Dr Kate Wilson

Senior Lecturer in Engineering
School of Engineering and Information Technology
+61 2 6268 8172
+61 2 6268 8581

LOCATION

Building 15 Room 201
School of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Dr Kate Wilson teaches into Statics (ZEIT1500).

Kate has a PhD in physics from Monash University, and has done research in computational physics and condensed matter physics. 

Her current research interests include student learning, pedagogy and curriculum development.  

In particular:

      learning of physics concepts

      the transition from school to university

      identifying and supporting "at risk" students

      collaborative learning and interactive teaching

      gender differences in performance on assessment

Kate is coauthor of an undergraduate physics textbook and four high school physics textbooks, and has also contributed to texts on chemistry and biology.

She is a past director of the Australian Science Olympiads Physics Program and member of the Sydeny University Physics Education Research group, where she she worked on the Workshop Tutorial Project.

Kate has worked on three discipline based ALTC/Carrick/CUTSD funded projects looking at physics education in Australian Universities.   

Books

Cody G; Rose H; Champion N; Wilson K; Farr R, 2015, Nelson Physics Units 3 and 4 for the Australian Curriculum

Cody G; Champion ND; Farr R; Mundy M; Wilson K, 2014, Nelson Physics Units 1 & 2 for the Australian Curriculum

Serway R; Jewett J; Wilson-Goossens KF; Wilson A, 2012, Physics, 1, Cengage Learning Australia, Melbourne, Australia

Mendez A; Kirkup L; Low DJ; Mills DR; Rayner A; Swan G; Zadnik M; Feteris S; Livett M; Merchant A, 2005, Snapshots - Good Learning and Teaching in Physics, Original, AUTC and the Carrick Institute, Vic

Book Chapters

Low DJ; Wilson K; Zadnik M, 2005, 'The changing nature of students: Implications for teaching', in Learning outcomes and curriculum development in Physics, edn. Original, AUTC (Aust. Universities Teaching Committee), School of Physics, Monash Uni VIC

Journal articles

Low D; Malik U; Wilson K, 2018, 'Up and down, but also forward: addressing gender differences in the understanding of projectile motion', Teaching Science, vol. 64, pp. 14 - 20, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=841495005532630;res=IELHSS

Low DJ; Wilson KF, 2017, 'The role of competing knowledge structures in undermining learning: Newton's second and third laws', American Journal of Physics, vol. 85, pp. 54 - 65, 10.1119/1.4972041

Low DJ; Wilson KF, 2017, 'Weight, the normal force and Newton's third law', Teaching Science, vol. 63, pp. 17 - 26

Ranawake G; Gunawardena M; Wilson K, 2017, 'Teaching Academic Literacy in Disciplinary Contexts: Insights and Implications from a Discourse Study', International Journal of Learning and Teaching, pp. 222 - 225, 10.18178/ijlt.3.3.222-225

Ranawake RAGS; Wilson KF, 2016, 'Learning to do science: Lessons from a discourse analysis of students' laboratory reports', International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, vol. 24, pp. 71 - 81

Wilson K; Low D; Verdon M; Verdon A, 2016, 'Differences in gender performance on competitive physics selection tests', Physical Review Physics Education Research, vol. 12, 10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.12.020111

Wilson KF; Low DJ, 2015, '"On second thoughts...": Changes of mind as an indication of competing knowledge structures', American Journal of Physics, vol. 83, pp. 802 - 808, 10.1119/1.4928131

Wilson A; Howitt S; Roberts P; Akerlind G; Wilson-Goossens KF, 2013, 'Connecting expectations and experiences of students in a research-immersive degree', Studies in Higher Education, 10.1080/03075079.2011.633163

Wilson A; Howitt S; Wilson-Goossens KF; Roberts P, 2012, 'Academics' perceptions of the purpose of undergraduate research experiences in a research-intensive degree', Studies in Higher Education, vol. 37, pp. 513 - 526, 10.1080/03075079.2010.527933

Howitt S; Wilson A; Wilson K; Roberts P, 2010, '‘Please remember we are not all brilliant’: undergraduates’ experiences of an elite, research‐intensive degree at a research‐intensive university', Higher Education Research & Development, vol. 29, pp. 405 - 420, 10.1080/07294361003601883

Hall SD; Wilson KF, 2006, 'Ballast water flushing of multiple tanks on board sea-going bulk carriers', Journal of Marine Environmental Engineering, vol. 8, pp. 309 - 318

Goossens DJ; Wilson KF; James M, 2005, 'Structure and magnetism in Ho1-xSrxCoO3-delta', JOURNAL OF PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF SOLIDS, vol. 66, pp. 169 - 175, 10.1016/j.jpcs.2004.09.003

James M; Wallwork KS; Withers RL; Goossens DJ; Wilson KF; Horvat J; Wang XL; Colella M, 2005, 'Structure and magnetism in the oxygen-deficient perovskites Ce 1-xSrxCoO3-δ (x ≥ 0.90)', Materials Research Bulletin, vol. 40, pp. 1415 - 1431, 10.1016/j.materresbull.2005.03.025

James M; Wallwork KS; Withers RL; Goossens DJ; Wilson KF; Horvat J; Wang XL; Colella M, 2005, 'Structure and magnetism in the oxygen-deficient perovskites Ce1-xSrxCoO3-delta (x >= 0-90)', MATERIALS RESEARCH BULLETIN, vol. 40, pp. 1415 - 1431, 10.1016/j,materresbull.2005.03.025

Goossens DJ; Wilson KF; James M; Studer AJ; Wang XL, 2004, 'Structural and magnetic properties of Y0.33Sr 0.67CoO2.79', Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 69, 10.1103/PhysRevB.69.134411

James M; Cassidy D; Wilson KF; Horvat J; Withers RL, 2004, 'Oxygen vacancy ordering and magnetism in the rare earth stabilised perovskite form of "SrCoO3-δ"', Solid State Sciences, vol. 6, pp. 655 - 662, 10.1016/j.solidstatesciences.2003.03.001

Goossens DJ; Wilson KF; James M; Studer AJ; Wang XL, 2004, 'Structural and magnetic properties of Y0.33Sr0.67CoO2.79', PHYSICAL REVIEW B, vol. 69, 10.1103/PhysRevB.69.134411

Wilson KF; Goossens DJ, 2001, 'A computational model of gastro-intestinal motility', Computer Physics Communications, vol. 142, pp. 105 - 108, 10.1016/S0010-4655(01)00339-3

Wilson KF; Goossens DJ, 2000, 'A neural network model of an Ising spin glass', Acta Physica Polonica A, vol. 97, pp. 983 - 986, 10.12693/APhysPolA.97.983

Conference Papers

Boyson T; Kasmarik K; Wilson K, 2018, 'Evaluating the Impact of the YoWIE Summer School on Girls’ Perception of Engineering', in Proceedings of the 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, 2018, 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference 2018, Hamilton, New Zealand, presented at 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference 2018, Hamilton, New Zealand, 09 - 12 December 2018, https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/18aaee/proceedings/AAEE18_Proceedings_5Dec.pdf

Wilson K, 2018, 'Supporting diversity: the emotional experience of different minority groups', in Proceedings of the 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, 2018, 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference 2018, Hamilton, New Zealand, presented at 29th Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference 2018, Hamilton, New Zealand, 09 - 12 December 2018, https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/18aaee/proceedings/AAEE18_Proceedings_5Dec.pdf

Ranawake G; Wilson K, 2018, 'An Exploration of Gender Differences in Academic Writing in Science', in An Exploration of Gender Differences in Academic Writing in Science, 20th International Conference on Gender Studies, Venice, presented at 20th International Conference on Gender Studies, Venice, 14 - 15 November 2018

Wilson KF; Low DJ, (ed.), 2016, 'Reducing the gender gap in first-year physics performance', in Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2016, UniServe Science, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia, The University of Queensland, pp. 246 - 253, presented at 2016 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (22nd Annual UniServe Science Conference), The University of Queensland, 28 - 30 September 2016

Low DJ; Wilson KF, (ed.), 2015, 'Persistent Gender Gaps in First-Year Physics Assessment Questions', in Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 118 - 124, presented at The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Perth, Western Australia, 30 September - 01 October 2015, http://openjournals.library.usyd.edu.au/index.php/IISME/article/view/8775

Wilson KF; Low DJ, (ed.), 2015, 'Smart girls know how to use a screwdriver', in Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 125 - 131, presented at The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Perth, Western Australia, 30 September - 01 October 2015, http://openjournals.library.usyd.edu.au/index.php/IISME/article/view/8772

Low DJ; Wilson KF, (eds.), 2014, 'Teachability: It's harder to teach a young dog new tricks', in Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2014, UniServe Science, University of Sydney, University of Sydney, pp. 120 - 126, presented at Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, University of Sydney, 29 - 30 September 2014, http://openjournals.library.usyd.edu.au/index.php/IISME/article/viewFile/7646/8071

Wilson KF; Low DJ, (eds.), 2014, 'Predicting Student Success in Statics', in Proceedings of the AAEE2014 Conference, School of Engineering & Advanced Technology, Massey University, Turitea Campus, Palmerston North, New Zealand 4442, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 130, presented at Australasian Association for Engineering Education Annual Conference 2014, Wellington, New Zealand, 08 - 10 December 2014

McAlpine I; Wilson-Goossens KF; Russell C; Cunningham M, 2004, 'An Online Diary as a Research and Evaluation Tool for First Year Physics', in 21st ASCILITE Conference, 21st ASCILITE Conference, Perth, WA, presented at 21st ASCILITE Conference, Perth, WA, 05 - 08 December 2004

Other

Wilson AN; Wilson KF; Low DJ, Taking the pee out of physics: how boys are getting a leg-up

Wilson KF; Wilson AN; Low DJ, Not taking the piss: why it’s important to examine how we teach and test physics to reduce gender bias

Conference Posters

Low DJ; Wilson KF, (ed.), 2016, 'Scaffolding laboratory skills', in Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2016, UniServe Science, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia, The University of Queensland, pp. 86 - 87, presented at 2016 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (22nd Annual UniServe Science Conference), The University of Queensland, 28 - 30 September 2016

Low DJ; Wilson KF, 2016, 'A scaffolded skills approach in the first-year physics laboratory', in A scaffolded skills approach in the first-year physics laboratory, 22nd Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Brisbane, Australia, presented at 22nd Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 04 - 08 December 2016