The Project Team

We provide resources, consultations, workshops, and evaluation help for academics who would like to start using the ALURE model with their students. 

Here are our team members:

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Associate Professor Susan Rowland, Project Leader

Susan is a teaching focused academic in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences at the University of Queensland. She has expertise in developing and running opt-in ALUREs in large Biochemistry classes. Susan has been awarded an Australian Awards for University Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence (2014), the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Beckman Coulter Education Award (2014) and a University of Queensland Award for Teaching Excellence (2013) for her work. She is on secondment at the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI) at the University of Queensland during 2016 and part of 2017.

 

Associate Professor Gwen Lawrie, Project Co-Leader

Gwen is a teaching focused academic and Director of First Year Chemistry Curriculum and Assessment in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences at the University of Queensland. She has expertise in running opt-in ALUREs in large early-year Chemistry classes. She has successfully adapted the CASPiE model of undergraduate research to the Australian context.  Gwen has been awarded an Australian Awards for University Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence (2013), the Royal Australian Chemistry Institute Chemistry Educator of the Year Award (2013) and a University of Queensland Award for Teaching Excellence (2012) for her work.

 

Dr Kirsten Zimbardi, Project Co-Leader

As a teaching focused academic in the School of Biomedical Science at the University of Queensland Kirsten developed expertise in running and evaluating ALUREs for large physiology classes. She has expertise in the evaluation of metacognition in undergraduate research student cohorts. 

Dr Jack Wang, Team Member

A teaching focused microbiology academic in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences at the University of Queensland, Jack has expertise in developing and running ALUREs for large microbiology classes (of up to 550 students). Jack has been awarded an OLT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2015) and a University of Queensland Award for Teaching Excellence (2014) for his work.

Dr Paula Myatt, Team Member

Paula has expertise in microbiology,  academic development, and workshop facilitation. 

Pete Worthy, Project Officer

Pete has expertise in website production, interaction design, and innovative presentation of data. He was the project officer for the project from 2012 through 2014. He is currently completing a PhD in interaction design. 

Rhianna Pedwell, Honours student (2014) and Project Officer

Rhianna has expertise in qualitative research methods, statistical analysis, and manuscript writing. She examined the student experience of ALURE during her honours year. Rhianna is now the project officer for ALURE. 

Matt Green, Honours student (2014)

Matt has expertise in computing and technology. Matt examined the implementer experience of ALURE during his honours year.