Student profile: Melissa McMinn
Research topic: Maths teaching anxiety in pre-service Emirati teachers
Employment: Lecturer (Education), Higher Colleges of Technology
Chief supervisor: Dr Jill Aldridge
Co-supervisor: Dr David Henderson
I have a primary education background, but have been working in teacher education in the United Arab Emirates for over five years, at both the under- and postgraduate levels.
A highlight from my time at Curtin has been the Learning Environments course, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and am enjoying working on my own research.
I plan to complete my PhD and continue to work in teacher education while furthering my research portfolio in maths and science education and I am considering undertaking a master in educational psychology.
My advice to future students would be to get involved! There may never be a ‘right time’ to get back into studying, so just go for it!