Dr Gregory Nash | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Gregory Nash

DCA Sunshine Coast, BA(Hons) Creative Writing Sunshine Coast

  • Discipline Lead, Enabling and Engagement Education (EEE)
  • Program Lead, Tertiary Preparation Pathway
  • Senior Lecturer, Education
  • School of Education and Tertiary Access
+61 7 5456 5512
Office location
Sunshine Coast
Dr Greg Nash is the Discipline Leader of Enabling and Engagement Education and Program Leader of the Tertiary Preparation Pathway in the School of Education and Tertiary Access.
Greg’s research focuses on first year in higher education and tertiary access pathways. He has written textbooks, journal articles and presented at conferences on topics ranging from the stressors faced by contemporary university students to approaches to university assessment.
Greg is a domestic violence prevention advocate and engages in this work at the regional, state, and national levels. He has been a member of the Australian and Queensland White Ribbon committees and served as the Queensland Chairperson from 2018-2019. He is a founding member of the Sunshine Coast Make it Stop Domestic Violence Prevention committee and continues to work closely with Beyond DV in this important work.
Greg’s teaching career has seen him coordinate or teach more than 25 courses at the University of the Sunshine Coast including a decade of coordinating one of Australia’s largest face-to-face courses, COR109 communication and thought. During this period, he supervised a team of up to 50 teaching staff and introduced university study to more than 32,000 first year students.

Professional Memberships 

  • Australian Tertiary and Education Management


  • Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship, 2016, in recognition and reward of teaching excellence
  • Good Practice BLASST award for benchmarking leadership and advancement of standards for sessional teaching, 2013, National Office of Learning and Teaching
  • UniSC ADVANCE Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, 2013
  • Vice Chancellor and President’s Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, 2014
  • University of the Sunshine Coast Rotary Scholarship, 2006, Rotary Clubs of the Sunshine Coast

Research areas

  • assessment design
  • communication
  • first year experience of university students
  • tertiary access

Teaching areas

  • Tertiary Access
  • Education

Program coordinator

Dr Gregory Nash's specialist areas of knowledge include first year in higher education, communication, creative writing, science fiction

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