Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Education
Faculty of Arts
Catherine is driving change to encourage more girls to choose a career in STEM through her work, research and public speaking.
After more than a decade of frustration as a high school teacher watching girls drop out of science and maths (STEM) subjects, she commenced her PhD at the University of Adelaide to find out why.
Catherine's fascination with science started in early childhood with investigations of caterpillars and the robustness of their respiratory system. This led to her to completing a degree in Genetics and Zoology, with Honours in Evolutionary Genetics at the University of Adelaide.
She is also the Program Coordinator for SWIFT (Strong Women in Future Technologies) where she works to equip girls with the tools for a career in STEM and helps teachers promote careers for girls in technology.
Date Position Institution name 2019 SWIFT Project Coordinator Australian Institute of Machine Learning 2019 Liason Officer University of Adelaide 2008 Teacher Xavier College
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2020 Scholarship STEM Women Changemakers Australian Academy of Science Australia —
Date Institution name Country Title 2007 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma in Education (Science) 1999 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Hons) 1998 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science
Year Citation 2019 Nguyen, N. N., Dutschke, A. K., Hayford, J. A., Oko, J., & White, C. A. (2019). Theories and practice for 21st century learning and teaching in higher education, TAFE and secondary education. Poster session presented at the meeting of HERGA 2019. Adelaide.
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