Dr Deanne Gannaway is a researcher and teacher at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She has conducted a number of large-scale national research projects investigating the contemporary Bachelor of Arts. Her current research focuses on understanding the role played by the liberal arts in the current social and economic context. She is regularly invited to speak with curriculum renewal teams working on BA programs and to act as a reviewer of BA curricula.
Karen Sheppard is a researcher, project manager, and part-time PhD student at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests include the nature and role of liberal arts in today’s society, the place and potential of WIL in curricula development, and the rise and influence of data use across all educational sectors. She has worked on a number of national research projects investigating the contemporary Bachelor of Arts (BA) and is currently supporting a year-long program of activities connecting students, teachers, and academic leaders of liberal arts disciplines to re-imagine the future of
the Australian BA.