Educational Fellowship Scheme (EFS) Committee

Roles of the EFS Committee:

  1. To review and oversee the award of professional recognition to teaching and learning support staff at the Australian National University in three categories: Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA); Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA); and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).
  2. In awarding recognition in each of the three categories AFHEA, FHEA and SFHEA, the Committee shall affirm that the applicant meets the relevant Descriptor (D1, D2, or D3, respectively) of the UK Professional Standards Framework (PSF). The PSF is available at this link:
  3. Award of recognition will be offered in a manner consistent with the approved provisions of the University's ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme accreditation with Advance HE (UK), Innovation Way, York Science Park, Heslington, York, YO10 5BR, United Kingdom (
  4. The ANU EFS Committee is a sub-committee of the Teaching and Learning Development Committee (TLDC) and assists in carrying out the functions of TLDC by;
    • providing responsive and proactive advice on current and future developments, opportunities and risks related to the ANU's Education Fellowship Scheme's activities.
    • encouraging the development of improved teaching practices through a reflective lens.
    • providing appropriate working-party support for planning and coordination of activities
    • serving as the conduit between the ANU and Advance HE.


CategoryMemberTerm expiry
Co-Chairs Dr Chris Browne SFHEA, DVCA31 Dec 2025
Nithiwadee (Wan) Chitravas SFHEA, SIS31 Dec 2025
Professor Michael Martin PFHEA, CBE31 Dec 2025
Professor Paul Francis SFHEA, CoS31 Dec 2025
ANU members Associate Professor Katrina Anderson
Teaching in Medicine (TiM) pathway lead
Suzy Andrew
Professional staff representative
31 Dec 2025
Dr Marina Iskhakova
CBE representative
30 Jun 2024
Dr Solène Inceoglu
CASS representative
31 Dec 2024
Ms Lucy Arthur
PVCA representative
Associate Professor Krisztina Valter
CHM representative
31 Dec 2025
Ms Penny Wheeler SFHEA
Team Leader
Creina Day
Associate Professor
31 Dec 2025
Ms Nabila Nisha
Associate Lecturer
31 Dec 2025
Scott Rickard
Education Transformation Officer and SFHEA
31 Dec 2025
Esmé Shirlow
Associate Professor
31 Dec 2025
External members Professor Abby Cathcart PFHEA
Lead external examiner
31 Dec 2024
Professor Annette George SFHEA
External assessor
31 Dec 2024


Date & LocationDeadlines
Wednesday 07 Feb, 3.30 pm Agenda deadline
24 Jan
Monday 13 May, 3.30 pm Agenda deadline
29 Apr
Wednesday 21 Aug, 3.30 pm Agenda deadline
07 Aug
Tuesday 12 Nov, 3.30 pm Agenda deadline
29 Oct

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