional centres’, Queensland Centre for Social Science Innovation (QCSSI) grant - $57,932.77

· 2013 – Student Voice Commendations for Distance Educator of the Year 2013 – SOCL19069 – Social Research Methods - November 2013

· 2013 - ‘Writing Space for Publication: Creating a writing and publishing community’, Fully funded scholarship place, writing retreat, North Keppel Environmental Centre, 26-28 April 2013 – Funded by Co-operative Research Network - $300

· 2013 - UniJobs Lecturers of the Year, 4th out of top 5 at CQUniversity and in the School of Human, Health and Social Sciences, April 2013.

· 2013-2016 - Member of CQUniversity/EIDOS Institute successful bid for Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) Research Analysis and Evaluation Panel · 2012 – 2015 – AusAID Public Sector Linkage Project (PSLP) grant - $417,875 – with Micro Development Enterprise Program (MEDEP (part of United Nations Development Program [UNDP])) – Structures to improve entrepreneurial activity : a case study around citrus producers of Nepal' with two university colleagues and one Industry partner

· 2011 – Population Research Grant Scheme (PRGS) 2011 – Funding for Survey Questionnaires by telephone interview in collaboration with a Sociology colleague

· 2010 – Faculty Research Grant – 2010 – Grey Nomads Travelling in Central Queensland

· 2010 - Population Research Grant Scheme (PRGS) 2010 - Funding for Survey Questionnaires by telephone interview in collaboration with a Tourism colleague and our PhD student

· 2009 – Population Research Grant Scheme (PRGS) 2009 – Funding for Survey Questionnaires by telephone interview in collaboration with a Sociology colleague

· 2009 – recipient of extraordinary (additional) Faculty Funding - 2 X Travel Grants to attend 2 separate conferences in New Zealand in September 2009, and November 2009.

· 2008 – New Staff Initiative Funding – Faculty of Science, Engineering and Health, CQUniversity - Start up funds for new staff aligned with an established Research Centre

· 2008 – National and International Speaker’s Grant - Faculty of Science, Engineering and Health, CQUniversity, to attend the annual SAANZ conference held at the University of Otago , Dunedin , New Zealand

· 2008 - Faculty Research Grant – Faculty of Science, Engineering and Health, CQUniversity, ‘Social Impacts on the Central Queensland Coastal Community of the Health and Social Needs of Grey Nomads Visiting or Retiring to the Area’

· 2005 – 2008 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian Research Council Linkage project – ‘Families on the Fringe’, School of Social Work and Applied Human Sciences, St Lucia, University of Queensland

· 2004 TASA/AASR Postgraduate Conference Scholarship

· 2003 James Cook University PhD Completion Scholarship

· 1999 – 2002 PhD scholarship from the Co-operative Research Centre for the Sustainable Development of Tropical Savannas (TS-CRC) - equivalent to the conditions and parameters of an APA

· 2001 – Operational Budgetary Funding from the Co-operative Centre for the Sustainable Development of Tropical Savannas (TS-CRC)

· 2000 - sponsorship support from Australian Geographic

· 2000 – Operational Budgetary Funding support from the Co-operative Research Centre for the Sustainable Development of Tropical Savannas (TS-CRC)

Media Citations

  • Pokhara University Newsletter - vol. 2, 2018 - 'International Visits' and 'Academic Discussions', pp. 9-10

· 23/04/2018 - Upcoming Events - 'Experience Nepal' presentations - Wednesday 2 May 2018 - 2-3pm - North Rockhampton - 29/1.01 - Wendy Hillman and Kylie Radel - Nepal Transformative Research and Study Tour 2017

· 20/04/2018 - Engagement Activity of the Month - Research and Innovation - "Nepali women on a steep but worthy climb towards entrepreneurship" - https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/general-category/2018/nepali-women-on-a-steep-but-worthy-climb-towards-tourism-entrepreneurship

· 13/04/2018 - VC's Fast Five for the Week - 02 - Changemakers Return from Ashoka U Exchange - https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/general-category/2018/a-social-innovation-fest-of-firsts-as-cquni-takes-on-ashoka-u

· 12/04/2018 CQUni News - Editor's Pick - "Nepali women on a steep but worthy climb towards entrepreneurship" - https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/general-category/2018/nepali-women-on-a-steep-but-worthy-climb-towards-tourism-entrepreneurship

· 12/04/2018 A Social Innovation of Fest Firsts as CQUni Takes on Ashoka U - https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/general-category/2018/a-social-innovation-fest-of-firsts-as-cquni-takes-on-ashoka-u

· 09/02/2-18 – ‘The VC’s Fast Five for the Week ending 9 February 2018’, Outbound Students Gain a Global Perspective – Small steps towards a more heavenly existence for women of Nepal - https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/engagement-category/2018/small-steps-towards-a-more-heavenly-existence-for-women-of-nepal

· 09/02/2018 – Student Broadcast – ‘Small Steps Towards a More Heavenly Existence for Women of Nepal’

· 24/05/2017 – ‘Universal Language of Food Empowers Women in Nepal’- https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/general-category/2017/the-universal-language-of-food-empowers-women-in-nepal

· 04/12/2015 – ‘CQUni Researcher Finds Nepal Shaken But Trying to Recover’, https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/research-category/2015/cquni-researcher-finds-nepal-shaken-but-striving-to-recover

· 16/11/2015 – Staff News – SBL – ‘Research Celebrates Women Disrupting Poverty in Western Nepal Rural Communities’, Dr Kylie Radel and Dr Wendy Hillman

· ‘Claiming is policy for Gen Y’, MX Sydney, Sydney, 30 May 2012, page 5.

· ‘Bingeing Gen Y top for claims’, MX Sydney, Sydney, 30 May 2012, page 8.

· ‘Disability report urges radical changes‘, Midweek (Mackay and Sarina), 14 December, 2011, pg. 24.

· CQUni researchers back report into “Disability Expectations’’, CQUniNEWS, 12 December 2011. Also available on-line at: http://uninews.cqu.edu.au/UniNews/viewStory.do?story=8861

· ‘Research experiences can be found anywhere in the world’, The Rockhampton Morning Bulletin, August 2011, middle insert, page 3.

· Panorama on SYN, ‘The Gap Year’, 22 February, 2011

· ‘Nepalese expedition turns up many rewards’, CQUni News, 21 February 2011, http://uninews.cqu.edu.au/UniNews/viewStory.do?story=7885

· Spress, January 2011, ‘The Gap Year – Alive and Kicking’

· The Age, January 22, 2010, ‘Don’t I Know You From Somewhere?: Travel Coincidences’

· The Brisbane Times, January 22, 2010, ‘Don’t I Know You From Somewhere?: Travel Coincidences’

· AAP Newswire, 9 November 2009, ‘Souvenir coincidences’, by Belinda Merhab.

· The Sunday Mail, January 11, 2009, p. 57, ‘Your Say - Taking Sides – Do we need to smile more to entice tourists to Queensland?’.

· ABC Radio, 630 AM, ‘Ecotour Guides in Australia’, 6 September, 2002.

· The Townsville Bulletin, February 9, 1999, ‘Travellers view safe horizon’.

· Svenska Dagbladet ( Sweden ), February 7, 1999, ‘Kvinnor drar utan man’ (‘Women hit the road without men’).

· 2BL ABC Radio, ‘Female Backpackers visiting Australia’, 28 January, 1999.

· ABC National Radio, World Today program, ‘Female Backpackers in Australia’, 25 January, 1999.

· The Sunday Mail, January 10, 1999, p. 39, ‘Safety first for hikers’.

· Newcastle FM Radio, 11 December, 1998 ‘Backpackers in Australia’.

· The Daily Telegraph, December 4, 1998, p. 2, ‘Female backpackers feel safe here’.

· Illawarra Mercury, December 4, 1998, ‘Backpackers like us’.

· ‘News Package – Woman in Nepal’, 4EB, 98.1FM, Queensland University of Technology News, Brisbane, 22 May, 2015

· ‘News Package – Nepal Crisis’, 4EB, 98.1FM, Queensland University of Technology News, Brisbane, 21 May, 2015

· More than just a base camp’ as Uni builds on networks in Nepal, CQUni News, 16 May, 2014 https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/engagement-category/more-than-just-a-base-camp-as-uni-builds-on-networks-in-nepal

· ‘Travel in Nepal’, ABC Regional Radio, Townsville, Regional Afternoons, Rebecca Mclaren, 3.46 pm, 13 September 2013, interview.

· ‘E-DNA Activity of the Month, Dr Wendy Hillman’s engaged research’, Engagement Channel, CQUniversity Australia, https://my.cqu.edu.au/group/engagement-channel/engaged-staff , 01 August, 2013.

· ‘Interview: Australia’s Grey Nomads’, Aging Horizons Bulletin, July/August 2013, http://aginghorizons.com/2013/07/interview-australias-grey-nomads/

· ‘Researchers retreat to find the “write stuff” on tropical island’, CQUni News, 6 May, 2013 http://uninews.cqu.edu.au/UniNews/viewStory.do?story=10632

· Interview, 7 Local News, ‘On-line Trolls’, 16 April 2013, https://my.cqu.edu.au/documents/10165/1651952/7+Local+News+Bullying/97c9fbd1-aa55-4ed9-9258-c0c4ada1e92a

· Radel, K. and Hillman, W. (2013) ‘Not on Vacation: Triggering Travel in Response to Trauma’, Research Seminar Series, Higher Education Division, 10 April 2013.

· CQUni study to empower agricultural opportunities in Nepal’, CQUni News, 9 January, 2013 http://uninews.cqu.edu.au/UniNews/viewStory.do?story=10226

· ‘Claiming is policy for Gen Y’, MX Sydney, Sydney, 30 May 2012, page 5.

· ‘Bingeing Gen Y top for claims’, MX Sydney, Sydney, 30 May 2012, page 8.

· ‘Disability report urges radical changes‘, Midweek (Mackay and Sarina), 14 December, 2011, pg. 24.

· CQUni researchers back report into “Disability Expectations’’, CQUniNEWS, 12 December 2011http://uninews.cqu.edu.au/UniNews/viewStory.do?story=8861

· ‘Research experiences can be found anywhere in the world’, The Rockhampton Morning Bulletin, August 2011, middle insert, page 3.

· Panorama on SYN, ‘The Gap Year’, 22 February, 2011

· ‘Nepalese expedition turns up many rewards’, CQUni News, 21 February 2011, http://uninews.cqu.edu.au/UniNews/viewStory.do?story=7885 ‘Interview: Gap year versus going straight to university’, Radio station 2SER, 3 July 2013.

· ‘Interview: Australia’s Grey Nomads’, (2013) Aging Horizons Bulletin July/August, Canada, http://aginghorizons.com/2013/07/interview-australias-grey-nomads/

· ‘Researchers retreat to find the “write stuff” on tropical island’, CQUni News, 6 May, 2013 http://uninews.cqu.edu.au/UniNews/viewStory.do?story=10632

· Cyber bullying and on-line Trolls’, 7 Local News interview, 6pm Thursday 11 April 2013

· ‘Gladdy Ripe for Tourism’, Gladstone Observer, 12 March 2013

· ABC Radio interview about missing backpacker near Longreach, 21 February, 2013 ABC Western Queensland

· Liaison with Gladstone Observer for article on Gladstone tourism and suggestions for improvements in attracting tourists to the Gladstone, February 2013

·

Pokhara University Newsletter - vol 2, 2018 'International Visits' and 'Academic Discussions', pp. 9-10 

13/04/2018 - VC's Fast VFive for the Week - 02 - Changemakers return from Ashoka U Exchange 

Previous teaching

Dates Position Institution/Employer
2011 to present/2011 to 2018 Senior Lecturer (on-going)/Assistant DDR CQUniversity
2008 to 2010 Lecturer B (on-going) CQUniversity
2005-2007 ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow (3 year contract) The University of Queensland
2005 Sessional Lecturer James Cook University
2004 Lecturer B James Cook University
1998-2003 Sessional Tutor/PhD student James Cook University

Professional Experience

Engagement

· · Reviewing of journal manuscripts for Current Issues in Tourism, Taylor & Francis

· Reviewing of journal manuscripts for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, Emerald Insight

· Reviewing of conference paper for ANZAM 2017 conference

· Reviewing of journal manuscripts for the International Journal of Hospitality Management, Elsevier

· Reviewing of journal manuscripts for the Journal of Sociology, Sage2015 – appointed to the Review Panel of the Australasian Journal on Ageing, Wiley

  • Reviewing of journal articles for the Australasian Journal on Ageing, Wiley

· Reviewing of journal manuscripts for the International Journal of Hospitality Management

· Reviewing of journal manuscripts for the Journal of Sociology

· Attendee at Workforce Discussion Group with Queensland Minister for Disability Services and Minister for Seniors, Minister Coralee O’Rourke, 25 May, 2015. https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/engagement-category/2015/unlocking-career-opportunities-ahead-of-ndis

· Presentation and attendance at meeting with Asoka University representatives, April, 2015.

· Meeting, collaboration and research with Sandra Thomson, PresCare, Rockhampton, on elderly people, March, 2015.

· Chairing of conference sessions at CAUTHE conferences

· Reviewing of journal manuscripts for Ageing and Society

· Attendance and participation at the Research Higher Degree Supervisor Training event, 28-29 January 2015

· Member of selection panel for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Marketing – VRN – 30401, November 2014.

· Various meetings with Derek Mitchell, Narayan Ghimire, Roshan Pokharel, Anuj Mishra, and two other potential RHD students in Kathmandu, Nepal, July – September, 2014.

· Research interview with Raj Kumar Khada, The Green Society trekking agency, Kathmandu, Nepal, September, 2014.

· Meeting with Sita Bantha Magar, re: MEDEP collaboration in AusAID project, September, 2014.

· Meeting and collaboration with farmers in Syangja and Banskharka, Nepal for AusAID project, August, 2014.

· Meeting, collaboration and research with Mr Hari Adhikari, Siddhi Memorial Hospital, Bhaktapur, Nepal, July and September, 2014.

· Networking meeting with Dr Bishal Dhakal, Health@Home Care re: possible research collaboration, Kathmandu, Nepal, July and September, 2014.

· Meeting and collaboration with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP), Mr DB Gurung and Arjun, re: undertaking research with Nepali porters, July 2014.

· Meeting and research with 3 Sisters trekking agency in Pokhara, Nepal, August, 2014.

· Initial research meeting with Ms Lucky Chhetri, Director, 3 Sisters trekking agency, Pokhara, Nepal, August, 2014.

· Research with male trekking guides from Himalayan Glacier Trekking, Kathmandu, Nepal, July, 2014.

· Catch-up meeting and liaison with Mr Krishna Gautam, Ageing Nepal, July, 2014.

· Visit to four Aged Care Facilities in and around Kathmandu with chaperone from Ageing Nepal

· Meeting with Ms Sita Bantha Magar, MEDEP – UNDP – AusAID project, Kathmandu, November, 2013

· Meeting with Mr Krishna Gautam, Ageing Nepal, October, 2013.

· Liaison with Gladstone Observer for article on Gladstone tourism and suggestions for improvements in attracting tourists to the Gladstone area, February 2013

· ABC Radio interview about missing backpacker near Longreach, 21 February, 2013 - ABC Western Queensland

· Meeting with the Honourable Member, Mr Ram Kumar Sharma, Kathmandu, Nepal, November, 2012.

· Meeting and collaboration with farmers in Syangja and Banskharka, Nepal for AusAID project, November, 2013.

· Meeting with the Joint Secretary, National Planning Commission Secretariat, Mr Bhaba Krishna Bhattarai, Kathmandu. Nepal, November, 2012.

· Facilitator and co-author of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Nepal Planning Commission, Government of Nepal and Central Queensland University 2012

· Meeting with First Secretary AusAID Program, Australian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal, October, 2013

· Meeting with First Secretary AusAID Program, Australian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal, October, 2012

· Meeting with the Honourable Member, Mr Ram Kumar Sharma and Joint Secretary, National Planning Commission Secretariat, Mr Bhaba Krishna Bhattarai, Kathmandu. Nepal, October, 2011.

· Meeting with First Secretary AusAID Program, Australian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal, 13 October, 2011.

· Attendance at the NTEU National Women’s Conference, August 2011, NTEU, South Melbourne, Victoria.

· Networking meeting with Dean of Arts, Professor Sue Court, August 2011

· Facilitation and assistance for visit to CQU by Mr Ram Kumar Sharma, Honourable Member of the Nepal Planning Commission, 19 May 2011

· Participation as part of a focus group on a research project from QUT, 5 May, 2011

· Facilitation of interactive workshop about trip to Nepal with Grade 3/4 A, Yawarra Primary School, Boronia, Melbourne, Victoria, 5 April, 2011.

· Attendance and participation in FABIE Faculty Honours Committee meeting, 10 March 2011

· Discipline Lead (Program Convenor) Sociology, 2011 to 2015

· Participation and facilitation in CQUniversity First year students’ orientation program, 21-26 February 2011

· Attendance and participation at the Humanities and Communication School Planning Day, 18 February 2011

· Attendance and participation in Humanities and Education Planning meeting, 16 February 2011

· Convenor of TASA Thematic Group, ‘Mobilities’ 2007 to 2010

· Facilitation of a ‘Meet and Greet’ session for Residential School students in Social Work, August 2010

· Instigation and development of ‘Masters of Professional Sociology’ concept proposal 2009-2010

· Convenor of CQUniversity Sociology Research Group, 2009 to 2011

· Associate Director (Head of Discipline) Sociology September 2009 to 2011

· Referee for Mobilities thematic group stream at TASA conference 2009

· Facilitator for Sociology discipline for Open Evening at CQUniversity 2008

· Delivery of overview of Sociology Program at CQUniversity Open Evening for prospective students 2008

· Chairing of sessions at various TASA conferences

· Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) elected National Women’s Officer, 2001

· Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations’ (CAPA) Acting Vice President August to October, 2001

· Vice President elect and contact for Postgraduate Women’s Affairs for James Cook University Postgraduate Student Association - 2000

· Postgraduate Student representative on James Cook University Board of Postgraduate Studies - 2000

· Northern Regional Women's Representative elect on the Women’s Committee for Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) 1999 - 2000

· Facilitator of Postgraduate Induction Day – James Cook University, 2000

Professional Memberships

· Member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) 1997 to 2015

· Elected member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Executive (Treasurer) 2006-2010

· Member of The Council of Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) 2011 to present

Executive member of The Council of Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) 2013 to present - portfolio for Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Key Achievements

Appendix B: Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

 

Student Comments on SOCL11055 T1

 

2012 - Sociology is a difficult concept to learn however this course and the lecturers were there to help my understanding of the course.

 

2012 - The lecturers provided good feedback on forums which helped in learning.

 

2012 - Flexibility in studying when it’s convenient for me. The way the Moodle is set up makes it clear what is required each week. The ability to be able to post forums or email lecturers.

 

2012 - I found this course extremely interesting considering I did not realise that large societal problems can impact individual’s problems and attitudes. Every week was always a new and intriguing topic.

 

2012 - The best aspect of this course were the lectures. Very informative and fast paced.

 

2012 - Textbook was very easy to read and study, and I enjoy having the study guide to keep me on track.

 

2012 - The content of the course was highly enjoyable and informative.

 

2012 - The best aspect of this course were the assessment pieces 

 

2012 - I found that the study guide, resource materials and textbook were very interesting and helped me to both learn and be engaged at the same time. The lecturers/tutors were also approachable, willing to help and very knowledge when it came to the course content.

 

2011 - Flexibility of topic choice for assignments.  Relevant to life.Exploration of social issues.The interesting links to movies and TV programs to compliment readings and lectures.  The Annotated Bibliography example was very helpful in terms of learning a new genre.  Lectures that don't involve reading the Powerpoint and do involve lots of examples and explanations of points.

 

2011 - Great online support from lectures.  Love the idea of discussion forums esp. for flex students.  Good content - I enjoyed this subject and thought the content was also delivered well through online resources and lecture material

 

2011 - The content was very interesting and I feel that it has provided me with the ability to analyse my university studies critically. The teaching staff were always willing to answer questions and receive feedback throughout the course.

 

2011 - The whole course is very good and interesting. This course is good as it allows you to think in a way that is not natural to your own train of thought, it helps us to see the world in a different light- a way which we never really acknowledge before.  The assignments are also good as they allowed us to voice our own opinion about a certain topic, some of our weeks work related to the assignment, this made it easier to write.

 

 

Student Comments on SOCL19066 T1

2013 - Wendy was very helpful and considerate. I had a family crisis early in the term and she noticed I hadn't been able to log into Moodle and she checked on me to make sure everything was okay.

 

2013 - Wendy is a very thoughtful and considerate teacher who takes into consideration different student needs.   Also Wendy is very thorough in providing feedback which I find extremely helpful.

 

2013 - Having an approachable lecturer and one who is interested in what she teaches.

 

2013 - Wendy's friendly, positive attitude is very encouraging and conducive to learning. Interesting resources provided. Assessment tasks relevant, and feedback provided was detailed and helpful.

 

2013 - The journal articles were very helpful and interesting.

 

2012 - Wendy Hillman is brilliant! Monday at 16:33.Wendy Hillman is wonderful!
Monday at 16:40 via Mobile • Like • 1.These two posts are from our closed student Facebook forum. I agree with these posts, because Wendy Hillman has been an inspirational lecturer who is always approachable and has always explained every assessment piece to the subject clearly, concisely and accurately.

 

2012 - I have had Wendy as a lecturer for four years and have progressed dramatically through her wonderful attitude and clear explanations to requirements of the assessment piece.
Wendy organises her Moodle pages in a logical and explicable manner which is easy to follow because the structure is straightforward and uncomplicated.

 

2012 -This lecturer is always helpful, easy to communicate with, accessible, and interesting.  The assessment facilitated learning by incorporating tasks which may well be useful in our careers, and is relevant to the course material.  Thanks for a great term!

 

2012 - Understanding facilitator.  Clear directions provided for written assessment.  Workable word limits.

 

2012 - The manner in which the assignments were broken into 2 which helped me understand the sociological theories and perspectives a lot more clearly and how to achieve success in the course

 

2012 - Wendy is a great lecturer and offers fantastic support! It is hard to learn being an external student, however, she responds to e-mails promptly and answers all questions. Other lecturers do not do this so sometimes I feel as though I am on my own. This is never the case with Wendy as she is always available!! Wendy also provides a great study guide so you know what you are supposed to be doing. Other external courses require this!   :)

 

2012 - The lecturer was very friendly and approachable. She was easy to contact and replied promptly to any queries. She knew her subject and offered encouraging feedback to all assessments and Moodle comments.

 

2012 - Wendy is an asset to this course and as always experienced offers on-going support and guidance.

 

Student Comments on SOCL11056 T2


2012 - I appreciated receiving a booklet with all the set readings in it rather than having to juggle through a myriad of pdf's on my computer. The lectures were very good and helped me to understand the set material.

 

2012 - I find the feedback from my lecturer to be prompt and informative. The information within the resources is educational and has been valuable to my learning experience.

 

2012 - I find the lectures are a strong element in the course and I am able to grasp the concepts covered really well. They are well prepared and thought out. Well Done Wendy!

 

2012 - Really enjoyed this subject. Interesting topics and lecturer was easy to watch and follow on online recorded lectures. Even though sociology isn't my major I will definitely be looking into doing a couple more subjects as my electives next year. Thanks.

 

2012 - The course was presented in a way that was interesting even though I am doing this externally and from another country it is a lot harder to be in contact and be the loop as much but I found the course very rewarding and interesting.

 

2012 - The best aspect of the course was the support and feedback from lecturers marking assignments. The time taken to check work and comment was outstanding.

 

2011 - Thanks Wendy, I am extremely happy with my mark, I just like to know in which way my knowledge may be faulty. Appreciate you clearing it up as I don't know any other students I can't share it with them anyway.  Thank you for a great term again and have really enjoyed both sociology subjects with you this year :) 

 

2011 - Thanks Wendy, I know we haven't communicated much but before the term finished I just wanted to let you know, that your feedback has been exceptionally encouraging, thank you again. 

 

2011- Thank-You Wendy, I very much appreciate your feedback and feel somewhat more confident in tackling this assessment, yes I have read some parts of Willis but will again read through it, you never know I may have a light bulb moment second time around :) 

 

2011 - Thank you so much for your understanding Wendy, you have no idea how much I appreciate it.  I will get onto the site now and submit the request.  Once again, THANK YOU! 

 

2011- Hi Wendy, Thanks for your speedy reply. I did some more research last night and
found quite a bit on attitudes of society and costs to society (e.g.
public health implications) which I think warrant sociological
interest, so am now well on my way.  Thanks for the feedback. 

 

2011- Hi Wendy, Firstly, thank you for your time yesterday afternoon. I have done as
you advised and emailed Michele directly in regards to my grade for
assessment 1.

 

Student Comments on SOCL19069 T2

 

2012 - The feedback given back to me was easily understood and Wendy explained areas where it could have improved my assessments.

 

2012 - I always find the lecturer Wendy Hillman is very supportive and answers your questions straight away. I feel this is very important to me as you don't have that face to face contact which means that you’re not left pondering all the time or wondering if you’re doing things correctly.

 

2012 - Whenever I do a Sociology course (with Wendy) I never have any problems or feel as though there is a need for improvements. I think a lot of work is put into the courses and it shows

 

2012 - Wendy, I really enjoyed how interactive you were with us students. So yes, the contact you had with us was fantastic - you kept us all so involved.  I enjoy how the course is so structured and the assignments have had clear expectations and structure as well. Big thank-you,

 

2012 - the best aspects of this course was the patience and consistent support from Wendy. Wendy always makes sure that she takes her time with all the students in their inquiries. A fantastic supportive teacher !!! And a pleasure to have worked with!

 

2012 - The best aspect of this course was having a patient, happy, pleasant lecturer who wants her student's to succeed and learn in a conducive and friendly environment.
In the course it was the Lecturer and her attitude that made significant difference to me in this instance.  Thank you.

 

2012 - Wendy Hillman was always very prompt and helpful with her correspondence. She was also extremely encouraging which is quite an achievement when all correspondence is online and in bite sized pieces.

 

2011 - Wendy provided consistent and timely feedback to all postings and questions. This was a valuable part of the learning journey.

 

2011 - The structure of this course was perfect! I found it very easy to understand and complete assessment items and stay up to date with weekly study.
I really enjoyed this course. Wish all of them were as interesting and well put together as this one.  Thankyou Wendy!!!

 

2011 - I would like to say that Wendy has structured the Moodle course site well. It is so easy to navigate and understand where the course materials are located. Thanks Wendy - if only this format followed right through =)

 

2011 - The course lecturer, Dr Wendy Hillman, answered queries in a very timely manner and gave always explained everything thoroughly.

 


2011 - Loved all of this course. Wendy is a great lecturer that responds to emails and phone calls very quickly. Wendy is a very supportive lecturer and I feel her ability to teach this course allowed me to get the best possible outcome as her student.

 

2011 - Wendy is a very supportive, helpful, and knowledgeable coordinator. She encouraged a lot of discussion on the forums, which was really helpful. 

 

Industry Reports

· Parkinson, L., Hillman, W. and Smith, S. (2015) ‘Choosing an aged care provider: Perceptions of key informants and stakeholders, Report to PresCare’, August 2015, CQUniversity, Australia

· Gaskin, C., Mann, J., Kinnear, S., Hillman, W., Moran, M and Taylor, D. (2014) Designing a vulnerability index for Queenslanders with a disability with respect to climate change in regional centres (literature review) Milestone report to the Queensland Centre for Social Science Innovation

Consultancy Work

·         Paid consultancy contract for Thermometer Survey Group, Sydney  - 2008 

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Tourism
  • Sociology
  • Public Health and Health Services

At the level of Principal Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Studies In Human Society

Sociology - Social Change
Nepal - Nepali culture and Nepali people and society Sociological methodology and Grounded Theory Research Methods

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