Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences
College of Science and Engineering
Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Applied and Pure)
Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Honours)
PhD (Applied Mathematics)
Awarded for excellence in teaching based on student nominations.
Awarded by the School of Mathematical Sciences for the greatest distinction in level III applied mathematics courses.
Mathematical Contest in Modelling Certificate of Merit (2009)
Awarded by the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications for the (international) Mathematical Contest in Modelling for excellence in modelling and problem solving (highest Australian result in 2009).
Dean's Certificate of Merit (2007, 2008 and 2009)
For distinction in academic results across a year of undergraduate study.
I work full-time as a teaching specialist in mathematical sciences based in the College of Science and Engineering. I am a member of the College of Science and Engineering STEM Academy and am the STEM Academy Associate Lead for Recruitment and Outreach within the College. I am a member of the College Education Commmitee and the Student Recruitment Committee.
I am currently the course co-ordinator for the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences.
As a teaching specialist in mathematics, I am interested in new methods of teaching that improve learning. I am particularly interested in investigating better ways to guide students through new material and finding ways of providing specialised assistance. In mathematics, I believe we have a large responsibility to help how students view mathematics and to ensure they believe in their capability to learn. I like to find ways to reduce the expectation on memorisation and istead focus on deeper conceptual appreciation.
I am very interested to show students the human side of mathmatics. This includes highlighting the diverse cultures that have studied mathematics, along with the different ways of thinking and discovering knowledge. I also want to ensure that classes reflect that mathematics is a human activity, which is done collaboratively, creatively, and by commbining different approaches and ideas. These are all ongoing interests and things that I am still workiing to improve on.
My teaching expertise is mainly in concepts related to calculus, from first principals through to advanced methods in applied mathematics, differential equations and basic analysis. I have experience with material from high school level through to graduate topics.
I am currently the South Australian Representative on the AustMS Standing Comittee on Mathematics Education.
As a member of ANZIAM, I have served as the ANZIAM Early Career Representative and as a SA Branch Committee member. I was on the organising committees of ANZIAM 2017 and AustMS 2019, and across these conferences I acted as website editor, ran the social media, co-ordinated registration, edited and compiled the conference books, and contributed to the general organisation. I also ran the AMSI-ANZIAM Early Career Workshop 2018.
I regularly participate in outreach events, and have most recently been a mentor for the AMSI CHOOSEMATHS programme, given both university-based and public talks on popular mathematics, and have run activities for school students.
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