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Candidates' Statements

Academic Staff Statements

Steve Fraser

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and have been at Deakin University since 2008. Prior to this I served 10 years as an academic at RMIT University. I am currently a member of the Faculty Teaching and Learning committee as well as deputy chair of the SENS Teaching and Learning committee. I am deputy director of the Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology and have served on the Faculty Human Research Ethics committee. I wish to serve the faculty by contributing to the continual improvement of faculty teaching, research and service.

Paul Gastin

Dr Paul Gastin is Course Director for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, Research Program Leader in Sports Science in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and an ESSA Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Sports Scientist. Paul’s teaching and research focuses on innovation in sports science and coaching practice to enhance the performance of people and organisations across the sport participation spectrum. Prior to returning to Deakin in 2007 he held senior positions in leading organisations including the Victorian Institute of Sport and UK Sport. He is currently amember of the School and Course Advisory Boards.

Trina Hinkley

I am currently a Post-doctoral Fellow in SENS, having completed my PhD within the School and working at an interstate university for one year. From 2008-2011, I was a lecturer within SENS, responsible for chairing several units, including a large, multi-campus, core unit. In 2010 I served on the SENS School Board and the Academic Progress Committee. I am currently a committee member of two international societies. In 2013, I commence an Alfred Deakin Post-doctoral Fellowship. My experience therefore provides me with an ideal background to understand the student, research and teaching requirements of the Faculty.

Sarah McNaughton

Dr Sarah McNaughton is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. She completed her PhD at the University of Queensland in 2003, and joined Deakin University in 2005. She has previously served on the Faculty of Health Human Ethics Advisory Group (2006-2009) and as Higher Degree by Research Co-ordinator (2010-2011). She has an active research program and supervisors 7 PhD students (3 as Principal Supervisor and 4 as Associate Supervisor).

Sharleen O’Reilly

Dr Sharleen O’Reilly is a senior lecturer within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (ENS). She holds a Bachelor of Science (Human Nutrition and Dietetics) with honours and PhD from Trinity College Dublin along with a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from Deakin University.

Dr O’Reilly has University service experience from her roles with Faculty Academic Disciplinary and Progress Committee, ENS Teaching and Learning Committee, Faculty course team leaders meetings, ENS Academic Progress Committee and annual School meetings.

She has held course director positions for the suite of postgraduate courses in Human Nutrition for the past six years.

Phillip Parker

Dr Parker has been associated with Deakin University since 1997 when he began his undergraduate degree (with honours) in Food Science and Nutrition. Following completion of his PhD in biochemistry at La Trobe University he returned to Deakin University as a post-doctorate researcher. In 2007 Dr Parker began lecturing in Biochemistry (Faculty of Science and Technology). In 2009 he moved over to lecturing in nutrition within the Faculty of Health and has been there since.

Dr Parker has been involved both as a student and academic staff member in numerous committees including School and Faculty Academic committees.

Aaron Russell

Associate Professor Aaron Russell has been working at Deakin University since June 2006. He has served on the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (SENS) Research Committee and the Deakin University Animal Welfare Ethics Committee.

He is presently the SENS HDR co-ordinator and serves on the C-PAN Strategic Research Centre executive committee, the Faculty (Heath) Research and Research Training committee and the Deakin University Thesis Evaluation Sub-committee.

He has published over 60 research papers, several in international leading journals such as Nature, PNAS and the Journal of Physiology. His research has been cited over 1250 times, with an H-index of 25. He has attracted over $1.3 million in NHMRC funding over the past 4 years and presently leads a research team comprising of 2 Post-doctoral research fellows and 6 PhD students.

Megan Teychenne

Dr Megan Teychenne has been a Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University since March 2011. Her qualifications include a PhD in Behavioural Epidemiology, a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sports Science) (Honours) and a Bachelor of Physical Education. Megan is currently Unit Chair for three units within the Physical Activity and Health stream, also teaching into a number of undergraduate and postgraduate Nutrition units.

Jenny Veitch

Dr Jenny Veitch is cunently a National Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research. From the beginning of 2013, I will commence a4 yearNational Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Research Fellowship. My research is examining the role of the neighbourhood built environment on physical activity and sedentary behaviour among youth and adults. I completed my PhD at Deakin in 2008. I have been employed by Deakin University in various capacities since 1994.

Stuart Warmington

Stuart Warmington completed his PhD in Physiology at The University of Melbourne in 1998. He subsequently held a lectureship in the Department of Physiology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland for 10 years (1998 – 2008), was course director for the Masters in Exercise Physiology, and was Deputy Head of Department for 3 years. Stuart joined Deakin in 2008 as a lecturer in Exercise Physiology within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, is currently Deputy Course Director for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), and is School Academic Progress Committee (APC) Chair.

General Staff Statements

Peter Bright

Peter joined Deakin University in 1999 where he commenced work as the IT Coordinator for Learning Services. With a degree from Deakin in Computer Science and Information Systems, he helped establish and manage the iLecture lecture recording service. In 2010 Peter joined the School of Medicine where he works in eLearning. Peter has been recognised for his work at Deakin with a Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence, plus another nomination and a Vice Chancellor’s Professional Development Award. He has served on the Geelong City Council’s Heritage Centre Committee. Peter is passionate about contributing to the success of Deakin University, its staff and students.

Annette Gayfer

My current role within the School of Medicine is International Student Recruitment Coordinator, however I also assist with admission, selection and enrolment for domestic students. While a large part of my role involves student contact, I am also involved with curriculum and handbook functions and administering numerous new courses which have recently been introduced by the school. I am also the school representative for the Course Approvals and Proposals System (CAPS) project. I have a degree in Business and Commerce and I am currently studying Psychology off campus.

Kim Jackson

Kim Jackson is School Executive Officer for the School of Health and Social Development. Prior to joining Deakin in Research Services in July 2011, Kim was Executive Officer and Education and
Training Manager for General Surgeons Australia (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons), where she was also secretariat for the Board in General Surgery for three years. A company director and
board of management member for seven years prior, Kim has extensive experience as a General Manager and Sales and Marketing Manager. Kim is currently undertaking a Grad Cert in HR
Management, a Master of Communications (Marketing) and various MOOCS.

Aaron King

Aaron King has served all areas of the faculty in a technical and project management capacity for five years. His professional background includes working in a financial services company and for Deakin’s
eSolutions group, in support of all operations from CEO/Vice Chancellor to students and work placements.

Tracey Summerfield-Owers

Tracey Summerfield-Owers commenced working at Deakin University in 2003. Tracey completed a Diploma of Management from the Gordon TAFE in 2012.

ln the 9 1/2 years Tracey has been at Deakin she has worked in various administrative roles which include: Teaching and Learning support unit - Learning services; Academic Board Secretariat; Graduations; School of Medicine; and the pVC Office- Health - Student and Academics Services team.

Tracey has performed higher duties as an Executive Officer to the Academic Board Accreditation Committee, and Project. Tracey was one of the foundation administrative team members for medicine course, supporting academics with course materials, timetables, and secretary to the Years 1 & 2 Committee and the School Teaching and Learning Committee.

This experience has provided Tracey with a sound knowledge of the University's policies and procedures.


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