Dr Michelle Coulson is a keen geneticist whose primary interest is effective learning and teaching in genetics and molecular and cellular biology.
She is actively concerned with implementation and evaluation of new approaches in her current teaching activities, which revolve around Genetics courses for Science students and undergraduate practical classes. She is particularly interested in the interplay between general educational research and discipline or context-specific application, and challenged by the desire to guide both deep and broad learning. Her educational research interests are evolving and developing, and include: literature research skills, student retention, scientific numeracy, and effective assessment and feedback.
Michelle is an active member of the Learning & Teaching Committee of the School of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, and the B.Sc.(Biomedical Science) management committee. She is also a founding member of ERGA, the Education Research Group of Adelaide, a cross-disciplinary community of educators promoting high quality University learning through evidence-based, practical approaches to teaching.
In 2006 Michelle graduated with the inaugural University of Adelaide class of the Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education).
In 2004 she was awarded the Stephen Cole the Elder Prize for Excellence in Teaching in the First Five Years.