Helena is a teaching specialist who is interested in the intersection between social and biophysical systems and the sustainability of the global ecosystem. She started her academic career as a behavioural ecologist interested in animal communication in marine contexts and in terrestrial environments, with an applied focus - how sound could be of use for managing over-abundant mammals like eastern grey kangaroos and grey headed flying foxes.
More recently, she has drawn on her experiences of working in an inter-disciplinary subject and team to reflect on the benefits and challenges of working across disciplinary divides. Helena draws on her teaching degree in primary and secondary education, and experience teaching environmental science, biology and mathematics at a secondary school in Gippsland in her teaching contributions in Reshaping Environments (ENVS10002), Contested Resources (EVSC20005), Human/Non-Human Encounters (SCIE20002), and Sustainability: Hope for the Earth?
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Caching or coating? An interesting behaviour by the Little Raven Corvus mellori in an urba..
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Citation for outstanding contributions to building graduate attributes: building knowledge across disciplines
Citation for Gippsland Education Service
Lecturer (Environmental Social Sciences)
Ecosystem And Forest Sciences
University of Melbourne
EDUCATION (PRIMARY AND SECONDARY)