Ph.D in Theoretical Particle Physics from The University of Adelaide (2006)
Fellow: Australian Institute of Physics 2018 Elected as a Fellow_AIP
Australian Competitive Grants: Australian Government Department of Industry,Innovation and Science WISE Grant 2018 (Parappilly, Lenehan, Day and Herraman):$167,960 Commonwealth Grant
The 2017 South Australian Women's Honour Roll Honour roll for popular physics lecturer
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 2016 (Ellis, Parappilly, Randhawa, Burke da Silva): $15,000.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Funding 2016 (Parappilly, Burke da Silva): STEM: Women Branching Out;$18,000
The Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2015.
National OLT Citation Award 2015 for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning-The Australian Awards for University Teaching.
The South Australian Science Excellence Awards: Early Career STEM Educator of the year 2015–Tertiary Teaching.
Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2015.
Faculty of Science and Engineering Research Establishment Funding 2015: $20,000.
Flinders University Leadership Program (FULP) Certificate of Completion 2015.
Faculty Nomination to attend The 5th National Higher Education Women's Leadership Summit 2015.
Faculty of Science& Engineering Collaborative Research Initiative Project Grant 2014 (Parappilly, Anderson); $3000.
Faculty of Science & Engineering Research Establishment Funding 2014: $60,000 over three years.
Flinders University ETPPAFYC Grant 2013 (Parappilly, Pyke): $4000.
Finalist: 2013 SA Science Excellence Awards- Early Career STEM Educator of the year (Tertiary Teaching)
Faculty Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant 2012 (Parappilly, Harmer-Basell):$10,000.
Faculty Scholar, Faculty of Science and Engineering, 2012/2013
Science and Mathematics network of Australian university educators-SaMnet Scholar 2012.
Grant awarded through the ALTC National Teaching Fellowship 2011 on Inquiry Oriented Learning
Flinders Foundations of University Teaching (FFOUT) Certificate 2008.
Flinders University Transition Grant 2007:
PANIC05 (Particle and Nuclei International Conference, Santa Fe, USA) Student Award 2005
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- present)
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