Researcher biography

Suresh is an educator with a passion for teaching and learning in higher education, particularly in chemistry. He holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science, specializing in analytical and synthetic inorganic chemistry, respectively. He also earned a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (Chemistry and Physics) and is currently pursuing a PhD in Higher Education at Lancaster University.

At the University of Queensland (UQ), Suresh is an Associate Lecturer in Curriculum and eDesign within the School of Agriculture and Food Sustainability (AGFS). He teaches first-year biology and chemistry courses and plays a crucial role in supporting colleagues' and students' teaching and learning needs. Suresh serves as the Deputy Chair of the School Teaching and Learning Committee and is an affiliate academic with the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI). His dedication to education has earned him the Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Suresh is actively involved in educational research and curriculum and program design activities at AGFS. He is particularly interested in facilitating the transition of first-year students from high school and other pathways into undergraduate education.

Before joining UQ, Suresh taught GCE A Level chemistry at the college level in Singapore for three years. He then spent two years at an eLearning company, gaining valuable experience in educational technology. Following this, he worked at two public universities, including Nanyang Technological University, where he was at the forefront of Technology-enhanced Learning initiatives. As a learning designer, Suresh has collaborated with numerous faculty members across various disciplines, leveraging his educational technology and pedagogy expertise to redesign courses for better engagement and enhanced online learning experiences.