Researcher biography

Suresh is an educator with a passion for the teaching and learning of sciences in higher education (particularly chemistry). His academic pursuits saw him centred in chemistry with both a Master and Bachelor of Science, focusing in analytical and synthetic inorganic chemistry respectively. Armed with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (Chemistry and Physics), Suresh is also currently pursuing his PhD in Higher Education at Lancaster University.

At UQ, Suresh is an associate lecturer (curriculum and eDesign) with the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences where he plays a key role in supporting the teaching and learning needs of colleagues and students. He also partakes in educational research along with curriculum and program design activities at SAFS. He is particularly interested in the transition of first year students from high school and other avenues into undergraduate education.

After teaching GCE A Level chemistry at the college level for three years in Singapore, Suresh spent two years in an eLearning company immersing himself in the business of educational technology. Since then, he has had the opportunity to be employed in two public universities, including Nanyang Technological University, and was fortunate to be at the forefront of both their Technology-enhanced Learning initiatives. In his capacity as a learning designer, he has worked with numerous faculty members from across various disciplines, bringing an expertise in educational technology and teaching and learning, to redesign their courses for better engagement and maximise their employment of online learning.