Staff profile - Jan West

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Aprof Jan West

Position: Associate Head of School (Teaching & Learning)
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Science Engineering & Built Environment
Department: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517054 +61 3 92517054
Email: jan.west@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University, 1994


Academic

Subjects and units currently teaching

I teach two second year units SLE211 (Principles of Physiology) and

SLE221 (Anatomy and Physiology)

Also teach into SLE323 (Advanced Topics of Biomedical Science), SLE360 Australian Invertebrates and supervise students for SLE314 (Research Project)


Awards

Awards and prizes

2014 Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence

This award recognises the excellence of your contribution to teaching and learning at Deakin. It is a tribute to the calibre of your teaching, knowledge, experience and commitment to your students and their academic experience.

Project entitled:  Reach For the STARS: STARS (Scientific Thinking for the Acquisition of Research Skills) is an authentic large-scale, multi-campus student driven undergraduate research experience.

Team members: Dr Jan West, Dr Steve Cheung and Dr Lynda O'Sullivan


Publications

Publications

2014

Veenstra, AA, West JM and Milne J (2014) Infestation levels of gall midge Aspondylia floriformis (Diptera:  Cecidomyiidae) on its host plant Sarcocornia quinqueflora (Chenopodiaceace).  Plant Protection Quartley 29(1)  37-44
Special issue on Galling Arthropods: Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium


Williams G, Snow ET and West JM (2014) Exposure of As(III) and As(V) changes the Ca2+-activation  properties of the two major fibre types from the chelae of the freshwater crustacean Cherax destructor.    Aquatic Toxicology  http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.aquatox.2014.06.013


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