Jill Segura

Lecturer, Tertiary Enabling Program

I am a lecturer in CDU's Tertiary Enabling Program, coordinating and teaching in both face-to-face and online mediums in two units: Foundation Maths and Bioscience. I am assisting in the development of teaching and support materials for both and currently am Foundation Maths Internal Coordinator and Academic Support Coordinator (S117).

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Qualifications

I am completing a PhD in the environmental sciences. My PhD project investigates the Ecohydrology of Mine Restoration Strategies at Ranger Mine, Kakadu NT. My research involves the use of ecohydrological modelling to describe the water balance of restoration landforms and run a variety of simulations to determine the feasibility of various restoration strategies.

Over the course of my candidature I presented at the 5th and 6th World Conferences on Ecological Restoration where I gained a greater appreciation of the world of Restoration Ecology. I also travelled to Canada where I met with experts in the field of unsaturated soils and mine site restoration.

I studied a Bachelor of Land and Water Science in the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Sydney from 2007-2010. My passion for the Northern Territory was fostered in her third years when I visited Finke Gorge National Park and worked with the Rangers as part of a Field Studies Program. This led to my final year honours research project “Groundwater depth and landscape features as predictors of vegetation distribution in arid Australia” for which I received first class honours. I then followed my curiosity of plants surviving in harsh and hostile environments to Darwin and my PhD project.

Areas of teaching expertise

Previously I have worked as a Technical Officer in the same program. In my Technical Officer role I was responsible for setting up, demonstrating and packing up practicals for the Bioscience unit as well as ensuring the Learnline site is up to date and functional and assisted the Lecturer in tutorials.

At CDU I have been a lab demonstrator for the first year unit “Life of Cells”, a marker for the first year unit “Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology”, assisted with field demonstrations for the first year unit“Diversity of Life” course and tutored students in Ecological Restoration and Fire Management subjects at the second and third year levels.

Outside of university I have worked with the English and Maths tutoring program ‘Kumon’ (K-12) for three years (2012-2015) and was primarily supervising the advanced students.

Contacts

T: 08 8946 7690
E: jillianne.segura@cdu.edu.au

Available Mon-Thurs

Blue 1.1.80
School of Academic Language and Learning
Casuarina Campus
Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT, 0909