Researcher biography

Gwen is a Teaching-Focused academic in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences at UQ, she was appointed to this role in 2008 following several postdoctoral and senior research focused appointments in the UK and Australia. After successfully transferring from traditional chemistry laboratory research into discipline-based education and higher education research, her work has addressed student diversity in prior learning and engagement of students through: collaborative discourse and inquiry tasks; the implementation of undergraduate research experiences; and mechanisms for provision of formative feedback to support self-regulated learning. She currently leads an active research program into supporting and assessing student self-regulated learning in online environments in parallel with exploring how combinations of multimodal representations impact on learning. Gwen is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the current Editor in Chief of Chemistry Education & Research Practice (RSC Publishing). Her teaching has been recognised by multiple national, professional and institutional teaching awards including the RACI Fensham Medal in 2021.