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Karena Waller

Associate Professor
Pathogenesis
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
Curriculum
Assessment
STEMM outreach
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
protozoan proteins
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A/Prof

Karena Waller

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Higher Education
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A/Prof

Karena Waller

 

Biography
Dr Karena Waller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and Deputy Program Director of the Bachelor of Biomedicine. Karena joined the Department’s academic teaching staff in 2010 after completing 15 years in local and international malaria research.

Today, Karena contributes significantly to the teaching and learning of microbiology and immunology to second and third year Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Biomedicine students. In addition to her role as lecturer and subject coordinator, Karena is also the Academic Programs Coordinator, Majors Coordinator and the Exchange/Global Mobility Coordinator for the Department. External to the Department, Karena sits on numerous School, Faculty, Institute and University Committees, primarily focusing on teaching and learning, student experience and engagement, and academic governance and program management.

Career Achievements
Karena completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours (Monash University, 1994) before completing a Doctor of Philosophy (Monash University, 2001) investigating the protein interactions in malaria-infected red blood cells. After completing five years of post-doctoral research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, USA, Karena was awarded a prestigious NHMRC Howard Florey Fellowship in 2005 to return to Australia to establish an independent malaria research program. Karena has published numerous biomedical and educational research and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) articles in international, peer-reviewed journals. Karena completed the Graduate Certificate in University Teaching (University of Melbourne, 2011) and has been a member of the University’s Academic Programs Committee (APC) and Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance Committee (TALQAC) since 2017. Karena’s excellence and innovation in teaching and learning has been rewarded with numerous prizes, from both the University and the Australian Society for Microbiology.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 20 most recent scholarly works by Karena Waller.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2017

Australian Society for Microbiology David White Excellence in Teaching Award

2016

ASMCUE Travel Award, sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

2014

Melbourne Medical School Teaching Award - Early Career Development

2010

Australian Society for Microbiology Teachers Travel Award (2010)

2007

The CASS Foundation - Travel Grant

2006

The CASS Foundation - Travel Grant

1995

Monash University - Graduate Scholarship

2014

FASM - Fellow of the Australian Society of Microbiology


2005

NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Associate Professor

Microbiology And Immunology

Deputy Program Director, Bachelor Of Biomedicine

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences

A/Professor In Higher Education

Melbourne Graduate School Of Education

Member

Australian Collaborative Education Netowrk (ACEN)

Member

International Society for Scholarhsip of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)

Founding Member, Chair Ed Sig (2017-2019)

Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM), Education Special Interest Group (Ed SIG) and EduCon

Member

American Society for Microbiology (ASM USA)

Fellow - Fasm (2014-), Chair Of Vic Branch (2014-2018)

Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Member

Australian Society for Parasitology (ASP)

Member

ARC / NHMRC Research Network for Parasitology

Education


Graduate Certificate in University Teaching

University of Melbourne

Doctorate of Philosophy

Monash University

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Monash University