Associate Professor Natalie Williamson

Natalie Williamson
First Year Director, Chemistry
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

Associate Professor and First Year Director, Chemistry
Course coordinator for all first year chemistry courses as well as the courses SCIENCE 7020 (Communicating Science) and SCIENCE 3200 (Communicating Science III).

My research interests include synthetic organic chemistry, heterocyclic chemistry, red wine pigments, olive polyphenols and chemical education.

My teaching interests include organic chemistry, spectroscopy and analytical chemistry and practical chemistry.

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Associate Professor Natalie Williamson

Associate Professor and First Year Director, Chemistry
Course coordinator for all first year chemistry courses as well as the courses SCIENCE 7020 (Communicating Science) and SCIENCE 3200 (Communicating Science III).

My research interests include synthetic organic chemistry, heterocyclic chemistry, red wine pigments, olive polyphenols and chemical education.

My teaching interests include organic chemistry, spectroscopy and analytical chemistry and practical chemistry.

My reasearch interests include:

Synthetic organic chemistry
Heterocyclic chemistry
Red wine pigments
Olive polyphenols
Chemical education

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
2014 - 2016 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
2012 - 2013 Lecturer, Level B University of Adelaide
2009 - 2011 Lecturer, Level A University of Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2016 Teaching Award OLT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
2015 Teaching Award RACI Chemistry Educator of the Year
2015 Teaching Award Commendation for Excellence in Support of the Student Experience University of Adelaide
2014 Teaching Award Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Teaching University of Adelaide
2014 Teaching Award Executive Dean of Sciences Award for Excellence in Team Teaching Award University of Adelaide
2013 Teaching Award Early Career STEM Educator of the Year - SA Science Excellence Awards
2010 - 2010 Teaching Award ALTC Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
2009 Teaching Award Executive Dean of Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching University of Adelaide
1993 - 1996 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Research Award (Priority) University of Adelaide

Language Competencies

Language Competency
French Can read, speak and understand spoken

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1993 - 1996 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
1992 - 1992 University of Adelaide Australia BSc (Hons)
1989 - 1991 University of Adelaide Australia BSc

Journals

Year Citation
2015 Williamson, N., Huang, D., Bell, S. & Metha, G. (2015). Guided inquiry learning in an introductory chemistry course. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 23, 6, 34-51.
2014 Priest, S. J., Pyke, S. M. & Williamson, N. M. (2014). Student perceptions of chemistry experiments with different technological interfaces: a comparative study. Journal of Chemical Education, 91, 11, 1787-1795.
10.1021/ed400835h
2013 Williamson, N., Metha, G., Willison, J. & Pyke, S. (2013). Development of POGIL-Style classroom activities for an introductory chemistry course. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 21, 5, 27-41.
2011 Lambert, S., Asenstorfer, R., Williamson, N., Iland, P. & Jones, G. (2011). Copigmentation between malvidin-3-glucoside and some wine constituents and its importance to colour expression in red wine. Food Chemistry, 125, 1, 106-115.
10.1016/j.foodchem.2010.08.045
2005 Holman, M., Williamson, N. & Ward, A. (2005). Preparation and cyclization of some N-(2,2-dimethylpropargyl) homo- and heteroaromatic Amines and the synthesis of some pyrido[2,3-d]pyrimidines. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 58, 5, 368-374.
10.1071/CH04260
2005 Williamson, N. & Ward, A. (2005). The preparation and some chemistry of 2,2-dimethyl-1,2-dihydroquinolines. Tetrahedron, 61, 1, 155-165.
10.1016/j.tet.2004.10.035
2004 Francis, C., Williamson, N. & Ward, A. (2004). The synthesis of tetrahydroquinolines related to virantmycin. Synthesis-Stuttgart, 16, 16, 2685-2691.
10.1055/s-2004-831234
2002 Williamson, N., Ward, A. & Tiekink, E. (2002). Crystal structure of 1-acetyl-3-chloro-2,2,6-trimethyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinolin-4-ol, C14H18ClNO2. Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie-New Crystal Structures, 217, 3, 347-348.
10.1524/ncrs.2002.217.1.347
2001 Cooper, M., Lucas, M., Seater, J. A., Ward, A. & Williamson, N. (2001). A convenient method for the aromatic amino-Claisen rearrangement of N(1,1-disubstituted-allyl)anilines. Synthesis-Stuttgart, 2001, 4, 621-625.
1999 Crisp, G. & Williamson, N. (1999). Separation of polyaromatic hydrocarbons using 2-dimensional thin-layer chromatography - An environmental chemistry experiment. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 76, 12, 1691-1692.
1999 Allen, J. V., Williamson, N. M. & Roberts, S. M. (1999). Polyamino Acids as Man-Made Catalysts. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, 63, 125-144.
1998 Cappi, M., Chen, W., Flood, R., Liao, Y., Roberts, S., Skidmore, J. ... Williamson, N. (1998). New procedures for the Juliá-Colonna asymmetric epoxidation: Synthesis of (+)-clausenamide. Chemical Communications, 10, 1159-1160.
10.1039/a801450g
1998 Allen, J., Bergeron, S., Griffiths, M., Mukherjee, S., Roberts, S., Williamson, N. & Wu, L. (1998). Juliá-Colonna asymmetric epoxidation reactions under non-aqueous conditions: Rapid, highly regio- and stereo-selective transformations using a cheap, recyclable catalyst. Journal of the Chemical Society - Perkin Transactions 1, 19, 3171-3179.
10.1039/a805407j
1997 Allen, J., Cappi, M., Kary, P., Roberts, S., Williamson, N. & Wu, L. (1997). Stereoselective epoxidation of electron poor dienes using poly(L-leucine). Journal of the Chemical Society - Perkin Transactions 1, 22, 3297-3298.
10.1039/a706238i
1997 Roberts, S. & Williamson, N. (1997). The use of enzymes for the preparation of biologically active natural products and analogues in optically active form. Current Organic Chemistry, 1, 1, 1-20.
1995 Williamson, N., March, D. & David Ward, A. (1995). An improved synthesis of 2,2-disubstituted-1,2-dihydroquinolines and their conversion to 3-chloro-2,2-disubstituted-tetrahydroquinolines. Tetrahedron Letters, 36, 42, 7721-7724.
10.1016/0040-4039(95)01572-Y

Books

Year Citation
2016 Blackman, A., Bridgman, A., Williamson, N. M., Thompson, C. & Lawrie, G. (2016). Chemistry: Core Concepts. Milton, Qld: John Wiley & Sons Australia.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2014 Williamson, N. M. (2014). Preparation of Video Worked Examples for an Introductory Chemistry Course. RACI National Congress. Adelaide.
2014 Priest, S. J., Williamson, N. M. & Pyke, S. M. (2014). Capabilities and Limitations of the Advancing Science by Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory Project Student Learning Evaluation Data. RACI National Congress. Adelaide.
2013 Jerram, K., Stubbs, M., Westphalen, L., Williamson, N. M. & Metha, G. F. (2013). Delivering a Small-Group Discovery Experience in Large Classes. HERGA 2013. Adelaide.
2012 Williamson, N. M., Huang, D. M., Pyke, S. M., Willison, J. & Metha, G. F. (2012). Constructing a First Year University Chemistry Course for the ‘Late Bloomers’. ERGA 2012. Adelaide.
2012 Priest, S. J., Pyke, S. M., Williamson, N. M. & Willison, J. (2012). Representations of Scientific Concepts and Learning Experience of First Year Undergraduate Students. ERGA 2012. Adelaide.
2007 Jones, G. P., Asenstorfer, R. E., Lee, D. F. & Williamson, N. M. (2007). Charge equilibria and pK values of wine pigments by electrophoresis and absorption spectroscopy. WineTech 2007. Adelaide.
2006 Williamson, N. M., Swinny, E. E., Lee, D. F., Hayasaka, Y. & Jones, G. P. (2006). NMR identification of ethyl-linked anthocyanin-flavanol pigments formed in model reaction solutions. ANZMAG 2006. New South Wales.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2015 Pyke, S. M., Porter-Dabrowski, C. & Williamson, N. M. (2015). Student Attitudes and Approaches to Learning Chemistry: What Influences Academic Success?. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education. Perth.
2014 Pyke, S. M., Porter-Dabrowski, C. & Williamson, N. M. (2014). Impact of Student Approaches to Learning on Both Their Experience and Their Performance in Problem Solving Workshop Classes: A Pilot Study. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education. Sydney.
2013 Botten, J., Coulson, M., Palmer, E., Williamson, N. M., Willis, C. & Pearce, K. (2013). Practical Classes: The Perceived Pros and Cons of Students ‘Getting Their Hands Dirty’. HERGA 2013. Adelaide.
2012 Williamson, N. M., Metha, G. F., Huang, D. M. & Bell, S. G. (2012). Development of POGIL-Style Organic Chemistry Activities. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education. Sydney.
2012 Priest, S. J., Williamson, N. M. & Pyke, S. M. (2012). Thinking Beyond the Macro Domain of Chemistry in First Year Undergraduate Students. Chem Ed 2012. Adelaide.
2012 Priest, S. J., Pyke, S. M., Williamson, N. M. & Willison, J. (2012). Using Laboratory Experiences to Investigate Learning Trends in Chemistry. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education. Sydney.

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2010 - ongoing Member Royal Australian Chemical Institute Australia

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2015 - ongoing Treasurer RACI Chemical Education Division Committee Australia
2014 - ongoing Member SACE Stage 2 Chemistry Vetting Panel Australia
Position
First Year Director, Chemistry
Phone
83135496
Fax
8313 4380
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Badger
Room Number
2 23
Org Unit
Chemistry

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