Dr Flavia Santamaria is a Lecturer in the School of Access Education (SAE) at CQUniversity (Rockhampton Campus) and is also a Researcher working on koala projects with the Flora, Fauna and Freshwater Research Group and the Koala Research-CQ at the School of Health, Medical & Applied Sciences.
Flavia is passionate about education in all of its facets and enjoys teaching adult students because of their enthusiasm and commitment to their own future.
Flavia's PhD, carried out in Victoria at the former University of Ballarat (now Federation University), studied the impact of translocation on the health, tree species selection and movement of radio-tracked koalas relocated from French Island to forests around Ballarat.
Both in Victoria and Queensland, she has worked on projects that included GIS mapping and surveys of koala habitat and koala surveys.
Flavia's current and future research focus on:
Protection of the environment by engaging with various community groups.
University of Melbourne (Creswick Campus): Lecturer (sessional) in Forest Ecology.
International Society of Wildlife Endocrinology
Australasian Wildlife Management Society
Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Physiology - Animal Physiology - Systems
Education Systems - Continuing and Community Education
Ecological Applications - Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Environmental Science and Management - Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Science and Management - Wildlife and Habitat Management