How long have you worked at UOW?

Since 2017.

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

To teach epidemiology in the Masters and Bachelors of Public Health. To conduct cancer epidemiology research to improve cancer outcomes in the wider population.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

Without a doubt my students are the most rewarding part of my job.  To see their faces light up, excitement in learning something new and when they feel more confident and courageous about themselves.

What’s the most challenging?

Not having enough time to spend with other kindred spirits who are passionate about teaching our students.

Proudest work achievement at UOW?

Creating a new teaching strategy (Hybrid Team Base Learning –Personalised Education; HTBL-PE) adapting it specifically for the student cohort at UOW,  seeing how it systematically caters to different student learning styles and supporting students in their learning journey.

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

To systematically improve the quality of teaching and learning, knowing that the impact of a good teacher can last a lifetime

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

Meeting like minded passionate women leaders  at the Leadership Program for Senior Academic Women.

Random fact about you or hidden talent?

Learnt the violin a few years ago having never touched the instrument ever but always wanted to learn it. The instrument is indeed magical when I don’t sound like a cat being run over 🙂

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

Japan – love the food and scenery, it’s so peaceful and enigmatic at the same time.

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

Being able to grow peonies in Wollongong (any advice is welcome!)