Doctor Mark Williams

Doctor Mark Williams

Director of Academic Program, Postgraduate,
Dean's Unit, School of Science

Senior Lecturer,
Physical Sciences



  • PhD University of Queensland
  • BSc University of Queensland

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit, School of Science
  • Physical Sciences


Phone: (02) 4570 1436
Location: K.12.70

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Chapters in Books

  • Lawrie, G., Wright, A., Schultz, M., Dargaville, T., Tasker, R., Williams, M., Bedford, S., O'Brien, G. and Thompson, C. (2015), 'Closing the loop : a model for inter-institutional collaboration through delivering formative assessment in large, first-year STEM classes', Transforming Institutions: Undergraduate STEM Education for the 21st Century, Purdue University Press 9781557537249.

Journal Articles

  • Chipchase, L., Davidson, M., Blackstock, F., Bye, R., Clothier, P., Klupp, N., Nickson, W., Turner, D. and Williams, M. (2017), 'Conceptualising and measuring student disengagement in higher education : a synthesis of the literature', International Journal of Higher Education, vol 6, no 2 , pp 31 - 42.
  • Schultz, M., Lawrie, G., Bailey, C., Bedford, S., Dargaville, T., O'Brien, G., Tasker, R., Thompson, C., Williams, M. and Wright, A. (2017), 'Evaluation of diagnostic tools that tertiary teachers can apply to profile their students' conceptions', International Journal of Science Education, vol 39, no 5 , pp 565 - 586.
  • Van Dyk, S., Holford, P., Subedi, P., Walsh, K., Williams, M. and McGlasson, B. (2014), 'Determining the harvest maturity of vanilla beans', Scientia Horticulturae, vol 168 , pp 249 - 257.
  • Wright, J., Parker, L., O'Connor, W., Williams, M., Kube, P. and Ross, P. (2014), 'Populations of Pacific oysters Crassostrea gigas respond variably to elevated CO2 and predation by Morula marginalba', Biological Bulletin, vol 226, no 3 , pp 269 - 281.
  • Van Dyk, S., McGlasson, B., Williams, M. and Gair, C. (2010), 'Influence of curing procedures on sensory quality of vanilla beans', Fruits, vol 65 , pp 1 - 12.

Conference Papers

  • Reynolds, J., Russom, B., Wright, I. and Williams, M. (2021), 'The geochemistry of cocaine and ecological impacts in the Hawkesbury-Nepean River', Australian Stream Management Conference, online.
  • Rositano, C., Williams, M. and Price, W. (2005), 'Fluorine-19 tagging of pharmaceuticals for MRI detection', College of Science, Technology and Environment Innovation Conference 2005, Werrington South, NSW, Australia.

Previous Projects

Title: A PFG indirect nano probe for the spectroscopy of bioactive molecules
  • Perpetual Trustees Australia Limited (old)
Western Researchers: Janice Aldrich-Wright and Mark Williams
Years: 1999-11-16 - 2001-12-31
ID: P0012790
Title: Use of GC-MS and head space capture for the analysis of citrus volatiles
  • Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering
Western Researchers: Paul Holford, Mark Williams and Andrew Beattie
Years: 2007-11-01 - 2007-12-31
ID: P0015835
Title: Production of high quality cured vanilla beans
  • Australian Vanilla Plantation Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Paul Holford, Barry Mcglasson, Mark Williams and Robert Spooner-Hart
Years: 2008-12-16 - 2012-01-31
ID: P00016233

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