Primary research interest

Laboratory-based learning in chemistry - what are the barriers to student success in the laboratory and how do we provide situations that allow students to maximise their learning? Mathematical foundations for chemistry study.

Research focus and collaborations

My active research interests are in the field of chemistry education research, particularly student learning within the laboratory environment.

I have previously undertaken chemistry research in the areas of coordination chemistry, macrocyclic chemistry and medicinal inorganic chemistry.

I currently collaborate with researchers from Electrical Engineering on projects involving the detection of tumours using microwave radiation.

Teaching interests

Teaching-focused academic:

  • First Year Chemistry Laboratory, Academic in charge
  • Coordination of online computer quizzes in chemistry
  • Course coordinator CHEM1021, General Chemistry
  • Lecturing in first year chemistry and second year chemistry (CHEM2052, biological inroganic chemistry)

Achievements and awards

  • Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Member of the American Chemical Society

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