Magdalena is a Lecturer in Chemistry within the School of Science.
- SCC1123 - Chemistry for the Life Sciences
- SCC1111 - General Chemistry
- SCC1201 - Chemistry: Structure and Reactions
- SCC3202 - Environmental Chemistry and Analysis
- SCC3304 - Chemistry Project
- SCI3120 - Natural Sciences Project
- 2005-present: Chemistry Lecturer (Level B), School of Natural Sciences, ECU, WA
- 2001-2001: Chemistry Lecturer (Level B), Chemistry Department, University of New England, NSW
- 2000-2001: Online Tutor Designer, CADRE Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW; Research Officer, Monitoring Technologies International, Osborne Park, WA
- 1999-2000: Computing Lecturer (Level A), Kurongkurl Katitjin School, ECU, WA
- 1998-1999: Research Officer, Dr Judy Edwards, MLA, Maylands, WA
- 1995-2004: Sessional Chemistry Tutor and Demonstrator, School of Natural Sciences, ECU, WA
- Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (MRACI C CHEM)
- Member of the Australian Institute of Radiochemical Engineering (AIRE), Radiochemistry Education Committee
- Member of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia (HERDSA)
- Member of the Advancing Science by Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory Project (ASELL)
Awards and Recognition
University and National Teaching Awards
- 2014-2015: Inspiring and Motivating Indigenous Students to Study Science at Tertiary, Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP), $87,936.
- 2012: Office for Learning and Teaching, Australian Awards for University Teaching - '2012 Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning'
- 2010: Development of Chemical Demonstrations Booklet and running PD workshops for high school lab technicians, ECU Visiting Scholar Grant, Mr Tim Harrison, Bristol University, UK, $2,693
- 2007: National Teaching Award - ‘2007 Pearson Education RACI Chemical Educator of the Year Award’
- 2006: Development of novel experiment for third-year environmental chemistry unit, which teaches students new skills and theory of solid phase microextraction of pesticides, ECU Visiting Scholar Grant, Dr Ian Jamie, Macquarie University, NSW, $1,170
- 2003-2010: Improving the teaching and learning and development of teaching resources for chemistry students at ECU, ECU Teaching and Learning Grants, $26,096
- 2003: National Teaching Award - ‘The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Centenary of Federation Teaching (Tertiary) Award in Chemistry’
- 2004: ECU Award - The Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award
National and International Research Positions
Research Areas and Interests
- Voltammetric methods for low level detection of arsenic and lead in water and soil samples.
- Voltammetric method for the detection of barium, lead and antimony in gunshot residues.
- Investigation of the factors that affect deposition of arsenic on the surface of solid gold electrode.
Chemical Education and Chemistry Outreach
- Designing multimedia chemistry teaching resources, novel experiments and lecture demonstrations for chemistry students.
- Inspiring Aboriginal students about science through 'Old Ways, New Ways' Program in collaboration with Jason Barrow from Kurongkurl Katitjin School and Caroline Bishop from Engagement
- Presenting 'Chemistry Magic Shows' for schools and general public
- Teacher professional development in collaboration with Mr Tim Harrison from Bristol University, UK