Dr. Sharon Ford

Lecturer in Philosophy and the Common Units

Dr Sharon Ford is a Lecturer in Philosophy and the Common Units at Charles Darwin University (CDU), in the College of Indigenous Futures, Society and Arts. Her research interests include metaphysics of science, particularly in topics such as dispositions, powers, laws of nature and causation. She also researches in theory of critical thinking, knowledge, culture, and the relations of these to changes in technology. 

She received her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 2010. She also holds a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Arts (in Philosophy), a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Art History (focusing on studies in Modernism and Postmodernism), a Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation, and a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning. CDU Academic Service includes the role as nominated SALL representative on the LEBA Higher Education Faculty Board. She has served on numerous National and International Conference Organisation Teams, and is currently the Coordinator of an International Conference, Evolving Minds: Integrating Philosophy, Science and the Arts, a conference tied closely with the Charles Darwin Scholar Award Program. Sharon also conducts a Community Service activity by hosting and managing the Twilight Philosophy Reading Group.

Teaching in Higher Education since 2003, prior to her work at CDU Sharon taught in the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics at the University of Queensland, and at the University of the Sunshine Coast. In 2008, she was put forward by her Faculty for a University of Queensland Teaching Excellence Award. Sharon has worked as a Senior Researcher in the Department of Employment Relations in the Business School at Griffith University. She has also worked as an academic researcher and editor in various roles at the University of Queensland.

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1. Academic Qualifications

2003 – 2010        Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

1998 – 2002        Bachelor of Arts (with Honours in Art History and Aesthetics), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

1993 – 1997        Bachelor of Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

1993 – 1997        Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

2014 – 2017        Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia.

2010                    Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

1986                    Certificate in Fine Art, Seven Hills College of Art, Brisbane.

2. Employment

Jan 2018 – present: Charles Darwin University, College of Indigenous Futures, Arts, and Society.

                            Position:     Lecturer in Philosophy (Courses: BA, BSC)

                            Lecturer in the Common Units Program (CUC)

Aug 2013 – Dec 2017: Charles Darwin University, School of  Academic Language and Learning.

         Position:     Coordinator and Lecturer in the Common Units Program (CUC)

                            Lecturer in the Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP)

                            Lecturer in the Academic Language and Learning Success Program (ALLSP)

Mar 2003 – June 2013: University of Queensland, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics; and University of the Sunshine Coast, Faculty of Social Science.  

         Position:     Lecturer in philosophy and associated disciplines

2008 – 2010        Griffith University, Department of Employment Relations, School of Business.

         Position:     Senior Research Assistant

2006 – 2008        Griffith University, Department of Employment Relations, School of Business.

         Position:     Research Assistant

2005 – 2006        University of Queensland, Institute for Social Sciences Research.

                 Position:     Assistant Supervisor and Field Researcher, Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing Laboratory

2005                    SocialData Australia, Brisbane.

         Position:     Field Researcher and Research Scheduling Officer

2003 – 2005        University of Queensland, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics.

         Position:     Research Assistant and Copy Editor

 2000 - 2002        University of Queensland, School of Psychology & School of Political Sciences

         Position:     Editorial Assistant and Copy Editor

1994 – 2000        University of Queensland, School of Psychology.

         Position:     Research Assistant, Field Researcher, Laboratory Technician & Supervisor

1986 -  2003        Sharon Ford Fine Art Gallery and Arts Administration, Adelaide Street, Brisbane. Position: Owner and Operator

3. Research

Areas of expertise:      Metaphysics of Science, Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, History of Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, Logic and Critical Thinking.  

Areas of competence: History of Philosophy, Cognitive Philosophy and Philosophy of Mind,

Current Focus:            Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics, Philosophy Across Cultures, Philosophy of Education, Social and Political Philosophy.

Current Research Program

  • Edited book coming out of the 2018 International Conference. Evolving Minds: Integrating Philosophy, Science and the Arts
  • Book (monograph): Evolutionary Analysis of David Armstrong’s Laws of Nature, and an associated body of the publication
  • Transcription of unpublished manuscripts and correspondence of David Armstrong’s collection (housed in the National Library of Australia)
  • Axioms of Distinctness in Physical Spacetime: Property, Powers and Structure
  • The Analysis of Symmetry and Non-Separability through the Lens of Continuity
  • The work of F.H. Bradley and Rom Harré with respect to Perspectives in Theory-making

3.1. Publications

Refereed Book Chapters

Ford, S. (2012). ‘The Categorical-Dispositional Distinction’. In, Alexander Bird, Brian Ellis & Howard Sankey (Eds), Properties, Powers and Structures: Issues in the Metaphysics of Scientific Realism, pp. 181-199, Chapter 11. Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415895354/

Refereed Papers

Ford, S. (2012). ‘Objects, Discreteness, and Pure Power Theories: George Molnar’s Critique of Sydney Shoemaker’s Causal Theory of Properties’. Metaphysica: International Journal for Ontology and Metaphysics,13 (2), pp. 195-215. Online: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12133-012-0104-z

Ford, S. (2011). ‘Deriving the Manifestly Qualitative World from a Pure-Power Base: Light-like Networks’, Philosophia Scientiae, 15 (3), pp. 155-175. Special issue entitled, L’espace et le Temps: Approches en Philosophie, Mathématiques et Physique (In English: Space and Time. Perspectives from Philosophy, Mathematics and Physics.) Edited by Christophe Bouriau, Catherine Dufour & Philippe Lombard. Online: http://philosophiascientiae.revues.org/690

Ford, S. (2009). ‘The Viability of a Pure-power Ontology’, Metaphysics of Science Conference, 2009, July 2-5, University of Melbourne, Melbourne. Conference Proceedings published online: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/8487/

Ford, S. (2008). ‘An Analysis of Properties in John Heil’s “From an Ontological Point of View”’. In, From an Ontological Point of View, SWIF Philosophy of Mind Review, Symposium. G. Romano (Ed.), L. Malatesti (series Ed.), 6 (2), pp. 42-51. Online: http://lgxserver.uniba.it/lei/mind/swifpmr.htm

Thesis

Ford, S. (2010). What Fundamental Properties Suffice to Account for the Manifest World? Powerful Structure. PhD Thesis. Brisbane: University of Queensland, URL: https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:211335

Reviews

Ford, 2. (2017). Review of Don S. Lemons. Drawing Physics: 2.500 Years of Discovery from Thales to Higgs. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2017. Forthcoming in European Legacy.

Selected Refereed Conference Papers

Ford, S. (2011). ‘Objects in a Pure-Power World’, Philosophy Seminar, Oct 27, University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Ford, S. (2011). ‘Does Pandispositionalism Lead to Monism?’, International Conference: Putting Powers to Work, 2011, April 28-39, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.

Ford, S. (2009). ‘The Viability of a Pure-power Ontology’, International Conference: Metaphysics of Science Conference, 2009, July 2-5, University of Melbourne, Melbourne.

Ford, S. (2009). ‘The Swinburne Regress and New Essentialism: Structure as Powerful Rather Than Categorical’, International Conference, Australasian Association of Philosophy Annual Conference, 2009, July 5-10, University of Melbourne, Melbourne.

Ford, S. (2009). ‘Fundamental Space-time and Light-like Networks’, University of Queensland and Griffith University joint Philosophy of Physics Reading Group, March 11. Held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Ford, S. (2008). ‘The Substance Role in a Pure-Power World: Light-like Networks. A.k.a. We are all Complex Barber Poles’, International Conference: Australasian Association of Philosophy Annual Conference, 2008, July 6-12, La Trobe University, Melbourne.

Ford, S. (2007). ‘Competing Themes in the Martin-Heil Identity Theory of Properties’, International Conference: Australasian Association of Philosophy Annual Conference, 2007, July 1-6,
The University of New England, Armidale.

Ford, S. (2005). ‘Armstrong’s Theory of Dispositions: Identity versus Distinctness’, International Conference: Australasian Association of Philosophy Annual Conference, 2005, July 3-8, University of Sydney, Sydney.

Ford, S. (2005). ‘Armstrong: Dispositions and Distinctness’, State of Origin Conference, June 4, University of Queensland and University of New England joint Conference. Held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Ford, S. (2004). ‘Dispositions and Reduction’, Confirmation Seminar, May 28, University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Ford, S. (2003). ‘Deconstructing Dichotomies: The Essence of Gender Dualism’, International Conference: Australasian Association of Philosophy Annual

Conference, 2003, July 6-11, University of Adelaide, Adelaide. 

3.3 Selected Research Conducted as a Member of Research, Publishing, or Editorial Teams 

  • Research preparation and literature review for a book, funded by CFMEU and Griffith University:  Murray, G. & Peetz, D. (Eds) (2010), Women of the Coal Rushes, UNSW Press: University of New South Wales;
  • Analysis and compilation of draft research report, commissioned by Certified Practicing Accountants Australia: Strachan, G. & Barrett, M. (2009), Retaining Professional Accountants’ Skills: Women in Small Accounting Firms. This work was conducted within the Griffith Business School, Brisbane;
  • Compilation and copy editing of Report, commissioned by the Department of Employment and Industrial Relations: Bamber, G. & Pochet, P. (2008), Smart Workplaces. This work was conducted within the Centre for Work, Organisation and Well-Being and the Department of Employment Relations, Griffith University, Brisbane.
  • Copy edit and index an academic book, within the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, University of Queensland: Gaus, G. F., Lamont, J. & Favor, C. (Eds.) (2010), Essays on Philosophy, Politics & Economics, Stanford University Press, Stanford;
  • Member of Editorial Board, and Copy Editor for the Journal, Social Alternatives, School of Political Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane;
  • Editorial Assistant within the School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, on two book chapters:
    • Bond, N. & McConkie, K. (Eds) (2001), ‘Perception and Attention’,   in Psychological Science: An Introduction. Sydney: McGraw Hill.
    • Bond, N. & McConkie, K. (Eds), (2001), ‘Sensory Systems’, in Psychological Science: An Introduction. Sydney: McGraw Hill.

3.4 Other Research Activities and Professional Memberships

2017 – present    Referee Panel for Grazer Philosophische Studien

2016 – present    Referee Panel for European Legacy

2015 – present    Referee for Oxford University Press

2015 – present    Founded and manage the Twilight Philosophy Reading Group, as a forerunner to establishing a Northern Territory Philosophy Association. 

2013 – present    Referee Panel for Acta Analytica

2012 – present    External membership of CERN.

2012 – present    Referee Panel for Mind

2012 - present    Referee Panel for Theoria

2012 – present    Referee Panel for International Studies in the Philosophy of Science

2010 – present    Professional Member: The European Philosophy of Science Association.

2009 – present    Professional Member: The British Philosophy of Science Association.

2007 – present    Professional Member: Australasian Association of Philosophy.

2007– present     Professional Member: The Philosophy of Science Association.

4. Teaching and Curriculum Development

4.1 Summary of Teaching Experience          

Areas:    Critical and creative thinking, philosophy of art, studies in culture, academic literacies and communication, metaphysics, metaphysics of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of science, epistemology. Also have taught into expansive first year and core units in a variety of disciplines, including into: General science, psychology and cognitive science, and environmental science.

Range:  Unit coordination, lectures, tutorials and seminars, internal and external modes, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, student numbers ranging from 20 – 2,000 per unit/year.

4.2 Summary of Teaching by Unit Level

Common/Enabling Units (CDU)                               

Cultural Intelligence and Capability, Design and Innovation, Academic Literacies, Critical Reasoning, Academic Communication, Tertiary Enabling Program: Academic Language and Literacy, Academic Language and Learning Success Program.

Introductory Bachelor Courses: (UQ)

Theory and Practice in Science (Philosophy component), Introductory Philosophy, Critical Reasoning, Introductory Cognitive Science, Academic Communication, Environmental Management and Culture.

Advanced Bachelor Courses: (UQ)

Epistemology and Metaphysics, Time Travel (Time and Causality), Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, Environmental Philosophy and Ethics, Greek Philosophy.

Postgraduate Courses:  (UQ)

Epistemology and Metaphysics, Time Travel (Time and Causality), Introductory Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy and Ethics, Introductory Management and Culture.

4.3 Teaching - Detail 

2018 – Present (CDU, College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society):

  • Critical and Creative Thinking (PHI110) (Sem 1, 2018)
  • Culture, Arts and Ideas (PHI120) (Sem 1 & 2, 2018)
  • Ethics (PHI120) (Sem 2, 2018)
  • Cultural Intelligence and Capability (Sem 1, CUC107)

 

2013 – 2017 (CDU, School of Academic Languages and Learning)

  • Cultural Intelligence and Capability (CUC107); CDU
    • Coordinator: Casuarina, Waterfront, Alice Springs, Sydney and Melbourne
    • Coordinator of the External Cohort; Lecturer - both internal and external modes
    • Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology (CUC106); CDU
      • Coordinator at the Casuarina Campus; Lecturer - internal mode
      • Academic Literacies (CUC100); CDU; Lecturer - both internal and external modes.
      • Academic Language and Learning Success Program (ALLSP); CDU; Consultant – internal mode
      • Tertiary Enabling Programs: Academic Language and Literacy (TEP022); CDU; Lecturer
      • Critical Reasoning Taught into Theory and Practice in Science (SCIE1000): (S1-2013; S1-2012; S1-2011; S1-2010; S1-2008)
      • Epistemology & Metaphysics (PHIL2000 (UG), PHIL7200 (PG)): (S2-2012; S2-2011; S2-2010)
      • Time Travel (Time and Causation) (PHIL2200): (S2-2012; S1-2011; S1-2009; SS-2008)
      • Environmental Philosophy & Ethics (PHIL2210 (UG), PHIL7221 (PG)): (SS-2012; S2-2007; S2-2006; S2-2005)
      • Greek Philosophy (PHIL2600): (SS-2011; S2-2010): Philosophy of Modern Physics (PHIL2011): S2-2011; S2-2010
      • Introduction to the Environment and Culture (HUMN1210): S1-2010
      • Introductory Philosophy (PHIL1000 (UG), PHIL7100 (PG)): S1-2009; S1-2008; S1&2-2007; S1&2-2006; SS&1-2005; S1&2-2004; S2-2003
      • Introduction to Environment and Culture: Environmental Management (PHIL1210): S1-2006
      • Critical Reasoning (CMN100): Critical Reasoning (Common Unit): (CMN100)
      • Communication and Thought (COR109): S2-2004
      • Minds and Machines (Introduction to Cognitive Science) (COGS1000): S2-2004
      • Introductory Cognitive Science (COG1000): S2-2003

2003 – 2013 (University of Queensland (UQ), School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics; University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Faculty of Social Sciences)

4.4 Curriculum and Materials Development

2018                PHI110 and PHI210. Co-development and refining of unit materials.

2017 – 2018    CUC107 migration from website to Learnline. Revision, restructure and enrichment of unit materials.

2015 – 2017    Redesign and upgrade of the internal teaching curriculum in CUC106 and CUC107.

2003 – 2013    Design of tutorial and workshop material across the wide variety of philosophy and interdisciplinary units

2004                Designed, built, and supervised, the ‘Visual Cliff’ Apparatus and research Perception laboratory, School of Psychology, University of Queensland.

4.5 Evaluation of Teaching

Charles Darwin University (CDU):

Student evaluations at CDU migrated from a SELTS score system to a MyView System. These two systems are not comparable. Note, my Coordinator role began at the same time migration from SELTS to MyView occurred. The two tables below reflect these respective results and show an overall unit excellence score across the unit and comparatively across the university as a whole. Since joining the Coordination team of CUC107, MyView results show a score that is consistently high compared with overall results across Charles Darwin University. (The full reports are available upon request.)

Table 1.1: MyView Results - Coordination Role

Teaching Period

Unit

Role

Unit Ave/4

Ave across CDU

S1-2017

CUC107

Internal Coordinator & Lecturer; Teaching Period Coordinator.

3.46

3.17

S2-2016

CUC107

Internal Coordinator & Lecturer; Teaching Period Coordinator.

3.26

3.15

S1-2016

CUC107

Internal Coordinator & Lecturer

3.26

3.13

S2-2015

CUC107

External Coordinator & Lecturer

3.28

3.15

S2-2015

CUC106

Internal Coordinator &Lecturer

2.83

3.12

S1-2015

CUC107

Lecturer

3.22

3.12

Table 1.2: Selts Results – Teaching Role

Teaching Period

Unit

Role

Unit Ave / 7

Ave across CDU

S2-2014

CUC107

Lecturer

5.92

5.74

S2-2014

TEP022

External Tutor

5.82

5.74

S1-2014

CUC106

Lecturer

5.80

5.77

S1-2014

CUC100

Lecturer

5.87

5.77

SS-2013

CUC107

External Tutor

6.08

5.81

S2-2013

TEP022

External Tutor

6.26

5.71

 

The University of Queensland (UQ):

Student evaluation results (TEVAL) for my teaching at the University of Queensland are listed below. Whilst the scores in earlier years are good, the higher scores in later years are excellent, representing a pattern of increased teaching effectiveness in correlation with experience.

Teaching evaluation (Teval): Unit, Semester-year, Teval number (Teval Score (out of 5)).

•   Epistemology and Metaphysics, S2-2010: 84942 (4.79);84941(4.64); 84943 (4.58).

•   Environment and Culture, S1-2010:  78565 (4.62).

•   Epistemology & Metaphysics, S2-2008: 62692 (5.0); 62672 (4.83); 62626 (4.71)

•   Introductory Philosophy, S1-2007: 50328 (4.29); 50330 (4.55); 50331(4.57); 50332 (4.71); 50327 (4.5); 50329 (4.0)

•   Introductory Philosophy, S1-2005: 33787 (4.5); 33785 (3.67); 33783 (4.18); 33657 (4.0)

•   Introductory Philosophy, S2-2004: 28747 (4.45); 24900 (4.27); 24898 (4.11); 24770 (3.79)

•   Introductory Philosophy, S1-2003: 18837 (3.75); 18836 (4.0); 18838 (4.0)

 

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC):

Central student evaluation was not available at the time that I was teaching there.

4.6 Awards for Teaching Distinction

2008    Nominated for a University of Queensland Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Arts, University of Queensland, Brisbane.

4.7 Postgraduate and Honours Supervision

2018                    Supervising Panel: Associate Supervisor - Debbie Walters 

2017                    Confirmation of Candidature Panel Member for PhD confirmation

                                 (Jean Borlagdan. 9th Novl, 2017)

                             Confirmation of Candidature Panel Member for PhD confirmation

                                 (Matthew Van Roden, 14th Nov., 2017))

2016                    Confirmation of Candidature Panel Member for PhD confirmation

                                 ( Bronwyn Dann. 29th Sept., 2016.)

2005 – 2013        Teaching and Consultation with Masters and Postgraduate students enrolled in Postgraduate Courses. Assessment of student outputs in these courses.

1994 – 1998        Supervision of the technical component of Honours, Masters and Doctoral Degrees within the Visual Cliff & Perception Laboratories, School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane.


5. Awards and Grants

2017, July 7         Outstanding Academic Achievement in the Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (GCUTL)

2016, July 5         Outstanding Academic Achievement in the Graduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (GCUTL)

2016                    Initiator and team member for the Common Units nomination for the 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

2016:                   Nomination for Supporting Stronger Research and Collaborate (SSRaC). Evaluating CDU student employability skills. Administered by CDU. Team led by Dr Jon Mason (CDU, School of Education). Not successful.

2011                    Australian Research Council: Discovery Early Career Researcher Award. The Analysis of Power Holism and Priority Monism Through the Lens of Continuity. Not Successful, although I was ranked well (altogether, in the top 40%), considering that only 8.4% of applicants with similar status—having less than one year of post-PhD experience at the time—were successful.

2010:                   Grant awarded. Commercialisation Training Scheme (CTS) Scholarship, University of Queensland Graduate School, Brisbane ($17,360).

2008, Sem 2        Nominated by the Faculty of Arts for the University of Queensland Best Teacher Award.

 

6. Invitations

2017, 9th Dec       From Martina Fürst for the academic journal, Grazer Philosophische Studien to review an academic manuscript: ‘Intrinsic Dispositional Properties’.

2017                    From Neri Sevenier for the academic journal, European Legacy, to write a review to be published: Reviewed book: Don S. Lemons. Drawing Physics: 2.500 Years of Discovery from Thales to Higgs. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2017, for the academic journal, European Legacy.

2016, 16th Dec     From Neri Sevenier of European Legacy to review an academic manuscript: ‘The Potentially Infinite Model of Agency’.

2016, 4th May      From editor of Kriterion, Alexander, to review a manuscript: ‘There is no problem of dependence for an Armstrongian account of laws’. I was recommended by the Head of Philosophy at Monash University, Toby Handfield.

2014,  4th April    Peter Momtchiloff, of Oxford University Press, requested that I review this book for possibility of publication. Book: What Tends to Be, by Rani Lill Anjum and Stephen Mumford..

2014, 6th March   Jean-Marie Chevalier, of the Canadian Philosophy Association, requested that I review a paper to be included in the conference: ‘Priority Monism and minimal truthmakers’.

2014, 28th January  Danilo Suster, of Acta Analytica, requested that I review the academic manuscript: ‘Categorical properties: Why do we need them? What are they like?’.

2013, 20th May    Invitation by Prof Heinrich Wansing of Theoria to review a manuscript: The Identity of Indiscernibles.

2010, 18th May            Invitation by Assoc. Prof Jonathan Jacobs to present at an International Conference on Powers. Conference title: Putting Powers to Work. The Conference was held in St. Louis on December 1st, 2010. 

7. Academic Service

2018                    Conference Coordinator. International Conference. Evolving Minds: Integrating Philosophy, Science and the Arts. 2018, 17-19th Sept., Charles Darwin University.

Jan 2017              Committee member: SALL Research and Research Training Committee, CDU.

Feb 2016 – 2017 Board member: LEBA Faculty Board, CDU.

Jan 2015 – 2017  Committee member: Common Units Management Committee.

Jan – Dec 2014    Seminar Series Coordinator: SALL Paper Bag Seminar Series.

2013                    Conference Organising Committee member: Australasian Association of Philosophy Annual Conference, 2013, 7th – 12th July, University of Queensland and Bond University.

2009                    Conference Organising Committee member: Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference, 15-17 April, Macquarie University and Australian National University.

2007 – 2008        Committee member and Queensland State Representative: Postgraduate         Steering Committee of the Australasian Association of Philosophy.

2003 – 2004        Committee member: University of Queensland, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics Advisory Committee.

2003 – 2004        Postgraduate Representative: School of History, Philosophy Religion and           Classics, University of Queensland.

1998                    Conference Organising Committee member: 8th Australasian Psychophysiology Conference, University of Queensland.

1995                    Conference Organising Committee member: Experimental Psychology Conference, University of Queensland.

8. Selected Professional Development Activity

2017, Jan 25-27   ACSPRI 3 day course: Qualitative Methodologies, Data Collection and Analytic Approaches. Run by Prof Carol Grbich, held at CDU.

2016, Apr 4          Staff professional development. Fasio, K. Communicating Effectively in the 21st Century Organisation.

2016, Mar 31       Staff professional development. Open Education Resources. IMPS & the Library.

2016, Mar 17       Prof T. Skinner, A. Lockley, J. Heinlein. MOOC Strategy and EdX Presentation.

2015, Aug 19       CDU Workshop. W. Noble. The Persuasive Art of Grant Writing.

2015, Mar 19       CDU Workshop. Open Access Publishing.

2014, May 19-20 Professional development workshop. Preetha Shekar, Your Professional Development: Leadership and Communication.

2014, Sept 18      CDU Workshop. First Year Forum Workshop.

2014, July 18       CDU Workshop. Developing a Toolkit of Best Practice.

2013, Nov 14       CDU Workshop. Indigenous Cultural Awareness

2013, Oct 17        Professional Development Session. Prof M. Devlin.. The Future(s) of Assessment in Australian Universities.

2013, Sept 4        Seminar. Pathways and Roadblocks: Indigenous Teacher Education in remote Australia. Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts (LEBA), CDU.

9. Community Engagement

2015 – present            Co-founded and Coordinate the Twilight Philosophy Reading Group.

2013 – present            Attend and co-coordinate a Community Philosophy Program – Philosopher’s Corner, Happy Yess, Smith Street, Darwin.

2013    Oct  25             Attendance at opening of Photographic Exhibition - by Fernando Espinosa

                                    Chauvin  'Galapagos Surreal'. Address by Prof. Stephen Garnett. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barney Glover in conjunction with the Embassy of Ecudaor in Australia, Raúl Gangotena. Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin.

Contacts

T: T: +61 8 8946 6376
M: 0409 310 567
E: sharon.ford@cdu.edu.au

Lecturer - Philosophy 
Lecturer - Cultural Intelligence and Capability (CUC107)
Conference Coordinator - Evolving Minds: Integrating Philosophy, Science and the Arts

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