DR Valerie Cotronei-Baird

DR Valerie Cotronei-Baird


  • Academic Development
  • Graduate employability
  • Learning and Teaching Specialist
  • Online and Blended Teaching Delivery
  • Student Team Work and Collaboration



  • Dr Valeria Cotronei-Baird is a Learning and Teaching Specialist in the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement. In her role she is primarily involved in working with academic teaching staff to innovate teaching and assessment practices. Valeria’s research includes: the integration of employability skills in the business curriculum, the professional development of academic teaching staff, assessment and assessment criteria and feedback, engaging students in the classroom, collaborative learning and team-based assignments and online delivery.   


Member of

  • American Accounting Association. Member 2018 -
  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL). Member 2018 -
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc (HERDSA). Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc (HERDSA) 2015 -
  • Society for Research into Higher Education. member 2015 -
  • OBTS Teachng Soceity for Management Educators. member 2010 -
  • Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management. Member 2010 - 2011



Additional Grant Information

  • Cotronei-Baird, V., Chia, A., and Paladino, A (2017). Professional development of tutors in business education: An investigation of program outcomes. Source: Faculty of Business & Economics Research Grant

    Pekarek, A., Dickson-Deane, C., & Cotronei-Baird, V. (2016). Piloting the Enhanced flipped classroom in MGMT20009.Source: Teaching Innovation Grant, FBE @ UniMelb,

    Karunarathne, W., Dickson-Deanne, C., & Cotronei-Baird, V. (2016) What pre-existing knowledge are students bringing to QM2? Source: Teaching Innovation Grant, FBE @ UniMelb,

    Sewell, G., Ainsworth, S., Coslor, E., Cotronei-Baird, V., Hardy, C., Harley, B., Mol, J., & Sargent, L. (2014). Online Subject Conversion & Development – MGMT20001 “Organisational Behaviour” Source: Learning and Teaching Initiatives Grant, FBE @ UniMelb

    Cotronei-Baird, V. (2010). Group wikis and collaborative learning in the subject Organisational Behaviour Source: Learning and Teaching Performance Fund Grant, FBE @ UniMelb   


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2018
  • GRAD CERT, University of Melbourne 2011
  • GRAD DIP, Australian Catholic University 2003
  • BA (HONS), La Trobe University 1999

Awards and honors

  • 2010 Dean's Award, University of Melbouorne, 2010



Available for supervision

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