Mrs Sofie Costin

Casual Academic

College of Science and Engineering

place Biological Sciences
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I have studied at Flinders University since 2016 and graduated from the Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity and Conservation) in September 2020 with a GPA of 7.0. Through my time at Flinders, I have developed a keen interest in ecological modelling, particularly for the conservation of threatened species. I received a First Class Honours in 2022 for my work with the Global Ecology Laboratory on population modelling for threatened species.

I have a passion for teaching and have taught into First Year Biology since 2017. More recently, I have demonstrated in numerous topics across the first-, second-, and third-year within the Natural Sciences and Computer and Mathematical Sciences teaching programmes. I have a particular interest in inclusivity and accessibility and focus on incorporating First Nation's Knowledge into science education. I am also an active member of the STEM academy, focussing on curriculum development and delivery.


Bachelor of Science (Biodiversity and Conservation), Flinders University 2020, GPA 7.0

Bachelor of Science (Honours), Flinders University 2022, First Class Honours

Honours, awards and grants

Student Awards
Chancellor's Letter of Commendation in 2018, 2019, and 2022
Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Prize, 2018
Max Clark Prize in Science and Engineering, 2021

Teaching Awards
Dean (Education) Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2018 (Winner)
CSE Student Nominated Teaching Award, S1 2022 (Winner)
CSE Student Nominated Teaching Award, S2 2022 (Highly Commended)

Key responsibilities
  • Curriculum and assessment development.
  • Computer- and Laboratory-based demonstration.
  • Liaison with students, academics, and external stakeholders about topic content.
  • Providing student well-being and support.
  • Moodle and Canvas support and administration.
  • Record keeping and data management.
  • Delivery of staff professional development and 'tips and tricks' workshops.