Senior Science Communicator, PhD candidate Sydney University Physics Education Research (SUPER) group, University of Sydney

On a half-scholarship, I obtained a Masters in Space Studies (MSS) from the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France. Subject areas studied include: science, physics, engineering, biology, and chemistry of space as well as business, law, management and applications of space science. During this course I contributed to large international teams on projects on ionospheric and atmospheric physics for use in remote sensing and communications as well as terraforming Mars. I was also selected by the European Space Agency to conduct a team research project on a student parabolic flight campaign.

I hold a Graduate Diploma of Scientific Communication from the Australian National University (ANU). This full-scholarship course was an intensive and highly competitive course that included key subject areas such as science in society, science exhibition evaluation, design and management, and practical science communication to elementary, secondary students, stakeholders and members of the general public.

My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science (Astrophysics) from ANU. Key subject areas studied include planetary and geophysics, complex fluid dynamics, observational and computational astronomy, stellar and cosmological physics and quantum mechanics.

I have a Bachelor of Education studies from Charles Sturt University and four years’ experience as a secondary school teacher of Science, specialising in Physics.

I have begun a PhD in Physics education focusing on Inquiry Oriented Learning in Secondary, Tertiary and outreach program with the Sydney University Physics Education Research (SUPER) group. I have been a member of the group for a number of years and presented conference talk and posters and submitted journal articles whilst being a member of the group, showing a strong research focus

Experience

  • –present
    Science Communicator, University of Sydney

Education

  • 2002 
    Australian National University, Graduate Diploma Science Communication