Examination Board

The Examination Board ensures the assessments and examinations at Curtin Singapore are relevant and valuable to the teachings of the course.

Board members

Professor Linley Lord (Chair)

Professor Linley Lord has been Pro Vice-Chancellor and President of Curtin Singapore since 2018. She plays a critical role in strengthening Curtin Singapore’s relationships with industry and government and enhancing its reputation in teaching and research.

Professor Lord commenced with Curtin in 2001 and has held a number of significant positions including as a member of the University Council and Council Executive and Chair of the Academic Board. She is the Co-Lead of the Curtin Athena SWAN project and was the inaugural Academic Director of the Curtin Leadership Centre. She is the Director of the Maureen Bickley Centre for Women in Leadership and was part of the AusAid Leadership for Development Program at Curtin.

Her research interests are in gender and leadership, leadership, feminist research methods and qualitative research methods. She holds a Doctor of Business Administration and a Postgraduate Diploma Business (Human Resource Development) from Curtin and a Bachelor of Science from the University of WA.

Kerry Valentine

Ms. Kerry Valentine assumed the role of College Director and Principal at Curtin College in 2023. With an extensive and diverse background in tertiary and higher education, Kerry has accumulated her experience through engagements in Australia, Asia, and North America. Her return to Curtin College marks a homecoming to Perth, as she had previously held positions at Curtin University from 2012 to 2017. Prior to her current position, Kerry held the position of Director of Student Success and Wellbeing at Bond University. Preceding this role, she served as the Head of Student Experience/Campus Director at Torrens University in Sydney. Both roles enabled Kerry to acquire invaluable insights and leadership responsibilities in managing large teams dedicated to guiding students toward success throughout their academic journey.

Nick Swallow

Nick Swallow is the Director of Studies for the English Pathway program in Curtin Singapore. He joined Curtin Singapore in 2013 as an English teacher, taking on his current responsibilities from 2016 onwards. He plays a key role in enabling international students to raise their English language skills before they take on the challenges of tertiary education. He also works closely with the teaching team to ensure courses are delivered at a consistently high level of quality.

Nick has been working in the field of English-language teaching for over 20 years. He has spent many years working together with international students in Singapore as a teacher, teacher trainer, and department head. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Manchester, UK, and a Master of Applied Linguistics from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University.