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Dr. Gemma Mann

Lecturer/Access Coord Rockhampton
School of Access Education
Rockhampton North
32 - G.41
School of Access Education
About Me

Gemma Mann has worked in Higher Education for 12 years, initially employed in 2008 as the Coordinator, First Year Experience in the Student Support Centre.  Gemma's present role is as a lecturer within CQUniversity's Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies Course (STEPS) and academic advisor with the Academic Learning Centre (ALC), both in the areas of mathematics and physical sciences.


Prior to commencing at CQUniversity, Gemma completed a PhD in Engineering, and subsequently was a research assistant in Engineering Education at Purdue University, IN, USA.

Universities Studied At

The University of Queensland

Central Queensland University

Universities Worked At

The University of Queensland

Purdue University, IN, USA

Central Queensland University


Opal award for engaged service (internal) 2014

Vice Chancellor's award for good practice in learning and teaching 2016

Student voice award (commended) 2019

CQUniversity 10 year service award 2018

Previous teaching

Various teaching roles in undergraduate physics and engineering, The University of Queensland, 1999 - 2006

Teaching into undergraduate engineering units, CQUniversity, 2008 - 2009

Teaching into enabling physics units, CQUniversity, 2010 - 2013

Professional Experience

Coordinator, First Year Experience, CQUniversity 2008 – 2013

Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Purdue University, IN USA 2007 – 2008

Research Assistant, The University of Queensland, 2006

Science Communicator, The University of Queensland, 2005 – 2006

Environmental Physicist, Mirrabooka Consulting, Brisbane, Queensland, 2001

Professional Memberships

National Association of Enabling Educators Australia

National LGBTI Health Alliance

Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers

Key Achievements

PhD Materials Engineering, The University of Queensland, 2008

Master of Education, CQUniversity, 2018

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3903 Education Systems
  • 3901 Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • 3904 Specialist Studies in Education

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests

Curriculum and Pedagogy - Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Enabling education


Education Systems - Higher Education
Enabling education


Specialist Studies in Education - Gender, Sexuality and Education

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