Awards and grants

Teaching awards

2013     Office and Learning Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. For developing an assessment regime that provides early detection of students at risk, builds graduate capabilities for resourcefulness and creative critical thinking, and instils a genuine enthusiasm for learning and participation.

2013     The inaugural departmental Learning and Teaching awards for ‘Creativity and Contributions to Learning and Teaching’. For identifying and understanding key findings and effectively communicating scientific concepts: Masters of Research tasks centred on the seminar series.

2012     Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
For instigating a support framework that develops students as individuals and designing innovative teaching approaches that enhance student engagement, resourcefulness and creative thinking.

2012     Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
For instigating a support framework that develops students as individuals and designing innovative teaching approaches that enhance student engagement, resourcefulness and creative thinking.

2011     Faculty of Science: Learning and Teaching Award. Respect and support for development of students as individuals.

2011     Australian Learning and Teaching Council: Australian Awards for University Teaching: Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning with BIOL114: Evolution and Biodiversity: for developing a student led approach to scientific learning in first year, while inculcating the rigor and spirit of scientific investigation.

2011     Vice Chancellors Award for Programs that Enhance Learning: Biological Sciences – Genes to Geoscience Research Enrichment Program. Apart of a large team that created and utilised this program.

Community engagement

2006     Coal and Allied Community Trust Sustainability Award: For Australian Museum BugWise Program. Awarded for the programs contribution to the sustainability of the Hunter Valley region.

2006     NSW Premier’s Public Sector Award: Category: Environment and Natural Resources: Highly commended award for Australian Museum BugWise: Developing novel habitat assessment methodologies in the Hunter Valley.

Grants

  • 2014 Learning and teaching enhancement program                                                             Building confidence in Science students: strengthening and developing foundational skills in laboratory methods
  • 2013 Endeavour Fellowship – Panama
  • 2012 National University of Singapore – inkind
  • 2012 Australia and Pacific Science Foundation
    Its not all peachy: what is the adaptive role of ontogenetic colour change in frogs?” – Funding for 3 years
  • 2011 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute – inkind
  • 2011 Texas Tech University Travel grant
  • 2008 Post Graduate Reseach Fund
  • 2008 Linnean Society of NSW
  • 2007 Macquarie International Travel grant
  • 2006 Macquarie University Core Research Scholarship
  • 2006-2008 Coal and Allied Community Trust. BugWise extension.
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