Adjunct Associate Professor
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
Gillian Kidman is a Senior Lecturer in Science Education. She has been involved in the teaching of children through to adults since 1988. Initially as a secondary mathematics and science teacher, she has taught students of all ages and abilities in a variety of subjects in southern Queensland.
In 1994, Gillian was appointed as a part-time academic at QUT, lecturing in ethics, and became a full time lecturer in science education in 2003. Her areas of expertise are
- teacher training and professional development
- science and mathematics education
- educational psychology.
She enjoys working with her undergraduate and postgraduate students, and misses the daily challenges of the classroom.
Awards and achievements
- 2003: Faculty of Education (QUT) Teaching Award
- 2004: QUT Vice-Chancellor`s Distinguished Teaching Award
- 2006: team leader in a Carrick Award nomination for Programs that Enhance Learning.
ICT in education, biotechnology education, curriculum design, teacher confidence, teacher transition, visual learnings
Curriculum and Pedagogy, Education Systems
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- EdD (Queensland University of Technology)
- MEnv Ed (Griffith University)
- Grad Dip Teach (Brisbane College of Adv. Ed.)
- Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Queensland University of Technology)
- BSc (Griffith University)
Professional memberships and associations
Gillian is a current member of ASERA, ESERA, BERA and AARE . She has working relationships with academic communities in five UK universities and with 2 medical research communities in USA . She works closely with QIMR staff on their educational outreach programs with Indigenous Students from isolated areas in Queensland.
- Gillian specialises in science curriculum studies in the secondary setting.