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Dr Christa Norris


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2517, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO8.421
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2517
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO8.421  


Christina is a Lecturer in Science Education and Coordinator of the Scholar in Residence (secondary) programs in the School of Education.

Professional associations

  • 2013 - Tournament of Minds Ltd (Board Member) and Tournament of Minds WA Inc (Co Director)
  • 2014 - The Science Teachers' Association of Western Australia Inc (Member)
  • 2015 - Australasian Science Education Research Association (Member).

Research areas and interests

  • Pre-service Teacher Education
  • Science Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching Self-efficacy
  • STEM Teaching and Learning
  • 21st Century skills.


  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Ballarat Institute of Advanced Education.
  • Graduate Diploma of Education, Ballarat Institute of Advanced Education.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2017.
  • Doctorate of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2017.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Norris, C., Morris, J., Lummis, G., (2018), Preservice teachers’ self-efficacy to teach primary science based on ‘science learner’ typology. International Journal of Science Education, 40(18), 2292-2308, DOI: 10.1080/09500693.2018.1528645.
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