Personal profile


Tom is an Education-focussed lecturer within the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University.  Tom has an extensive background in tertiary education with teaching experience across multiple disciplines including applied science and medicine.  Prior to becoming an education researcher, his research involved bacterial gene regulation and molecular drug design for the development of novel antimicrobials.  

Research interests

Tom’s current research focus is in the development of teaching innovations which help to engage students in large cohorts and the inculcation of key employability skills amongst undergraduate science students to better prepare them for the workforce.

Monash teaching commitment

Tom is the coordinator of first year biology at Monash Univeristy and is unit coordinator of BIO1011 - Blueprints for life, BIO1022 - Life on Earth and BIO1042 - Life in the environment.  In addition, Tom also teaches at second year level in the fields of molecular biology and human genetics.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Teaching in large cohorts
  • Employability for science students
  • Practical work in science education
  • Work Integrated Learning
  • Science Teaching and Learning

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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