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Mr Ruben Phillips

Lecturer Human Biology

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5691, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.508
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5691
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.508  


Ruben is a teaching focused lecturer in Human Biology and the International Mobility Coordinator in the School of Medical & Health Sciences.

Current Teaching

  • SCH1134 Human Structure & Function, online studies
  • SCH1143 Systems Physiology, online studies
  • SCH2111 Applied Physiology


  • 2006 – 2007 Sessional tutor ECU
  • 2007 – 2008 TESOL lecturer, Institute of Physical Education,Hebei, China.
  • 2009 – present Lecturer, ECU

Professional Associations

  • Life member ASHB, Australasian Society for Human Biology.
  • Full Member HAPS, Human Anatomy and Physiology Society.

Awards and Recognition


  • 2014 Executive Dean’s Award.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Study tours to China
  • Follow Your Curiosity Project - Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program
  • ASELL – Advancing Science by Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory
  • ACSME – Australian Conference in Science and Mathematics Education


  • Professional Equivalence, Edith Cowan University, 2018.
  • Bachelor of Arts Education, Edith Cowan University, 2006.
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Studies, Edith Cowan University, 2006.
  • Cert III in Childrens Services (Teacher Assistant), TAFE WA, 2003.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Rogers, S., Guidetti, O., Speelman, C., Longmuir, M., Phillips, R., (2019), Contact Is in the Eye of the Beholder: The Eye Contact Illusion. Perception, 48(3), 248-252, DOI:
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