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Dr. Gemma Mann

Lecturer/Access Coord Rockhampton
School of Access Education
Centre for Research in Equity & Advancement of Teaching & Education (CREATE)
Rockhampton North
32 - G.41
School of Access Education
About Me

Gemma Mann is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Access Education and has a passion for inclusive education.  After 5 years as the Coordinator, First Year Experience in the Student Support Centre, in 2014 Gemma's became a full time academic. She advocates for inclusive education across her various roles. This includes being Access Coordinator (campus coordinator) within CQUniversity's Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies Course (STEPS), and Unit Coordinator and lecturer across mathematics and physics units.  She is also the Coordinator and trainer for the CQUniversity Ally Program for LGBTIQ+ inclusion, education and research.


Gemma completed a PhD in Materials Engineering (2008) from The University of Queensland, and was a postdoctoral research assistant in Engineering Education at Purdue University, IN, USA. Gemma has also completed a Masters of Education by research from CQUniversity in mathematics Enabling Education. Gemma has many community roles, including regional coordinator for an international student exchange organisation since 1999, CQ Pride Fair Day organising committee since 2010, and sits on the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee for CQ Hospital and Health Service.

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 Education 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 Associate Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
Current Supervision
Doctor of Philosophy
Occupational Risk: Are Paramedic Science Undergraduates Adequately Prepared and Work Ready for Industry?
Associate Supervisor
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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