How long have you worked at UOW?

7 years

What’s your/your team’s role at the University?

I am a teaching intensive lecturer in the Discipline of Medical and Exercise Science in the School of Medicine. Most of my role involves coordinating and teaching into first year undergraduate anatomy and physiology subjects.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

The wonderful students I get to meet and seeing what can be achieved to improve teaching through collaborative projects and communities of practice. I am also thoroughly enjoying the work I do with WATTLE.

What’s the most challenging?

Finding time to achieve everything that I want to achieve and be involved in.

Proudest work achievement at UOW?

I was very humbled to receive our Faculty OCTAL award in 2020, and what makes me proud is to see passion ignited in students to pursue a pathway into medical research. Now more than ever, we can see how important medical research is.

What goals are you/your team working towards in 2020?

Like for most of us this year, it’s the goal of making a successful transition to remote learning. In particular, for me, it’s the development of resources from our anatomy and physiology labs to assist students in their learning, and finding ways to engage students in their synchronous and asynchronous remote learning activities

What’s your fondest memory so far of working at UOW?

I can’t narrow it down to one, there have been many opportunities to meet amazing people and be involved in some great projects and professional development.

Random fact about you or hidden talent?

I once had my car rammed by an unhappy wombat who did not like me stopping by the side of the road to take a photo of it.

What’s your favourite place in the world and why?

Camping along the Inca Trail in Peru, where I witnessed fireflies lighting up the sky at dusk – beautiful!

Something on your bucket list you’d care to share?

Hiking in Tasmania