Sirkka-Liisa Marjatta Uusimäki

Senior Lecturer

Department of Education and Special Education
Visiting address
Västra Hamngatan 25
41117 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 300
40530 Göteborg

About Sirkka-Liisa Marjatta Uusimäki

Associate Professor Liisa Uusimäki joined Göteborgs Universitet, Sweden in January 2013. Her areas of teaching include both International and Swedish postgraduate and undergraduate courses (e.g., pedagogical/educational leadership, mentoring/supervision, globalisation and comparative education).

Based on her interest and expertise in the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education she received in 2018 an Excellent Teacher award (equivalent to Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning) from the Faculty of Education at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Liisa has also extensive teaching and research experience in Teacher Education from several Australian Universities, include, Charles Stuart University, Albury, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC).


Högskola pedagogisk program (Swedish University teaching qualification) (University of Gothenburg)

Supervision in Higher Education (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Charles Sturt University, NSW Australia)

Doctor of Philosophy PhD (Queensland University of Technology, (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Foundation in University Learning and Teaching (Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia)

Master of Education (Research), (Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland)

Bachelor of Education (Secondary), (Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia)

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities), (Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Australia


Internationalization, Inclusion, Cross-Cultural studies, Mentoring/Supervision, Wellbeing and Care, Educational / Pedagogical Leadership and Educational psychology.

Professional Speaking Engagements 2017 -2018

A necessary paradigm shift inclusion in teaching and learning – State Library Perth Western Australia (22 August, 2018) Inclusion – Murdoch University, Perth Western Australia, (24 August 2018) Internationalisation – Curtin University, Perth Western Australia (24 August 2018) Internationalization of Higher Education in Sweden – at Moscow State University and Moscow City University – Moscow, Russia (24 April 2018) Inclusion and Early Childhood Teacher Education – at Moscow State University and Moscow City University – Moscow, Russia (24 April 2018) Swedish Fathers involvement in Preschools – Ankara, Turkey (4-7 February 2018) Bremen University, Bremen Germany – Public presentation – Internationalization – A Swedish experience (3 July 2017) Salerno University, Salerno, Italy – Key Note – Mentoring as Professional Development (5 July 2017) Salerno University, Salerno, Italy – Presentation – Swedish Teachers attitudes about Professional Development (7 July 2017)