Truman Pham

Postgraduate Director

Truman’s role as postgraduate director at The Mind Lab covers teaching, developing learning materials and supervising for our Master of Contemporary Education. He supports our students along every step of their one year or two year journey, making sure they have everything they need to succeed on the programme. Truman has also spent time researching the application of artificial intelligence in education and technology solutions for climate change, no doubt some incredibly interesting findings! 

Alongside his role in the Masters team, Truman is also involved in a range of other areas of the organisation including being an active member of the Academic Board, and the Research, Ethics, and Enterprise Working Group.

Truman has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with 1st Class Honours from The University of New South Wales and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Liverpool John Moores University in the UK.

He believes the future will see people having more agency in their learning, enabling them to learn from anywhere in the world, at any time, in any mode (online, blended, in person) whatever suits them and their learning needs. As we can see already rolling out at The Mind Lab, people will stack up their learning credits over a period of time and eventually build their self-determined degree. 

Truman can also see that as the world keeps changing, life-long learning will be more and more common in order to keep developing new skills. He believes upskilling and reskilling will eventually be a 'MUST' in everyone's working life, and we do too!

In terms of technology, Truman sees disruptive technologies coming at a faster rate than it has at any time in history, and tech startups threatening market shares of traditional ones, which is definitely a good thing.

If Truman could meet anyone it would be Leonardo da Vinci (ideally if he could speak English to ensure some really great chat) and his superpowers include his organisational skills and his critical thinking – both very useful things for his role here at The Mind Lab!

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