Prof Jayashri Ravishankar is currently Deputy Head of School (Education) in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at UNSW, Sydney. Her teaching and research interests include power system modelling, analysis and control, renewable energy integration, smart grids and micro grids.
Jayashri has a deep interest in learning and teaching, and consistently implements strategies using technology innovations and industry partnerships to improve students’ active learning. She is institutionally and internationally recognised for the impact of her innovative, research-led and highly effective teaching and leadership. Alongside high-quality research outcomes and international collaborations, she leads best practice advanced teaching in electrical engineering through imaginative initiatives, including blended industry lectures and flipped mode strategies. By demonstrating teaching excellence in her professional, inclusive learning environments, particularly supportive of international students, she has been very influential in educational peer leadership. By mentoring her students to focus on learning as future professionals, and by excelling in UNSW leadership and service roles, she shares her passion for engineering education and research. Esteem indicators include Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy awarded by Advance HE (UK) in 2018, Teaching Excellence Awards both from the Faculty of Engineering in 2016, UNSW-wide Teaching Excellence award in 2018 and the Australian National Citation Award for University Teaching in 2019.