Jacinta den Besten

First Year Physics Coordinator, University of Melbourne

I have a passion for communicating physics to everyone both through education and outreach. Regardless of age or background everyone should understand how the universe works. I have taught physics at all levels of education and currently teach first year physics at the University of Melbourne and coordinate the first year program and curriculum development.

Providing access and role models for young girls and women into the world of STEM is an important component of my work. I have worked on a number of initiatives over the past seven years developing the growth and engagement of girls in physics in particular.

Experience

  • –present
    First Year Physics Coordinator, University of Melbourne