Position

Senior Lecturer
College of Science and Engineering

Qualifications

Ph.D in Theoretical Particle Physics from The University of Adelaide (2006)

Honours, awards and grants

The National Science Week Grant 2016 (Ellis, Parappilly, Randhawa, Burke da Silva): Illuminating the face of SA STEM. Funds Awarded $15,000.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Funding 2016 (Parappilly, Burke da Silva): STEMM: Women Branching Out. Funds Awarded $18,000

The Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2015.

National OLT Citation Award 2015 for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning-The Australian Awards for University Teaching.

The South Australian Science Excellence Awards: Early Career STEM Educator of the year 2015–Tertiary Teaching.

Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2015.

Faculty of Science and Engineering Research Establishment Funding 2015: Funds awarded $20,000.

Flinders University Leadership Program (FULP) Certificate of Completion 2015.

Faculty Nomination to attend The 5th National Higher Education Women's Leadership Summit 2015.

Faculty of Science& Engineering Collaborative Research Initiative Project Grant 2014 (Parappilly, Anderson): Improving student learning & experience in STEM disciplines using Team Based Learning strategies. Funds Awarded $3000.

Faculty of Science & Engineering Research Establishment Funding 2014: $60,000 over three years. Funds Awarded for 2014 $30,000

Flinders University ETPPAFYC Grant 2013 (Parappilly, Pyke): Using Lego Physics Classes to Embed Transition Pedagogy Principles. Funds Awarded $4000.

Finalist: 2013 SA Science Excellence Awards- Early Career STEM Educator of the year (Tertiary Teaching)

Faculty Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant 2012 (Parappilly, Harmer-Basell): An innovative Approach to Enhance Student Learning in Physics Labs. Funds Awarded $10,000.

Faculty Scholar, Faculty of Science and Engineering, 2012/2013

Science and Mathematics network of Australian university educators-SaMnet Scholar 2012.

Grant awarded through the ALTC National Teaching Fellowship 2011 on Inquiry Oriented Learning (Parappilly, Blankleider, Quinton):Model Building Approach to Optics.

Flinders Foundations of University Teaching (FFOUT) Certificate 2008.

Flinders University Transition Grant 2007 (Quinton, Andersson, Parappilly): Aiding the transition to University Physics: Student groupchallenges.

PANIC05 (Particle and Nuclei International Conference, Santa Fe, USA) Student Award 2005

Key responsibilities

Research Section Head: STEM Education

Self-Assessment Team (SAT): Athena SWAN Project

Course Coordinator: Bachelor of Science (Physics)

First Year Science Enrolment Counsellor

Teaching interests

PHYS1701 Physics for the Modern World
PHYS1702 Physics for the Health Sciences
PHYS1101 Fundamental Physics I
PHYS1102 Fundamental Physics II
PHYS1332 Physics for Engineers

Topic Coordinator:

  • PHYS1101  Fundamental Physics I (S2)
  • PHYS1332  Physics for Engineers (S2)
  • PHYS1701  Physics for the Modern World (S1)
  • PHYS1701  Physics for the Modern World (NS2)

Topic Lecturer:

Research interests

Non perturbative behavior of QCD
The lattice calculation of fundamental quantities in full QCD using simulations with realistic quark vacuum polarization (quark loops) 
Physics Education Research (PER)

Supervisory interests

  • Education, physics
  • Science education

RHD research supervision

Current

Associate supervisor : Physics Education (1) ;

Publications

  • Parappilly, M.B., Schmidt, L. and Shapter, J. (2014). Examples of IOL in practice: Example 3: Physics 1. In Chris Thompson et.al, ed. Taking inquiry-oriented learning to the teaching coalface. Sydney, Australia: Australian Government's Office for Learning and Teaching, pp. 27-32.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M. (2013). Model building Approach to Optics (Flinders University) In Prof Les Kirkup, ed. Inquiry-oriented learning in science: Transforming practice through forging new partnerships and perspectives. Final Report 2013 ed. Sydney, Australia: Australian Government's Office for Learning and Teaching, pp. 54-56.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B. and Burke Da Silva, K.L. (2016). STEM Women Branching Out: A Community Initiative at Flinders. In ACSME 2016 Conference Proceedings. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education. Brisbane. Sep 2016.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Woodman, R.J. and Randhawa, S. (2016). Improving Student Learning in Science and Medicine Using Team-Based Learning Approaches. In STARS Proceedings. Students Transitions Retentions and Success (STARS) Conference. Perth. Jun 2016, pp. 98-99.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B. (2016). LEGO in the Physics Lab: Making Uncertainty Vivid For Undergraduates. In appc-aip2016. Australian Institute of Physics. Joint 13th Asian-Pacific Physics Conference and 22nd Australian Institute of Physics Congress. Brisbane. Dec 2016.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B. (2016). Grouping Mixed Ability Student Matters: A Pilot Study in Physics. In ACSME 2016 Conference Proceedings. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education. Brisbane. Sep 2016.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B. (2016). Grouping Mixed Ability Student Matters: A Pilot Study in Physics. In appc-aip2016 conference. Australian Institute of Physics. Joint 13th Asian-Pacific Physics Conference and 22nd Australian Institute of Physics Congress. Brisbane. Dec 2016.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Pyke, S.G. and Hassam, C.L. (2015). LEGO Physics -- A Hands-on Approach to Improve Students’ Confidence with Experiments. In 2015 - American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting. University of Maryland, USA: American Association of Physics Teachers. American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting 2015. University of Maryland, USA. Jul 2015.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Pyke, S., Hassam, C. and Aviyanti, L. (2014). LEGO Physics:A Constructive Introduction to the Scientific Method. Australian Institute of Physics. Australian Institute of Physics Congress Incorporating the Australian Optical Society Conference. Canberra. Dec 2014.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B. and Schmidt, L. (2014). Ready to Learn Physics: Team Based Learning in First Year University. In GIPREP-MPTL International Conference Books of Abstracts. Palermo, SicilyGIREP-MPTL International Conference on Teaching/Learning Physics: Integrating Research into Practice. Palermo, Sicily.
  • Parappilly, M.B., De Ritter, S.J. and Schmidt, L. (2014). Improving Student Learning and Engagement in STEM Disciplines Using Team-Based Learning. In Associate Professor Manju Sharma and Dr Alexandra Yenug, ed. Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2014. The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education- Student Engagement:From The Class Room To The Workplace. The University of Sydney. Sep 2014, pp. 68.
  • Siddiqui, S., Zadnik, M., Parappilly, M.B., Shapter, J. and Schmidt, L. (2013). Investigating and evaluating inquiry-based approach to laboratory experiments. In HERDSA. HERDSA 2013- Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. Auckland, New Zealand. Jul 2013.
  • Parappilly, M., Siddiqui, S., Zadnik, M., Shapter, J. and Schmidt, L. (2012). Inquiry Based Approach to Laboratory Experiences: Investigating Students' Ways of Active Learning. In Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education. University of Sydney, Australia. Sep 2012.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B. and Schmidt, L. (2012). Try Before You Buy- Trialling Teaching Methods to Inform Topic Redesign. In R Robinson, C Foley, ed. AIP 2012. Engineers Australia. 20th Australian Institute of Physics Congress. Sydney. Dec 2012.
  • Parappilly, M.B., Quinton, J. and Andersson, G. (2012). A Transition Strategy for Ensuring Student Success in First Year Physics. In Rachel Mortimer, Events Manager, QUT Events, ed. 15th International FYHE 2012 proceedings. Brisbane: QUT Events. The International First Year in Higher Education Conference- NEW HORIZONS. Sofitel, Brisbane Central. Jun 2012.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B. and Woodman, R. (2011). Influence of first time peer review on Science academics' teaching practice and philosophies. 31st Annual STLHE( Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education) International Conference, From Here to the Horizon. Saskatoon, Canada. Jun 2011.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B. and Rowell, G. (2011). Encouraging Physics and Science Careers Through Astronomy. In Transformations- 6th ERGA conference. Education Research Group of Adelaide. 6th ERGA Conference 2011. University of Adelaide, Adelaide. Sep 2011.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B. and Rowell, G. (2010). AstroFest- Promoting Physics Careers through Astronomy. In E Barberio, P Hannaford, ed. 19th Australian Institute of Physics Congress Proceedings. ACOFTAOS. 19th Australian Institute of Physics Congress:Incorporating the 35th Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology. Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Dec 2010.
  • Woodman, R. and Parappilly, M.B. (2010). Influences of single peer review and student evaluation on teaching practices in the sciences. HERDSA. HERDSA 2010-33rd Annual International Conference, "Reshaping Higher Education" Melbourne. Jul 2010.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Bowman, P., Heller, U., Leinweber, D., Sternbeck, A., Smekal, L., et al. (2008). Positivity violation of the gluon propagator in full QCD. International Conference on Particles And Nuclei (PANIC08) Eilat, Israel. Nov 2008.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Quinton, J. and Andersson, G. (2008). Enhancing the Transition to University Physics. In AIP 2008, ed. Proceedings of the Australain Institute of Physics (AIP) 18th National Congress. Australian Institute of Physics. Australian Institue of Physics (AIP) 18th National Congress: Incorporating the 27th ANISE Plasma Science Conference. Adelaide. Nov 2008.
  • Korsunsky, B. and Parappilly, M.B. (2017). The January joints. The Physics Teacher, 55(1) pp. 61.
    [Web Link]
  • Wegener, M. and Parappilly, M.B. (2013). Development of Threshold Learning Outcomes for Australian Graduates in Physics. Australian Physics, pp. 89-93.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M. and Rowell, G. (2011). AIP AstroFest 09 promoting physics careers through astronomy. In Manjula Sharma, Alexandra Yeung, Trisha Jenkins, Elizabeth Johnson, Gerry Rayner and Jan West, ed. Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science & Mathematics Education 2011. Melbourne, VIC: University of Melbourne. The 17th Annual UniServe Science Conference. Melbourne, VIC. Sep 2011, pp. 133-138.
  • Parappilly, M.B., Quinton, J.S. and Andersson, G. (2009). Enhancing the transition to university physics. In H. Wozniak & S. Bartoluzzi, ed. The Student Experience. Milperra, NSW: Higher Eduction Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc. 32nd HERDSA Annual Conference. Darwin, NT. Jul 2009, pp. 591-596.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Bowman, P.O., Heller, U.M., Leinweber, D.B., Williams, A.G. and Zhang, J.B. (2006). Effects of dynamical sea-quarks on quark and gluon propagators. In Peter D. Barnes, Martin D. Cooper, Robert A. Eisenstein, Hubert van Hecke, Gerard J. Stephenson, ed. AIP Conference Proceedings. USA: American Institute of Physics. PARTICLES AND NUCLEI: Seventeenth International Conference on Particles and Nuclei. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Oct 2005, pp. 237-239.
    [10.1063/1.2220236]
  • Lasscock, B.G., Hedditch, J., Parappilly, M.B., Leinweber, D.B. and Williams, A.G. (2006). Some recent research highlights from the CSSM. In Nuclear Physics B-Proceedings Supplements. The Netherlands: Elsevier. Cairns Topical Workshop on Light-Cone QCD and Nonperturbative Hadron Physics. Cairns, Australia. Jul 2005, pp. 248-255.
    [10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2006.08.055] [Scopus]
  • Bowman, P.O., Heller, U.M., Leinweber, D.B., Parappilly, M.B. and Williams, A.G. (2006). QCD propagators: some results from the lattice. In D.B. Leinweber, L. von Smekal and A.G. Williams, ed. Nuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplement) The Netherlands: Elsevier. Cairns Topical Workshop on Light-Cone QCD and Nonperturbative Hadron Physics. Cairns, Australia. Jul 2005, pp. 27-33.
    [10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2006.08.078] [Scopus]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Hassam, C.L. and Woodman, R.J. (2018). Race to improve student understanding of uncertainty: Using LEGO race cars in the physics lab. American Journal of Physics, 86(1) pp. 68-76.
    [10.1119/1.5003812] [Scopus]
  • Woodman, R.J. and Parappilly, M. (2015). The effectiveness of peer review of teaching when performed between early-career academics. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 12(1)
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Schmidt, L. and De Ritter, S.J. (2015). Ready to learn physics: a team-based learning model for first year university. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, 36(5)
    [10.1088/0143-0807/36/5/055052] [Scopus]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Siddiqui, S., Zadnik, M., Shapter, J. and Schmidt, L. (2013). An Inquiry-Based Approach to Laboratory Experiences: Investigating Students' Ways of Active Learning. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 21(5) pp. 42-53.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Bowman, P.O., Heller, U.M., Leinweber, D.B., Parappilly, M.B., Sternbeck, A., Smekal, L., et al. (2007). Scaling behavior and positivity violation of the gluon propagator in full QCD. Physical Review D, 76(9) pp. 094505-1-094505-7.
    [10.1103/PhysRevD.76.094505] [Scopus]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Bowman, P.O., Heller, U.M., Leinweber, D.B., Williams, A.G. and Zhang, J.B. (2006). Scaling behaviour of the quark propagator in full QCD. Physical Review D, 73 pp. 054504-1-054504-5.
    [10.1103/PhysRevD.73.054504] [Scopus]
  • Bowman, P.O., Heller, U.M., Leinweber, D.B., Parappilly, M.B., Williams, A.G. and Zhang, J. (2005). Unquenched quark propagator in Landau gauge. Physical Review D, 71(5) pp. 054507-1-054507-7.
    [10.1103/PhysRevD.71.054507] [Scopus]
  • Bowman, P.O., Heller, U.M., Leinweber, D.B., Parappilly, M.B. and Williams, A.G. (2004). Unquenched gluon propagator in Landau gauge. Physical Review D, 70(3) pp. 034509-1-034509-4.
    [10.1103/PhysRevD.70.034509] [Scopus]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Quinton, J.S. and Andersson, G. (2009). Enhancing the transition to university physics. In H. Wozniak & S. Bartoluzzi, ed. The Student Experience. Milperra, NSW: Higher Eduction Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc. 32nd HERDSA Annual Conference. Darwin, NT. Jul 2009, pp. 591-596.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Hassam, C.L. and Woodman, R.J. (2018). Race to improve student understanding of uncertainty: Using LEGO race cars in the physics lab. American Journal of Physics, 86(1) pp. 68-76.
    [10.1119/1.5003812] [Scopus]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Schmidt, L. and De Ritter, S.J. (2015). Ready to learn physics: a team-based learning model for first year university. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, 36(5)
    [10.1088/0143-0807/36/5/055052] [Scopus]
  • Woodman, R.J. and Parappilly, M. (2015). The effectiveness of peer review of teaching when performed between early-career academics. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 12(1)
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Siddiqui, S., Zadnik, M., Shapter, J. and Schmidt, L. (2013). An Inquiry-Based Approach to Laboratory Experiences: Investigating Students' Ways of Active Learning. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 21(5) pp. 42-53.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Bowman, P.O., Heller, U.M., Leinweber, D.B., Parappilly, M.B., Sternbeck, A., Smekal, L., et al. (2007). Scaling behavior and positivity violation of the gluon propagator in full QCD. Physical Review D, 76(9) pp. 094505-1-094505-7.
    [10.1103/PhysRevD.76.094505] [Scopus]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Bowman, P.O., Heller, U.M., Leinweber, D.B., Williams, A.G. and Zhang, J.B. (2006). Scaling behaviour of the quark propagator in full QCD. Physical Review D, 73 pp. 054504-1-054504-5.
    [10.1103/PhysRevD.73.054504] [Scopus]
  • Bowman, P.O., Heller, U.M., Leinweber, D.B., Parappilly, M.B., Williams, A.G. and Zhang, J. (2005). Unquenched quark propagator in Landau gauge. Physical Review D, 71(5) pp. 054507-1-054507-7.
    [10.1103/PhysRevD.71.054507] [Scopus]
  • Parappilly, M.B., Schmidt, L. and Shapter, J. (2014). Examples of IOL in practice: Example 3: Physics 1. In Chris Thompson et.al, ed. Taking inquiry-oriented learning to the teaching coalface. Sydney, Australia: Australian Government's Office for Learning and Teaching, pp. 27-32.
    [Web Link]
  • Parappilly, M. (2013). Model building Approach to Optics (Flinders University) In Prof Les Kirkup, ed. Inquiry-oriented learning in science: Transforming practice through forging new partnerships and perspectives. Final Report 2013 ed. Sydney, Australia: Australian Government's Office for Learning and Teaching, pp. 54-56.
    [Web Link]

Professional and community engagement

SA Representative: Physics Education Group (PEG), Australian Institute of Physics (2008- present)
Member: APS (The American Physical Society) (2015)
Member: AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) (2015)

Member: STLHE (Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Canada) (2011-present)
Member: HERDSA (Higher Education Research and Development Soceity of Australasia) (2009-present)
Member: ERGA (The Education Research Group of Adelaide) (2008-present)

Chair, STEM: Women Branching Out Group at Flinders

Organiser, AIP-SA AstroFest 2009 (IYA 09 event for year 9 students), Flinders University Campus, November 25, 2009

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