Bec is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University. Her research interests include development of teachers’ knowledge and expertise for science teaching and learning. In particular, her research focuses on how knowledge can be developed at different stages of teachers’ career and how this influences teaching practice and student learning outcomes in science education.
Bec is the Managing Director/President of ASERA.
Linda is an Associate Professor of Education (Science Education) at Deakin University. Her research interests include teaching out-of-field, STEM education, teacher learning and school change, partnerships in educations, as well as evaluation of education-based initiatives. She has designed, implemented and evaluated professional learning for primary and secondary teachers of science and STEM for over ten years.
Linda is Vice President of ASERA.
Jared is a Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education in the Institute of Education, Massey University. His research interests include physics, chemistry, and integrated STEM education, along with out-of-field teaching, with a focus on teachers' specialised knowledge and expertise for making decisions. Jared’s research explores effective professional learning and development opportunities for teachers to support their knowledge development. In addition to this research, he teaches chemistry, physics and science education as part of their initial teacher education courses.
Jared is Treasurer of ASERA. Jared is also a conference co-convenor for ASERA55 (2024) which will be held in July, in Auckland, New Zealand.
Reece commenced his educational career as a senior secondary Earth Science teacher before commencing his current appointment as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Creative Industries, Education, and Social Justice at QUT. He is passionate about developing quality science teachers and is committed to using his academic work to promote scientific literacy for the 21st century.
Reece is the Secretary and ECR Representative on the ASERA Board.
David Geelan is a Professor and National Head of School, Education, at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Specialties: teaching, educational research, research methodology, teacher education, educational technology, science education
David is on the ASERA board as the immediate past Managing Director/President of ASERA, and supports ASERA's web site.
David Treagust is Professor of Science Education at Curtin University. His research interests involve the theoretical developments of conceptual change; the use of analogies, models in engendering conceptual change; diagnostic and formative assessment in science; and 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 his corporate memory of ASERA and liaison with international groups like NARST.
Jan van Driel
Jan van Driel is a professor of science education at Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. He is also co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Science Education. His research focuses on science teacher knowledge and professional learning in the context of pre-service teacher education and educational innovation. As a former schoolteacher, he holds the view that an educational researcher should be engaged in issues of practice and policy. Therefore, most of his research is done in close collaboration with schools and teachers, and he publishes regularly in professional journals and gives lectures and workshops at conferences for teachers. Jan is passionate about working with HDR students and is keen for ASERA to support HDR students.
Jan is a mentor of ASERA ECRs & HDRs.
Wendy is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Wollongong. Her research interests include science teaching and learning, in particular, how educational technology can be used to support student learning and teachers teaching about science.
As Co-Editor-in-Chief of RISE, Wendy is a co-opted member of the ASERA Board representing RISE and ensuring the membership are informed about the journal’s activities and profile.
(until Dec 2023)
As Co-Editor-in-Chief of RISE, Kim is a co-opted member of the ASERA Board representing RISE and ensuring the membership are informed about the journal’s activities and profile.
(from Jan 2024)
Kok-Sing Tang is Director of Graduate Research and Associate Professor in the School of Education at Curtin University. His research interests include the role of language, literacy, discourse and multimodality in science education. More recently, he is examining the use of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) to support teaching and learning. Kok-Sing is a founding leader of the ESERA Special Interest Group Languages & Literacies in Science Education.
As Co-Editor-in-Chief of RISE, Kok-Sing is a co-opted member of the ASERA Board representing RISE and ensuring the membership are informed about the journal’s activities and profile.
Connie Cirkony is a lecturer in Science Education at the University of Tasmania. She is an experienced educator with expertise in science, STEM, and sustainability education as well as evidence-informed policy and practice. Her career in education is characterised by cross-sector, systems-wide, international perspectives in teaching, learning, and policy. She has worked in K-12 schools, universities, regional and provincial governments, and non-profit organisations, to positively influence students’ learning experiences through improved teaching and policy. Connie’s teaching and research focuses on fostering educators’ and students’ understanding and appreciation of science and the environment, such that they can contribute to a sustainable planet, now and for future generations.
Connie is a general member of the ASERA Executive Board.
Carol is a Senior Lecturer in Science Education at Flinders University. Her research interests include the impact of STEM industry engagements on preservice teachers learning and teaching and its flow on effect to students in schools. In particular, she is interested in what happens at the boundary when students move between the two different learning environments of industry and science teacher education. Carol also researches in the fields of creativity and creative problem solving in science and mathematics.
Carol is a general member of the ASERA Executive Board.
Louisa Tomas Engel
Louisa is an initial teacher educator and Associate Professor in Education at James Cook University, Townsville. Her research is focused on Science and Sustainability Education in both middle school and pre-service teacher education contexts. It has primarily explored curricula and pedagogical approaches (including blended learning approaches) that engage diverse learners in these contexts, and support the development of both cognitive and affective learning outcomes.
Louisa is a general member of the ASERA Executive Board.