Team

The QS in Science project members are an interdisciplinary team working to solve an interdisciplinary problem. Each project member brings their expertise to the project, working collaboratively to achieve each of the four project outcomes.


Name: Kelly Matthews
Institution:
University of Queensland
Qualifications:
BA (Hons), Grad Cert (Ed), PhD Candidate
Current Position:
Lecturer in Higher Education, Teaching and Educational Development Institute
Project Role:
As project leader, Kelly will take responsibility for coordinating the project and provide leadership to ensure achievement of the project goals. Kelly brings expertise in education and educational research.
More info:
Kelly Matthew’s profile


Name: Peter Adams
Institution:
University of Queensland
Qualifications:
BSc (Hons), BCom, PhD
Current Position:
Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Science
Project Role:
Peter provides expertise in first year learning enhancement, technology development and implementation. He is responsible for communication with the Reference Group and Dissemination Group and the QS in Science Network.


Name: Shaun Belward
Institution:
James Cook University
Qualifications:
BSc (Hons), PhD
Current Position:
Senior Lecturer and Discipline Leader, Mathematics
Project Role:
Shaun contributes leadership around developing frameworks for academic change, particularly using project findings in the on-going JCU BSc review.
More info: Shaun Belward’s profile


Name: Carmel Coady
Institution:
University of Western Sydney
Qualifications:
BEd, BAppSc, MA, PhD
Current Position:
Associate Head of School, Mathematics. Asst Associate Dean (Science)
Project Role:
Carmel provides leadership around for the dissemination of curriculum models and frameworks for academic change, particularly utilising project findings in the up-coming UWS BSc review.


Name: Nancy Pelaez
Institution:
Purdue University, USA
Qualifications:
BSc (Hons), PhD
Current Position:
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Project Role:
Nancy contributes an international perspective, facilitating benchmarking between the USA and Australia for Outcomes 1, 2 and 3. In particular, she will focus on academic change around the use of Calibrated Peer Review to enhance QS in Science.
More info: Nancy Pelaez’ profile


Name: Leanne Rylands
Institution:
University of Western Sydney
Qualifications:
BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
Current Position:
Associate Head of School, Computing
Project Role:
Leanne is responsible for on-going project management, acting as internal project evaluator. She will provide leadership around the development of the curriculum structures and model for change in Higher Education.
More info: Leanne Rylands’ profile


Name: Kaci Thompson
Institution:
University of Maryland, USA
Qualifications:
PhD
Current Position:
Instructor of Biological Sciences and Director, Undergraduate Research and Internship Programs
Project Role:
Kaci contributes an international perspective, facilitating benchmarking between the USA and Australia for Outcomes 1, 2 and 3.  In particular, she will focus on academic change around the use of online Mathbench.
More info:
Kaci Thompson’ profile


Name: Vicki Tariq (UK)
Institution:
University of Central Lancashire
Current Position:
Professor of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, Centre for Applied Educational Research, School of Education and Social Science, University of Central Lancashire
Project Role:
External evaluator


Name: Vilma Amante Simbag
Qualifications:
BSc (Agriculture); MSc (Horticulture); MEd
Institution:
University of Queensland
Current Position:
Project Manager
Project role: Vilma takes care of all the administrative aspects of the project. She ensures that project plans and activities are implemented within timelines and budget through coordination with project team members. In her research role Vilma is in charge of obtaining information and drafting and submitting project documents.


Name: Mark Parry
Qualifications:
BEd (Science), MA (Media)
Project Role:
As Science Communications Consultant, Mark manages the QS in Science website and other communications including project Updates.
More info:
Mark Parry’s profile

Extending QS in Science 2013- 2014

Together with  Kelly Matthews (project leader), Peter Adams and Vilma Simbag, below are the members of the Extending QS in Science 2013- 2014 project team.

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Name: Elizabeth Johnson
Institution:
La Trobe University
Qualifications:
PhD
Current Position:
Associate Professor, Acting Executive Dean, and Associate Dean (Academic)
Project Role:
Liz coordinates action-planning workshops at La Trobe particularly in the engagement of life sciences majors in the Bachelor of Science. She will co-lead ACSME nuts-n-bolts workshop and will assist with dissemination via her involvement in the Vision and Innovation in Biological Education network (VIBE) and the Australian Council of Deans (ACDS) of Science Teaching & Learning Centre.
More info:
 Liz Johnson’s profile

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Name: Cristina T Varsavsky
Institution:
 Monash University
Qualifications:
 Lic Mat PhD
Current Position:
Associate Professor and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science
Project Role: 
Cristina coordinates action-planning workshops at Monash particularly in the engagement of life sciences majors in the Bachelor of Science. She will lead presentation at DELTA conference and will assist with dissemination via her involvement in Science & Mathematics Network (SaMnet) and the Mathematics Education Network.
More info: 
Cristina T Varsavsky’s profile

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Name: Yvonne Hodgson
Institution:
Monash University
Qualifications:
PhD
Current Position:
 Associate Professor and Bachelor of Biomedical Science convenor
Project Role: 
Yvonne coordinates action-planning workshops at Monash particularly in the engagement of life sciences majors in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science. She will co-lead ACSME nuts-n-bolts workshop and will assist with dissemination via her involvement in Collaborative Biomedical Education Network (CUBEnet).
More info: 
Yvonne Hodgson’s profile

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Name: Peter Thorn
Institution: 
The University of Queensland
Qualifications: 
PhD
Current Position:
 Professor and Program Director of the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences
Project Role: 
Pete coordinates action-planning workshops at UQ particularly in the engagement of life sciences majors in the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences.
More info: 
Pete Thorn’s profile