About Us

Team Purpose

To support the delivery of Educational Services to the Academic staff and students in the Faculty of Arts, Schools and Departments. The goal is to ensure their responsibilities are completed in a manner that is consistent, timely and meets the needs of the Departments/ Schools and our students.


  • Improve effectiveness of faculty professional services through increased consistency and structured approaches to key processes.
  • Minimisation of duplication via improved processes.
  • Encourage a culture of continuous improvement.


The Education Services Delivery team, Governance and Initiatives team and the WIL team are located on the Ground floor, 25WWB. The Learning Design and Production team are located on Level 1, Room 151, 25WWB.

Arts Learning and Teaching Team

The Arts Learning and Teaching team operate under the Faculty Executive. They are a dedicated team of Academic and Professional staff who support the learning and teaching needs of the eight Faculty of Arts Schools and Departments

Faculty Learning and Teaching Leadership


Albert Atkin

Deputy Dean - Education & Employability


Dr Maryam Khalid

Associate Dean - Curriculum & Learning


Lynn Negus

Head of Educational Services

Learning Design and Production Team

The role of the Faculty of Arts Learning Design and Production Team is to develop, implement, and support high quality learning and teaching to deliver on strategic priorities and transform the student experience. The Team collaborates with internal and external stakeholders across four main pillars: Projects, Educational Media, Training and Support.


Michael Rampe

Learning Design and Production Lead


Sonia Saddiqui

Senior Learning Designer


Sonia is an experienced learning and teaching project manager with additional expertise in curriculum development, assessment design and developing tools, resources and training to manage academic integrity.


  • Curriculum and Assessment Design
  • Project Management
  • Academic Integrity Management Strategies

James Tracy

Senior Learning Designer


James is a highly skilled senior learning designer with extensive experience working in the higher education sector, developing teaching and learning products that deliver against measurable outcomes. He is passionate about using pedagogical principles and technical tools to enhance the student learning experience and improve student outcomes. He prides himself on developing strong and meaningful work relationships. James is a general handyman that enjoys fixing things around the home.


  • Project Management
  • Educational Technologies
  • Web/Graphic Design
Photo of Marcus Arruzza - Production Specialist

Marcus Arruzza

Production Specialist


Marcus specialises in video production workflows and techniques for live and on-demand delivery and prides himself on delivering projects to a commercial standard utilising the resources available. His interests include cooking and skateboarding but not at the same time.


  • Ed Media
  • Video Production
  • Project Management

Jada Bennett

Learning Designer


Jada has extensive experience in learning experience design and creating interactive and engaging courses and learning objects. Her long history in event design and production and her strong project management skillset allow her to lead and manage complex learning design projects and work collaboratively within a team. Jada is a passionate about creating inclusive, accessible learning and embedding indigenous perspectives into curriculum. When she’s not on Campus, she spends her time cooking, at markets collecting vintage treasures and following her kids from sport to sport!


  • Learning Experience Design
  • Project Management
  • Design – Graphic/Production/Web
Susana Catalina Prat

Susana Catalina Prat

Learning Designer


Susana has many years of teaching experience within the Faculty and has been with the team since 2020. She is passionate about languages and the Eurovision Song Contest.


  • Assessment and Rubric Design
  • Advanced Assessment Tools in iLearn
  • Workshops and Training

Daniel Peak

Learning Designer


Daniel is a seasoned educator with a wealth of international teaching experience encompassing various student demographics, diverse educational environments, and curricular frameworks. His pedagogical approach is deeply rooted in a human-centered perspective, drawing inspiration from esteemed educational philosophers such as Paolo Freire, Maria Montessori, and John Dewey. In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Daniel nurtures a profound passion for Duran Duran.


  • Peace Education
  • Experiential Learning
  • Student Accessibility

Robert Matthews

LMS Admin


Robert joined Macquarie with over 20 years' experience in technology in adult and K-12 education. Robert has a passion for helping educators integrate technology into their teaching. Robert has a wide range of experiences with a variety of technologies and enjoys finding solutions to complex problems. With a background in cyber security Robert is experienced in protecting student privacy and system integrity. When not helping convenors solving iLearn issues, Robert can usually be found at a cricket ground or in a bakery.


  • Customer Service
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Cyber Security

The Arts LD&P team work on a variety of projects and initiative both in the faculty and with cross faculty links. Contact us should you wish to be involved or have an idea for a learning and teaching project!

Click here to find out more about current and past projects.

We also work alongside the Faculty PACE team and Faculty PASS/PAL initiative.

Arts Education Service Delivery Team

Department/School Learning and Teaching Staff