Photograph of Pam Mort

Pam Mort

Learning Adviser

Contact: LG13, North Wing, Chancellery Building
Telephone: +61 (2) 9385 - 1150

Pam has worked at The Learning Centre at UNSW Australia since 1998 as a Learning Adviser. Her work has focused on communication skills for  engineering and science students and international student orientation programs.

During this time Pam has collaborated with lecturers to develop writing and study guides for undergraduate engineering students. She also regularly team-lectures with academics  and runs school-specific workshops (from undergraduate report writing  to thesis writing for undergraduate and postgraduate students) within the faculties of Engineering and Science.

In 2002 she received an Innovative Teaching and Educational Technology ITET Fellowship from the Pro Vice Chancellor of Quality and Education to develop an interactive on-line resource on writing case study reports for risk management students.

In 2007 Pam was a member of the ALTC funded cross institutional project team which developed an online report writing learning environment (WRiSE)

Pam was also a recipient of a group Carrick citation in 2007 for Outstanding contribution to developing student academic literacy in the Faculty of Engineering UNSW: A partnership approach between Faculty and The Learning Centre'.


BA Vis Art & GDip Prof Art CAI, GDipEd Sec Art Nepean

CAE, RSA Cert TOEFL ACE, MA Linguistics USYD

Publications & Conference Papers

Pam's publications include:

Drury, H. & Mort, P.  2015, Engaging Students in Online Learning Environments for Success in Academic Writing in the Disciplines, In M. Deane & T. Guasch ( eds), Learning and Teaching Online: Strategies for Success, Brill: Germany, pp. 151-175.  Available:
Skinner, I. M., Steele, J., Mort, P. 2015, Effect of Language Difficulties on Results of Engineering Students, In Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering 2015, Zuhai, China.

Mort, P., Drury, H., Calvo, R.A., Skinner, J., McEwan, A., Levy, D., Molina, M.G., & Mitrajit, R., (2012), An online writing centre for engineering students. Proceedings of the 8th International CDIO Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, July 1 - 4.

Mort, P. & Drury, D. (2012), Supporting student academic literacy in the disciplines using genre-based online pedagogy. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, Vol 6, No 3.

Skinner,  I. and Mort, P. (2009) Embedding academic literacy support within the electrical engineering curriculum: A case study, IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 52, no. 4, pp 547 – 554.
Skinner  I. and Mort, P. (2009) Communication skills developed within the engineering curriculum, In refereed Proceedings of 20th Annual Conference for the AAEE; Engineering the Curriculum, pp 1038 -1042,  University of Adelaide, Adelaide.
Reidsema, C. and Mort, P. (2009) Assessing reflective writing: Analysis of reflective writing in an engineering design course, Journal of Academic Language & Learning; Special Issue: Refereed proceedings of the 9th Biennial Conference for ALL, vol. 3, no. 2, pp A117-A129. [online:].

Drury, H. and Mort, P. (2008) Carrick Project Update: developing an online learning environment for report writing in Science and Engineering, presentation at NSW/ACT AALL (Association for Academic Language and Learning) Professional Development Day, 5 December, 2008, The University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Mort, P., & Holloway, L. (2006). Supporting the PhD: Genre and moves in engineering theses introductions. In G. Grigg & C. Bond (Eds.), Supporting learning in the 21st century: Refereed proceedings of the 2005 Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference. (pp. 192-204). Auckland.

Wiley, D. & Mort, P. (Sept 2005) Inducting our PhD Students: Changing the Research Culture and Improving the Student Experience. In Radcliff, D & Humphries, J. (Eds.) 4th ASEE/Aaa Global Colloquium on Engineering Education. Star City, Darling Harbour Sydney.

Wu, CL., Ngatai, L., Sweeton, J., Mort, P. (2004) First year Aviation: Integrating Content with Information Literacy and Learning Support Schemes. In First Contact: the Challenge of Integrating Graduate Attributes from First Year: Proceedings of the First Year Forum 2003. University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Jones, G. & Mort, P. (Nov 2003) Round Table Discussion on multiple Paths to Providing Excellent Student Experiences. Presentation at the LAS in Higher Education Conference. Flinders University, SA.

Mort, P. (Nov 2002) Teaching Thesis Writing in the Visual Arts. Discussion paper presented at HERDSA Language and Learning Advisors Special Interest Group , UNSW, Sydney.

Mort, P. (April 2002) Communication Courses for Research Students. Presentation at the Engineering in the Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference: Integrating Perspectives, Adelaide, SA.

Mort, P. (Oct 2002) Writing a Case Study Report in Engineering: An Online Resource. Presented for review at the Communication Skills in University Education Conference (Sept 2002) University of New South Wales.[Available from]

Stewart, L., Mort, P. & McVeigh, C. (2001). Barriers and Gateways: A Study of Nursing Students’ Utilisation of Learning Support Resources. Nurse Education Today, 21. pp. 209-217.

Mort, P. (Dec 2000) In My Own Words? Report Writing in First Year Electrical Engineering. In Emerson, L (Ed.) Tertiary Writing Network Proceedings, Hamilton New Zealand.

Mort, P. & Ford, R. (Nov 1999) In a Nutshell: A Post-modern Discourse? In Crosling, G., Moore, T., & Vance, S. (Eds.) Language and Learning: The learning Dimensions of Our Work. Refereed Proceedings of the National language and Academic Skills Conference. Monash University. Victoria.

Mort, P & Stewart, L. (May 1997). Investigating Undergraduate Nursing Students Utilisation of University Learning Development Centre. Presentation at the NSW Nurses Research Interest Group, 13th Conference . Novotel Sydney, Darling Harbour Sydney.

Mort, P. & Catterall, J. (Sept 1996) A Communication Competency Course for Academic Writing Development. Presentation at the Fifth Asia-Pacific Conference on Student Affairs, UNSW Sydney Australia.

Stewart, L. & Mort, P. (July 1998). Undergraduate Nursing Students Experiences in Developing Academic Scholarship. Presentation at the NSW Nurses Research Interest Group, 14th Conference. Novotel Sydney, Darling Harbour Sydney.

Stewart, L. & Mort, P. (1998) Reflections on a Collaborative Cross Disciplinary Research Project. The Teaching Review. Vol 6, No.1 pp48-50. CELT, UWS Macarthur.