Associate Professor Catherine Snelling
|Position||Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy|
|Org Unit||Adelaide Dental School|
|Telephone||+61 8 8313 3056|
|Mobile||+61 4 3880 8220|
Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences
Associate Professor Catherine Snelling is an Education Specialist Academic at the Adelaide Dental School. After undertaking post-graduate studies in on-line education, Cathy has increasingly used a blended learning approach in her teaching. She has led three UoA-funded Learning and Teaching projects and has been an active member on other search teams including two ALTC-funded on undergraduate research skill development. Cathy has extensive experience as an author of peer-reviewed articles has presented at national and international learning and teaching conferences.
Cathy is currently jointly leading an Office Learning and Teaching Category 1 Research Grant on building teacher capacity to successfully implement flipped learning into higher education. She is also a leading dental academic in simulation teaching including the use of virtual reality (haptics) in developing pre-clinical skills in oral health students.
Cathy is a Director on the governing board of the Australian Dental Council, has led several accreditation teams and was instrumental in developing an examination pathway for overseas qualified dental therapists and dental hygienists.
She is an Executve member of the College of Oral Health Academics, a special interest group comprising of academic teaching into oral health programs across Australasia.
Cathy is a member of the inaugural Adelaide Education Academy Executive group.
2008 Graduate Certificate in On-Line Learning (Higher Education)
The University of Adelaide
2007 Colleague Development Program, Faculty of Health Sciences
The University of Adelaide
1997 Bachelor of Teaching (Adult Education)
University of South Australia
1997 Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
Department of Education, Employment and Training, South Australia
1980 National Award in Dental Therapy
Commonwealth Department of Health
1979 Certificate in Dental Therapy (Diploma equivalence)
School of Dental Therapy, South Australian Department of Public Health
Awards & Achievements
2017 Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Leadership, Support and Enhancemnt of Teaching Practice
2017 Australian Award for University Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Colleague Development
2015 Bachelor of Oral Health Educator of the Year, University of Adelaide
2013 Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) National Teaching Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching
BOH Educator of the Year, University of Adelaide
2010 The Vice Chancellor's and President's Award for Excellence in Teaching
Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Teaching
Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
2009 Vice Chancellor's Excellence in Education Award
Executive Dean's Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Head and Neck Anatomy
2016 University of Adelaide
2014 Category 1 Office for Learning and Teaching Innovation and Development Grant: Translating Concept into Practice: enabling first health sciences teachers to blueprint effective flipped learning approaches. Partner Institutions–Australian Catholic University and University of Tasmania. Amount awarded: $225,000 (Joint Project Leader with S Karanicolas & T Winning)
2014 University of Adelaide e-learning initiative: Developing an online repository for case studies. Amount awarded: $10,000 (Team member)
2013 University of Adelaide e-learning grant. Office of the DVCA: Office of the DVCA –Flipping the Classroom to enhance the student experience through the use of social learning technologies. Amount awarded: $10,000 (Team member)
2011 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Outcomes and uptake of explicit research skill development across degree programs: 'Its got a practical application in my world” Amount awarded: $150,000 (Team member)
2009 University of Adelaide Learning and Teaching Grant – A Multidisciplinary Approach to Flexible Learning and Improving Student Feedback through the implementation of a Peer Assisted Study Scheme (PASS) at the University of Adelaide Amount awarded: $16,000 (Project Leader)
20009 University of Adelaide Implementation Grant: Just in Time Teaching – developing Interactive Learning Modules for first year oral health students. Amount awarded: $14 000 (Team member)
2008 Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF) Developing a Curriculum in Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation for oral health students. Amount awarded: $10,000 (Team member)
2008 University of Adelaide Learning and Teaching Grant -Implementation of the Peer Assisted Study Scheme (PASS) into the Bachelor of Oral Health Program, School of Dentistry, Amount awarded: $5000 (Project Leader)
Poster Presentation: C Snelling, Closing the Gap: the role of virtual reality in linking preclinical and clinical operative skills ConsEuro http://www.conseuro2015.com/abstracts/ , Kings College London, May 2015
Peer-reviewed Journal Publication: O’Flaherty J, Phillips C, Karanicolas S, Snelling C, Winning T The Use of Flipped Classrooms in Higher Education: A scoping review The Internet and Higher Education 25 (2015) 85-952(2)
Peer-reviewed Journal Publication: Snelling C, Karanicolas S, Oral health education in the national learning and teaching spotlight Australian and New Zealand Journal of Dental and Oral Health Therapy 2(2):20-23 2014 http://www.adohta.net.au/content/anzjdoht-journal#
Conference Presentation: C Snelling, T Winning and L Richards, The Use of Simulation in Dentistry. 11th Annual Conference for the Australian Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Adelaide Convention Centre, 17-21 August 2014 http://simhealth.com.au/files/upload/pdf/SimHealth2014ConferenceBrochure.pdf
International Conference Presentation: Snelling C, Karanicolas S, Willison J, Enhanced Alumni: developing graduate attributes using a scaffolded research skills framework Council on Undergraduate Research 16th National Conference, 28 June-1 July 2014, Washington DC https://www.cur.org/assets/1/7/CC14.pdf
International Conference Workshop: Willison J, Snelling C, ‘I love It’ Student motivators to engage in the development of their research skills in the curriculum Council on Undergraduate Research 16th National Conference, 28 June-1 July 2014, Washington DC https://www.cur.org/assets/1/7/CC14.pdf
Refereed International Conference Paper: Bandaranaike S, Snelling C, Karanicolas S, Willison J, Opening Mouths and Minds Wider: Developing a model for student reflective practice within clinical placements, World Advancement for Cooperative Education (WACE) 9th International Conference on Co-operative and Work Integrated Learning, 20-22 June 2012, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul. http://www.waceinc.org/bahcesehir2012/proceedings.html
International Conference Workshop: Snelling C, Developing a Framework to Measure Clinical Reflective Skills, World Advancement for Cooperative Education (WACE) 9th International Conference on Co-operative and Work Integrated Learning, 20-22 June 2012, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul.
Conference Paper and Presentation: Karanicolas S, Green I, Willis C, Snelling C. Changing spaces: using technologies to enhance student and teacher engagement through effective pre-lecture engagement (EPLE) ASCILITE Annual Conference, 4-7 December 2011, Hobart.
Keynote International Conference Presentation: A Learning Transformation: how online technologies have transformed our teaching into a collaborative partnership with our students. Canadian e-Learning Conference/Dalhousie University on University Teaching, 26-28 April, 2011, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. http://www.confmanager.com/main.cfm?cid=2241&nid=15302
Conference Presentation: C Snelling, S Karanicolas The Balancing Act: how blended learning is enhancing student outcomes in a first year undergraduate program Education Research Group of Adelaide (ERGA) Annual Conference, 23-24 Oct 2010, Adelaide
Panel Presentation: Pope C, Karanicolas S, Willis C, Green I, Snelling C, Falkner N, Carrington A, Ready to Learn: Effectively Engaging Students with Pre-Lecture Activities Education Research Group of Adelaide (ERGA) Annual Conference, 23-24 Oct 2010, Adelaide.
Conference Presentation: C Snelling, S Karanicolas The Balancing Act: how blended learning is enhancing student outcomes in a first year undergraduate program Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual Conference, 6-9 July 2010, Melbourne http://conference.herdsa.org.au/2010/program/concurrent3.html
International Conference Presentation: C Snelling Raising the Bar Down Under: a framework for developing undergraduate research skills in an Australian undergraduate program Council on Undergraduate Research Conference 19-22 June 2010, Weber State University, Utah, USA.
Peer-reviewed Conference paper: Karanicolas S, Snelling C Making the Transition: achieving content connectivity and student engagement through flexible learning tools. Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ), annual conference 25-28 April 2010, Wellington. http://digital.library.adelaide.edu.au/dspace/handle/2440/68599
Refereed Conference paper: Snelling C, Karanicolas S An Assessment e-Volution: using Web 2.0 tools to create a culture of on-line assessment and peer review ATN Assessment Conference 19-20 November 2009, Melbourne. http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/atnassessment09/sites/emedia.rmit.edu.au.atnassessment09/files/ATN_program.pdf
Peer-reviewed Conference paper: Snelling, C., Karanicolas, S., Carrington, A. and Green, I. Making the Connection: using on-line technologies to determine the learning needs of first year students in a human biology program, 12th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education (FYHE) annual conference, 29 June-1 July 2009, Townsville www.fyhe.com.au/past_papers/papers09/content/pdf/11C.pdf
Publication: Snelling C, Karanicolas S. 2008 Why Wikis work: assessing group work in an on-line environment. ATN Assessment Conference, 20-21 November 2008, UniSA)
Presentation: C Snelling, S Karanicolas Why Wikis Work: engaging and motivating students using online technologies, ERGA Conference, The University of Adelaide, September 2008
Director, Australian Dental Council (ADC)
Member, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)
Member, Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association
Executive Member, College of Oral Health Academics
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