Having worked as a research and clinical scientist in pre-implantation IVF genetics and secondary science education, Jennifer also has a passion for nurturing quality science education. She also engages in self-study research to ensure her professional knowledge of teaching is articulated and shared.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
• Ensuring quality teacher preparation in an increasingly complex and dynamic tertiary space (self-study research).
• Encouraging pre-service teacher critical thinking about the use and effectiveness of practical work in science
• Comparing the nature of education and biomedical students’ views about the nature of science. This cross-faculty research project also includes working with students as research partners.
• Primary Teachers’ Perceptions and Current Understanding of STEM Education: A Cross-Cultural Analysis between Australia and India