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Lecturer in Learning & Teaching Development, Impact and Recognition, Queensland University of Technology

Sarah is a Lecturer in Learning & Teaching Development, Impact and Recognition within QUT’s Academy of Learning and Teaching. In this role she actively supports academics to develop their learning and teaching practices and receive recognition of their achievements. Immediately prior to this, Sarah lectured and unit coordinated large undergraduate mathematics and engineering units, while also providing student support through one-to-one consultations, drop-in sessions, workshops, and embedded resources as an educator in the Student Success Group. Sarah’s commitment to learning and teaching has been recognised by a number of awards including a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning from the Australian Awards for University Teaching, a Citation for Early Career Contribution to Engineering Education, Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, and a Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence.

Sarah’s background is in modelling and simulation, having completed her PhD investigating red blood cell shape and deformability from a numerical modelling perspective. Sarah’s current research interests are in engineering education, learning analytics, educational technology, and academic development. Her most significant project to date has been investigating the impact of worked example videos as part of blended learning designs.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Lecturer in Learning & Teaching Development, Impact and Recognition, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2018–2019
    Associate Lecturer in Mathematics & Engineering, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2014–2017
    Sessional Academic in Engineering, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2013–2014
    Graduate Well Engineer, BG Group

Education

  • 2018 
    Queensland University of Technology, PhD
  • 2017 
    Central Queensland University, Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education
  • 2015 
    University of Southern Queensland, Graduate Diploma of Science (Mathematics)
  • 2012 
    Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)

Publications

  • 2021
    Personalised emails in first-year mathematics: Exploring a scalable strategy for improving student experiences and outcomes, Student Success
  • 2020
    Worked example videos for blended learning in undergraduate engineering, Advances in Engineering Education
  • 2020
    Understanding student perceptions of worked example videos through the technology acceptance model, Computer Applications in Engineering Education
  • 2017
    Investigation of red blood cell mechanical properties using AFM indentation and coarse-grained particle method, BioMedical Engineering OnLine

Research Areas

  • Applied Mathematics (0102)
  • Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified (099999)