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Nicole Herbert

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Nicole Herbert

Senior Lecturer
Information & Communication Technology

Room 352, Centenary building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2908 (phone)

Nicole.Herbert@utas.edu.au

Nicole Herbert is the ICT Program Leader at the School of Engineering and ICT in the College of Sciences and Engineering. She is interested in quality ICT curriculum design and development.

Biography

Nicole has been a member of academic staff at UTAS since 1999. Nicole has received many teaching awards throughout her career culminating in a 2016 VC Award for Teaching Excellence, prior to that in 2014 she was awarded a VC Citation for contribution to student learning and the 2014 IAWARDS Tasmanian ICT Educator of the Year. She lead a comprehensive ICT curriculum renewal throughout 2012-2014. She is currently the ICT Program Leader for the School of Engineering and ICT and also the Degree Coordinator for the new ICT degrees. Her scholarship is focussed on providing an outstanding learning experience for the students and improving student welfare.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree

Thesis title

University

Country

Date of award

BSc

 

University of Tasmania

Australia

1987

BSc(Hons)

 

University of Tasmania

Australia

1990

GradCert ULT

 

University of Tasmania

Australia

2006

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Faculty of SET – CUPRC
  • Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching (TELT) Governance Group

Administrative expertise

Nicole is a strategic advisor on T&L matters and make a significant service contribution to UTAS:

  • Deputy HoS for the School of Computing and Information Systems (2012-2013)
  • ICT Program Leader (2014-2016);
  • Member of FSET FLTC (2010+) and CUPRC (2014+);

Degree Coordinator for all the new ICT courses (2013+).

Teaching

The ICT Professional ICT Capstone Projects ICT Project Management

Teaching expertise

Nicole’s long-standing personal teaching philosophy is exemplified by the “make it real” or “industry based learning” approach. She embeds employment-like experiences throughout her units to enhance the student learning experience. Over the last 16 years she has been the unit coordinator of many units at all levels. Since 2012 Nicole has lead an extensive ICT curriculum renewal at the University of Tasmania.

Teaching responsibility

Nicole is the unit coordinator for the following units:

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Expertise

  • ICT Curriculum Design and Development
  • ICT Capstone Projects

Research Themes

Nicole’s research aligns to the University’s research theme of Data, Knowledge and Decisions. Nicole is undertaking significant scholarship in the ICT education field and published many papers related to her work in the field of ICT Capstone projects and the impact of assessment when doing group work and self and peer assessment. Since 2012, in a broader commitment to the ICT discipline, the originality and comprehensive nature of the curriculum design lead by Nicole was recognized in six F1 papers.  The papers detailed the benefits of stakeholder-led curriculum design, the benefits of using career outcomes to guide ICT curriculum development, and the difficulties on achieving balance when there are conflicting demands during curriculum design.

Awards

Nicole has recently received three teaching merit certificates for her approaches to:

  • student learning (2011);
  • assessment practices (2013);
  • curriculum development (2014).

In 2014 she was awarded the iAwards Tasmanian ICT Educator of the Year and a UTAS VC’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

In 2016 she was awarded the VC Award for Teaching Excellence.

Current projects

Nicole is focussed on ICT curriculum development and delivery.

Fields of Research

  • Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
  • Banking, Finance and Investment (150299)
  • Software Engineering (080309)
  • Information and Computing Sciences (089999)
  • Decision Support and Group Support Systems (080605)
  • Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
  • Expert Systems (080105)
  • Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
  • Artificial Life (080102)
  • Medical and Health Sciences (119999)

Research Objectives

  • Information and Communication Services (899999)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum (930301)
  • Syllabus and Curriculum Development (930302)
  • Economic Framework (919999)
  • Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture) (890205)
  • Diagnostic Methods (920203)

Publications

From 2002-2007 Nicole was undertaking significant research in the Computer Science Education field and she published nine papers related to my work in this field. One paper “Self and Peer Assessment in Software Engineering Projects” has been cited 48 times and another “Evaluating student teams developing unique industry projects” has been cited 34 times.

From 2005-2007 Nicole was also engaged in significant research in the Accounting Information Systems (AIS) and Expert System domain.  She has ten papers relating to her work in this area. She was awarded the 2011 Notable Contributions to the IS Literature Award, which recognizes exceptional contributions to AIS research, theory and practice from the IS Section of the American Accounting Association for my co-authored paper “The Differential Use and Effect of Knowledge-based System Explanations in Novice and Expert Judgment Decisions”. The paper is well cited (79 times) in other high quality publications.

Since 2012, in a broader commitment to the ICT discipline, the originality and comprehensive nature of the curriculum design lead by Nicole has been recognized in six F1 papers.

Total publications

34

Highlighted publications

(7 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2014Conference PublicationHerbert N, de Salas K, Lewis I, Dermoudy J, Ellis L, 'ICT curriculum and course structure: the great balancing act', Proceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2014), 20-23 January 2014, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 21-30. ISBN 978-1-921770-31-9 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: de Salas K; Lewis I; Dermoudy J; Ellis L

2013Conference PublicationHerbert N, Dermoudy J, Ellis L, Cameron-Jones M, Chinthammit W, et al., 'Stakeholder-Led Curriculum Redesign', Proceedings of the 15th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2013), 29 January - 1 February 2013, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 51-58. ISBN 978-1-921770-21-0 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Dermoudy J; Ellis L; Cameron-Jones M; Chinthammit W; Lewis I; de Salas K; Springer M

2006Journal ArticleArnold V, Clark N, Collier PA, Leech SA, Sutton SG, 'The differential use and effect of knowledge-based system explanations in novice and expert judgment decisions', MIS Quarterly, 30, (1) pp. 79-97. ISSN 0276-7783 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 90Web of Science - 70

2005Conference PublicationClark N, 'Evaluating student teams developing unique industry projects', Proceedings of the Seventh Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2005), January 2005, Newcastle, Australia, pp. 21-29. ISBN 1-920682-24-4 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2005Conference PublicationClark N, Davies PG, Skeers R, 'Self and Peer Assessment in Software Engineering Projects', Proceedings of the Seventh Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2005), January 2005, Newcastle, Australia, pp. 91-100. ISBN 1-920682-24-4 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Davies PG; Skeers R

2004Journal ArticleArnold V, Herbert N, Collier PA, Leech SA, Sutton SG, 'Explanation Provision and Use in an Intelligent Decision Aid', Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance & Management, 12, (1) pp. 5-27. ISSN 1550-1949 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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1999Journal ArticleCollier PA, Leech SA, Herbert N, 'A Validated Expert System for Decision Making in Corporate Recovery', International Journal of Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance & Management, 8, (2) pp. 75-88. ISSN 1055-615X (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1174(199906)8:2<75::AID-ISAF164>3.0.CO;2-T [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Collier PA; Leech SA

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Journal Article

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2006Arnold V, Clark N, Collier PA, Leech SA, Sutton SG, 'The differential use and effect of knowledge-based system explanations in novice and expert judgment decisions', MIS Quarterly, 30, (1) pp. 79-97. ISSN 0276-7783 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 90Web of Science - 70

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2005Arnold V, Herbert N, Collier P, Leech SA, Sutton SG, 'An Investigation of Knowledge-based Systems' Use to Promote Judgment Consistency in Multicultural Firm Environments', Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, 2, (1) pp. 33-59. ISSN 1554-1908 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2308/jeta.2005.2.1.33 [eCite] [Details]

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2004Arnold V, Herbert N, Collier PA, Leech SA, Sutton SG, 'Explanation Provision and Use in an Intelligent Decision Aid', Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance & Management, 12, (1) pp. 5-27. ISSN 1550-1949 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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1999Collier PA, Leech SA, Herbert N, 'A Validated Expert System for Decision Making in Corporate Recovery', International Journal of Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance & Management, 8, (2) pp. 75-88. ISSN 1055-615X (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1174(199906)8:2<75::AID-ISAF164>3.0.CO;2-T [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Collier PA; Leech SA

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1999Leech SA, Collier PA, Herbert N, 'A generalized model of decision-making processes for companies in financial distress', Accounting Forum, 23, (2) pp. 155-174. ISSN 0155-9982 (1999) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Leech SA

1998Leech SA, Collier PA, Herbert N, 'Modeling Expertise: A Case Study using Multiple Corporate Recovery Experts', Advances in Accounting Information Systems, 6 pp. 85-105. (1998) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Leech SA

Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2001Arnold V, Herbert N, Collier PA, Leech SA, Sutton SG, 'Unveiling the Black Box of Human-Computer Interaction: The Need for Replay Process Tracing in Decision Aid Research', Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, Elsevier Science Ltd, JE Hunton (ed), Oxford, UK, pp. 381 - 405. ISBN 0-7623-0784-6 (2001) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(26 outputs)
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2018Herbert N, 'Impact of student engagement on First Year ICT performance', Proceedings of the 4th Annual International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI 2017), 14-16 December 2017, Las Vegas, USA, pp. 1085-1090. ISBN 978-1-5386-2652-8 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/CSCI.2017.189 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Herbert N, 'An assessment scheme for short-term placements', Proceedings of the 4th Annual International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI 2017), 14-16 December 2017, Las Vegas, USA, pp. 1067-1072. ISBN 978-1-5386-2652-8 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/CSCI.2017.186 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Herbert N, Herbert D, 'Is the ATAR a Useful Predictor of Success in ICT? An Empirical Study', Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Computing Education Conference, 30 January - 2 February 2018, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. 35-44. ISBN 978-1-4503-6340-2 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1145/3160489.3160495 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Herbert D

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2016Botwright Acuna T, Gehling R, Herbert N, Haley S, Powell S, et al., 'Developing a faculty wide WIL program for science', Proceedings of the 2016 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME), 28-30 September 2016, University of Queensland, pp. 11-12. ISBN 978-0-9871834-5-3 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Botwright Acuna T; Gehling R; Haley S; Powell S; Kingsley R; Seen A

2016Acuna T, Powell S, Seen A, Herbert N, Haley S, et al., 'WIL in Science: Development of a generic unit for BSc students', Transforming Practice through Innovation and Partnerships, 7 December 2016, Launceston, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Acuna T; Powell S; Seen A; Haley S; Kingsley R

2014Herbert N, de Salas K, Lewis I, Dermoudy J, Ellis L, 'ICT curriculum and course structure: the great balancing act', Proceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2014), 20-23 January 2014, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 21-30. ISBN 978-1-921770-31-9 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: de Salas K; Lewis I; Dermoudy J; Ellis L

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2013Herbert N, Dermoudy J, Ellis L, Cameron-Jones M, Chinthammit W, et al., 'Stakeholder-Led Curriculum Redesign', Proceedings of the 15th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2013), 29 January - 1 February 2013, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 51-58. ISBN 978-1-921770-21-0 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Dermoudy J; Ellis L; Cameron-Jones M; Chinthammit W; Lewis I; de Salas K; Springer M

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2013Herbert N, de Salas K, Lewis I, Cameron-Jones M, Chinthammit W, et al., 'Identifying career outcomes as the first step in ICT curricula development', Proceedings of the 15th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2013), 29 January - 1 February 2013, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 31-40. ISBN 978-1-921770-21-0 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: de Salas K; Lewis I; Cameron-Jones M; Chinthammit W; Dermoudy J; Ellis L; Springer M

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2013Lewis I, de Salas K, Herbert N, Chinthammit W, Dermoudy J, et al., 'Development of ICT curricula through graduate career outcomes and required skills', Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering, 22-25 July 2013, Las Vegas, USA, pp. 1-7. ISBN 1-60132-235-6 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lewis I; de Salas K; Chinthammit W; Dermoudy J; Ellis L; Springer M

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2013de Salas K, Lewis I, Dermoudy J, Herbert N, Ellis L, et al., 'Designing the modern ICT curriculum: Opportunities and challenges', Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013), 15-18 December 2013, Milan, Italy, pp. 1-12. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: de Salas K; Lewis I; Dermoudy J; Ellis L; Springer M; Chinthammit W

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2013Herbert N, Lewis I, de Salas K, 'Career outcomes and SFIA as tools to design ICT curriculum', Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 4-6 December 2013, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-10. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lewis I; de Salas K

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2009Hartley TF, Bowling W, Fong S, Gibb A, Hen K, et al., 'SMS Tube: A novel way of giving specimen collectors 24/7 mobile access to our specimen requirements database', Indian Jounal of Clinical Biochemistry, 5-7th November, 2009, Kochi, India, pp. 198. (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hartley TF; Bowling W; Wilson K; Zhang J

2007Herbert N, 'Quantitative Peer Assessment: Can students be objective', Proceedings of the Ninth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2007), 30 Jan - 2 Feb 2007, Ballarat, Victoria, pp. 63-71. ISBN 1-920-68247-3 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Herbert N, Wang Z, 'Student timesheets can aid in curriculum coordination', Proceedings of the Ninth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2007), 30 Jan - 2 Feb 2007, Ballarat, Victoria, pp. 73-80. ISBN 1-920-68247-3 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Herbert N, 'Peer assessment: is it fair?', UniServe Science Symposium Proceedings: Assessment in Science Teaching and Learning, 28 September 2006, Sydney, Australia, pp. 62-68. ISBN 1 86487 865 7 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2005Clark N, Davies PG, Skeers R, 'Self and Peer Assessment in Software Engineering Projects', Proceedings of the Seventh Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2005), January 2005, Newcastle, Australia, pp. 91-100. ISBN 1-920682-24-4 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Davies PG; Skeers R

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2005Clark N, 'Evaluating student teams developing unique industry projects', Proceedings of the Seventh Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2005), January 2005, Newcastle, Australia, pp. 21-29. ISBN 1-920682-24-4 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Clark N, 'Peer Testing in Software Engineering Projects', Computing Education 2004 Sixth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2004) Australian Computer Science Communications, January 2004, Dunedin, New Zealand, pp. 41-48. ISBN 1-920682-12-0 (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Clark N, 'Peer group critiquing of software engineering projects', Proceedings of Improving Learning Outcomes Through Flexible Science Teaching, October 3, 2003, University of Sydney, NSW, pp. 14-19. ISBN 1 86487 490 2 (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2002Clark N, 'Software engineering projects: working in teams', Proceedings of the Sixth IASTED International Conference: Software Engineering and Applications, 4-6 November 2002, Cambridge, USA, pp. 698-703. ISBN 0-88986-323-7 (2002) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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1997Leech SA, Collier PA, Clark N, 'A Cognitive Computational Model of Knowledge and Reasoning in Insolvency', Proceedings of the AIS Research Symposium 1997, 1997, Phoenix Arizona, pp. 10. (1997) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Leech SA; Collier PA

1997Collier PA, Leech SA, Clark N, 'A Validated Expert System for Decision-Making in Insolvency', Proceedings of the Business Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 1997, Nagoya, Japan, pp. 9-21. (1997) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Collier PA; Leech SA

1997Leech SA, Collier PA, Clark N, 'A Cognitive Computational Model of Knowledge and Reasoning in Insolvency', Proceedings of the AIS Research Symposium 1997, 1997, Arizona State University West, pp. 10. (1997) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Leech SA; Collier PA

1997Leech SA, Collier PA, Clark N, 'A Model of Expertise in Insolvency', Programme and Collected Abstracts, 1997, Grazer Congress, pp. 1-150. (1997) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Leech SA; Collier PA

1997Leech SA, Collier PA, Clark N, 'A Model of Expertise in Insolvency', Proceedings of the European Accounting Association Conference, 1997, Graz, Austria, pp. 150. (1997) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Leech SA; Collier PA

1997Collier PA, Leech SA, Clark N, 'A Validated Expert System for Decision-Making in Insolvency', A Validated Expert System for Decision-Making in Insolvency, 1997, Nagoya Congress Center, pp. 9-21. (1997) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Collier PA; Leech SA

Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Acuna TL, Seen AJ, Herbert N, Powell S, Gehling R, et al., 'Unifying WIL in Science at the University of Tasmania', WIL in Science: Leadership for WIL Final Report 2016, Australian Council of Deans of Science, pp. 29-31. (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Acuna TL; Seen AJ; Powell S; Gehling R; Kingsley R; Haley S

Nicole does not supervise HDR candidates