Monday 14 February 2022

Perspectives on Practice: Turning over a new leaf
Special Streams for teachers of VCE Environmental Science and Psychology

Online event

This page is set up for attendees of the 2022 VCE Biology and Environmental Science Conference

Keynote Presenters

Dr Nicholas Chandler
Structural Biology Division The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Nick is a biomedical researcher at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute specialising in the fields of CAR T cell immunotherapy and structural biology. Completing a Bachelor of Science with Honours at the University of Melbourne he then obtained his Honours degree and PhD at the Walter and Eliza Hall research Institute, with the work conducted during his PhD recently becoming the subject of an international patent and first-author publication. He is an enthusiastic contributor to scientific education within his institute, with a passion for training students and presenting lab tours for anyone from school groups to rotary clubs.


Professor Lesley Hughes
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity and Development) Distinguished Professor of Biology, Macquarie University

Lesley Hughes is Distinguished Professor of Biology and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity & Development) at Macquarie University. Her principal research interest has been the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems and the implications for conservation. She is a former Lead Author in the IPCC’s 4th and 5th Assessment Report, a former federal Climate Commissioner and now a Councillor with the Climate Council of Australia.