Helen Enright is a Senior Lecturer in Professional Learning and Quality Enhancement in La Trobe Learning and Teaching (LTLT). Helen coordinates and teaches in the Graduate Certificate of Higher Education and is conducting a major needs analysis of staff professional learning activities across the University.
Helen’s background is in university and work-based learning and teaching, educational program design and evaluation, clinical communication and academic literacy. Helen’s academic interests are in higher education pedagogy, Developmental Evaluation and program design, Intercultural Communication, Applied Linguistics, and Communication skills learning and teaching particularly in clinical settings. Helen has recently joined La Trobe university after 20 years at the University of Melbourne as a Lecturer in different contexts. These include her former role as Learning and Teaching Coordinator in the Dept of Paediatrics at the Royal Children’s Hospital where she led a major grant to improve the quality of medical education (learning and teaching) across the hospital, teaching clinical communication skills to doctors, teaching academic writing and research skills to medical and postgraduate students and an academic literacy lecturer in the domains of Medicine, Nursing, Arts, Architecture and Economics. Helen has also spent 5 years teaching in the tertiary sectors in Japan, China and Vietnam.