Professor Susan Jones is a Fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) and currently serves on the HERDSA National Executive. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Zoology and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education from the University of Tasmania, and a PhD from the Australian National University.
She worked at the University of Tasmania from 1987 to 2013, where her career path balanced scientific research with teaching and mentoring. Career accolades include an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation and the 2008 ALTC National Award for Teaching Excellence (Biological Sciences, Health and related Studies).
As ALTC Discipline Scholar for Science, she led the 2010-2011 Learning and Teaching Academic Standards (LTAS) Project for Science with co-Discipline Scholar Professor Brian Yates. That project produced nationally endorsed threshold learning outcomes for bachelor level degrees in science: the Science TLOs.
Sue was Head of the School of Zoology at the University of Tasmania from 2006-2011. Upon her retirement in 2013, her University granted her the title of Professor Emeritus in recognition of her significant contributions to both educational leadership and biological research. She now holds honorary positions with both the School of Biological Sciences and the Tasmanian Institute of Teaching and Learning.
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