Dr Narelle Hunter

Senior Lecturer

College of Science and Engineering

place Biological Sciences (357)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Narelle Hunter is an award-winning teaching-specialist lecturer at Flinders University, Australia. She uses innovative teaching methods to deliver the first-year biology and STEM programs. Narelle’s research focusses on developing the disciplinary literacy of science students through reading and writing. Narelle is a member of the STEM academy, working with university colleagues and school teachers across Australia to facilitate STEM teaching innovations.


2020 - PhD in Science Education, Flinders University

2007 - Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Flinders University

2001 - Bachelor of Science (Honours), Flinders University

2000 - Bachelor of Science majoring in Animal, Environmental & Plant Biology, Flinders University

Key responsibilities

I am the topic coordinator for STEM2005 - Innovation in STEM, which prepares students for scientific research and communicating findings with a wide audience.

I co-coordinate the topics BIOL1101 - Evolution of Biological Diversity and BIOL1102 - Molecular Basis of Life and coordinate the Supervised Study program in these topics.

I am also the Academic Integrity Officer for the College of Science & Engineering (Natural Sciences), assisting staff and students with academic integrity matters across the college.

Teaching interests

I am interested in increasing the scientific literacy of all students and the wider community. I am focused on delivering quality teaching in the College of Science & Engineering and I am particulary interested in engaging students in their first year at Flinders University.

Topic coordinator
BIOL1112 Biology & Society
BIOL1102 Molecular Basis of Life
BIOL1101 Evolution of Biological Diversity
STEM2005 Innovation in STEM
Topic lecturer
BIOL1101 Evolution of Biological Diversity
BIOL1102 Molecular Basis of Life
STEM1001 Nature of STEM
Supervisory interests
Science education
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