College of Science and Engineering
Professor Karen Burke da Silva is the Dean (Education) in the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University. Karen won the 2016 Australian University Teacher of the Year Award. Areas of expertise include STEM Education, Ecology and Evolution, Citizen Science.
Member of the College of Science and Engineering STEM Academy.
Dean (Education) 2017-present
Professor of Biodiversity and Conservation (2019-present)
Associate Professor Biodiverity and Conservation (2014-2019)
Associate Head (Teaching and Learning) Faculty of Science and Engineering, Flinders University (2012 - 2017)
Director of First Year School of Biological Sciences (2012- 2017)
Chair, Flinders University College of Distinguished Educators (2011-2014)
Flinders University Executive member of HERGA (2011-present)
Senior Lecturer (2011-2014)
Online Tutorial Designer, Pearson Higher Education Publishers, Australia (2011)
Associate Dean of School-Teaching and Learning (2010- 2012)
Education Consultant, Graw Hill Publishers, Australia (2009, 2013 and 2014)
Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University (2006-2011)
Australian University Teacher of the Year
AAUT Award for Teaching Excellence in Biological Sciences
Science Excellence Awards SA Early Career STEM Educator of the Year - Tertiary Teaching
Burke da Silva, K. The Phyllis Primrose Whyte Churchill Fellowship to investigate methods of teaching science at the undergraduate university level. $22,000 for one year.
Burke da Silva, K., Familari, M., Rayner, G. Blanksby, T. Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Strengthening alignment between secondary and tertiary biology education and enhancing student transitions in the sciences. $218,000 for two years.
Burke da Silva, Flinders Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dean (Education) Key Responsibilities
Quality of Teaching and Learning for the College of Science and Engineering
Director of the STEM Academy
Director of Student Wellbeing
Reviewer for the Office of Learning and Teaching
Reviewer for Higher Education Research Group of Adelaide
Saving Nemo Conservation
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