Dr Elisa Bone is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education Curriculum and Assessment – STEM, at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education. Elisa has a diverse academic background, with a doctorate in marine invertebrate zoology from the University of Melbourne. She has worked as a researcher and lecturer in Australia, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, and the US (at Columbia University), designing, teaching and coordinating courses from introductory to graduate levels. She has also developed educational modules for schools and was a senior researcher with the $5M NSF-funded Billion Oyster Project Curriculum and Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (BOP-CCERS) in New York City. Prior to joining the Melbourne CSHE, Elisa was responsible for implementing large-scale strategic curriculum change projects in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney that included reviewing learning outcomes and assessment strategies across the Faculty. She is currently working within the FlexAP team at the Melbourne CSHE.
Elisa has research interests in interdisciplinary and authentic teaching and learning in the sciences, in the implementation of strategic curriculum change processes, and in embedding cultural competence and Indigenous perspectives into science curricula.