Cristina Varsavsky


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Cristina Varsavsky holds an education focused position in the Faculty of Science. Her interests in the scholarship of learning and teaching include broad areas of mathematics and science education. Her current and recent national OLT projects include Successful WIL in Science (a project on work integrated learning within the science curriculum), mathsassess (a project on mathematics assessment), and REMSTEP (a four-institution project toreconceptualise science teacher education).


  • Undergraduate Mathematics Assessment
  • Work integrated learning
  • Science Skills
  • Learning Gains
  • Student Perceptions
  • Science Teacher Education
  • Assessment Criteria

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Projects 2012 2018

Research Output 1995 2018

Developing local communities of practice for the integration of work-integrated learning across science curricula

Varsavsky, C. T., Johnson, E. D., Orrell, J., Skelly, D., Ward, J., Holdsworth, J. L., Rice, J., Jorre de St Jorre, T. & Campbell, M., 2018, p. 110-110. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOtherpeer-review

Implementing and investigating distributed leadership in a national university network – SaMnet

Sharma, M. D., Rifkin, W., Tzioumis, V., Hill, M., Johnson, E., Varsavsky, C., Jones, S., Beames, S., Crampton, A., Zadnik, M. & Pyke, S., Apr 2017, In : Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. 39, 2, p. 169-182 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Investigating students’ perceptions of graduate learning outcomes in mathematics

King, D., Varsavsky, C., Belward, S. & Matthews, K., 2 Oct 2017, In : International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology. 48, S1, p. S67-S80 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access


King, D., Varsavsky, C. & Cattlin, J., 1 Jan 2015, In : International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education. 23, 1, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOther

Social network perspectives reveal strength of academic developers as weak ties

Matthews, K. E., Crampton, A., Hill, M., Johnson, E. D., Sharma, M. D. & Varsavsky, C. T., 2015, In : International Journal for Academic Development. 20, 3, p. 238-251 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

Cristina Varsavsky (Recipient), 2012

Prize: National/international honour


Barb Macfarlan (Recipient), Rowan Brookes (Recipient), Susie Ho (Recipient), Toby Bell (Recipient), Andrea Robinson (Recipient), Laura Faulconer (Recipient) & Cristina Varsavsky (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Other distinction

Monash Honour Roll

Cristina Varsavsky (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)