Kathryn Bartimote is an academic lead within the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Portfolio
, guiding the strategic and ongoing academic work of the portfolio in the area of quality assurance, of students' learning experience and outcomes in particular. This involves institutional measurement and analytics, as well as data governance. Kathryn also leads various initiatives to enable learning analytics across the University of Sydney. Her research in higher education focuses on student motivation and success, and development of associated measures and tools.
Previously Kathryn worked as an academic developer in the Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL), and prior to that the Faculty of Pharmacy. Her original academic appointment at the University was in the Faculty of Agriculture where she was involved in teaching, consulting, and researching in applied statistics and experimental design for seven years.Her PhD was on the relation between academics' epistemic stances and culture. She has studied in the fields of agricultural science, applied statistics methodology, higher education, and educational psychology.