All eyes have been on Professor Corey Bradshaw’s successful blog Conversation Bytes, with other significant Flinders achievers this week including academics publishing important new books, updated educational texts, and obtaining important new administrative roles.
Surpassing 2.5 million blog views
Conversation Bytes, the successful blog published by Professor Corey Bradshaw, reached a significant milestone last week, surpassing 2.5 million site views. Congratulations to Professor Bradshaw on this achievement!
Professor Bradshaw is also a frequent contributor to The Conversation and speaks regularly about his work to share his research with the public. He recently appeared on the popular children’s show Behind the News to discuss his research into the cost of invasive species in Australia.
New role for former SALHN CEO
Professor Susan O’Neill from the College of Nursing and Public Health has been appointed CEO of Dr Jones and Partners Medical Imaging. Professor O’Neill was most recently the CEO of Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, under which Flinders Medical Centre sits, and brings over 20 years of experience in private and public health to her new role.
Fifth edition for successful study and professional guide
Oxford University Press has published the fifth edition of Making the Grade, by Emeritus Professor Iain Hay, with new additions from former HASS staff member Dr Patrick Allington.
Starting out as a guide used across Flinders, the book is now internationally significant and among the most successful study skills volumes in Australia and New Zealand. Emeritus Professor Hay and Dr Allington are delighted with the new edition, which they hope will continue to serve the needs of a large and growing range of students and professionals alike.
The fifth edition includes revised chapters which reflect new and updated academic and study skills, embracing technological changes and greater availability of online resources, while content has been updated to capture skills students need throughout their studies and in professional practice.
The book’s online component also includes interactive quizzes to provide tips and advice while testing students’ understanding, with personal study templates also included to provide a guide on how students can best organise their time. Videos bring content to life by highlighting the skills in practice.
New book investigates STEM integration
Integrating STEM in Higher Education is an important new book by Professor Lindsey Conner from the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work. Recently published by Routledge, the book addresses the increasing need for collaboration, innovation and solution-focussed skills by looking at examples of cutting-edge pedagogy that can inform future directions.
The book provides structured guidance for designing an integrated curriculum including assessment design based on best practice research. The book also shows how applying digital innovations generated through the implementation of deliberately designed STEM education can change the world.