Alison Casey

PhD, B.Sc (Hons I), GCUT
Learning Technologies Developer

Phone: 02 8204 4400

  • Biography

    Alison Casey is a Learning Technologies Developer at The University of Notre Dame Australia. After teaching and working briefly as a scientist, upon completing her PhD at the University of Sydney, Alison moved into a role as head of IT at a financial services company and oversaw the migration of the company’s communication technology where she managed a highly ambitious data management software project, managed a help desk team, and initiated the company’s web presence. Alison has been an executive member of the NSW Parents' Council and participated as a representative of that council at various curriculum consultative events with the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES).

    Alison began working as a sessional tutor at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus in 2013 for the School of Education in the Primary Education and Birth to Twelve programs. She has since taught all Science courses offered in those programs, in addition to Mathematics and Family and Community Partnerships. Along with her Notre Dame colleagues, Alison participated in the trialling and review of the Opening Real Science project with Macquarie University in 2015 and 2016. She has since been involved in course development for the new specialisation courses to be run in the Primary Education program. Alison is currently undertaking a Masters of Secondary Education, with subject specialisations of Science and Mathematics, at Notre Dame.

  • Teaching areas

    Primary education, science, mathematics

  • Journal articles and proceedings

    • Casey, A., & Harrowell, P. (2000). Liquid Crystal Phase Transitions in Clusters of Spherocylinders. Journal of Chemical Physics, 112(1), 465-470. Casey, A., & Harrowell, P. (1995). Monte Carlo simulations of a layering transition in hard parallelpipeds. Journal of Chemical Physics, 103(14), 6143-6149.
    • Casey, A., & Harrowell, P. (1999). Monte Carlo simulations of smectic phase transitions in flexible-rigid-flexible molecules. Journal of Chemical Physics, 110(24),12183-12192.
    • Williams, A., Moss, R., & Harrowell, P. (1993). Orientation dependent interface mobilities in a kinetic mean field theory of freezing and melting. Journal of Chemical Physics, 99(5), 3998-4010.
    • Williams, A., & Harrowell, P. (1992). Selection of interfacial velocity in the presence of multiple relaxation rates. Physical Review A, 46(8), 5284-5287.
  • Conference papers

    Casey, A. (2018). Reflective Practice for Primary Education Students in Science. Paper presented at the Hawaii University International Conferences STEAM, Prince Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Community engagement

    • Treasurer, Newington Women’s Group 2013 – Present
    • Coordinator Online Transactions, Wyvern P&F and Newington P&F 2013 – Present
    • Executive Member NSW Parents' Council 2014-2017
    • NSW Parent Council Representative to the Primary Curriculum Committee, BOSTES
    • Vice President Sydney University Graduate Choir 2014, 2015, 2017
    • Treasurer Sydney University Graduate Choir 2010-2013