Academic Committee

Associate Professor Judy Anderson

Associate Professor Judy Anderson
Chair
Faculty of Education and Social Work

Dr Judy Anderson is Associate Professor in mathematics education, a leader in the development of the STEM Academy for Teachers, and a member of the University Academic Board. In her role as secondary mathematics curriculum coordinator, Judy has been teaching and researching at the University of Sydney for twelve years.


Dr Louise Sutherland

Dr Louise Sutherland
Faculty of Education and Social Work

Dr Louise Sutherland is a Senior Lecturer at the Division of Undergraduate and Pre-service Programs. Dr Sutherland is also Program Director of MTeach (Secondary) and Coordinator of the Science Curriculum for K-12.


Professor David Lowe

Professor David Lowe
School of Information Technologies, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

Professor David Lowe is the Associate Dean (Education) and Professor of Software Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney. Professor Lowe was formerly a Director of the Centre for Real-Time Information Networks (CRIN), a designated research strength at the University of Technology, Sydney focused on blending embedded systems and telecommunications to address real-world problems.


Dr James Ward

Dr James Ward
Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies, School of IT

Dr James Ward is a researcher in the Australian Centre for Field Robotics at The University of Sydney. He works in the area of intelligent transportation systems to improve the safety and efficiency of our transport systems, with a view towards large scale deployment of technologies such as intelligent infrastructure and self-driving cars.
James is also the head mentor for The University's FIRST Robotics Competition team - an international competition for school students in Years 9-12.


Associate Professor Dieter Hochuli

Associate Professor Dieter Hochuli
Integrative Ecology Group, Faculty of Science

Associate Professor Dieter Hochuli runs the Integrative Ecology Group at the University of Sydney. His research focuses on the ecology of terrestrial invertebrates and their interactions with the environment, identifying how human impacts affect ecosystem health. He coordinates the School of Biological Sciences’ honours and Talented Student Programs for high achieving students. He has been a member of the steering committee for the University’s Women in Science Project since its inception in 2007.


Associate Professor Leon Poladian

Associate Professor Leon Poladian
School of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science

Dr Leon Poladian is a member of the Applied Mathematics Research Group, specialising in Mathematical Biology. Dr Poladian's passion is in the construction of mathematical models of biological systems, an important and rapidly expanding research area. One of the group's key strengths is its close contacts with experimentalists, both at the University of Sydney and international institutions.


Assoc Prof Jennifer Way

Associate Professor Jennifer Way
Faculty of Education and Social Work

Jenni is the Program Leader of the STEM Academy Primary Program. She is a researcher in effective pedagogies for mathematics education, with particular interests in educational technologies and the role of motivation and engagement in student learning, and lecturers in primary and early childhood mathematics curriculum and pedagogy.


Katherin Cartwright

Katherin Cartwright
Mathematics Advisor K-6
Learning and Teaching – Early Learning and Primary Education
NSW Department of Education


Katherin Cartwright is currently the Mathematics Advisor K-6 for the NSW Department of Education. Katherin supports teachers and schools across NSW in developing quality mathematics teaching and learning programs. Katherin works collaboratively with the Science and Technology Advisor K-6 with their Primary STEM Action School project where 8 schools from a variety of locations are mentoring other schools interested in implementing STEM education in authentic contexts.


Ms Alison Galagher

Ms Alison Galagher
Head Teacher Science,
Fairfield High School

Alison Galagher is head teacher of science at Fairfield High School.

She has worked exclusively in low SES schools in South-West Sydney and is focussed on maximising the educational outcomes of disadvantaged students.


Mr Nordin Zuber

Mr Nordin Zuber
Head Teacher Mathematics,
North Sydney Boys High School

Nordin Zuber is head teacher of mathematics at North Sydney Boys High School, teaching mathematics and science. Mr Zuber's background is in Information Technology, with 25 years IT industry experience prior to becoming a teacher.  He is also an executive committee member of MANSW, the professional association for mathematics teachers in NSW.


Tracey Warzecha

Ms Tracey Warzecha
Head Teacher, Curriculum,
Riverside Girls High School

Tracey Warzecha brings 30 years of Science teaching experience in Inner city, Northern and South Western Sydney and is currently Head Teacher Curriculum at Riverside Girls.

Maximising student engagement and differentiating the curriculum by developing and teaching innovative programs with real world relevance have been recognised in her involvement in High Performance Learning regional projects, cross-curricular PBLs and in presenting at the Australian Curriculum Conference. She is an experienced HSC Chemistry marker and Assessor. Tracey is an acknowledged advocate for Aboriginal Education.