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Ms Sarah Barns

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Mechanical Systems and Asset Management

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Name
Ms Sarah Barns
Position(s)
Research Assistant
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Mechanical Systems and Asset Management
Alexander Steele Young Memorial Lions Foundation Scholarships
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Mechanical Systems and Asset Management
Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Mechanical Systems and Asset Management
Phone
+61 467 220 432
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Biography

Sarah is a Sessional Academic in Mechanical Engineering. She has extensive tutoring and demonstrating experience across a number of undergraduate engineering units and has worked as a lead tutor and guest lecturer since 2016. Sarah is also appointed as a Sessional Academic Success Advisor for the Science & Engineering Faculty through the Learning and Teaching Unit. In this role, she supports and mentors other sessional academics to fulfill their potential as university educators.

Sarah’s commitment to learning and teaching has been recognised by a number of awards including the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in 2017, Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award in 2015 and 2016, Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, and winning the Most Inspiring Practice Award for her presentation entitled “Bridging the Understanding Gap: Engineering Dynamics through Video Solutions” at the 2016 Sessional Teaching and Reflection Showcase (STARS). Sarah was awarded a Learning and Teaching Grant in 2017 to further her work in this area of worked example videos.

Sarah is also working toward her PhD, investigating storage-related changes to red blood cell shape and deformability from a mechanical perspective, using numerical modelling techniques. She has supervised undergraduate research projects in this area. Sarah is also a Postgraduate Student Representative, being on the Science & Engineering Faculty’s Academic Board in 2016 and is a current member of the University Appeals Committee for 2017.

This information has been contributed by Ms Sarah Barns.

Teaching

History of Units Taught:
EGB113 | Energy in Engineering Systems | (Tutor) 2015
EGB121 | Engineering Mechanics | (Tutor) 2015, (Lead Tutor) 2016, 2017
ENB130 | Mechanical and Thermal Energy | (Tutor) 2011, 2012
ENB150 | Engineering Design | (Tutor) 2010, 2012, 2014
ENB211/EGB211 | Dynamics | (Tutor & Demonstrator) 2011, 2012, (Lead Tutor and/or Guest Lecturer) 2015, 2016, 2017
ENB221/EGB323 | Fluid Mechanics | (Demonstrator) 2012, (Tutor & Demonstrator) 2017
ENB313 | Automatic Control Systems | (Tutor & Demonstrator) 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016

Major Teaching Awards:
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy | 2017
Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence
| 2017 | Sessional Academic Category
Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award (Team) 
| 2016
Winner of Most Inspiring Practice Award | 2016 | Sessional Teaching & Reflection Showcase (STARS)
Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award (Individual) | 2015
Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy | 2015

This information has been contributed by Ms Sarah Barns.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.