Carol Conway

Lecturer – Diploma of Higher Education

Qualifications: B.Sc (Hons; Physical Chemistry), PhD (Applied Environmental Chemistry)


Pathways Coordination


Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement, Room B1.012 (Library)


+61 7 4232 1557



Science education:

Carol is an enthusiastic science educator with a passion for engaging and enabling first year students in the science and maths space. She endeavours to inspire students by infusing her teaching with the latest Australian scientific research. Before arriving at JCU Cairns, Carol lectured chemistry, ecology and science communication at a range of Australian universities, and worked as a science educator at the Australian Academy of Science. Her previous scientific research focused on groundwater and surface water biogeochemistry.

University teaching:

Carol teaches into the following Diploma of Higher Education subjects:

  • SC1022 - Essential Science (Subject Coordinator and Lecturer, Townsville / Cairns)

  • CS1022 - Learning in a Digital Environment (Lecturer, Cairns)

Key interest areas

  • Developing novel and engaging techniques to communicate complex scientific concepts to non-specialist audiences.

  • Improving learning outcomes for new science students.

  • Effective communication in science.