Executive Board

 

David Geelan

David Geelan is Deputy Head of School (Learning and Teaching) and an Associate Professor in the School fo Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University. 

As Managing Director and President, David oversees the work of ASERA and reports on its performance and activities to the membership. David’s aim is to ensure that ASERA promotes science education research and that ASERA is a vibrant organisation that serves the needs of its members. He is also co-Editor in Chief of RISE until December, 2018.

Leah Moore

Leah Moore is an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra. She teaches and researchers earth and environmental science with a science education speciality. Leah conducts research in: science curriculum analysis, science teacher PCK development, innovative use of available technologies in teaching, and post-colonial science education.

Leah is Vice President of ASERA and represents ASERA at ICASE.

 

Ange Fitzgerald 

Ange Fitzgerald is an Associate Professor (Science Curriculum and Pedagogy) at University of South Queensland. Her main focus is engaging in activities that support pre- and in-service teachers in developing their confidence and competence in the learning and teaching of science in primary school settings.

Ange is the Secretary/Treasurer for ASERA and is responsible for overseeing the administrative and financial functions of the organisation. In doing this, she supports the other Directors achieve their goals for the membership.

David Treagust

David Treagust is Professor of Science Education at Curtin University. His research interests involve:

  1. the theoretical developments of conceptual change,
  2. the use of analogies, models in engendering conceptual change,
  3. diagnostic and formative assessment in science, and
  4. the use of multiple representations in teaching and learning science.

As past Managing Director/President (2003-2010), David’s role on the Board includes general advice based on my corporate memory of ASERA and liaison with international groups like NARST.

Kimberley Wilson

Kimberley Wilson is a Lecturer in Science Education at Australian Catholic University.  Kimberley

 works predominantly with early childhood and primary pre-service teachers and her research interests include: contextualised science curriculum, engaging diverse students in science education, and culturally responsive pedagogies.

Kimberley is the Early Career Researcher (ECR) representative on the ASERA board. If you are an ECR and would like to know more about ASERA or have some ideas about ways that the association could better support you, then please get in touch with Kimberley.

Kathryn Paige

Kathy Paige is a senior lecturer in science and mathematics education at the University of South Australia. Her research interests include pre-service science and mathematics education for primary and middle students, education for sustainability (EfS) and place-based education.  
 
Kathy is a general member of the ASERA Board.

 

 

Donna King

Donna King is an Associate Professor in science education at the Queensland University of

Technology. Her research in science education spans four interconnecting fields: the emotional engagement of students in science in the middle years, using engineering contexts for teaching science, context-based science education and STEM-industry partnerships in schools.  An outcome of this work is the development and implementation of innovative context-based units where teachers have adopted new pedagogical approaches for teaching science. She has been a chief investigator on a number of ARC projects with the most recent one focussing on students’ use of data for modelling when learning STEM through an engineering context.

Donna is co-Editor in Chief of ASERA's journal, Research In Science Education (RISE), a top-5 science education research journal internationally. , She leads a team of Associate Editors and Assistant Editors, and leads and maintains the Editorial Board and approximately 400 reviewers.

Peter Aubusson

Peter Aubusson is Professor of Education at the University of Technology Sydney where he

specialises in science education.  He has researched science education and teacher learning and development for over fifteen years.

Peter is on the ASERA board as the immediate past Managing Director/President of ASERA.

 

 

 

 

Gillian Kidman

Gillian Kidman is an Associate Professor of Science Education at Monash University. She hasresearch and teaching interests in the sciences and is particularly interested in inquiry-based practices and the potential inquiry has for the integration of science with other disciplines. Gillian's work in the area of disciplinarity and inquiry-based practices with teachers is providing a fertile ground for the exploration of Inquiry inquiry-based practices and skill acquisition. Her research, teaching and curriculum design is award winning at both the State and National levels, and she was a Writer and Senior Advisor of the Australian Curriculum: Science, and Australian Curriculum: Biology. 

Gillian is a general member on the ASERA Board.

Christine McDonald

Christine McDonald is a Senior Lecturer in Science Education at Griffith University. She is an

Associate Editor of ASERA’s journal, Research in Science Education (RISE), and has been a member of ASERA since presenting at her first conference in 2001.

Christine is a general member of the ASERA Board.

 

 

Sally Birdsall

Sally Birdsall is a Lecturer in the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the Faculty of Education.

Sally is the conference convenor for ASERA 2019 which will be held in July, Christchurch, NZ.