Towards a Paradigm Shift to Assessment of the Learning Process and Application of Cross-disciplinary Knowledge


e-Assessment Academic, Macquarie University, Australia
(Consultant of Hong Kong Baptist University)


Dr Mathew HILLIER specialises in Digital Assessment (e-Assessment) in Higher Education. He is currently working as a 'e-Assessment academic in residence' at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia advising on the pivot to online learning during the COVID-19 emergency. Has previously held positions as an advisor and academic developer at University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, Monash University and University of Adelaide. He has also held academic teaching roles in areas such as Business information systems, Multimedia arts and engineering project management with experience teaching in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Mathew recently led a half million dollar Australian federal government funded grant on e-Exams across ten university partners and is co-chair of the international 'Transforming Assessment' webinar series as the e-Assessment special interest group under the Australasian society for computers in learning in tertiary education. He is an honorary academic University of Queensland, Monash University and an adjunct academic at University of Tasmania.

Professor Kay SAMBELL
Professor of Higher Education Pedagogy, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
(Consultant of The Education University of Hong Kong)


Professor Kay SAMBELL currently works at Edinburgh Napier University, where she is a Professor in the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement. A 2002 UK National Teaching Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she is widely known, nationally and internationally, for her contributions to the assessment for learning movement in higher education. She co-led the national Centre For Excellence in Assessment for Learning at Northumbria University and in recent years has served as President of the acclaimed Assessment in Higher Education Conference, working closely with a vibrant network leading the development of assessment for learning internationally ( She has recently published, with Professor Sally Brown, a suite of guidance notes to support busy practitioners with the assessment challenges presented by the pandemic, all of which are available to download from or