Professor Janice Orrell
  • Senior Consultant

       Higher Education Evaluation and Development (HEED)

  • Emeritus Professor of Higher Education,

       Flinders University (South Australia) 


  • Adjunct at UNSW Learning and Teaching Unit

  • Adjunct at Charles Sturt University Education for Practice Institute


  • Research Associate at Sydney University.

  • Honorary life member Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia

Janice Orrell is Professor of Higher Education at Flinders University. Since 2008 she has been a consultant to universities in the fields of assessment, work-integrated learning, education for practice, quality assurance, research education and leadership and management in higher education. 


She initially taught in rural, remote and urban schools in Western Australia and South Australia and in an International School in India. Over the past 40 years she has been a graduate careers counsellor, establishing links between industry and higher education programs for academics, students, graduates and employers. She has worked in Aboriginal education, teacher education, nursing education and medical education. She established the Academic Development Unit at Flinders University assisting academics to develop their careers and prepare them for their role as teachers. She was foundation Director in the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), responsible for disciplines networks.  


In 2010 she  co-published Work Integrated Leaning: A Guide for Effective Practice (London: Taylor and Francis) and in 2016, she co-edited Publishing Higher Degree Research: Making the Transition from Student to Researcher (Rotterdam: Sense).


She has been awarded lifetime membership in 2016 by the Australian Cooperative Education Network for her contribution to the scholarship and practice of work integrated learning and by HERDSA in 2017 for her contribution to higher education research and development.