Professor Andrea Chester is the Dean of the School of Education at RMIT University. She has a background in psychology education and practice, with more than 20 years of experience as an academic. Her research combines an interest in student and staff wellbeing and learning. Her work has explored the development of transformative learning experiences through partnerships. She has explored partnerships amongst local and international students, first year and later year students, and on and off campus students. She has developed models to support transformative, reflective and professional learning for staff and she is currently involved in frameworks to engage students and staff in co-design partnerships.