Professor Gigi Foster is a Professor with the School of Economics, having joined UNSW in 2009 after six years at the University of South Australia. Formally educated at Yale University (BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics) and the University of Maryland (PhD in Economics), she works in diverse fields including education, social influence, corruption, lab experiments, time use, behavioural economics, and Australian policy.
Her research contributions regularly inform public debates and appear in both specialised and cross-disciplinary outlets (e.g. Quantitative Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Economic Psychology, Human Relations).
Her teaching, featuring strategic innovation and integration with research, was awarded a 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Named 2019 Young Economist of the Year by the Economic Society of Australia, Professor Foster has filled numerous roles of service to the profession and engages heavily on economic matters with the Australian community. As one of Australia’s leading economics communicators, her regular media appearances include co-hosting The Economists, a national economics talk-radio program and podcast series now in its fourth season, with Peter Martin AM on ABC Radio National.
In her career Professor Foster has been CI on three ARC Discovery grants, and developed, convened, and taught multiple large and small courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She was a member of UNSW's Scientia Education Academy for one year.
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Learning and Teaching
- learning and teaching curriculum design
- assessment and feedback
- peer review of curriculum
- formative peer observation of teaching
- integrating technologies into learning and teaching
- active learning spaces
- general teaching methods
- development of an application for a research grant
- communication/ dissemination of research
- engagement with the media
Conditions for mentoring facilitation
- one-on-one mentoring
- group mentoring
- 3-4 mentees at any stage
Academic level of potential mentees
- Lecturer B
- Lecturer C
- Lecturer D
Willing to mentor within my discipline and/or across disciplines.