Dr Kim Blackmore

PhD, BSc, Grad Dip Ed
Associate Professor
ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics

Areas of expertise

  • Educational Technology And Computing 130306
  • Science, Technology And Engineering Curriculum And Pedagogy 130212
  • Higher Education 130103

Research interests


  • Decarbonisation and energy transition
  • Systems thinking, cybernetics
  • Recylcing, circular economy
  • Distrbuted energy, food and waste systems
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to higher education
  • Educational technology and it's impact on the higher education system

Earlier work

  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile Ad Hoc Networks


Assoicate Professor Kim Blackmore is a Senior Educational Developer, Experiences Team in the School of Cybernetics. She is interested in distributed and de-centralised systems that support and enable local action for greater good, across a wide range of domains. Kim has a particular interest in the human, technological and ecological systems that constitute higher education.

Kim has been a leader of education innovation in higher education and an early adopter of technology to improve teaching and learning. As Convener of the Digital Learning Project in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP), Kim led the team which created the world's first bilingual MOOC. As an academic in the Research School of Engineering, Kim taught Signals and Systems, Communications Technologies and Modelling and Optimisation, contributed to the higher degree research student mentoring, and managed student project based learning. Kim founded the Educational Development Group for the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science and was a leader of the Engineering Hubs and Spokes project, which included sharing design, development and delivery of courses with the University of South Australia. As Engineering Education Strategist, Kim developed operational and logistical plans for problem based learning in the Systems Design core of the Bachelor of Engineering degree.  

Kim has been Director of Learning and Teaching at the University of Canberra (UC) and at ANU. At UC, Kim managed the education quality, innovation, and technology functions of the university, as well as the library and careers services. Key projects at UC included a whole-of-institutional curriculum review and roll-out of a new learning management system. At  ANU, Kim led the Interactive Learning Project, a strategic ANU project aiming to leverage social interaction to activate the on-campus education experience and enhance student learning, and led the Centre for Learning and Teaching through the tumult of pivoting in an out of remote learning in response to COVID-19, including rapid adoption of enabling teaching and assessment technologies.

Kim has conducted research in Education Innovation, the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching, Machine Learning, Mobile Ad-hoc Networks, Document Image Processing and Anomalous Change Detection in Communication Networks, as an academic and as a Research Scientist in Defence Science and Technology.


Projects and Grants

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