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.

Teaching interests

Teaching-focused academic:

  • Coordinator, First Year Chemistry Program
  • Coordination of online computer quizzes in chemistry
  • Course coordinator CHEM1221, General, Organic and Biological Chemistry; CHEM2054, Experimental Chemistry; and CHEM2052, Chemical Biology
  • Lecturing in first year chemistry and second year chemistry (CHEM1221, CHEM2054, CHEM2058, CHEM2052)

Achievements and awards

  • Faculty of Science Teaching Excellence Award 2016
  • 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching - Award for Programs that Enhance Learning - First Year Chemistry Team
  • Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Member of the American Chemical Society

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