Dean (Education), College of Science and Engineering
“Teach like a scientist! That is my approach to educating students, fellow academics and the public. If we can showcase the importance of science in everyday life, we have an opportunity to strive toward a better future.”
Karen is one of Australia’s most influential STEM educators, recognised with awards including the prestigious Australian University Teacher of the Year.
Karen is nationally and internationally recognised for her research on student transition, inquiry, fieldwork and student success and wellbeing. As well as, her contributions to STEM textbooks, curriculum reviews, workshops and keynote presentations.
Karen is the founder of the Saving Nemo Conservation Program which involves university students, school children and the public in research and science through Citizen Science projects.