I am interested in teaching and learning and my professional task is work with students and academics to improve learning outcomes. This is where my interest in materials design and graphic representations of knowledge began. I became increasingly aware of the potential of well designed text and graphic techniques like mindmapping for example to help students who were struggling with their studies, their assignments or managing their workload. I am also aware that students struggle with text books and learning materials designed for the last century and are disadvantaged by the way knowledge is presented in written text and poorly designed power point notes.
I am presently enrolled as a Phd canditate in the School of Education at the University of South Australia. I hope to to deepen my understanding of design, graphic representations of knowledge and discoveries in cognitive neuroscience and to pursue their application to teaching and learning in the tertiary sector.