Dr. James Valentine

Lecturer, Tertiary Enabling Program

I have a long standing interest in science that begun with studying biology in high school. My interest in science lead me to a Bachelor of Science at university, Honours and even a PhD in palaeontology. After completing my PhD I took up a lecturing position at Macquarie University in Sydney. It was during this time that I developed a strong interest in and passion for teaching students about science. I have teaching in the Tertiary Enabling Program at Charles Darwin University since mid-2013.

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Qualifications

Bachelor of Science with Honours from Macquarie University

PhD in palaeontology from Macquarie University

Areas of teaching expertise

My main area of teaching expertise is science. I have experience teaching in a number of different science disciplines including palaeontology, biology and geology. Since joining the Tertiary Enabling Program in mid-2013 I have been responsible for teaching Bioscience maths.My main research interest is invertebrate palaeontology, especially early animal evolution and faunal turnover during extinction events. I also have an interest in the application of cladistics to ancient Egyptian ceramics to improve understanding of how archaeological artefacts change through time.

Research bio (including key areas of research expertise and supervision)

My main research interest is invertebrate palaeontology, especially early animal evolution and faunal turnover during extinction events. I also have an interest in the application of cladistics to ancient Egyptian ceramics to improve understanding of how archaeological artefacts change through time.

Publications

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These can be divided into the following:

 Monographs and books:

Percival, I. G., Brock, G. A., Valentine, J. L., Wright, T. J., & Strusz, D. L. (Eds). (2010). Excursion E4: Ordovician – Silurian – Devonian brachiopods of central western New South Wales. Association of Australasian Palaeontologists (AAP) Field Guide Series no. 3. Sydney, NSW: Association of Australasian Palaeontologists.

 Journal publications:

Betts, M. J., Topper, T. P., Valentine, J. L., Skovsted, C. B., Paterson, J. R., & Brock, G. A. (2013). A new early Cambrian bradoriid (Arthropoda) assemblage from the northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Gondwana Research, 25(1), 420-437. doi:10.1016/j.gr.2013.05.007.

Holmer, L. E., Skovsted, C. B., Brock, G. A., Valentine, J. L., & Paterson, J. R. (2008). The Early Cambrian tommotiid Micrina, a sessile bivalved stem group brachiopod. Biology Letters, 4(6), 724-728. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2008.0277

Valentine, J. L. (2006). Silicified Early Devonian (Emsian) brachiopods from the Murrindal Limestone, Buchan, eastern Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 117(2): 199-264.

Valentine, J. L., Cole, D. J., & Simpson, A. J. (2006). Silurian linguliformean brachiopods and conodonts from the Cobra Formation, southeastern New South Wales, Australia. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 127, 199-234.

 Conference publications:

Hood, A. H. & Valentine, J. L. (2012). The application of cladistics to Early Dynastic Egyptian ceramics: applying a new method. BAR International Series, 2355, 47-59.

 Newsletter articles:

Valentine, J. L. & Topper, T. (2008). Unravelling the mysteries of early animal evolution. Science Education News, 52, 76-78.

Contacts

T: 08 8946 6607
E: james.valentine@cdu.edu.au

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School of Academic Language and Learning
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Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT, 0909