Ph.D in Theoretical Particle Physics from The University of Adelaide (2006)
Finalist: The 2021 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes
Recipient: Medal of Order of Australia, Australia Day Honours 2020
First Runner-Up: 2020 Asia Pacific Engagement Leader of the Year: Entrepreneurship and Engagement Excellence Awards in Higher Education: ACEEU, Netherlands.
Winner: 2019 The Advertiser Woman of the Year- Coriole Top Innovator
Fellow: Australian Institute of Physics 2018 Elected as a Fellow_AIP
Chief Investigator: Australian Competitive Grants: Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science WISE Grant 2018:$167,960 Commonwealth Grant
Recipient: The 2017 South Australian Women's Honour Roll Honour roll for popular physics lecturer
Winner: The International 2017 D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning (Physics)-Society for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education-Canada International Innovation Award
The National Science Week Grant: $15,000.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Funding: STEM: Women Branching Out;$18,000
Winner: The Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
Winner: National OLT Citation Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning-The Australian Awards for University Teaching.
Winner: The South Australian Science Excellence Awards: Early Career STEM Educator of the year –Tertiary Teaching.
Winner: Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching
Recipient: Faculty of Science and Engineering Research Establishment Funding: $20,000
Faculty of Science& Engineering Collaborative Research Initiative Project Grant 2014; $3000.
Faculty of Science & Engineering Research Establishment Funding 2014: $60,000 over three years.
Flinders University ETPPAFYC Grant: $4000.
Faculty Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant :$10,000.
Faculty Scholar, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Science and Mathematics network of Australian university educators-SaMnet Scholar
Grant awarded through the ALTC National Teaching Fellowship 2011 on Inquiry Oriented Learning
Flinders University Transition Grant 2007:
PANIC05 (Particle and Nuclei International Conference, Santa Fe, USA) Student Award 2005
Director and Chief Investigator: STEM Enrichment Academy
Research Section Head: STEM Education
Self-Assessment Team (SAT): Athena SWAN Project
Course Coordinator: Bachelor of Science (Physics)
First Year Science Enrolment Counsellor
Chair: Physics Education Group (PEG), Australian Institute of Physics (2016- 2018)
Founder: STEM: Women Branching Out Group at Flinders
Chief Investigator: STEM Enrichment Academy (July 2018- Present)
SA Representative: Physics Education Group (PEG), Australian Institute of Physics (2008- present)
Member: APS (The American Physical Society) (2015)
Member: AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) (2015)
Member: International Group on Physics Teaching-GIREP (2018-present)
Member: STLHE (Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Canada) (2011-present)
Member: HERDSA (Higher Education Research and Development Soceity of Australasia) (2009-present)
Member: ERGA (The Education Research Group of Adelaide) (2008-present)
Organiser, AIP-SA AstroFest 2009 (IYA 09 event for year 9 students), Flinders University Campus, November 25, 2009
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