Faculty of Health

Tracy Douglas

Tracy Douglas

Ms Tracy Douglas

First Year Coordinator
Associate Head, Learning and Teaching

BSc(Hons), MMedSc, GradCert University Teaching & Learning

Contact Details

Contact Campus Newnham Campus
Building Building C
Room Reference C103
Telephone + 61 3 6324 5481
Fax + 61 3 6324 3658
Email T.Douglas@utas.edu.au

Teaching Responsibilities

Undergraduate teaching to students in biomedical science, exercise science, health science, nursing and human movement degrees, particularly at the first and second year level. Tracy currently coordinates CXA171, CXA172 and CXA273.

Tracy teaches in the areas of biological chemistry, cell biology, basic metabolism, genetics and physiology and takes practicals and tutorials in these areas and anatomy, basic pharmacology and pathophysiology. Tracy is continually involved with extensive curriculum development in bioscience, cell biology and anatomy and physiology units and leads learning and teaching initiatives in Human Life Sciences.


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Tracy holds a BSc (Hons) majoring in animal physiology from The Flinders University of South Australia, and a Masters of Medical Science and Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, both from the University of Tasmania. Originally interested in comparative physiology research between marsupials and other mammals, Tracy’s interests have shifted to focus on the teaching perspective of academia, particularly in the early undergraduate years. Tracy is currently involved in teaching and learning projects centred around the first year experience, e-learning, feedback, and student engagement.

Tracy has been awarded five UTAS Teaching Merit Certificates (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010) and a 2012 UTAS Vice Chancellors Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning: Through a sustained commitment to first-year students in human life sciences, using active learning to engage students and support their transition into independent learners.

Tracy was also awarded a 2013 OLT (Office for Learning and Teaching) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning: For sustained commitment to first year students in human life sciences, using a transition pedagogy to engage students and enhance collaborative learning and teaching practices.

Tracy is currently the Tasmanian Chair of HERDSA (Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia).