The Science Learning & Teaching Unit

Who are we?

The Science Learning & Teaching Unit was formed in 2003 in response to the need for a group of people to coordinate, facilitate and drive educational policy and initiatives within the Faculty. The Science Learning & Teaching Unit (formerly known as EdSquad) acts as a bridge for communication between academics, support staff and the Dean. We regularly collaborate with Learning & Teaching @ UNSW and the Associate Deans (Education) from the other Faculties at UNSW to pilot and implement major educational projects whilst ensuring initiatives are in line with Faculty and University policy and priorities.

Current members of the unit

 Associate Dean (Education)

Dr Chris Tisdell

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Iona Reid

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Research Assistant / Admin Assistant

Marie Kidd

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Project Officer

Dr Jane Paton

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Educational Developer (TELT)

Dr Toni Ferrara

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Project Officer

Dr Alexandr Usachev

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What we do: Current Projects & Activities

  • Faculty of Science Peer Mentoring Program
  • Peer Mentoring Training
  • Talented Students Program
  • Academic Program Review
  • Assessment Project
  • Online Curriculum Mapping Project
  • Networks
  • Technology Enabled Learning & Teaching Committees and Projects
  • Teaching Evaluation Pilots
  • Scholarships
  • myAccess pilot (


Where are we:

Room 175, Level 1
Old Main Building
Kensington Campus, UNSW