Dr Karina Riggs

Karina Riggs
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

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Dr Karina Riggs

In 2015 I became an Education Specialist and a member of the Adelaide Education Academy. My main research focus is in Education in particular; Flipped Classrooms and Blended Learning, Learning Analytics and Team Based Learning.

My scientific research background is in Molecular Microbiology in the field of Bioremediation. My PhD research was aimed at developing bacterial biosensors for detecting pollution (particularly carcinogens) in marine environments such as seawater.


Date Position Institution name
2011 Lecturer Adelaide University
2003 - 2010 Associate Lecturer Flinders University

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2016 Teaching Award High Commendation - Stephen Cole the Elder Award For Excellence The University of Adelaide
2015 Teaching Award Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning The University of Adelaide 10,000


Date Institution name Country Title
2012 Flinders University Australia Doctor of Philosophy
2003 Flinders University Australia Bachelor of Science Honours
2002 Flinders Unviersity Australia Bachelor of Science


Date Title Institution name Country
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Deakin University, Melbourne

Research Interests

Education, Genetics, Higher Education, Microbiology


Year Citation
2017 Santandreu Calonge, D., Riggs, K., Cavanagh, T., Shah, M., Ricci, M. & McDevitt, K. (2017). The use of learning analytics to gain feedback to feed forward in MOOC design. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, -.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2016 Loveys, B. R., Riggs, K. M. & Able, A. J. (2016). Threshold Learning Outcome 2: Knowledge of Agriculture. In T. L. Botwright Acuña & A. J. Able (Eds.), Good Practice Guide: Threshold Learning Outcomes for Agriculture (pp. 25-53). Sydney, Australia: Australian Government Office for Learning & Teaching.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2016 Karanicolas, S., Loveys, B., Riggs, K., McGrice, H., Snelling, C., Winning, T. & Kemp, A. (2016). The Rise of the Flip: Successfully engaging students in pre-class activities through the use of technology and a flipped classroom design template. 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2016). S. Barker, S. Dawson, A. Pardo & C. Colvin (Eds.) Adelaide, SA.
Date Project/ No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2015 H2015-223

Dr Hayley McGrice, Dr Karina Riggs,  Dr Beth Loveys, Dr Dana Thomsen, Assoc Prof. Colin Kestell

AVS $4,200
2015   Dr Hayley McGrice, Dr Karina Riggs, Dr Beth Loveys, Mr Jason Chan AVS $2,500
2017   Dr Karina Riggs
Learning and Teaching Advancement Grant

I teach into a number of undergraduate courses across second and third year in the School of Agriculture Food and Wine;

  • Microbiology and Biotechnology II (Course coordinator)
  • Microbiology and Invertebrate Biology II
  • Biotechnology in the Food and Wine Industries III (Course Coordinator)
  • Genes and Inheritance II (Local Course Coordinator- Waite campus)
  • Research Skills for Applied Biology II


Date Role Membership Country
2016 - ongoing Member Learning Analytics Community of Practice Australia
2015 - ongoing Member The Adelaide Education Academy Australia
2015 - ongoing Member Flipped Classroom Community of Practice Australia

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2016 - ongoing Member Learning and Teaching Committee The University of Adelaide Australia
2014 - ongoing Member Program Management Committee - Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science The University of Adelaide Australia
2012 - ongoing Co-Chair Innovative Teaching at Waite The University of Adelaide Australia
Charles Hawker Building
Room Number
G CH 26
Org Unit
Plant Science