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Associate Professor Tracey Bretag 

Position: Director Academic Integrity/Associate Professor Associate Professor Tracey Bretag
Division/Portfolio: University of South Australia Business School
School/Unit: Business Services
Campus: City West Campus
Office: RR5-08B
Telephone: +61 8 830 20224
Fax: +61 8 830 20904
Email: Tracey_dot_Bretag_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Tracey.Bretag

Dr Tracey Bretag is an Associate Professor in the School of Management at the University of South Australia Business School. She teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, while her research focuses on higher education policy and practice, and academic integrity. Since 2015 she has been the Director of the UniSA Business School Office for Academic Integrity.

Associate Professor Bretag has an interdisciplinary background, she holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA - English & History) from James Cook University, an Honours Degree and a Master of Arts (MA) by Research in English from the University of Adelaide, and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D) by research from UniSA. She is the Founding Editor of the International Journal for Educational Integrity, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Handbook of Academic Integrity (2016).

Associate Professor Bretag has received a number of awards throughout her career, including UniSA Scholarly Teaching and Postgraduate Lecturer of the Year Awards in 2003, Supported Teacher Awards from UniSA from 2005-2009, an Excellence in Teaching Award from UniSA Division of Business in 2010, an ESL Educator of the Year Award by the English as a Second Language Educators (SA) Inc in 2004 and a Certificate of Commendation for Research Excellence from UniSA Business School in 2014. Associate Professor Bretag has also received numerous grants from the Office for Learning and Teaching to improve academic integrity across Australian universities and to help prepare students for intercultural learning in Asia.

Associate Professor Bretag has published over 25 refereed academic journal articles and book chapters, and has presented her research at conferences across the globe. She is the former Chair and Founding Member of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity, the President of the Executive Board of the International Center for Academic Integrity, an Assessor for the Australian Office for Learning and Teaching, and an Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) Peer Reviewer.

Links to other sites

Orcid Research Profile

Scopus Author Profile

Google Scholar Profile

Exemplary Academic Integrity Project

Academic Integrity Standards Project

Ready for Take-off: Preparing students for intercultural learning in Asia

International Center for Academic Integrity

International Journal for Educational Integrity

Teaching interests

  • I am particularly interesting in working with students to assist them in reaching their full academic and professional potential. My other teaching interest revolves around academic integrity and how to instil in students (regardless of subject or discipline), an understanding of the core tenets of ethical research and writing.

I teach the following courses

BUSS 1056Global Experience Professional Development
(This course is not currently being taught)
BUSS 3053International Management Ethics and Values
BUSS 1060Professional Development in Business

Professional associations

HERDSA (Higher Education and Development Society of Australia)

Higher Education Research and Development Journal, College of Reviewers

Australian Office for Learning and Teaching, Assessor

Ethics Centre of South Australia

Asia-Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity (Former Chair and founding member)

International Center for Academic Integrity (President of Executive Board)

International Academic Integrity Matters Student Organization (IAIMSO) (Member, Advisory Council)

International Association of Academic Integrity Conferences (IAAIC), Co-convenor


Professional achievements

2015, Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) Peer Reviewer.

2014, Certificate of Commendation for Research Excellence, UniSA Business School.

2014-2015, Project Leader, Office for Learning and Teaching funded project - Ready for Take-off: Preparing students for intercultural learning in Asia, with Ying Zhu, Robert van der Veen and Sonia Saddiqui ($50,000 seed funding). www.interculturallearningasia.edu.au

2013 Achievement in External Engagement Award, the Global Experience Team, in the category of industry engagement.

2013 Teaching and Learning Certificate of Commendation, in recognition of my contribution to building successful student experiences in UniSA Business School programs.

2013 Five Year Supported Researcher Award, UniSA Business School.

2012-2013, Project Leader, Office for Learning and Teaching Commissioned Project: Embedding and extending exemplary academic integrity policy and support frameworks across the higher education sector, with Saadia Mahmud (University of South Australia), Karen van Haeringen and Anna Stewart (Griffith University), and Leigh Pointon (Queensland Institute of Business and Technology). $299,000. Exemplary Academic Integrity Project www.unisa.edu.au/EAIP

2011 ICAI Exemplar of Integrity Award, presented by the International Center for Academic Integrity, in recognition of contributions to the field of academic integrity.

2010 - 2012, Project Leader, Australian Learning and Teaching Council Priority Project: Academic integrity standards: Aligning policy and practice in Australian universities, with Saadia Mahmud and Margaret Green (UniSA), Ruth Walker (University of Wollongong), Margaret Wallace (University of Wollongong), Julianne East (La Trobe University), Colin James (University of Newcastle), Ursula McGowan (University of Adelaide) and Lee Partridge (University of Western Australia). $174,000.Academic Integrity Standards Project: www.aisp.apfei.edu.au

2010, Winner, Excellence in Teaching Award, Division of Business, University of South Australia.

2005 - present. Editor, International Journal of Educational Integrity.

2003 - 2013. Chair, Co-Chair or Deputy Chair, Asia Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity.

2007, Convenor, 3rd Asia-Pacific Educational Integrity Conference: Creating a culture of integrity , University of South Australia, Adelaide, 6-7 December.

2006, SA representative, Advisory Board of the Australian Consortium on Higher Education, Community Engagement, and Social Responsibility

2005, Member of Organising Committee for Exploring English Language Learning and Identity International Symposium, University of Adelaide, 1-2 October.

2005 Supported Teacher Award. One of 83 University-wide awards in recognition of achievements of above average student evaluations in 2004.

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Supported Researcher, based on DEST publications in previous year.

2005 TESOL in Context Editorial committee member (also served on this international refereed journal from 1999-2000).

2005 Delegate of the Division of Business to the ATN Early Career Academics Conference, RMIT Melbourne, 8-9 February.

2004 Finalist: Postgraduate Lecturer of the Year, University of South Australia Students' Association Postgraduate Excellence Award.

2004 winner: "ESL Educator of the Year 2004" award, by the English as a Second Language Educators (SA) Inc. This award is judged by a panel of ESL specialists using a blind review process, and is based on: ESL qualifications, teaching experience, assessment skills, curriculum development, extra-curricular support to students, cultural awareness and inclusive practice, advocacy for the field of ESL work, leadership and professional development.

2003, Winner: Postgraduate Lecturer of the Year, University of South Australia Students' Association Postgraduate Excellence Award.

2003, Recipient: Division of Business and Enterprise Teaching and Learning Grant, "Investigating alternative approaches to the delivery of face-to-face teaching in Hong Kong".

2003, Winner: University of South Australia Scholarly Teaching Award. One of eight university-wide awards, given to candidates who achieved points in the following areas; Good teaching, publications relating to Teaching and Learning, and leadership in Teaching and Learning.

2002, Finalist: Postgraduate Research Student of the Year, Division of Education, Arts and Social Science.

2001, Recipient: Division of Business and Enterprise Teaching and Learning Grant, "Teaching Strategies to support NESB students in Information Systems".


B.A. (English and History) James Cook University of North Queensland, 1984.

B.A.(Hons) (English) The University of Adelaide, 1994

RSA TEFL/TESOL Certificate, South Australian College of English, 1996.

M.A. by research (English) The University of Adelaide, 2000. "Subversive Mothers: Contemporary Women Writers Challenge Motherhood Ideology".

Ed.D by research (University of South Australia): "Developing internationalism in the internationalised university", 2005.

Research interests

  • Higher education policy and practice
  • Academic integrity, including research ethics
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Feminist theory and gender equity
  • Intercultural communication
  • Current practices in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Research publications

Refereed journal articles

Bretag, T. & Van der Veen, R. (2015). ‘Pushing the boundaries’: Participant motivation and self-reported benefits of short-term international study tours.Innovations in Education and Teaching International,DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2015.1118397

Mahmud, S. & Bretag, T. (2014). Integrity in research: The student voice, Science and Engineering Ethics,DOI 10.1007/s11948-014-9616-y

Bretag, T. & Green, M. (2014). The role of virtue ethics principles in academic integrity breach decision-making, Journal of Academic Ethics, published online 14 May, DOI. 10.1007/s10805-014-9209-z

Bretag, T. (2013). Challenges in addressing plagiarism in education. PLOS Medicine, 10(12): e1001574. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001574.

Bretag, T. (2013). Short-cut students: Fostering academic integrity in students, Section 3.13 in Transparency International, Global Corruption Report: Education.

Bretag, T., Mahmud, S., Wallace, M., Walker, R., McGowan, U., East, J., Green, M., Partridge, L. and James, C. (2013) ‘Teach us how to do it properly!’ An Australian academic integrity student survey, Studies in Higher Education

Mahmud, S. and Bretag T. (2013). Postgraduate research students and academic integrity: ‘It's about good research training’. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 35(4), 432-443.

Mahmud, S. & Bretag, T. (2013). Fostering integrity in postgraduate research: An evidence-based policy and support framework, Accountability in Research, DOI:10.1080/08989621.2014.847668 published online 18 November

Bretag, T., Mahmud, S., Wallace, M., Walker, R., Green, M., East, J., James, C., McGowan, U., Partridge, L. (2011). Core elements of exemplary academic integrity policy in Australian higher education, International Journal for Educational Integrity, Vol 7(2), pp. 3-12

Randell-Moon, H., Anderson, N., Bretag, T., Grieshaber, S., Lambert, A., Saltmarsh, D., Yelland, N. (2011). Journal editing and ethical research practice: Perspectives of journal editors, Ethics and Education Special issue: ‘In search of the ethical university', Vol 6(3), pp. 225-238. ERA rank: B

Feast, V., Collyer-Braham, S. & Bretag, T. (2011). Global Experience: The development and evaluation of a program designed to enhance students' global engagement. Innovation in Education and Teaching International Vol 48(3), August 2011, pp.239-250. ERA rank: B.

Hannon, J. & Bretag, T. (2010)
Negotiating Contested Discourses of Learning Technologies in Higher Education. Educational Technology & Society, 13 (1), 106–120. Impact factor: 0.904, ERA rank: B.

Bretag, T. & Mahmud, S. (2009). A model for determining student plagiarism: Electronic detection and academic judgement. Volume 6(1), September 2009 Journal of Teaching and Learning Practice .ERA rank: B.

Bretag, T. & Mahmud, S. (2009). Self-plagiarism or appropriate textual re-use? Journal of Academic Ethics Advance online copy DOI 10.1007/s10805-009-9092-1 ERA rank: B

Bretag, T. (2007), "The Emperor's new clothes: Yes, there is a link between English language competence and academic standards", refereed paper in People and Place, Vol 15 (1), pp. 13-21. ERA rank: B.

Bretag, T. & Carapiet, S. (2007), A preliminary study to determine the extent of self-plagiarism in Australian academic research. Refereed paper in Plagiary: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Plagiarism, Fabrication and Falsification . Vol 2(5), 1-15.

Feast, V. & Bretag, T. (2005) "Responding to crises in transnational education: New challenges for higher education", refereed paper in Higher Education Research and Development, Vol 24 (1), pp. 63-78.

Bretag, T. (2006), Developing 'third space' interculturality in the 'third place' of computer mediated communication, refereed paper in the Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Vol 11(4), article 5, http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol11/issue4/bretag.html

Bretag, T. (2004) Using action research to support international ESL students in Information Systems courses, refereed paper in International Education Journal Vol 5 (4), pp. 531-539.

Bretag, T., Horrocks, S. & Smith, J. (2002) Developing classroom practices to support NESB students in Information Systems courses: Some preliminary findings International Education Journal Special Issue, Vol 3(4), pp. 57-69. ERA rank: B.

Harris, H. & Bretag, T. (2002) Reflective and collaborative teaching practice: Working towards quality student learning outcomes Refereed paper presented to the Transforming Quality (7th International Seminar on Quality in Higher Education) Conference, RMIT, 30-31 October. Published in Quality in Higher Education, Vol 9 (2), July 2003, pp. 179-185.

Bretag, T. & Kooymans, R. (2002) Internationalisation and the role of TESOL in tertiary business education, refereed article in TESOL in Context (2002) Vol 12(1), pp. 10-14.


Bretag, T. (Forthcoming) (Ed.). Handbook of Academic Integrity, Springer, 2015.

Bretag, T., Crossman, J. & Bordia, S. (2007) Communication skills for international students in business, Sydney: McGraw-Hill.

Bretag, T., Crossman, J. & Bordia, S. (2008) Communication skills (revised edition), Sydney: McGraw-Hill.

Book chapters

Bretag, T., van der Veen, R., Saddiqui, S. & Zhu, Y. (2015,forthcoming). Preparing students for short-term study tours to Asia: Expectations, experience and responsibility, Handbook of Research on Study Abroad and Outbound Mobility.

Bretag, T. (2015). Educational integrity in Australia, Handbook of Academic Integrity, Springer, 2015.DOI 10.1007/978-981-287-079-7_2-1.

Bretag, T. (2015). A Conceptual Framework for Implementing Exemplary Academic Integrity Policy in Australian Higher Education. Handbook of Academic Integrity, Springer, 2015.DOI 10.1007/978-981-287-079-7_24-1.

Bretag, T. (2012). Publish or perish: Ramifications for online academic publishing. Chapter 2 in Wankel, C. & Wankel, L. (Eds). Misbehaviour online in higher education . Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education, pp. 11-24, Emerald: UK.

Bretag, T. & Hannon, J. (2008), Upclose and personal: Developing a community of inquiry using computer mediated communciation. Chapter 13 in M. Hellsten & A. Reid (Eds.) Researching International Pedagogies: sustainable practice for teaching and learning in higher education, Netherlands: Springer.

Bretag, T. (2006), Using email to explore new subject positions for teachers and additional language learners, Chapter 13 in Cadman, K. & O'Regan, K. (Eds.)(2006) Tales out of School: Identity and English Language Learning,special issue of TESOL in Context. An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Exploring English Language Learning and Identity International Symposium, University of Adelaide.

Book reviews

Bretag, T. (2011). Book review of 'Creating the ethical academy: A systems approach to understanding misconduct and empowering change in higher education' (Tricia Bertram Gallant, Ed) for International Journal for Educational Integrity, Vol 7(1), pp. 68-69.

Bretag, T. (2009). Book review of Cheating in school: What we know and what we can do (Davis, Drinan & Bertram Gallant) for International Journal for Educational Integrity, Vol 5(1), pp. 30-31.

Bretag, T. (2008). Book Review of Internationalizing the University (Yvonne Turner & Sue Robson), for Higher Education, Research & Development

Refereed conference papers

Bretag, T., Mahmud, S., East, J., Green, M., James, C., McGowan, U., Partridge, L., Walker, R. & Wallace, M. (2011). Academic Integrity Standards: A Preliminary Analysis of the Academic Integrity Policies at Australian Universities, Winner of Best Paper Award at the Australian Universities Quality Forum, 29 June-1 July, Melbourne, Australia.

Bretag, T. & Green, M. (2010) ‘Factors integral to the case’: Categorising qualitative factors used to determine academic integrity outcomes, refereed paper presented at the 4th International Plagiarism Conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, 21-23 June.

Bretag, T. & Green, M. (2009). Determining outcomes for academic misconduct: Is it more important to be consistent or fair?, refereed paper presented at the 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Educational Integrity: Creating an inclusive approach, University of Wollongong, 28-30 September.

Bretag, T. (2008) Responding to plagiarism: The need to engage with students’ ‘real lives’, paper presented in the refereed stream of the ATN Assessment Conference: Engaging students in assessment, University of South Australia, 20-21 November.

Cheah, S.W. & Bretag, T. (2008). Making technology work for academic integrity in Malaysia. Paper presented in the refereed stream of the 3rd International Plagiarism Conference, Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K. 23-25 June 2008

Bretag, T. & Carapiet, S. (2008). Piecing together the plagiarism puzzle: Electronic detection and academic judgement. Refereed paper presented at the 3rd International Plagiarism Conference, Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K. 23-25 June 2008

Bretag, T. & Carapiet, S. (2007).Self-plagiarism in Australian academic research: Identifying a gap in codes of ethical conduct. Paper published in the refereed proceedings of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Educational Integrity:Creating a Culture of Integrity,University of South Australia, 7-8 December 2007.

Bretag, T. (2006), Making sense of a shared doctoral journey: Metaphors and dark emotions, refereed paper in the Proceedings of the Lifelong Learning Conference, Yeppoon, 13-16 June.

Bretag, T. (2005), Implementing plagiarism policy in the internationalised university , refereed paper presented at the 2nd Asia-Pacific Educational Integrity Conference, University of Newcastle, 2-3 December.

Bretag, T. (2004) "Responding to plagiarism: Gate-keeping or bridge building?", refereed paper presented at the Lifelong Learning Conference, Yeppoon, Queensland 13 - 16 June 2004.

Bretag, T. & Scobie, S. (2002) Innovative classroom practice in an offshore environment. Refereed paper presented at the HERDSA Quality Conversations Conference, Perth, Western Australia, 7-10 July.

Kooymans, R. & Bretag, T. (2002) Getting serious about educating property professionals from non-English speaking backgrounds. Refereed paper presented at the 8th Annual Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 21-23 January.

Other conference presentations

Bretag, T. (2014). Start with courage: Lessons and opportunities. Keynote Address at the National Congress on Academic Integrity, University of Monterrey, Mexico, 26 September.

Bretag, T. (2014). Build trust: Build integrity. Keynote Address at the Dare to think Academic Integrity Conference, University of Medellin, Colombia, 1 October.

Bretag, T. (2014). Inspire, teach, transform: Pedagogic approaches to academic integrity, professional development seminar, Dare to think Conference, University of Medellin, Colombia, 30 September.

Bretag, T. (2014). Designing 'cheat proof' assignments. Invited presentation to the inaugural meeting of the Yogyakarta Forum on Educational Integrity, University of Islam, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 14 July.

Bretag, T. (2014). Academic Integrity Policy Toolkit Workshop, 6th International Integrity and Plagiarism Conference Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 16-18 June.

Bretag, T. (2014). Exemplary Academic Integrity: Global lessons, Indian applications. Invited Presentation to staff and students at the University of Hyderabad, India, 10 February.

Bretag, T. (2014). Exemplary academic integrity: Global lessons and opportunities, Keynote Address at the Academic Integrity: Confronting the issues, ICAI Annual Conference, Jacksonsville, Fl, 28 February-2 March.

Mahmud, S. & Bretag, T. (2013). Beyond Compliance: Nurturing an institutional culture of integrity. Poster presentation at the Australasian Research Managers Conference, Adelaide, 12 September 2013.

Bretag, T. (2013). Policy, practice and the student perspective: Where to next for academic integrity? Opening Keynote Address at the Fraud, Fakery and Fabrication: Academic and Research Integrity Conference, Auckland University of Technology, 19 February 2013.

Mahmud, S. & Bretag, T. (2013) Making the link between academic integrity and research integrity, poster presentation at the 3rd World Research Integrity Conference. Montreal, Canada,6-8 May.

Bretag, T. (2012). The Big Five of Academic Integrity. Opening Keynote address at the 5th International Integrity and Plagiarism Conference United Kingdom, 16-18 July 2012.

Bretag, T. and Mahmud, S. (2012). Academic integrity is something we do: Exploring understandings and practices of academic integrity. Presentation provided to Influencing culture, advancing integrity - The International Center for Academic Integrity Conference 2012, Princeton: New Jersey, USA, 2-4 November 2012.

Bretag, T. (2011) 'You have to really harden your heart': The emotional work of academic integrity decision-makers in Australian higher education, Poster presented to the 6th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Emotions in Worklife, University of South Australia, 18 November.

Bretag, T., Walker, R., East, J. & Green, M. (2010). Developing international collaborations: Bringing the Asia Pacific, North America and Europe together on Educational Integrity, paper presented at the 4th International Plagiarism Conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 23-25 June.

Walker, R., Bretag, T. & East, J. (2010) Exploring transnational approaches to educational integrity: a showcase of the work of APFEI, paper presented at the International Conference in Teaching and Learning: Critical pedagogies, changing perspectives, crossing boundaries, Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore, June 9-11.

Bretag, T. (2008) Ethical writing: Beyond the boundaries of the English department. Keynote Address to the Ethical Engagements: Dialogues on scholarship, plagiarism and collaboration Conference, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, 18 July.

Bretag, T. & Carapiet, S. (2007), Applying professional ethics in research: Daring to raise the standard. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics Annual Conference, RMIT, 28-29 June.

Bretag, T. (2004) Implementing plagiarism policy in the context of internationalisation. Preliminary findings from a work in progress.Paper presented to the 3rd BUE Research Colloquium, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 17 September.

Bretag, T. (2003) "Developing strategies to support international students in Information Systems courses: Reflections from the second cycle of an action research project". Paper presented at the National Language and Academic Skills in Higher Education Conference, 24-25 November, Flinders University.

Bretag, T. (2003) "Reconceptualising the internationalisation of higher education". Invited keynote address to the National Union of Students National Conference, The Hidden Agenda, Adelaide University, South Australia, 2-3 July.

Bretag, T. (2001) Integrating ESL in the curriculum and in the faculty. Paper presented at the Changing Identities (Language and Academic Skills) Conference, Wollongong University, 29-30 November.

Other publications

Bretag,T. (2004) Internationalisation in the classroom: One strategy to support international students at an Australian university, Idiom, NY TESOL Quarterly Publication.

Bretag, T. (2003) "Adapting to the changing university environment" , in ESL Educators, May Vol 19, No. 1, pp. 17-18.

Bretag, T. (2002) "Detainees languish alone and forgotten", in The Advertiser, 27 November: 18.

Bretag, T. (2002) "Beyond boundaries of true humanity" in The Advertiser, 25 June: 18

Bretag, T. (2002) “Protesters ordinary people defending the defenceless”, in The Advertiser, 5 April: 18.

Bretag, T. (2001) "When rape has become routine" in The Age, 2 May: 15.

Bretag, T. (2001) "Why Madonna's video scares MTV" in The Age, 27 March: 13.

Bretag, T. (2001) in The Age, 25 September: 11.

Bretag, T. (2000) "A child is killed? Don't get involved" in The Age, 13 September: 17.

Bretag, T. (2000) "Equal opportunity means men, too" in The Age, 14 August: 15.

Bretag, T. (2000) "Cult of the moral mother lives on" in The Age, 21 July: 15.

Bretag, T. (2000) "Homophobia is alive and well in Victoria" in The Age, 17 July: 17.

Bretag, T. (2000) "Sette: tragic but not extraordinary" in The Age, 13 July: 17.

Bretag, T. (2000) "Sadly, feminism hasn't gone all the way" in The Age, 1 May: 15.

Bretag, T. (2000)"Why we daren't trivalise abuse" in The Age, 26 April: 13.

Bretag,T. (2000) "When the career path becomes a slippery slope" in The Age, 22 April: 9.

Bretag, T. (2000) "I am woman, hear me roar" in The Age, 29 February: 15.

Bretag, T. (2000)"Fearing for our daughters" in The Age, 23 February: 15.

Bretag, T. (2000)"Unexpected pang of a prophecy fulfilled" in The Weekend Australian, Review section, 22 January: 31.

Bretag, T. (1999)"Pokemon? That's pocket monster to you, mate" in The Age, 18 December: 5.

Bretag, T. (1999) "A trans-Tasman lesson in gender equity" in The Age, 30 November: 15.

Bretag, T. (1999) "Baby Blair's lucky accident of birth" in The Australian, 24 November: 13.

Bretag, T. (1999)"This baby trade will defy human rights" in The Australian, 16 November: 15.

Bretag, T. (1999) "Court a 'dull' sport and watch the excitement grow" in The Australian, 6 October: 15.

Bretag, T. (1999) "Litigants in waiting" in The Age, 5 October: 15.

Bretag, T. (1999) "Birth, hard labour and your doctor's handicap" in The Age, 2 September: 19.

Bretag, T. (1999) "Equality of the sexes proves an unlikely act" in The Australian, 1 September: 13.

Bretag, T. (1999) Untitled article (the launch of TESOL in Context) in The Adelaidean, 23 August: 3.

Bretag, T. (1999) "Spouse abuse: An everyday horror" in The Age, 13 August: 15.

Bretag, T. (1999) "The social abandonment of mothers" in WEL Read, July, Issue 243: 8.

Bretag, T. (1999) "1999 International postgraduates up and running" (written on behalf of Kate Cadman) in The Adelaidean, 17 May: 2.

Bretag, T. (1999) "Shape up or ship out of the crass menagerie" in The Australian, 21 April: 13.

Bretag, T. (1999) "But what about the children's freedom?" in The Australian, 24 June: 11.

Bretag, T. (1999) "Mum's the word on threats to children" in The Australian, 31 March: 12.

Bretag, T. (1999) "Euthanasia advocate is no pawn" in The Australian, 19 March: 13.

Bretag, T. (1999) “Review of Measuring Immorality (by Gail Reekie)” in Communique (Women’s Studies Association) Volume 2, Number 2, February.

Bretag, T. (1999) “Danger in Taking Peer Group Pressure too Far” in The Australian, January 13, : 11.

Bretag, T. (1998) “Our Choice Alone to Live and Let Die” in The Australian, 13 December: 13.

Bretag, T. (1998) “Home Births are Fine With Medical Back-up” in The Australian, 18 November: 17.

Bretag, T. (1998) “Society Blames, But Also Forgives” in The Australian, 4 November: 13.

Bretag, T. (1998)“Truculent Mother May be a Victim, Too” in The Australian, October 28: 13.

Bretag, T. (1998)“Best Friends”, JET Programme Anthology, Japanese Embassy, Canberra, ACT: 7-11.

Bretag, T. (1997)“An Afternoon at the Pool”, (the homepage of Amlang, Telephone and Internet Language Instruction and Information Service).

Bretag, T. (1997) “I Want a Pair of Nike Shoes”

Bretag, T. (1997) “Staying Late at the Office”

Bretag, T. (1997) “The Men With the White Gloves”

Bretag, T. (1997) "Where Does it Stop?"

Bretag, T. (1997) “Diana, Princess of Wales. 1961-1997.”

Satirical Cartoons (on life in Japan), published monthly in The Alien, Osaka, Japan. (August 1997- July 1998).

Bretag, T. (1996) “But It’s Not in the Textbook!”, Osaka English Teachers’s Association Journal, Osaka, Japan.

Bretag, T. (1995)“Motherhood Towards the Year 2000”, Aurora Magazine, Spring, Vol 1, No. 3: 11-17.

Bretag, T. (1995) “Myth-making and Mythshakes”, Aurora Magazine, Summer: 44-45.

Bretag, T. (1995) “Punishment That Intrudes on the Cradle”, The Australian, 14 July: 19.

Bretag, T. (1995) Review of The River Ophelia (Justine Ettler), The Empire Times, December.

Bretag, T. (1995) Reviews of The River Ophelia (Justine Ettler), Eat Me (Linda Jaivin) and Malefice (Leslie Wilson), Underwharf (Gaby Naher) written and broadcast for Radio 5UV, Adelaide University.

Expertise for Media Contact

I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:

Discipline: Education and Gender Studies

  • Higher education
  • International education and student mobility
  • Academic integrity
  • Research integrity

Community Service

Organisation Name:   Cancer Council SA
Type of Organisation:   Community organisation
Organisation URL:   http://www.cancersa.org.au/aspx/home.aspx
Level of involvement:   Ambassador
Year from:   2010
Year to:   2014
Comments:   Cancer Council SA Ambassadors have the opportunity to take action on cancer prevention, cancer support and fundraising activities, including: representing Cancer Council SA at community events; promoting and championing fundraising events; communicating cancer prevention messages; generating awareness of Cancer Council SA support services with local community; leading volunteer teams and projects; taking leadership for Cancer Council SA in local communities and workplaces.

Organisation Name:   Adelaide Relay for Life
Type of Organisation:   Community organisation
Organisation URL:   http://www.relayforlife.org.au/
Level of involvement:    Committee Member
Year from:   2014
Year to:   2015
Comments:   Team Development Coordinator

Organisation Name:   City West Childcare Centre Advisory Committee
Type of Organisation:   Community organisation
Level of involvement:    Committee member
Year from:   2009
Year to:   2014

Organisation Name:   UniSA Circle of Friends
Type of Organisation:   Community organisation
Level of involvement:   Convenor (2002-2004)
Year from:   2002
Year to:   2004
Comments:   The UniSA Circle of Friends was part of a state-wide network of grassroots refugee advocacy groups, dedicated to supporting asylum-seekers, both in detention and as they settled into the Australian community.

Research Degree Supervisor

My eclectic background includes the study of English literature, feminist theory, higher education policy and analysis, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), ethics and academity integrity. My preferred research methods are qualitative, and I have experience in critical discourse analysis, including computer mediated discourse analysis. For the last few years, my research has focussed on all areas of educational integrity, and I would be keen to supervise students also interested in this emerging field of inquiry.

Current PhD supervisions
Co-supervisor with Margaret Lightbody: Sue McGowan, The academic's role in promoting a culture of academic integrity in accounting education.

Co-supervisor with Marina Harvey (Macquarie University): Sonia Saddiqui, On my honour: An investigation into the feasibility of academic honour codes in the Australian university context.

PhD Thesis completions
Co-supervisor (with Kulaporn Hiranburana): Mantana Meksophawannagul (2010), The development of an online case-based collaborative learning (CBCL) module for a Business English for Communication course, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Associate Supervisor (with Rhonda Sharpe): Reina Ichii (2007). Performance indicators for gender responsive budgeting: A case study of Australian childcare programs, University of South Australia.

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