Associate Professor Manjula Sharma

K06A - 21 Ross St Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2051
Fax +61 2 9351 7726

Research interests

Member of the Sydney University Physics Education Research (SUPER) Group; a group of physicists with common interests in the issues of teaching and student learning, offering staff and students high-quality teaching and learning opportunities and researching the complex ways in which people go about understanding physics.

Selected grants

2013

  • More active lecture approaches in science and mathematics: Using expert cultural capital to drive change Investigators; Sharma M; Office for Learning and Teaching/National Teaching Fellowship.
  • Fostering institutional and cultural change through the Australian network of university science educators; Sharma M, Rifkin W; Australian Learning and Teaching Council/Research Support.

2012

  • Sciences and Technology of Learning network; Goodyear P, Calvo R, Dong A, Kay J, Maton K, Reimann P, Sharma M, Shaw T; Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney /Research Grant.
  • Learning Technology and the Learning Sciences; Goodyear P, Kay J, Jacobson M, Reimann P, Freebody P, Martin J, Dong A, Calvo R, Kummerfeld R, Shaw T, Yacef-Cullum K, Ellis R, Sharma M, Bobis J, Taylor C, Maton K, Markauskaite L, Chan C, Dey A, Dillenbourg P, Kapur M, Laurillard D, Linn M, Luckin R, Ohlsson S, Pea R, Williams M; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

2009

  • Developing student motivation and interest; Bartimote-Aufflick K, Walker R, Sharma M, Collier M, Smith L, Taylor C, George A; Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney /Research Grant.

2007

  • Forging new directions in physics education in Australian universities; Sharma M; Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC)/Research Support.

2006

  • ASISTM School Cluster Project - Physics Multimedia contract; Sharma M, England G, Baulch K; DEST (Via ASISTM, Curriculumn Corp)/BLO Project.

2004

  • Comparing student approaches to learning science in a pure science faculty and a health sciences professional faculty; Batmanian L, Stewart C, Sharma M, Lingard J, Prosser M; University of Sydney/University Research Grant.
  • A study of the effect on student learning of integrating on-line problems and assignment questions i; O'Byrne J, Sharma M, Stewart C; Science Faculty Education Research group (SCIFER), University of Sydney/Faculty Grant.

2003

  • Learning Outcomes and Curriculum Development in Physics; Mills D, et a, Sharma M, James B, Prosser M, O'Byrne J; Australian Universities Teaching Commission (AUTC)/Project Grant.
  • A Classroom Communication System; Khachan J, Sharma M, O'Byrne J, Bedding T, James B; DVC Research/Teaching Equipment Grant (Sesqui).

2002

  • Interactive Physics Demonstrations; Sharma M, Khachan J, O'Byrne J, Bedding T; DVC Research/Teaching Equipment Grant (Sesqui).

2001

  • Development of a new approach to teaching sports mechanics; Curtayne A, O'Byrne J, Cross R, Sharma M, Millar R; Faculty of Science/Teaching Development Grant.
  • How do students in a science degree gain skills in understanding and interpretation of mathematical; Schneider I, Quinnell R, Sharma M, New P, O'Byrne J; Science Faculty Education Research group (SCIFER), University of Sydney/Inter-departmental Education Research Grant.
  • Interactive learning with a classroom communication system; O'Byrne J, Khachan J, Sharma M, Stewart C; Faculty of Science/Teaching Improvement Fund.

2000

  • Pupil filters for enhancing optical imaging; Sheppard C, Sharma M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Small Grants.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Sefton, I., Sharma, M. (2007). Assessment of understanding physics: a case study. In Angela Brew & Judyth Sachs (Eds.), Transforming a university: the scholarship of teaching and learning in practice, (pp. 81-92). NSW, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Britton, S., New, P., Roberts, A., Sharma, M. (2007). Investigating students' ability to transfer mathematics. In Angela Brew & Judyth Sachs (Eds.), Transforming a university: the scholarship of teaching and learning in practice, (pp. 127-140). NSW, Australia: Sydney University Press.

Journals

  • Crook, S., Sharma, M. (2013). Bloom-ing Heck! The Activities of Australian Science Teachers and Students Two Years into a 1:1 Laptop Program Across 14 High Schools. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 21(1), 54-69.
  • Sharma, M., Stewart, C., Wilson, R., Gokalp, M. (2013). Can a Syllabus Change Impact on Students' Perceptions of Science? Fragmented and Cohesive Conceptions of Physics. EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 9(1), 33-44. [More Information]
  • Gokalp, M., Sharma, M., Johnston, I., Sharma, M. (2013). Implementing WebQuest based instruction on Newton's second law. Teaching Science, 59(2), 11-19.
  • Crook, S., Sharma, M., Wilson, R., Muller, D. (2013). Seeing eye-to-eye on ICT: Science student and teacher perceptions of laptop use across 14 Australian schools. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 29(1), 82-95.
  • Sharma, M., Stewart, C., Wilson, R., Gokalp, M. (2013). Student Approaches to Learning in Physics – Validity and Exploration Using Adapted SPQ. International Journal of Environmental & Science Education (IJESE), 8(2), 241-253. [More Information]
  • Wilson, R., Georgakis, S., Sharma, M. (2012). Approaches to Learning in First Year University Physics. Journal of Social Sciences, 8(2), 216-222. [More Information]
  • Wattanakasiwich, P., Khamcharean, C., Taleab, P., Sharma, M. (2012). Interactive lecture demonstration in thermodynamics. Latin-American Journal of Physics Education (LAJPE), 6(4).
  • Rifkin, W., Sharma, M., Crampton, A., Yates, B., Matthews, K., Beames, S., Varsavsky, C., Johnson, E., Jones, S., Zadnik, M., et al (2012). Learning to Lead Change: SaMnet’s action - learning pr ojects. The Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry, (72), 9-15-9-15.
  • Georgiou, H., Sharma, M. (2012). University Students' Understanding of Thermal Physics in Everyday Contexts. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 10, 1119-1142. [More Information]
  • Huntula, J., Sharma, M., Johnston, I., Chitaree, R. (2011). A framework for laboratory pre-work based on the concepts, tools and techniques questioning method. European Journal of Physics, 32(5), 1419-1430. [More Information]
  • Tongchai, A., Sharma, M., Johnston, I., Arayathanitkul, K., Soankwan, C. (2011). Consistency of students' conceptions of wave propagation: Findings from a conceptual survey in mechanical waves. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 7(2), 020101 -1-020101 -11. [More Information]
  • Lindstrom, C., Sharma, M. (2011). Self-Efficacy of First Year University Physics Students: Do Gender and Prior Formal Instruction in Physics Matter? International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 19(2), 1-19-1-19.
  • Sharma, M., Bewes, J. (2011). Self-monitoring: Confidence, academic achievement and gender differences in physics. Journal of Learning Design, 4(3), 1-13.
  • Lindstrom, C., Sharma, M. (2011). Teaching physics novices at university: A case for stronger scaffolding. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 7(1), 010109-1-010109-14. [More Information]
  • Yeung, A., Pyke, S., Sharma, M., Barrie, S., Buntine, M., Burke Da Silva, K., Kable, S., Lim, K. (2011). The advancing science by enchaning learing in the laboratory (ASELL) project: The first Australian multidisciplinary workshop. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 19(2), 51-72.
  • Georgiou, H., Sharma, M. (2010). A Report on a Preliminary Diagnostic for Identifying Thermal Physics Conceptions of Tertiary Students. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 18(2), 32-51.
  • Duzenli-Gokalp, N., Sharma, M. (2010). A study on addition and subtraction of fractions: The use of Pirie and Kieren model and hands-on activities. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2, 5168-5171. [More Information]
  • Lindstrom, C., Sharma, M. (2010). Development of a Physics Goal Orientation Survey. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 18(2), 10-20.
  • Bhathal, R., Sharma, M., Mendez, A. (2010). Educational analysis of a first year engineering physics experiment on standing waves: based on the ACELL approach. European Journal of Physics, 31(1), 23-35. [More Information]
  • Sharma, M., Johnston, I., Johnston, H., Varvell, K., Robertson, J., Hopkins, A., Stewart, C., Cooper, I., Thornton, R. (2010). Use of interactive lecture demonstrations: A ten year study. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 6(2), 020119-1-020119-9.
  • Tongchai, A., Sharma, M., Johnston, I., Arayathanitkul, K., Soankwan, C. (2009). Developing, Evaluating and Demonstrating the Use of a Conceptual Survey in Mechanical Waves. International Journal of Science Education, 31(18), 2437-2457. [More Information]
  • Wuttiprom, S., Sharma, M., Johnston, I., Chitaree, R., Soankwan, C. (2009). Development and Use of a Conceptual Survey in Introductory Quantum Physics. International Journal of Science Education, 31(5), 631-654. [More Information]
  • Roberts, A., Sharma, M., Britton, S., New, P. (2009). Identification and use of theoretical frameworks for a qualitative understanding of mathematics transfer. CAL-Laborate, 17(1), 1-14.
  • Lindstrom, C., Sharma, M. (2009). Link maps and map meetings: Scaffolding student learning. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 5(1), 010102-1-010102-11.
  • Sharma, M., Swan, G., Mills, D., Pollard, J., Mendez, A., O'Byrne, J. (2009). Physics learning and teaching in Australian Universities. CAL-Laborate, 17(1), 26-40.
  • Mayo, A., Sharma, M., Muller, D. (2009). Qualitative Differences Between Learning Environments Using Videos in Small Groups and Whole Class Discussions: A Preliminary Study in Physics. Research in Science Education, 39(4), 477-493. [More Information]
  • Tanahoung, C., Chitaree, R., Soankwan, C., Sharma, M., Johnston, I. (2009). The effect of Interactive Lecture Demonstrations on students’ understanding of heat and temperature: a study from Thailand. Research in Science & Technological Education, 27(1), 61-74-61-74. [More Information]
  • Sharma, M., McShane, K. (2008). A methodological framework for understanding and describing discipline-based scholarship of teaching in higher education through design-based research. Higher Education Research and Development, 27(3), 257-270.
  • Muller, D., Lee, K., Sharma, M. (2008). Coherence or interest: which is most important in online multimedia learning? Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (Online), 24(2), 211-221.
  • Roberts, A., Sharma, M., Sefton, I., Khachan, J. (2008). Differences in two evaluations of answers to a conceptual physics question: a preliminary analysis. CAL-Laborate, 16, 28-38.
  • Lee, K., Sharma, M. (2008). Incorporating active learning with videos: A case study from Physics. Teaching Science, 54(4), 45-47.
  • Muller, D., Sharma, M., Reimann, P. (2008). Raising cognitive load with linear multimedia to promote conceptual change. Science Education, 92(2), 278-296. [More Information]
  • Richardson, A., Sharma, M., Khachan, J. (2008). What are students learning in practicals? A cross sectional study in university physics laboratories. CAL-Laborate, 16, 20-27.
  • Sharma, M., Pollard, J., Mendez, A., Mills, D., O'Byrne, J., Scott, D., Hagon, S., Gribble, J., Kirkup, L., Livett, M., et al (2008). What does a physics undergraduate education give you? A perspective from Australian physics. European Journal of Physics, 29(1), 59-72.
  • Roberts, A., Sharma, M., Britton, S., New, P. (2007). An index to measure the ability of first year students to transfer mathematics. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 38(4), 429-448.
  • Muller, D., Sharma, M., Eklund, J., Reimann, P. (2007). Conceptual Change Through Vicarious Learning in an Authentic Physics Setting. Instructional Science, 35(6), 519-533. [More Information]
  • Muller, D., Bewes, J., Sharma, M., Reimann, P. (2007). Saying the wrong thing: improving learning with multimedia by including misconceptions. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, online, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Johnston, H., Hopkins, A., Varvell, K., Sharma, M., Thornton, R. (2007). The research-teaching nexus in physics: scholarship into teaching and learning. Australian Physics, 44(2), 66-70.
  • Britton, S., New, P., Sharma, M. (2006). Report on a research project investigating the ability of students to transfer mathematical skills and knowledge. HERDSA News, 28(2), 10-11.
  • Britton, S., New, P., Sharma, M., Yardley, D. (2005). A case study of the transfer of mathematics skills by university students. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 36(1), 1-13.
  • Sharma, M., Khachan, J., Chan, B., O'Byrne, J. (2005). An investigation of the effectiveness of electronic classroom communication systems in large lecture classes. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (Online), 21(2), 137-154.
  • Muller, D., Sharma, M. (2005). Determining the factors affecting student perceptions of a popular science video. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (Online), 21(4), 491-509.
  • Sharma, M., Sefton, I., Cole, M., Whymark, A., Millar, R., Smith, A. (2005). Effects of re-using a conceptual examination question in physics. Research in Science Education, 35(4), 447-469. [More Information]
  • Pollard, J., Sharma, M., Mills, D., Swan, G., Mendez, A. (2005). Physics education for Australia. Australian Physics, 42(2), 35-41.
  • Mendez, A., Feteris, S., Kirkup, L., Livett, M., Low, D., Merchant, A., Mills, D., Pollard, J., Rayner, A., Sharma, M., Wilson, K., et al (2005). Snapshots - Good Learning and Teaching in Physics. Snapshots.
  • Sharma, M., Mendez, A., O'Byrne, J. (2005). The relationship between attendance in student-centred physics tutorials and performance in university examinations. International Journal of Science Education, 27(11), 1375-1389. [More Information]
  • Sheppard, C., Roy, M., Sharma, M. (2004). Image Formation In Low-Coherence And Confocal Interference Microscopes. Applied Optics, 43(7), 1493-1502.
  • Sharma, M., Millar, R., Smith, A., Sefton, I. (2004). Students' Understandings Of Gravity In An Orbiting Space-Ship. Research in Science Education, 34(3), 267-289.
  • McOrist, J., Sharma, M., Sheppard, C., West, E., Matsuda, K. (2003). Hyperresolving phase-only filters with an optically addressable liquid crystal spatial light modulator. Micron, 34(6-7), 327-332.
  • Sharma, M., Dall'Armi-Stoks, G. (2002). Australian Women in Physics Group. Australian Physics, 39, 120-122.
  • Cooper, I., Sheppard, C., Sharma, M. (2002). Numerical integration of diffraction integrals for circular aperture. Optik/ Optics: International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, 113(7), 293-298.
  • Sheppard, C., Sharma, M. (2002). Spatial frequency content of focused ultrashort pulsed beams. Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, 4(5), 549-552.
  • Sheppard, C., Sharma, M. (2001). Integrated intensity and confocal imaging through scattering media. Journal of Modern Optics, Vol 48, No 9, 1517-1525.

Conferences

  • Hill, M., Sharma, M., Johnston, H. (2013). Developing representational skills through weekly online learning modules for first-year undergraduate physics students. 19th Annual UniServe Science Conference: Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME), The University of Sydney: Uniserve Science.
  • Sharma, M., Rifkin, W., Johnson, E., Varsavsky, C., Beames, S., Pyke,, S., Zadnik, M., Matthews, K., Jones, S. (2013). Fostering distributed leadership in university teaching: a case study of 100 leaders of change. Symposium, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual Conference, ON LINE - Australia: HERDSA.
  • Georgiou, H., Sharma, M. (2013). Innovations in university physics teaching: There's no silver bullet. 19th Annual UniServe Science Conference: Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME), The University of Sydney: Uniserve Science.
  • Sharma, M., Rifkin, W., Johnson, E., Varsavsky, C., Beames, S., Pyke,, S., Crampton, A., Zadnik, M., Matthews, K., Jones, S. (2013). SaMnet: Academics on a journey. 19th Annual UniServe Science Conference: Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME), The University of Sydney: Uniserve Science.
  • Wilson, R., Sharma, M., Stewart, C., Georgakis, S. (2011). The relationship between school curriculum and university students' conceptions of their subject. 7th International Conference on Education (ICE 2011), Athens, Greece: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
  • Wilson, A., Akerlind, G., Francis, P., Kirkup, L., McKenzie, J., Pearce, D., Sharma, M. (2010). Measurement Uncertainty As A Threshold Concept In Physics. 16th UniServe Science Annual Conference 2010, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Yeung, A., Barrie, S., Buntine, M., Burke Da Silva, K., Kable, S., Lim, K., Pyke,, S., Sharma, M. (2010). The advancing science by enhancing learning in the laboratory (ASELL) project: The next chapter. The Royal Australian Chemical Institute's National Convention in Conjection with the 12th IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry, Australia: RACI.
  • Pyke,, S., Yeung, A., Kable, S., Sharma, M., Barrie, S., Buntine, M., Burke Da Silva, K., Lim, K. (2010). The advancing science by enhancing learning in the laboratory (ASELL) project: The next chapter. 16th UniServe Science Annual Conference 2010, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Bartimote-Aufflick, K., Walker, R., Smith, L., Sharma, M., Collier, M., George, A. (2009). A multidisciplinary approach to improving university student motivation and interest. 13th Biennial Conference on Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI 2009), Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam.
  • Kuan, N., Sharma, M., Lindstrom, C., Muller, D. (2009). Embedding research principles into multimedia teaching and learning tools. UniServe Science, The University of Sydney Conference 2009, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Georgiou, H., Sharma, M., O'Byrne, J., Sefton, I., McInnes, B. (2009). University students' conceptions about familiar thermodynamic processes and the implications for instruction. UniServe Science, The University of Sydney Conference 2009, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Bartimote-Aufflick, K., Walker, R., Smith, L., Taylor, C., George, A., Sharma, M., Collier, M. (2008). Collaborating across the disciplines to develop university student motivation and interest. Motivation in Action: 11th International Conference on Motivation, Finland: University of Turku.
  • Kirkup, L., Mendez, A., Scott, D., Sharma, M., O'Byrne, J., Quinton, J., Pollard, J., Petelina, S., Creagh, C., Keleher, P., et al (2008). Do students' experiences of a service subject correspond to their expectations? UniServe Science Symposium 2008, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Wilson, K., Mendez, A., Mills, D., Sharma, M., Kirkup, L. (2008). Improving Undergraduate Laboratory Work in Physics: Outcomes of the 'Forging new directions in physics education in Australian universities' Project. Australian Institute of Physics 18th National Congress. Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Kirkup, L., Mendez, A., Sharma, M., O'Byrne, J. (2008). One Semester of Physics: What difference does it make to non-physics majors? Australian Institute of Physics 18th National Congress. Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • O'Byrne, J., Mendez, A., Sharma, M., Kirkup, L., Scott, D. (2008). Physics Graduates in the Workforce: Does Physics Education Help? Australian Institute of Physics 18th National Congress. Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Sefton, I., Sharma, M. (2007). Evolution of an assessment project. UniServe Science 2007, Sydney, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Nelan, C., Dooley, P., Sharma, M. (2007). Medical Physics Kickstart: designing a senior high school physics workshop. UniServe Science 2007, Sydney, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Au, T., Sharma, M. (2007). Student performance in first-year physics: does high school matter? UniServe Science 2007, Sydney, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Muller, D., Sharma, M. (2007). Tackling misconceptions in introductory physics using multimedia presentations. UniServe Science 2007, Sydney, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Kirkup, L., Scott, D., Sharma, M. (2007). Teaching physics to non-physics majors: models extant in Australian universities. UniServe Science 2007, Sydney, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Lindstrom, C., Sharma, M., O'Byrne, J. (2006). 3D link maps for learning: Consolidating fundamental concepts across topics taught in physics. 17th Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics.
  • Bewes, J., Sharma, M. (2006). A preliminary study of the hard-easy effect using physics conceptual inventories. 17th Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics.
  • Bewes, J., Sharma, M. (2006). A preliminary study on how accuracy relates to student self reports of confidence on a conceptual physics test. UniServe Science Symposium 2006, The University of Sydney: Uniserve Science.
  • Wuttiprom, S., Chitaree, R., Soankwan, C., Sharma, M., Johnston, I. (2006). Developing a prototype conceptual survey in fundamental quantum physics. UniServe Science Symposium 2006, The University of Sydney: Uniserve Science.
  • Muller, D., Bewes, J., Sharma, M. (2006). Misconceptions about the classroom: Which teaching practices improve conceptual understanding. 17th Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics.
  • Wuttiprom, S., Sharma, M., Johnston, I., Chitaree, R., Soankwan, C. (2006). Preliminary results from a new quantum mechanics conceptual survey. 17th Australian Institute of Physics Congress. Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Tanahoung, C., Chitaree, R., Soankwan, C., Sharma, M., Johnston, I. (2006). Surveying Thai and Sydney introductory physics students' understandings of heat and temperature. UniServe Science Symposium 2006, The University of Sydney: Uniserve Science.
  • Sharma, M., McShane, K. (2006). The use of design-based research in scholarly inquiry in discipline based teaching and learning. 3rd Annual International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and learning (ISSOTL).
  • Mendez, A., Mills, D., Pollard, J., Sharma, M., Swan, G., Zealey, W., Livett, M. (2006). Who needs more physics graduates. 17th Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics.
  • James, B., Kirkup, L., Livett, M., Mendez, A., Mills, D., Newbury, R., Pollard, J., Prosser, J., Sharma, M., Zadnik, M. (2005). Key Findings from the National physics Project on Learning and Teaching. 16th Australian Institute of Physics Congress.
  • Muller, D., Sharma, M. (2005). Learning Outcomes and curriculum development in physics: a project evaluating tertiary learning and teaching in Australia. ICPE Conference in New Delhi.
  • Roberts, A., Sharma, M., Britton, S., New, P. (2005). Mathematics Transfer of First Year Science Students. 16th Biennial National Congress 2005 - Australian Institute of Physics : Physics for the Nation, Canberra, ACT, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Roberts, A., New, P., Sharma, M., Britton, S. (2005). New teaching for new students in a new context: Pushing the boundaries in first year science. HERDSA, Sydney: Institute for Learning and Teaching, University of Sydney.
  • Kirkup, L., Livett, M., Mendez, A., Mills, D., Newbury, R., Pollard, J., Sharma, M., Zadnik, M. (2005). Outcomes and curriculm development in physics: a project evaluating tertiary learning and teaching in Australia. ICPE Conference in New Delhi.
  • Sharma, M. (2005). Physics education research with the SUPER group. 2nd IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, USA: American Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Muller, D., Sharma, M. (2005). Starting a dialogue: The potential for vicarious learning. AAPT Winter Meeting.
  • Sharma, M. (2005). The changing status of women physicist in Australia. 2nd IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, USA: American Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Sharma, M., Mendez, A., Mills, D., Pollard, J., Livett, M., Kirkup, L., Newbury, R., Zadnik, M. (2005). The evolution of the teaching and learning of physics in Australian universities. HERDSA (Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia Inc) Conference, Australia: HERDSA Inc.
  • Muller, D., Sharma, M., Eklund, J. (2005). The future of multimedia learning: essential issues for research. Australian Association for Research in Education, Parramatta 2005, Parramatta: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Muller, D., Sharma, M. (2005). Video Physics educations: Falling cats and terminal velocity. Australian Institution of Physics, Physics for the Nation, Canberra 2005, Canberra: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Sharma, M., Mendez, A. (2005). Workshop Tutorials: A student centered learning environment for large classes. ICPE Conference in New Delhi.
  • Mendez, A., Sharma, M., James, B., Mills, D., Pollard, J., Kirkup, L., Livett, M., Newbury, R., Zadnik, M., Prosser, J. (2004). AUTC Physics Project: Learning outcomes and curriculum development. Scholarly Inquiry into Science Teaching and Learning Conference.
  • Sharma, M. (2004). Measuring the transfer of mathematical skills. AAPT Summer Meeting and Physics Education Research conference.
  • Sharma, M., Stewart, C., Prosser, M. (2004). On the use of phenomenography in the analysis of qualitative data. 2003 Physics Education Research Conference.
  • Sharma, M. (2004). Using lab based projects for teaching and learning skills in large first year classes. AAPT Summer Meeting.
  • Sharma, M., Cooper, I., Stewart, C. (2003). Enhancing cross faculty teaching using web-based activities, Advanced in Technology-Based Education: Toward a Knowledge-Based Society. 2nd International Conference on Multimedia and Information & Communication Technologies in Education.
  • Sharma, M., Britton, S., New, P., Yardley, D. (2003). On the transfer of mathematical skills. AAPT Summer Meeting.
  • 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.
  • Batmanian, L., Lingard, J., Prosser, M., Stewart, C., Sharma, M. (2003). Understanding student learning: A comparison of students' perceptions of learning in two different disciplines. Graduates for the world. A Vice-Chancellors' teaching and learning showcase of scholarly reflection & inquiry, Sydney Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Roy, M., Sheppard, C., Sharma, M. (2002). 3D-Image formation in optical coherence tomography and microscopy. Sixth International Conference on Optoelectronic. Photonic Crystal Fibers.
  • Sharma, M., Khachan, J., Chan, B., Stewart, C., Hogg, K., O'Byrne, J. (2002). A classroom communication system for large first year physics classes. 15th Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2002, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Sharma, M. (2002). A report on various studies on women in physics. 15th Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2002, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • McOrist, J., Sharma, M., Sheppard, C. (2002). an Investigation of the Axial Properties of Phase Only Filters. 15th Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2002, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Dall'Armi-Stoks, G., Sharma, M. (2002). Australia: The status of Australian Women in Physics. IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics.
  • Hogg, K., O'Byrne, J., Cross, R., Millar, R., Sharma, M. (2002). Development of a new approach to teaching Sports Mechanics. AIP Congress.
  • Sharma, M., Stewart, C. (2002). Disintegration in the learning of physics at university. AAPT Summer Meeting.
  • Whymark, A., Stewart, C., Sharma, M., Prosser, M. (2002). Does the new NSW HSC physics syllabus let students think about their physics knowledge differently. AIP 15th Biennial Congress, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Wilson, K., Millar, R., Peseta, T., Sharma, M. (2002). Evaluation of a research based teaching development in first year physics. Scholarly Inquiry in Flexible Science Teaching and Learning Symposium, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Sharma, M., Sheppard, C., Roy, M. (2002). Image formation in optical coherence microscopy. The Seventh International Conference on Optics Within Life Sciences, OWLS.
  • Sheppard, C., Roy, M., Sharma, M. (2002). Image formation in optical coherence tomography and low coherence probe microscopy. Focus on Microscopy Technical Digest.
  • Sharma, M., Sheppard, C., Roy, M. (2002). Imaging characteristics of Optical Coherence Microscopy. 15th Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2002, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Wu, L., Sharma, M., Svirina, L., Baker, J., Borg, A., Fredrickx, P. (2002). Improving the institutional structure and climate for women in physics. IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics.
  • Sharma, M., Khachan, J., Chan, B., Stewart, C., Hogg, K., O'Byrne, J. (2002). Interactive lecturing using a classroom communication system, in Proceedings of Research and Development into University Science Teaching and Learning Conference. Research and Development into University Science Teaching and Learning Conference.
  • Sharma, M., Stewart, C., Prosser, M. (2002). Just how different are they? Learning Physics in the wake of the new HSC syllabus changeover. 15th Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2002, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Sharma, M., Cole, M., Whymark, A., Millar, R., Smith, A. (2002). On the repeated use of well designed conceptual problems in summative assessment tasks. 15th Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2002, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Sheppard, C., Moore, P., Roy, M., Sharma, M. (2002). Proposed Spectral Distribution for a Gaussian Pulse Beam. 15th Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2002, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Sheppard, C., Sharma, M. (2002). Spatial frequency content of ultrashort pulsed beams. Proceedings of the Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium.
  • McOrist, J., Sharma, M., Sheppard, C. (2002). Super resolution with an optically addressable liquid crystal spatial light modulator. The 17th Australian Conference on Electron Microscopy, Unkown: Australian Society for Electron Microscopy Inc.
  • Sharma, M., Leung, A., Whymark, A., Stewart, C., Prosser, M. (2002). The use of qualitative analysis to measure changhes in student perception of physics as a result of changes in HSC syllabus. 15th Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2002, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Sharma, M., Wilson, K., Millar, R. (2002). The value of hands-on activities in Workshop Tutorials. AAPT Winter Meeting.
  • Sharma, M., McOrist, J., Sheppard, C., Matsuda, K. (2002). Using an optically addressable liquid crystal spatial light modulator to generate phase only filters. The 19th Congress of the International Commission on Optics, ICO. SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering.
  • Wilson, K., Sharma, M., Millar, R. (2002). Using hands-on activities in tutorials. 15th Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2002, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Sharma, M., Khachan, J., Chan, B., Stewart, C., O'Byrne, J. (2002). Using two-step problems to enhance student learning when using PRS. AAPT Summer Meeting.
  • Stewart, C., Sharma, M., Prosser, M., Logan,, P. (2002). What do they think they're doing? First-year students learning experiences. AAPT Winter Meeting.
  • Wilson, K., Sharma, M., Millar, R. (2002). What sustains a teaching development initiative? AAPT Winter Meeting.
  • Sharma, M., Millar, R., Wilson, K. (2001). A successful physics course for prospective primary school teachers. Change in Education Research Group (CERG) Conference.
  • Stewart, C., Sharma, M., Prosser, M., Logan,, P. (2001). An investigation of first year physics students' approaches to learning. AAPT Summer Mtg.
  • Wilson, K., Sharma, M., Millar, R. (2001). Changing the focus- student centred learning in physics workshop tutorials. Change in Education Research Group (CERG) Conference.
  • Sharma, M., Wilson, K., Millar, R., Paseta, T. (2001). Evaluation: An essential tool to underpin research-based teaching innovation. AAPT Summer Mtg.
  • New, P., Britton, S., Sharma, M., Brew, A. (2001). Researching the transferability of mathematical skills. R & D workshop, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.
  • Sharma, M., Stewart, C., Nagarajan, M., James, B. (2001). Student expectations of the laboratory program. AAPT Summer Mtg.
  • 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.
  • Stewart, C., Sharma, M., Peat, M., Taylor, C., Quinnell, R., Prosser, M., Logan, P. (2001). The HSC syllabus changeover and first-year student experiences in physics and biology. Proceedings of Research and Development into University Science Teaching and Learning, Sydney: Uniserve Science.
  • Sharma, M., Britton, S., Brew, A., New, P. (2001). Transferring mathematical skills into physics. AAPT Summer Mtg.
  • 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.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Pollard, J., Sharma, M., Mills, D., Swan, G., Mendez, A. (2006). University physics education in Australia. International Newsletter on Physics Education, IUPAP and ICPE.

Report

  • Sharma, M., Mills, D., Mendez, A., Pollard, J. (2005). Learning Outcomes and Curriculum Development in Physics: A Report on Tertiary Physics Teaching and Learning in Australia.

Reference Works

  • Muller, D., Sharma, M., Crook, S., Stanger, J., Millar, A., Dooley, P., Sutherland, L., Hugman, A. (2008). Australian Multimedia for Physics Students website ASISTM grant. Australian Multimedia for Physics Students website ASISTM grant.Australia: Australian Multimedia for Physics Students.

Other

  • Sharma, M., Wilson, K., Millar, R. (2002), Workshop Tutorials: student-centered learning, Australian style.
  • Stewart, C., Sharma, M., May, E., Peat, M., Quinnell, R., Taylor, C., Prosser, M., Logan, P. (2001), How can we measure changes in students' approaches to learning and conceptions of a subject?.
  • Sharma, M., Wilson, K., Millar, R. (2001), The use of feedback to describe sustainability and growth of a teaching development initiative.

2013

  • Crook, S., Sharma, M. (2013). Bloom-ing Heck! The Activities of Australian Science Teachers and Students Two Years into a 1:1 Laptop Program Across 14 High Schools. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 21(1), 54-69.
  • Sharma, M., Stewart, C., Wilson, R., Gokalp, M. (2013). Can a Syllabus Change Impact on Students' Perceptions of Science? Fragmented and Cohesive Conceptions of Physics. EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 9(1), 33-44. [More Information]
  • Hill, M., Sharma, M., Johnston, H. (2013). Developing representational skills through weekly online learning modules for first-year undergraduate physics students. 19th Annual UniServe Science Conference: Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME), The University of Sydney: Uniserve Science.
  • Sharma, M., Rifkin, W., Johnson, E., Varsavsky, C., Beames, S., Pyke,, S., Zadnik, M., Matthews, K., Jones, S. (2013). Fostering distributed leadership in university teaching: a case study of 100 leaders of change. Symposium, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual Conference, ON LINE - Australia: HERDSA.
  • Gokalp, M., Sharma, M., Johnston, I., Sharma, M. (2013). Implementing WebQuest based instruction on Newton's second law. Teaching Science, 59(2), 11-19.
  • Georgiou, H., Sharma, M. (2013). Innovations in university physics teaching: There's no silver bullet. 19th Annual UniServe Science Conference: Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME), The University of Sydney: Uniserve Science.
  • Sharma, M., Rifkin, W., Johnson, E., Varsavsky, C., Beames, S., Pyke,, S., Crampton, A., Zadnik, M., Matthews, K., Jones, S. (2013). SaMnet: Academics on a journey. 19th Annual UniServe Science Conference: Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME), The University of Sydney: Uniserve Science.
  • Crook, S., Sharma, M., Wilson, R., Muller, D. (2013). Seeing eye-to-eye on ICT: Science student and teacher perceptions of laptop use across 14 Australian schools. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 29(1), 82-95.
  • Sharma, M., Stewart, C., Wilson, R., Gokalp, M. (2013). Student Approaches to Learning in Physics – Validity and Exploration Using Adapted SPQ. International Journal of Environmental & Science Education (IJESE), 8(2), 241-253. [More Information]

2012

  • Wilson, R., Georgakis, S., Sharma, M. (2012). Approaches to Learning in First Year University Physics. Journal of Social Sciences, 8(2), 216-222. [More Information]
  • Wattanakasiwich, P., Khamcharean, C., Taleab, P., Sharma, M. (2012). Interactive lecture demonstration in thermodynamics. Latin-American Journal of Physics Education (LAJPE), 6(4).
  • Rifkin, W., Sharma, M., Crampton, A., Yates, B., Matthews, K., Beames, S., Varsavsky, C., Johnson, E., Jones, S., Zadnik, M., et al (2012). Learning to Lead Change: SaMnet’s action - learning pr ojects. The Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry, (72), 9-15-9-15.
  • Georgiou, H., Sharma, M. (2012). University Students' Understanding of Thermal Physics in Everyday Contexts. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 10, 1119-1142. [More Information]

2011

  • Huntula, J., Sharma, M., Johnston, I., Chitaree, R. (2011). A framework for laboratory pre-work based on the concepts, tools and techniques questioning method. European Journal of Physics, 32(5), 1419-1430. [More Information]
  • Tongchai, A., Sharma, M., Johnston, I., Arayathanitkul, K., Soankwan, C. (2011). Consistency of students' conceptions of wave propagation: Findings from a conceptual survey in mechanical waves. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 7(2), 020101 -1-020101 -11. [More Information]
  • Lindstrom, C., Sharma, M. (2011). Self-Efficacy of First Year University Physics Students: Do Gender and Prior Formal Instruction in Physics Matter? International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 19(2), 1-19-1-19.
  • Sharma, M., Bewes, J. (2011). Self-monitoring: Confidence, academic achievement and gender differences in physics. Journal of Learning Design, 4(3), 1-13.
  • Lindstrom, C., Sharma, M. (2011). Teaching physics novices at university: A case for stronger scaffolding. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 7(1), 010109-1-010109-14. [More Information]
  • Yeung, A., Pyke, S., Sharma, M., Barrie, S., Buntine, M., Burke Da Silva, K., Kable, S., Lim, K. (2011). The advancing science by enchaning learing in the laboratory (ASELL) project: The first Australian multidisciplinary workshop. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 19(2), 51-72.
  • Wilson, R., Sharma, M., Stewart, C., Georgakis, S. (2011). The relationship between school curriculum and university students' conceptions of their subject. 7th International Conference on Education (ICE 2011), Athens, Greece: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

2010

  • Georgiou, H., Sharma, M. (2010). A Report on a Preliminary Diagnostic for Identifying Thermal Physics Conceptions of Tertiary Students. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 18(2), 32-51.
  • Duzenli-Gokalp, N., Sharma, M. (2010). A study on addition and subtraction of fractions: The use of Pirie and Kieren model and hands-on activities. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2, 5168-5171. [More Information]
  • Lindstrom, C., Sharma, M. (2010). Development of a Physics Goal Orientation Survey. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 18(2), 10-20.
  • Bhathal, R., Sharma, M., Mendez, A. (2010). Educational analysis of a first year engineering physics experiment on standing waves: based on the ACELL approach. European Journal of Physics, 31(1), 23-35. [More Information]
  • Wilson, A., Akerlind, G., Francis, P., Kirkup, L., McKenzie, J., Pearce, D., Sharma, M. (2010). Measurement Uncertainty As A Threshold Concept In Physics. 16th UniServe Science Annual Conference 2010, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Yeung, A., Barrie, S., Buntine, M., Burke Da Silva, K., Kable, S., Lim, K., Pyke,, S., Sharma, M. (2010). The advancing science by enhancing learning in the laboratory (ASELL) project: The next chapter. The Royal Australian Chemical Institute's National Convention in Conjection with the 12th IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry, Australia: RACI.
  • Pyke,, S., Yeung, A., Kable, S., Sharma, M., Barrie, S., Buntine, M., Burke Da Silva, K., Lim, K. (2010). The advancing science by enhancing learning in the laboratory (ASELL) project: The next chapter. 16th UniServe Science Annual Conference 2010, Sydney: University of Sydney.
  • Sharma, M., Johnston, I., Johnston, H., Varvell, K., Robertson, J., Hopkins, A., Stewart, C., Cooper, I., Thornton, R. (2010). Use of interactive lecture demonstrations: A ten year study. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 6(2), 020119-1-020119-9.

2009

  • Bartimote-Aufflick, K., Walker, R., Smith, L., Sharma, M., Collier, M., George, A. (2009). A multidisciplinary approach to improving university student motivation and interest. 13th Biennial Conference on Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI 2009), Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam.
  • Tongchai, A., Sharma, M., Johnston, I., Arayathanitkul, K., Soankwan, C. (2009). Developing, Evaluating and Demonstrating the Use of a Conceptual Survey in Mechanical Waves. International Journal of Science Education, 31(18), 2437-2457. [More Information]
  • Wuttiprom, S., Sharma, M., Johnston, I., Chitaree, R., Soankwan, C. (2009). Development and Use of a Conceptual Survey in Introductory Quantum Physics. International Journal of Science Education, 31(5), 631-654. [More Information]
  • Kuan, N., Sharma, M., Lindstrom, C., Muller, D. (2009). Embedding research principles into multimedia teaching and learning tools. UniServe Science, The University of Sydney Conference 2009, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Roberts, A., Sharma, M., Britton, S., New, P. (2009). Identification and use of theoretical frameworks for a qualitative understanding of mathematics transfer. CAL-Laborate, 17(1), 1-14.
  • Lindstrom, C., Sharma, M. (2009). Link maps and map meetings: Scaffolding student learning. Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 5(1), 010102-1-010102-11.
  • Sharma, M., Swan, G., Mills, D., Pollard, J., Mendez, A., O'Byrne, J. (2009). Physics learning and teaching in Australian Universities. CAL-Laborate, 17(1), 26-40.
  • Mayo, A., Sharma, M., Muller, D. (2009). Qualitative Differences Between Learning Environments Using Videos in Small Groups and Whole Class Discussions: A Preliminary Study in Physics. Research in Science Education, 39(4), 477-493. [More Information]
  • Tanahoung, C., Chitaree, R., Soankwan, C., Sharma, M., Johnston, I. (2009). The effect of Interactive Lecture Demonstrations on students’ understanding of heat and temperature: a study from Thailand. Research in Science & Technological Education, 27(1), 61-74-61-74. [More Information]
  • Georgiou, H., Sharma, M., O'Byrne, J., Sefton, I., McInnes, B. (2009). University students' conceptions about familiar thermodynamic processes and the implications for instruction. UniServe Science, The University of Sydney Conference 2009, Australia: Uniserve Science.

2008

  • Sharma, M., McShane, K. (2008). A methodological framework for understanding and describing discipline-based scholarship of teaching in higher education through design-based research. Higher Education Research and Development, 27(3), 257-270.
  • Muller, D., Sharma, M., Crook, S., Stanger, J., Millar, A., Dooley, P., Sutherland, L., Hugman, A. (2008). Australian Multimedia for Physics Students website ASISTM grant. Australian Multimedia for Physics Students website ASISTM grant.Australia: Australian Multimedia for Physics Students.
  • Muller, D., Lee, K., Sharma, M. (2008). Coherence or interest: which is most important in online multimedia learning? Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (Online), 24(2), 211-221.
  • Bartimote-Aufflick, K., Walker, R., Smith, L., Taylor, C., George, A., Sharma, M., Collier, M. (2008). Collaborating across the disciplines to develop university student motivation and interest. Motivation in Action: 11th International Conference on Motivation, Finland: University of Turku.
  • Roberts, A., Sharma, M., Sefton, I., Khachan, J. (2008). Differences in two evaluations of answers to a conceptual physics question: a preliminary analysis. CAL-Laborate, 16, 28-38.
  • Kirkup, L., Mendez, A., Scott, D., Sharma, M., O'Byrne, J., Quinton, J., Pollard, J., Petelina, S., Creagh, C., Keleher, P., et al (2008). Do students' experiences of a service subject correspond to their expectations? UniServe Science Symposium 2008, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Wilson, K., Mendez, A., Mills, D., Sharma, M., Kirkup, L. (2008). Improving Undergraduate Laboratory Work in Physics: Outcomes of the 'Forging new directions in physics education in Australian universities' Project. Australian Institute of Physics 18th National Congress. Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Lee, K., Sharma, M. (2008). Incorporating active learning with videos: A case study from Physics. Teaching Science, 54(4), 45-47.
  • Kirkup, L., Mendez, A., Sharma, M., O'Byrne, J. (2008). One Semester of Physics: What difference does it make to non-physics majors? Australian Institute of Physics 18th National Congress. Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • O'Byrne, J., Mendez, A., Sharma, M., Kirkup, L., Scott, D. (2008). Physics Graduates in the Workforce: Does Physics Education Help? Australian Institute of Physics 18th National Congress. Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Muller, D., Sharma, M., Reimann, P. (2008). Raising cognitive load with linear multimedia to promote conceptual change. Science Education, 92(2), 278-296. [More Information]
  • Richardson, A., Sharma, M., Khachan, J. (2008). What are students learning in practicals? A cross sectional study in university physics laboratories. CAL-Laborate, 16, 20-27.
  • Sharma, M., Pollard, J., Mendez, A., Mills, D., O'Byrne, J., Scott, D., Hagon, S., Gribble, J., Kirkup, L., Livett, M., et al (2008). What does a physics undergraduate education give you? A perspective from Australian physics. European Journal of Physics, 29(1), 59-72.

2007

  • Roberts, A., Sharma, M., Britton, S., New, P. (2007). An index to measure the ability of first year students to transfer mathematics. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 38(4), 429-448.
  • Sefton, I., Sharma, M. (2007). Assessment of understanding physics: a case study. In Angela Brew & Judyth Sachs (Eds.), Transforming a university: the scholarship of teaching and learning in practice, (pp. 81-92). NSW, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Muller, D., Sharma, M., Eklund, J., Reimann, P. (2007). Conceptual Change Through Vicarious Learning in an Authentic Physics Setting. Instructional Science, 35(6), 519-533. [More Information]
  • Sefton, I., Sharma, M. (2007). Evolution of an assessment project. UniServe Science 2007, Sydney, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Britton, S., New, P., Roberts, A., Sharma, M. (2007). Investigating students' ability to transfer mathematics. In Angela Brew & Judyth Sachs (Eds.), Transforming a university: the scholarship of teaching and learning in practice, (pp. 127-140). NSW, Australia: Sydney University Press.
  • Nelan, C., Dooley, P., Sharma, M. (2007). Medical Physics Kickstart: designing a senior high school physics workshop. UniServe Science 2007, Sydney, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Muller, D., Bewes, J., Sharma, M., Reimann, P. (2007). Saying the wrong thing: improving learning with multimedia by including misconceptions. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, online, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Au, T., Sharma, M. (2007). Student performance in first-year physics: does high school matter? UniServe Science 2007, Sydney, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Muller, D., Sharma, M. (2007). Tackling misconceptions in introductory physics using multimedia presentations. UniServe Science 2007, Sydney, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Kirkup, L., Scott, D., Sharma, M. (2007). Teaching physics to non-physics majors: models extant in Australian universities. UniServe Science 2007, Sydney, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Johnston, H., Hopkins, A., Varvell, K., Sharma, M., Thornton, R. (2007). The research-teaching nexus in physics: scholarship into teaching and learning. Australian Physics, 44(2), 66-70.

2006

  • Lindstrom, C., Sharma, M., O'Byrne, J. (2006). 3D link maps for learning: Consolidating fundamental concepts across topics taught in physics. 17th Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics.
  • Bewes, J., Sharma, M. (2006). A preliminary study of the hard-easy effect using physics conceptual inventories. 17th Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics.
  • Bewes, J., Sharma, M. (2006). A preliminary study on how accuracy relates to student self reports of confidence on a conceptual physics test. UniServe Science Symposium 2006, The University of Sydney: Uniserve Science.
  • Wuttiprom, S., Chitaree, R., Soankwan, C., Sharma, M., Johnston, I. (2006). Developing a prototype conceptual survey in fundamental quantum physics. UniServe Science Symposium 2006, The University of Sydney: Uniserve Science.
  • Muller, D., Bewes, J., Sharma, M. (2006). Misconceptions about the classroom: Which teaching practices improve conceptual understanding. 17th Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics.
  • Wuttiprom, S., Sharma, M., Johnston, I., Chitaree, R., Soankwan, C. (2006). Preliminary results from a new quantum mechanics conceptual survey. 17th Australian Institute of Physics Congress. Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Britton, S., New, P., Sharma, M. (2006). Report on a research project investigating the ability of students to transfer mathematical skills and knowledge. HERDSA News, 28(2), 10-11.
  • Tanahoung, C., Chitaree, R., Soankwan, C., Sharma, M., Johnston, I. (2006). Surveying Thai and Sydney introductory physics students' understandings of heat and temperature. UniServe Science Symposium 2006, The University of Sydney: Uniserve Science.
  • Sharma, M., McShane, K. (2006). The use of design-based research in scholarly inquiry in discipline based teaching and learning. 3rd Annual International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and learning (ISSOTL).
  • Pollard, J., Sharma, M., Mills, D., Swan, G., Mendez, A. (2006). University physics education in Australia. International Newsletter on Physics Education, IUPAP and ICPE.
  • Mendez, A., Mills, D., Pollard, J., Sharma, M., Swan, G., Zealey, W., Livett, M. (2006). Who needs more physics graduates. 17th Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics.

2005

  • Britton, S., New, P., Sharma, M., Yardley, D. (2005). A case study of the transfer of mathematics skills by university students. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 36(1), 1-13.
  • Sharma, M., Khachan, J., Chan, B., O'Byrne, J. (2005). An investigation of the effectiveness of electronic classroom communication systems in large lecture classes. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (Online), 21(2), 137-154.
  • Muller, D., Sharma, M. (2005). Determining the factors affecting student perceptions of a popular science video. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (Online), 21(4), 491-509.
  • Sharma, M., Sefton, I., Cole, M., Whymark, A., Millar, R., Smith, A. (2005). Effects of re-using a conceptual examination question in physics. Research in Science Education, 35(4), 447-469. [More Information]
  • James, B., Kirkup, L., Livett, M., Mendez, A., Mills, D., Newbury, R., Pollard, J., Prosser, J., Sharma, M., Zadnik, M. (2005). Key Findings from the National physics Project on Learning and Teaching. 16th Australian Institute of Physics Congress.
  • Muller, D., Sharma, M. (2005). Learning Outcomes and curriculum development in physics: a project evaluating tertiary learning and teaching in Australia. ICPE Conference in New Delhi.
  • Sharma, M., Mills, D., Mendez, A., Pollard, J. (2005). Learning Outcomes and Curriculum Development in Physics: A Report on Tertiary Physics Teaching and Learning in Australia.
  • Roberts, A., Sharma, M., Britton, S., New, P. (2005). Mathematics Transfer of First Year Science Students. 16th Biennial National Congress 2005 - Australian Institute of Physics : Physics for the Nation, Canberra, ACT, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Roberts, A., New, P., Sharma, M., Britton, S. (2005). New teaching for new students in a new context: Pushing the boundaries in first year science. HERDSA, Sydney: Institute for Learning and Teaching, University of Sydney.
  • Kirkup, L., Livett, M., Mendez, A., Mills, D., Newbury, R., Pollard, J., Sharma, M., Zadnik, M. (2005). Outcomes and curriculm development in physics: a project evaluating tertiary learning and teaching in Australia. ICPE Conference in New Delhi.
  • Pollard, J., Sharma, M., Mills, D., Swan, G., Mendez, A. (2005). Physics education for Australia. Australian Physics, 42(2), 35-41.
  • Sharma, M. (2005). Physics education research with the SUPER group. 2nd IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, USA: American Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Mendez, A., Feteris, S., Kirkup, L., Livett, M., Low, D., Merchant, A., Mills, D., Pollard, J., Rayner, A., Sharma, M., Wilson, K., et al (2005). Snapshots - Good Learning and Teaching in Physics. Snapshots.
  • Muller, D., Sharma, M. (2005). Starting a dialogue: The potential for vicarious learning. AAPT Winter Meeting.
  • Sharma, M. (2005). The changing status of women physicist in Australia. 2nd IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, USA: American Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Sharma, M., Mendez, A., Mills, D., Pollard, J., Livett, M., Kirkup, L., Newbury, R., Zadnik, M. (2005). The evolution of the teaching and learning of physics in Australian universities. HERDSA (Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia Inc) Conference, Australia: HERDSA Inc.
  • Muller, D., Sharma, M., Eklund, J. (2005). The future of multimedia learning: essential issues for research. Australian Association for Research in Education, Parramatta 2005, Parramatta: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Sharma, M., Mendez, A., O'Byrne, J. (2005). The relationship between attendance in student-centred physics tutorials and performance in university examinations. International Journal of Science Education, 27(11), 1375-1389. [More Information]
  • Muller, D., Sharma, M. (2005). Video Physics educations: Falling cats and terminal velocity. Australian Institution of Physics, Physics for the Nation, Canberra 2005, Canberra: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Sharma, M., Mendez, A. (2005). Workshop Tutorials: A student centered learning environment for large classes. ICPE Conference in New Delhi.

2004

  • Mendez, A., Sharma, M., James, B., Mills, D., Pollard, J., Kirkup, L., Livett, M., Newbury, R., Zadnik, M., Prosser, J. (2004). AUTC Physics Project: Learning outcomes and curriculum development. Scholarly Inquiry into Science Teaching and Learning Conference.
  • Sheppard, C., Roy, M., Sharma, M. (2004). Image Formation In Low-Coherence And Confocal Interference Microscopes. Applied Optics, 43(7), 1493-1502.
  • Sharma, M. (2004). Measuring the transfer of mathematical skills. AAPT Summer Meeting and Physics Education Research conference.
  • Sharma, M., Stewart, C., Prosser, M. (2004). On the use of phenomenography in the analysis of qualitative data. 2003 Physics Education Research Conference.
  • Sharma, M., Millar, R., Smith, A., Sefton, I. (2004). Students' Understandings Of Gravity In An Orbiting Space-Ship. Research in Science Education, 34(3), 267-289.
  • Sharma, M. (2004). Using lab based projects for teaching and learning skills in large first year classes. AAPT Summer Meeting.

2003

  • Sharma, M., Cooper, I., Stewart, C. (2003). Enhancing cross faculty teaching using web-based activities, Advanced in Technology-Based Education: Toward a Knowledge-Based Society. 2nd International Conference on Multimedia and Information & Communication Technologies in Education.
  • McOrist, J., Sharma, M., Sheppard, C., West, E., Matsuda, K. (2003). Hyperresolving phase-only filters with an optically addressable liquid crystal spatial light modulator. Micron, 34(6-7), 327-332.
  • Sharma, M., Britton, S., New, P., Yardley, D. (2003). On the transfer of mathematical skills. AAPT Summer Meeting.
  • 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.
  • Batmanian, L., Lingard, J., Prosser, M., Stewart, C., Sharma, M. (2003). Understanding student learning: A comparison of students' perceptions of learning in two different disciplines. Graduates for the world. A Vice-Chancellors' teaching and learning showcase of scholarly reflection & inquiry, Sydney Australia: University of Sydney.

2002

  • Roy, M., Sheppard, C., Sharma, M. (2002). 3D-Image formation in optical coherence tomography and microscopy. Sixth International Conference on Optoelectronic. Photonic Crystal Fibers.
  • Sharma, M., Khachan, J., Chan, B., Stewart, C., Hogg, K., O'Byrne, J. (2002). A classroom communication system for large first year physics classes. 15th Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2002, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Sharma, M. (2002). A report on various studies on women in physics. 15th Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2002, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • McOrist, J., Sharma, M., Sheppard, C. (2002). an Investigation of the Axial Properties of Phase Only Filters. 15th Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2002, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Dall'Armi-Stoks, G., Sharma, M. (2002). Australia: The status of Australian Women in Physics. IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics.
  • Sharma, M., Dall'Armi-Stoks, G. (2002). Australian Women in Physics Group. Australian Physics, 39, 120-122.
  • Hogg, K., O'Byrne, J., Cross, R., Millar, R., Sharma, M. (2002). Development of a new approach to teaching Sports Mechanics. AIP Congress.
  • Sharma, M., Stewart, C. (2002). Disintegration in the learning of physics at university. AAPT Summer Meeting.
  • Whymark, A., Stewart, C., Sharma, M., Prosser, M. (2002). Does the new NSW HSC physics syllabus let students think about their physics knowledge differently. AIP 15th Biennial Congress, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Wilson, K., Millar, R., Peseta, T., Sharma, M. (2002). Evaluation of a research based teaching development in first year physics. Scholarly Inquiry in Flexible Science Teaching and Learning Symposium, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Sharma, M., Sheppard, C., Roy, M. (2002). Image formation in optical coherence microscopy. The Seventh International Conference on Optics Within Life Sciences, OWLS.
  • Sheppard, C., Roy, M., Sharma, M. (2002). Image formation in optical coherence tomography and low coherence probe microscopy. Focus on Microscopy Technical Digest.
  • Sharma, M., Sheppard, C., Roy, M. (2002). Imaging characteristics of Optical Coherence Microscopy. 15th Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2002, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Wu, L., Sharma, M., Svirina, L., Baker, J., Borg, A., Fredrickx, P. (2002). Improving the institutional structure and climate for women in physics. IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics.
  • Sharma, M., Khachan, J., Chan, B., Stewart, C., Hogg, K., O'Byrne, J. (2002). Interactive lecturing using a classroom communication system, in Proceedings of Research and Development into University Science Teaching and Learning Conference. Research and Development into University Science Teaching and Learning Conference.
  • Sharma, M., Stewart, C., Prosser, M. (2002). Just how different are they? Learning Physics in the wake of the new HSC syllabus changeover. 15th Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2002, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Cooper, I., Sheppard, C., Sharma, M. (2002). Numerical integration of diffraction integrals for circular aperture. Optik/ Optics: International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, 113(7), 293-298.
  • Sharma, M., Cole, M., Whymark, A., Millar, R., Smith, A. (2002). On the repeated use of well designed conceptual problems in summative assessment tasks. 15th Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2002, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Sheppard, C., Moore, P., Roy, M., Sharma, M. (2002). Proposed Spectral Distribution for a Gaussian Pulse Beam. 15th Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2002, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Sheppard, C., Sharma, M. (2002). Spatial frequency content of focused ultrashort pulsed beams. Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, 4(5), 549-552.
  • Sheppard, C., Sharma, M. (2002). Spatial frequency content of ultrashort pulsed beams. Proceedings of the Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium.
  • McOrist, J., Sharma, M., Sheppard, C. (2002). Super resolution with an optically addressable liquid crystal spatial light modulator. The 17th Australian Conference on Electron Microscopy, Unkown: Australian Society for Electron Microscopy Inc.
  • Sharma, M., Leung, A., Whymark, A., Stewart, C., Prosser, M. (2002). The use of qualitative analysis to measure changhes in student perception of physics as a result of changes in HSC syllabus. 15th Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2002, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Sharma, M., Wilson, K., Millar, R. (2002). The value of hands-on activities in Workshop Tutorials. AAPT Winter Meeting.
  • Sharma, M., McOrist, J., Sheppard, C., Matsuda, K. (2002). Using an optically addressable liquid crystal spatial light modulator to generate phase only filters. The 19th Congress of the International Commission on Optics, ICO. SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering.
  • Wilson, K., Sharma, M., Millar, R. (2002). Using hands-on activities in tutorials. 15th Australian Institute of Physics Congress 2002, Australia: Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).
  • Sharma, M., Khachan, J., Chan, B., Stewart, C., O'Byrne, J. (2002). Using two-step problems to enhance student learning when using PRS. AAPT Summer Meeting.
  • Stewart, C., Sharma, M., Prosser, M., Logan,, P. (2002). What do they think they're doing? First-year students learning experiences. AAPT Winter Meeting.
  • Wilson, K., Sharma, M., Millar, R. (2002). What sustains a teaching development initiative? AAPT Winter Meeting.
  • Sharma, M., Wilson, K., Millar, R. (2002), Workshop Tutorials: student-centered learning, Australian style.

2001

  • Sharma, M., Millar, R., Wilson, K. (2001). A successful physics course for prospective primary school teachers. Change in Education Research Group (CERG) Conference.
  • Stewart, C., Sharma, M., Prosser, M., Logan,, P. (2001). An investigation of first year physics students' approaches to learning. AAPT Summer Mtg.
  • Wilson, K., Sharma, M., Millar, R. (2001). Changing the focus- student centred learning in physics workshop tutorials. Change in Education Research Group (CERG) Conference.
  • Sharma, M., Wilson, K., Millar, R., Paseta, T. (2001). Evaluation: An essential tool to underpin research-based teaching innovation. AAPT Summer Mtg.
  • Stewart, C., Sharma, M., May, E., Peat, M., Quinnell, R., Taylor, C., Prosser, M., Logan, P. (2001), How can we measure changes in students' approaches to learning and conceptions of a subject?.
  • Sheppard, C., Sharma, M. (2001). Integrated intensity and confocal imaging through scattering media. Journal of Modern Optics, Vol 48, No 9, 1517-1525.
  • New, P., Britton, S., Sharma, M., Brew, A. (2001). Researching the transferability of mathematical skills. R & D workshop, : UNSW Australian Defence Force Academy.
  • Sharma, M., Stewart, C., Nagarajan, M., James, B. (2001). Student expectations of the laboratory program. AAPT Summer Mtg.
  • 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.
  • Stewart, C., Sharma, M., Peat, M., Taylor, C., Quinnell, R., Prosser, M., Logan, P. (2001). The HSC syllabus changeover and first-year student experiences in physics and biology. Proceedings of Research and Development into University Science Teaching and Learning, Sydney: Uniserve Science.
  • Sharma, M., Wilson, K., Millar, R. (2001), The use of feedback to describe sustainability and growth of a teaching development initiative.
  • Sharma, M., Britton, S., Brew, A., New, P. (2001). Transferring mathematical skills into physics. AAPT Summer Mtg.
  • 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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