Kevin Liu, Academic Mentor, UNSW Business

Kevin LiuDr Kevin Liu is the Undergraduate Program Co-ordinator of the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Business School. Prior to joining UNSW in 2011, Kevin served in the research department at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). He has an honours degree and a PhD in Finance from the University of Sydney. 

Kevin’s primary area of expertise is superannuation and retirement income policy. Kevin’s current research projects focus on the governance and performance of superannuation funds; regulation and supervision of superannuation and private pension funds; systemic risk in retirement systems; and retirement saving and investment decision making. Kevin has led and participated in grant projects attracting over $300,000 dollars in public and industry funding. 

Kevin is also a regular contributor to superannuation policy discussions, and his research is cited by major public reviews and inquiries. He served on two APRA working groups on investment governance and trustee governance in conjunction with the post-Cooper Review (Super System Review) superannuation reforms. Kevin has been a consultant on superannuation governance and performance issues to APRA and Industry Super Australia (ISA), and was a member of the Productivity Commission’s Industry Roundtable on the efficiency and competitiveness of the superannuation system. 

As an EF academic, Kevin believes that educators can inspire and empower students by developing and delivering inspirational learning experiences through the integration of a career-focused educational approach and innovative educational technologies. Kevin has designed and delivered four new courses for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional students at UNSW, and the first fully online course offered by the School of Risk & Actuarial Studies. The newly developed retirement planning course received the AFA (Association of Financial Advisers) and Plan for Life “Annuity & Income Stream Innovation Award” in 2014. Kevin has lead teaching innovation projects that use digital technologies to support student learning (e.g. Online Personalised Adaptive Revision Tool, Retirement VR). He is a founding member of two L&T Communities of Practice at UNSW, and has jointly received $367,800 competitive learning & teaching funding. Kevin received the UNSW Business School Teaching Excellence Award for “A Program that Enhances Learning” in 2017.

Email kevin.liu@unsw.edu.au to enquire if Kevin is available to mentor you.

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Mentoring for

Learning and Teaching

  • student learning 
  • learning and teaching curriculum design 
  • assessment and feedback 
  • peer review of curriculum 
  • integrating technologies into learning and teaching 
  • general teaching methods 

Learning and Teaching Awards and Grants

  • development of an application for a faculty learning and teaching award 
  • development of an application for a faculty learning and teaching grant 
  • development of an application for a UNSW Scientia Education Investment Fund Program (SEIF) learning and teaching grant 

Generic Mentoring

  • how to establish and build networks 
  • supporting critical reflection through listening and asking questions

Conditions for mentoring facilitation

  • one-on-one mentoring
  • group mentoring

Academic level of potential mentees

  • any level

Discipline 

Willing to mentor within my discipline and/or across disciplines.