Publications of Mathematics Learning Centre staff (in bold)


B1 – Book chapter

  • Gordon, S., Reid, A. & Petocz, P. (2014). Using Statistics for Research in Creative and Qualitative Disciplines. In MacGillivray, H., Martin, M., and Phillips, B. (eds) Topics from Australian Conferences on Teaching Statistics: OZCOTS 2008-2012, Springer Science+Business Media, New York.

C1 – Journal articles

  • Barton, D., Cantrill, L, Law, A., Phillips, C., Sutton, B. & Overall, R. (2014). Chilling to zero degrees disrupts pollen formation but not meiotic microtubule arrays in Triticum aestivum L., Plant, Cell and Environment. DOI: 10.1111/pce.12358
  • Phillips, C. G. and Ivers, D. J. (2014). From isotropic to rapidly rotating anisotropic alpha-squared dynamos, Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 108(1), 60-82. DOI: 10.1080/03091929.2013.823006


C1 – Journal articles

  • Gordon, S. & Nicholas, J. (2013). Prior decisions and experiences about mathematics of students in bridging courses. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 44(7), 1081-1091. Online at
  • Gordon, S. & Nicholas, J. (2013). Students' conception of mathematics bridging courses. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 37(1), 109-125. Online at
  • Phillips, C. G. (2013). Vector and scalar spherical harmonic spectral equations for rapidly rotating anisotropic alpha-effect dynamos, Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 107(6), 640-666. DOI: 10.1080/03091929.2013.765952

E1 – Refereed conference paper

  • Poladian, L. & Nicholas, J. (2013). Mathematics bridging courses and success in first year calculus. Proceedings of the 9th Delta Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics, (pp. 150-159), 24-29 November, Kiama, Australia.


B1 – Book chapters

  • Gordon, S., Reid, A. & Petocz, P. (2012). Students’ and lecturers’ views of engagement in higher education. In I. Solomonides, A. Reid & P. Petocz (Eds.), Engaging with Learning in Higher Education, (pp. 71-93), Faringdon, UK: Libri.
  • Petocz, P., Gordon, S. & Reid, A. (2012). Towards a method for research interviews using e-mail. In C. S. Silva (Ed.) Online Research Methods in Urban and Planning Studies, (pp. 70-85). Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.

C1 – Journal article

  • Ivers, D. J. and Phillips, C. G. (2012). Anisotropic turbulent thermal diffusion and thermal convection in a rapidly rotating sphere, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 190-191, 1-9.

E1 – Refereed conference paper

  • Gordon, S. & Nicholas, J. (2012). Measuring the impact of early mathematics support for students enrolled in an introductory calculus unit of study. In M. Sharma & A. Young (Eds.) Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science & Mathematics Education (18th Annual UniServe Science Conference - Teaching and Learning Standards: What does a standard mean to you) (pp 99-104), University of Sydney, 26 Sept to 28 Sept 2012.


B1 – Book chapter

  • Gordon, S. (2011). Opportunities for learning — A self-study of teaching statistics in a Mathematics Learning Centre. In S. Schuck and P. Pereira (Eds.), What counts in teaching mathematics: Adding value to self and content, (pp.119-134), New York, Springer.

E1 – Refereed conference paper

  • Gordon, S. & Nicholas, J. (2011). Challenges and responses: lessons from students in mathematics bridging courses. Proceedings of the 8th Delta Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (pp 111-119), 27 November – 2 December, Rotorua, New Zealand.


C1 – Journal articles

  • Gordon, S., Reid, A. & Petocz, P. (2010). Educators’ conceptions of student diversity in learning and teaching. Studies in Higher Education, 35(8), 961–974. DOI:10.1080/03075070903414305
  • Gordon, S. & Nicholas, J. (2010). Teaching with examples and statistical literacy: views from teachers in statistics service courses. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 18(1), 14-25. Online at
  • Reid, A., Petocz, P. & Gordon, S. (2010). University teachers’ intentions for introductory professional classes. Journal of Workplace Learning, 22(1,2), 67–78. DOI:10.1108/13665621011012861

E1 – Refereed conference paper

  • Gordon, S. & Nicholas, J. (2010). Teachers’ reflections on the challenges of teaching mathematics bridging courses. In M. D. Sharma (Ed.) Proceedings of the 16th UniServe Science Annual Conference - Creating ACTIVE Minds in our Science and Mathematics Students (pp. 58–64). The University of Sydney, 29 September-1 October.

E3 – Other

  • Gordon, S., Reid, A. & Petocz, P. (2010). Editorial: Qualitative approaches in statistics education research. Statistics Education Research Journal, 9(2), 2-6,