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Susan Salter

Susan Salter

Lecturer in Microbiology and Health Sciences

Room C111, Building C, Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 5494 (phone)

+61 3 6324 3658 (fax)

Susan.Salter@utas.edu.au

Career summary

Biography

Mrs Salter has worked as a medical scientist in pathology laboratories including Microbiology Lab Manager in South Australia (1970-1986), in Papua New Guinea where she gained experience in fungal disease and malaria (1986-1990), and 10 years experience in Microbiology in the Launceston General Hospital Pathology Department. She commenced at the University of Tasmania in 2000 as a microbiology lecturer and unit developer. Mrs Salter is also a C.S.I.R.O Scientist in School for Launceston schools and colleges.

Teaching Interests

Mrs Salter currently co-ordinates and teaches into Microbiology & Health (CXA176), Introduction to Human Biology (CXA161), Occupational Health (CXA312), Environmental Health Regulation and Compliance (CXA603), Environmental Health Regulations (CXA305), Food Studies (CXA100) and Cell Biology & Function (CXA171).

Research Interests

Mrs Salter's current research involves current local (Faculties of Education, Health Sciences, AMC), state and mainland Australia collaborators within the university sector. Projects include: Digital game based learning; Online microbiology practicals; CoPs and embedding Education for Sustainability; First-year student transition; Graduate Attributes in Online Learning; Project-based learning for maritime engineering students; Student Engagement in Asynchronous Online Discussion Boards; and Bioscience Student Perceptions of Feedback.

Research Expertise and Specific Skills

  • Ethics applications, Thesis writing, Confirmation of Candidature presentations
  • Thesis marking
  • Journal article researching and writing
  • Posters, Workshops, Lecture writing and presentation skills

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Research Fields

  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Maritime Engineering (091199)
  • Social and Cultural Geography (160403)
  • Marine Engineering (091101)
  • Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
  • Ecological Applications (050199)
  • Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
  • Analytical Biochemistry (060101)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
  • Ubiquitous Computing (080504)

Research Impact

  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Engineering (970109)
  • Environmental Education and Awareness (960703)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Education (970113)

Publications

Total publications

24

Journal Article

(5 outputs)
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2016Douglas T, Salter S, Iglesias M, Dowlman M, Eri R, 'The feedback process: Perspectives of first and second year undergraduate students in the disciplines of education, health science and nursing', Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 13, (1) ISSN 1449-9789 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Douglas T; Iglesias M; Dowlman M; Eri R

2013Salter S, Murray SL, Davison AG, Fallon F, Towle NJ, 'Establishing a Community of Practice and Embedding Education for Sustainability at the University of Tasmania', The International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context, 9, (1) pp. 34-44. ISSN 2325-1115 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Murray SL; Davison AG; Towle NJ

2012Salter S, Pittaway J, Swabey K, Capstick M, Douglas T, 'Using an Online Interactive Game to Enhance the Learning Outcomes for First Year Tertiary Students', Creative Education, 3, (6A) pp. 761-768. ISSN 2151-4771 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4236/ce.2012.326114 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Pittaway J; Swabey K; Capstick M; Douglas T

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2011Douglas TA, Salter S, Capstick M, 'Using digital game based resources to engage students in first year human life sciences', Ubiquitous Learning, 3, (2) pp. 41-52. ISSN 1835-9795 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Douglas TA; Capstick M

2010Brown SC, Salter S, 'Analogies in science and science teaching', Advances in Physiology Education, 34, (4) pp. 167-169. ISSN 1043-4046 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1152/advan.00022.2010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Brown SC

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Murray S, Salter S, 'Communities of Practice (CoP) as a Model for Integrating Sustainability into Higher Education', Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development, IGI Global, KD Thomas and HE Muga (ed), United States, pp. 800. ISBN 9781466658561 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5856-1.ch009 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Murray S

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Conference Publication

(18 outputs)
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2015Douglas T, Mather C, Murray S, Earwaker L, James A, et al., 'A comparison of undergraduate student experiences of assessed versus nonassessed participation in online asynchronous discussion groups: Lessons from a cross disciplinary study in health and sociology', Globally connected, digitally enabled. Proceedings ascilite 2015, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Perth, Australia, pp. 424-428. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Douglas T; Mather C; Murray S; Earwaker L; James A; Pittaway J; Robards B

2015Douglas T, Mather CA, Murray SL, Earwaker LA, James AJ, et al., 'Asynchronous discussion boards: To assess or not, that is the question Type of presentation: Spotlight on Practice', Teaching Matters conference, University of Tasmania, 2 December 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Douglas T; Mather CA; Murray SL; Earwaker LA; James AJ; Pittaway JK; Robards BJ

2014Edathil S, Chin CKH, Zank S, Ranmuthugala D, Salter S, 'Development of an application with process feedback to enhance student-centred learning', Rhetoric and Reality: Proceedings of the 2014 ASCILITE conference, 23-26 November, Dunedin, NZ, pp. 394-398. ISBN 978-0-473-30750-9 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Chin CKH; Zank S; Ranmuthugala D

2014Edathil S, Chin CKH, Zank S, Ranmuthugala D, Salter S, 'Process feedback to enhance learning', Places and Spaces: Proceedings of the 2014 Teaching Matters Conference, 2-3 December, Newnham, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 21. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chin CKH; Zank S; Ranmuthugala D

2014Narayanasamy S, Garaniya V, Chin CKH, Ranmuthugala D, Salter S, 'Novel use of video technology to enhance the use of marine simulators to link knowledge and practical skills', Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 7-10 December, New Zealand, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-0-473-30428-7 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Narayanasamy S; Garaniya V; Chin CKH; Ranmuthugala D

2013Lisson DN, Garaniya V, Chin CKH, Salter S, 'Project based Learning for First Year Maritime Engineering Students: Manufacturing and Testing of Skateboards', Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 8-11 December 2013, Gold Coast, Queensland, pp. 1-9. ISBN 978-0-9924099-0-6 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lisson DN; Garaniya V; Chin CKH

2012Douglas T, Salter S, 'Using digital game based resources to sustain student engagement in core Human Life Science units', Teaching Matters, 4 December, Launceston (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Douglas T

2012Douglas T, Shing C, Salter S, Allen M, Maddock LJ, et al., 'Connecting with physiology: Using LabTutor to engage student learning in different disciplines', Proceedings of HERDSA 2012, 2 July - 5 July, Hobart, pp. 105. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Douglas T; Shing C; Maddock LJ; Fell JW

2012Salter S, Fallon FE, Davison AG, Towle NJ, Murray SL, 'Establishing a community of practice and embedding education for sustainability at the University of Tasmania', 9th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, 23-25 January, Hobart (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fallon FE; Davison AG; Towle NJ; Murray SL

2011Douglas T, Salter S, Capstick M, Lyall KJ, 'Can learning be fun and engaging for a diverse cohort of students?', Teaching Matters, 22 November - 23 November, Hobart (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Douglas T; Capstick M; Lyall KJ

2011Swabey K, Salter S, Douglas T, 'It's all fun and games - Engaging first year human movement students', Congreso de la asociacion, 26-29 October 2010, A Coruna, Spain, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-84-614-9946-5 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Swabey K; Douglas T

2010Douglas T, Salter S, Capstick M, 'Using digital game-based resources to engage students in first year human life sciences', Ubiquitous Learning: An International Conference, 10 December - 11 December, Vancouver, Canada (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Douglas T; Capstick M

2010Douglas T, Salter S, Capstick M, Lyall KJ, 'Engaging first year human life science student - It's all fun and games!', First Year in Higher Education, 27 June - 30 June, Adelaide, pp. 77. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Douglas T; Capstick M; Lyall KJ

2010Fell JW, Allen MF, Douglas T, Shing C, Salter S, et al., 'The implementation of LabTutor® teaching systems in physiology practical classes', Teaching Matters 2010, 24-25 November 2010, Newham, pp. 19. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fell JW; Allen MF; Douglas T; Shing C; Geraghty DP

2010Salter S, Douglas T, Pittaway J, Swabey K, Capstick M, 'Games students play: Engaging first year tertiary students in linking and extending foundation material throught the use of a digital game', First Year in Higher Education Conference Proceedings 2010, 27-30 June 2010, Adelaide, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-1-74107-282-2 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Douglas T; Pittaway J; Swabey K; Capstick M

2008Douglas T, Salter S, 'Development and implantation of an interactive online resource linking foundation knowledge to anatomy, physiology and microbiology units for first year students', First Year in Higher Education, 30 June - 2 July, Hobart, Tasmania (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Douglas T

2008Salter S, Douglas T, Brown SC, Moch C, 'Diversity in first year students undertaking a science-based unit', First Year in Higher Education conference, 30 June - 2 July, Hobart (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Douglas T; Brown SC; Moch C

2007Douglas T, Salter S, Lyall KJ, 'Innovative learning resources - Incorporating fun into cell biology', Teaching Matters, 30 November, Hobart (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Douglas T; Lyall KJ