Gail is a trained actor and director and currently engaged as a senior lecturer in Communication. She is the Program Area Coordinator for a suite of programs in Creative Industries and the First Year Experience Lead for the School of Creative Industries.
Gail is an active researcher within the areas of gender, education, and arts-informed research. She published a monograph in 2018 and an edited volume of essays in 2019, for the Gender and Education Series for Macmillan/Springer, UK. Gail has also authored over 30 journal articles and book chapters published in peer reviewed publications, including the Q1 Journals: Higher Education Research and Development, Discourse, Studies in the Cultural Politics and Education, Assessment and Moderation in Higher Education, and International Journal of Academic Development. Gail is currently curating a volume of essays that explore strategies for supporting inclusivity and diversity in Higher Education (to be published by Macmillan/Springer in 2020).
- Editorial Board of Higher Education Research & Development (HERD)
- Editorial Board of Gender and Education
- Universities Australia Executive Women's Group
- Gender and Education Association (GEA)
- Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
- Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK
- Citation Award, 2017, Commonwealth Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT). Awarded to Gail as part of the COR109 team in recognition for a collaborative transdisciplinary team culture, which facilitates an exemplary supportive tertiary education experience for first year students through scholarly and informed curricula and resources.
- Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship, 2016, in recognition and reward of teaching excellence
- USC Advance Awards, 2016: AQT award for Advancing Quality Teaching. Awarded to teaching staff and teaching teams who engage students in a quality learning experience by applying rich and engaging teaching approaches that substantially improve students' learning experiences. Awarded to the COR109 team (including Gail Crimmins)
- HDR Special Presentation Award, Research Week, University of the Sunshine Coast, 2014
- People's Choice Best Presentation Award, Learning and Teaching Week, University of the Sunshine Coast, 2014
- Good Practice BLASST award for benchmarking leadership and advancement of standards for sessional teaching, National Office of Learning and Teaching, 2013
- Graduate Women Queensland Sunshine Coast Postgraduate Bursary, 2013