A/PROF Heather Verkade

A/PROF Heather Verkade

Positions

  • Education in Sciences and Health Sciences (Higher education)
  • Higher education (Higher education)
  • Learning Processes (Higher Education)

Overview

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  • Research Interests:

    • Implementing improvements to undergraduate education in the Sciences and Biomedical Sciences.
    • Active methods of learning in the University setting
    • What are students’ approaches to interpreting and judging scientific argument?
    • When students see themselves as producers of scientific information, and presenters of scientific argument, rather than passive reproducers of predictable experiments
    • Concepts and misconceptions: How to change a students’ mind
       

Affiliation

Member of

  • International Society for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Member 2018 -
  • Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Member 2014 -
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. Associate Fellow and Member of Victorian Branch Committee 2013 -
  • Genetics Society of America. Member 2012 -
  • Genetics Society of Australasia. Member 2006 -
  • Australian and New zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology. Treasurer 2004 -
  • Australian and New zealand Society for Cell and Developmental Biology. Member, Treasurer 2004 - 2006 2004 -
  • Society for Developmental Biology (US). Member 2004 -

Publications

Selected publications

Awards

Education and training

  • GCHE, Monash University 2008
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2000
  • BSc (hons), University of Melbourne 1995

Awards and honors

  • Award for Learning and Teaching Achievement, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, 2017
  • Shimadzu Education Award, Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2017

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Supervision

Available for supervision

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