Dr Gilbert Vella

Honorary Associate

A28 - Physics Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9626
Fax +61 2 9351 9520

Selected grants

2006

  • Do students with well-aligned perceptions of question difficulty perform better?; Lingard J, Cathers I, Batmanian L, Vella G; Internal Research Grant Allocations/Cumberland.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Lingard, J., Batmanian, L., Vella, G., Cathers, I., Gonzalez Uglade, C. (2009). Do students with well-aligned perceptions of question difficulty perform better? Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 34(6), 603-619.
  • Vella, G., Humphrey, V., Duck, F., Barnett, S. (2003). The cooling effect of liquid flow on the focussed ultrasound-induced heating in a simulated foetal brain. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 29(8), 1193-1204.
  • Vella, G., Humphrey, V., Duck, F., Barnett, S. (2003). Ultrasound-induced heating in a foetal skull bone phantom and its dependence on beam witdth and perfusion. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 29(6), 779-788.

Conferences

  • Lingard, J., Batmanian, L., Vella, G., Cathers, I., Gonzalez Uglade, C., Mahony, M. (2007). Is a better understanding of assessment criteria processes related to improved exam results? EdHealth Conference 2007, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Vella, G., Barnett, S., Duck, F. (2006). A comparison of the temperature rise from ultrasound exposure at soft tissue and soft tissue/air boundaries. Australian Institute of Physics 17th National Congress 2006, Brisbane: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Vella, G., Barnett, S., Duck, F. (2006). Do air boundaries in soft tissue increase the expected ultrasound induced temperature? 11th Congress of the World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, New York: Elsevier.
  • Cathers, I., Lingard, J., Batmanian, L., Vella, G. (2006). Do students and staff have the same perception of an exam question's difficulty? Australian Institute of Physics 17th National Congress 2006, Brisbane: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Lingard, J., Batmanian, L., Cathers, I., Mahony, M., Vella, G. (2006). Do we know what skills our students think are being tested in exams? 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education ASCILITE 2006, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Egerton, I., Vella, G., Barnett, S. (2006). Errors in the measurement of temperature rise using thermocouples during heating investigations in diagnostic ultrasound experiments. World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, New York: Pergamon Press.
  • Vella, G., Humphrey, V., Duck, F., Barnett, S. (2005). The key factors which determine the cooling effect of blood flow near ultrasonically heated bone. 16th National Congress 2005 of Australian Institute of Physics, Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Sharma, M., Millar, R., Wilson, K., Moroney, C., Newbury, R., Logan,, P., Cathers, I., Vella, G. (2003). The Workshop Tutorial Project. Improving Learning Outcomes through Flexible Science Teaching: Symposium, 2003, Sydney: UniServe Science, University of Sydney.
  • Vella, G., Duck, F., Barnett, S. (2002). Measurements of temperature rise from ultrasound exposure at soft tissue-air boundaries. British Institute of Radiology - Proceedings of UK Radiological Congress, 2002, : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
  • Sharma, M., Wilson, K., Millar, R., Cathers, I., Vella, G., Moroney, C., Logan,, P., Newbury, R., Emeleus,, G. (2001). Sustaining teaching development through research: the lead up to a National Teaching Development Grant. Research & Development into University Science Teaching and Learning Workshop, : Ads & Adea.
  • Sharma, M., Wilson, K., Millar, R., Cathers, I., Vella, G., Moroney, C., Logan,, P., Newbury, R., Emeleus,, G. (2001). Workshop Tutorials: A valuable learning environment. Scientific Skills: Fostering Development, : Ads & Adea.

2009

  • Lingard, J., Batmanian, L., Vella, G., Cathers, I., Gonzalez Uglade, C. (2009). Do students with well-aligned perceptions of question difficulty perform better? Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 34(6), 603-619.

2007

  • Lingard, J., Batmanian, L., Vella, G., Cathers, I., Gonzalez Uglade, C., Mahony, M. (2007). Is a better understanding of assessment criteria processes related to improved exam results? EdHealth Conference 2007, Australia: University of Sydney.

2006

  • Vella, G., Barnett, S., Duck, F. (2006). A comparison of the temperature rise from ultrasound exposure at soft tissue and soft tissue/air boundaries. Australian Institute of Physics 17th National Congress 2006, Brisbane: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Vella, G., Barnett, S., Duck, F. (2006). Do air boundaries in soft tissue increase the expected ultrasound induced temperature? 11th Congress of the World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, New York: Elsevier.
  • Cathers, I., Lingard, J., Batmanian, L., Vella, G. (2006). Do students and staff have the same perception of an exam question's difficulty? Australian Institute of Physics 17th National Congress 2006, Brisbane: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Lingard, J., Batmanian, L., Cathers, I., Mahony, M., Vella, G. (2006). Do we know what skills our students think are being tested in exams? 23rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education ASCILITE 2006, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Egerton, I., Vella, G., Barnett, S. (2006). Errors in the measurement of temperature rise using thermocouples during heating investigations in diagnostic ultrasound experiments. World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, New York: Pergamon Press.

2005

  • Vella, G., Humphrey, V., Duck, F., Barnett, S. (2005). The key factors which determine the cooling effect of blood flow near ultrasonically heated bone. 16th National Congress 2005 of Australian Institute of Physics, Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).

2003

  • Vella, G., Humphrey, V., Duck, F., Barnett, S. (2003). The cooling effect of liquid flow on the focussed ultrasound-induced heating in a simulated foetal brain. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 29(8), 1193-1204.
  • Sharma, M., Millar, R., Wilson, K., Moroney, C., Newbury, R., Logan,, P., Cathers, I., Vella, G. (2003). The Workshop Tutorial Project. Improving Learning Outcomes through Flexible Science Teaching: Symposium, 2003, Sydney: UniServe Science, University of Sydney.
  • Vella, G., Humphrey, V., Duck, F., Barnett, S. (2003). Ultrasound-induced heating in a foetal skull bone phantom and its dependence on beam witdth and perfusion. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 29(6), 779-788.

2002

  • Vella, G., Duck, F., Barnett, S. (2002). Measurements of temperature rise from ultrasound exposure at soft tissue-air boundaries. British Institute of Radiology - Proceedings of UK Radiological Congress, 2002, : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.

2001

  • Sharma, M., Wilson, K., Millar, R., Cathers, I., Vella, G., Moroney, C., Logan,, P., Newbury, R., Emeleus,, G. (2001). Sustaining teaching development through research: the lead up to a National Teaching Development Grant. Research & Development into University Science Teaching and Learning Workshop, : Ads & Adea.
  • Sharma, M., Wilson, K., Millar, R., Cathers, I., Vella, G., Moroney, C., Logan,, P., Newbury, R., Emeleus,, G. (2001). Workshop Tutorials: A valuable learning environment. Scientific Skills: Fostering Development, : Ads & Adea.

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