Shane Duggan

Urban Scholar

  • Digital technologies and the future of work
  • Professional learning development and evaluation
  • Higher education graduate outcomes

Shane is a Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow and DET Endeavour Fellow in the School of Education, RMIT University and is currently studying an Executive Master of Business Administration at RMIT University. His work explores how young people understand and engage with higher education and work in the context of digital disruption.

His recent research has contributed to reforms to higher education admissions policy in Australia and he maintains an active voice in advocating for change in Senior Secondary Certification and the Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR) through scholarly and media channels. His work has been funded through the Office of Learning and Teaching, Department of Education and Training, philanthropic bodies, and industry consultancies.

Shane has extensive experience in all aspects of professional learning design and evaluation working with both the public and private sectors. He has significant expertise in course design, curriculum development, pedagogy, and assessment, as well as interfacing with state and federal regulatory and policy frameworks around teacher education and youth policy. Shane is an elected member of Academic Board and Central Research Committees, and an executive member of the Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform at RMIT University.

In his previous role, Shane led work in the reaccreditation and course development for initial teacher education in response to federal and state government policy reform. He is Managing Director and Co-Founder of a SaaS-based start-up—Flyk—and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is currently based in Melbourne, Australia, and is a Visiting Fellow at NYU Steinhardt in New York City, where he will reside for the second half of 2018.