Professional Development


Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences)
Anthropology & Sociology, Media & Communications
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts
University of Western Australia
2011 - Present

Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme (OIISDP)
University of Oxford
7 - 18 July 2014

International Postgraduate Teachers @ UWA Programme
Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL)
University of Western Australia
February – June 2014

CCI Winter School (CCIWS)
ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries & Innovation (CCI)
Queensland University of Technology
24 - 28 June 2013

Bachelor of Social Sciences (First Class Honours)
Sociology and Gender Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore, Singapore
2007 - 2011

Courses attended for Teaching and Learning

International Postgraduate Teachers @ UWA Programme, CATL
February – June 2014
Motivation: Engaging your students in meaningful learning
Understanding the Australian system: Cultural modes of learning at UWA
English language development: Communicating better with your student
Small group teaching: Strategies for use in tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab
Microteaching, large group teaching, evaluation of teaching resources for future development
Things you need to know about teaching at UWA
Marking and Providing Effective Student Feedback
Teaching Peer Review Assessment

Sessional Staff Professional Development Day, CATL
Assessment 101: Things you need to know about assessment, March 2014
Rubrics: Your solution to assessment woes, March 2014

Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL)
Seven tips on teaching like a pirate, 22 September 2014
Using student feedback to improve your teaching, October 2013
What counts as evidence of good teaching?, September 2013

Courses attended for Research and Writing

Information Services (IS)
Endnote, May 2012
OneSearch, May 2012
Information Services database usage, September 2011

Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)
Researching Intimacy and Personal Life (with Sasha Roseneil), 4 September 2014
Digital Life Writing Masterclass (with Paul Arthur), 26 August 2013
From Ritual Sex to Sexual Individuality Masterclass (with Gilbert Herdt), 31 July 2012
From Academic Researcher to Entrepreneurial Writer Masterclass (with Simon Clews), 5 June 2012
Research with Impact in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, May 2012

Postgraduate Writing Away Retreat Albany, GRS
Drafting Techniques, February 2014
Effective use of sources, February 2014

Postgraduate Writing Retreat Crawley, GRS
January 2014

Postgraduate Writing Retreat St Catherine's College, GRS
Calling on the right brain, September 2013

How to write a journal article, March 2012
Research Methods, March 2012

Thinkwell Workshops for Research Students
The seven secrets of highly successful research students, April 2012
Completion Masterclass, April 2012

UWA Graduate Research School (GRS)
Academic writing in practice, May 2012
Principles of academic writing, May 2012
How to write a better thesis, April 2012
Conceptualizing your research, March 2012
Managing and reviewing the literature, March 2012
Writing your research proposal, March 2012
Kickstart your research, March 2012

UWA StudySmarter
How to synthesise, April 2012
How to take notes from readings, April 2012
How to paraphrase, April 2012
How to manage academic reading, April 2012
How to establish and develop written arguments, March 2012