Dr Carly Moores has been working in Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders University since December 2013, where she first started as a Research Assistant on the PEACH™ Queensland Evaluation with Associate Professor Anthea Magarey. A few days after interviewing for this role, she submitted my PhD thesis for examination – it was a very exciting time to submit and get her first research job! Carly shares with us her career to date, her interests and vision for teaching in her new role.
I completed my doctoral research at CSIRO in Adelaide with supervision by Dr Nathan O’Callaghan and Professor Michael Fenech, and graduated in April 2014. Prior to this I completed a Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) at Flinders and a Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation at Queensland University of Technology.
In July 2017, I commenced my new role as a Teaching Specialist Associate Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics. In this role, I aim to develop my knowledge and expertise in first year teaching and the transition to university for our students, building upon my previous part-time teaching experience in first year biology.
I am also interested in novel teaching methods and online delivery of content to enable flexible participation in teaching, and the effect of such technology use on engagement. Finally, I am passionate about student wellbeing and part of my new teaching role involves co-ordination of the Flinders StEW Program – Students Eat Well – which aims to increase knowledge and skills for healthier food choices for the wider Flinders student population, and increase social connections and engagement in university life for nutrition students.
StEW is a peer-led nutrition education program for undergraduate and postgraduate students in nutrition degrees, including Nutrition and Dietetics, and Human Nutrition. The StEW program provides training and support for nutrition students to hold mini-nutrition education sessions, practical food tips, and cooking demonstrations. I look forward to shaping and developing my new Teaching Specialist role in our new College of Nursing and Health Sciences.