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Lecturer, Faculty of The Professions, School of Education, University of New England

Frances is a member of the Mathematics/Science/Information Technology/PDHPE Teaching and Research Group (TRG). Within this group, she specialises in Science Education.

Her research interests are: science education (particularly biology), distance/blended science learning and teaching, students' perceptions of learning science, and education for sustainability.


  • 1997–present
    Lecturer, University of New England


  • 2007 
    University of New England, PhD

Research Areas

  • Learning Sciences (130309)
  • Teacher Education And Professional Development Of Educators (130313)
  • Secondary Education (130106)
  • Primary Education (Excl. Maori) (130105)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Environmental Education And Extension (050203)