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Tracy Douglas

Tracy Douglas

Lecturer
First Year Coordinator
Associate Head, Learning and Teaching

Room C103, Building C, Newnham Campus

+ 61 3 6324 5481 (phone)

+ 61 3 6324 3658 (fax)

T.Douglas@utas.edu.au

Achievements

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).

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.

Publications

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Research Fields

  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
  • Ubiquitous Computing (080504)
  • Nursing (111099)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
  • Computer Software (080399)
  • Educational Technology and Computing (130306)

Research Impact

  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Nursing (920210)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Education and Training Theory and Methodology (939902)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Education (970113)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Management of Education and Training Systems (930502)
  • Learner and Learning (930199)

Publications

Total publications

30

Journal Article

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
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: Salter S; Iglesias M; Dowlman M; Eri R

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: Salter S; Pittaway J; Swabey K; Capstick M

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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: Salter S; Capstick M

Review

(1 outputs)
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2005Douglas T, 'Leadership and Evaluation', Colloquium, 1, (1) pp. 1. (2005) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

(25 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 of Ascilite 2015, 29 November - 2 December, 2015, Perth, Australia, pp. 424-428. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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

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: Mather CA; Murray SL; Earwaker LA; James AJ; Pittaway JK; Robards BJ; Salter S

2015Tarr J, Farrington S, Pittaway J, Bird M-L, Hoffman K, et al., 'Challenges for this place or any place: student preferences for lecture places' in a blended learning environment', Learning for Life and Work in a Complex World: Proceedings of the 38th HERDSA Annual International Conference, 6-9 July 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 446-458. ISBN 978-0-908557-96-7 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Tarr J; Farrington S; Pittaway J; Bird M-L; Hoffman K; Beh C-L

2015Kelder JC, Carr AR, Cottman C, de Fazio T, Douglas T, et al., 'Guidance for leaders: adapting the Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme (PATS) for quality improvement, quality assurance and scholarly outcomes in teaching', International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL), 27-30 October, 2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kelder JC; Carr AR; Greenwood M; Walls JT; Williams A-MM

2014Farrington S, Tarr JE, Douglas T, Bird M-L, Pittaway JK, et al., 'This place or any place: student preferences for lecture places' in a blended learning environment in Bioscience', Places & Spaces: Proceedings of the Teaching Matters 2014 Conference, 2-3 December 2014, Launceston, Tasmania (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Farrington S; Tarr JE; Bird M-L; Pittaway JK; Hoffman KM; Beh CL

2014Farrington S, Tarr J, Douglas T, Bird M-L, Pittaway J, et al., 'This place or any place: student preferences for lecture places' in a blended learning environment in Bioscience', Teaching Matters 2014, 2-3 December 2014, Launceston, Tasmania (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Farrington S; Tarr J; Bird M-L; Pittaway J; Hoffman K; Beh CL

2014Mather C, Cummings E, Nichols L, Douglas T, Dietis N, et al., 'Any place to engage students in learning and teaching in Health: The role of social media', Teaching Matters 2014, 2-3 December, Newnham Campus, University of Tasmania, Launceston (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Mather C; Cummings E; Nichols L; Dietis N; Grieve R; Harris D; Kemp N; Williams A-M

2013Farrington S, Tarr JE, Douglas T, 'Creating a community of practice to build research and scholarship', Teaching Matters, 28 November, Hobart (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Farrington S; Tarr JE

2013Greenwood M, Douglas T, Kelder JC, 'Implementing three streams of PATS: Showcasing experiences and lessons learnt', OLT National Senior Teaching Fellowship Symposium - Developing excellence in teaching and learning through a Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme, 4 December, Monash University, Melbourne (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Greenwood M; Kelder JC

2013Tarr JE, Farrington S, Douglas T, 'Creating a place and space to build research and scholarship', Proceedings of HERDSA 2013, 1 July - 4 July, Auckland, New Zealand (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Tarr JE; Farrington S

2013Townsend AT, Nash RE, Douglas T, 'Three examples of peer learning circles run as part of the 2013 project', Teaching Matters, 28 November, Hobart (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Townsend AT; Nash RE

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: Salter S

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: Shing C; Salter S; Maddock LJ; Fell JW

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: Salter S; 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; Salter S

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: Salter S; 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: Salter S; 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; Shing C; Salter S; 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: Salter S; Pittaway J; Swabey K; Capstick M

2009Douglas T, Rogers M, Moch C, 'Primoris humanus vita scientia: Engaging Human Life Science Students in the First Year Experience', First Year in Higher Education, 29 June - 1 July, Townsville, pp. 98. (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Rogers M; Moch C

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: Salter S

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: Salter S; Brown SC; Moch C

2007Douglas T, Moss T, Gillie A, Keith LJ, Koolhof I, 'Incorporating PASS in UTAS units to enhance student learning and interaction', Teaching Matters, 30 November, Hobart, pp. 17. (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Moss T; Keith LJ

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: Salter S; Lyall KJ

2006Douglas T, Lyall KJ, 'A self-directed learning resource in biological chemistry for first year cell biology students in the School of Human Life Sciences', Teaching Matters, 22 November, Hobart (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lyall KJ

Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Kelder JC, Carbone A, Camm-Evans J, Walls JT, Drew S, et al., 'Variations on PATS: Choices in the Design of a Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme', Variations on PATS: Choices in the Design of a Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme, Australia (2015) [Report]

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Co-authors: Kelder JC; Walls JT; Williams A-MM

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$38,820

Projects

Adapting and extending the Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme (PATS): variations on purpose, people and process (2015)$30,000
Description
The project objective is to develop a comprehensive 'Guide to implementing the Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme'. The guide will provide case study examples and an implementation framework to the Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme in order to raise use and strengthen capability in peer assisted teaching.
Funding
Office for Learning & Teaching ($30,000)
Scheme
Grant-Extension Funding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kelder JC; Carr AR; Greenwood M; Walls JT; Cottman C; Zeeng L; De Fazio T; Phelam L; Williams A-MM; Douglas T
Year
2015
The development of thermoregulation in non-macropod marsupials (1992)$8,820
Funding
University of Tasmania ($8,820)
Scheme
Grant-New Staff Research Priming
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Douglas T
Year
1992