Staff profile - Janine Mc Burnie

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Ms Janine Mc Burnie

Position: Senior Lecturer
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Science Engineering & Built Environment
Department: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517051 +61 3 92517051



  • Bachelor of Education, Victoria College, 1990
  • Master of Science, Deakin University, 1998


Teaching Interests

Environmental Management and Sustainability

Indigenous  Engagement Natural Resources Management

Subjects and units currently teaching

SLE121 Environmental Sustainability

SLE218 Indigenous Engagement: Natural Resources Management

SHD201/SHD301 Creating Sustainable Futures


Awards and prizes

2011 ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
2010 Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence
2007 Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence


Research interests

Education for Sustainability

Transition: focussing on transition into 2nd year undergraduate science programs

Indigenous engagement in natural resources management



McBurnie, J., West, J. & Campbell, M. (2012) 'Avoiding the second year slump: a transition framework for students progressing through university'. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 20(2), 14-24, 2012 

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