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Treweek, Teresa M. Dr.

Senior Lecturer in Medical Sciences

  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • School of Medicine

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Research Overview


  • Dr Teresa Treweek is an academic staff member with active research interests in human heat-shock proteins and their roles in stress physiology. Teresa is currently a Senior Lecturer within the discipline of Graduate Medicine in the School of Medicine (UOW), where she has developed her expertise in Teaching and Learning and was the recipient of the 2016 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL).

    Prior to the establishment of the UOW graduate medical programme, she was a full-time research post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry where she extended her work on heat-shock proteins to the characterisation of other ‘chaperone’ proteins exhibiting stress-induced stabilisation capabilities – both inside and outside of the cell. Her current role is teaching intensive but also involves active research, with the supervision of 3rd year medical and biological sciences/chemistry HDR students.

Selected Publications


Presentations


Impact Story


Teaching Activities


  • MD Lecturer 2017 -
  • MBBS Lecturer 2006 - 2016

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating the structural and functional consequences of disease-related mutations in the small heat shock protein Hsp27 Rote, Anthea

Outreach And Community Service Activities


  • In2Uni Volunteer presenter for Graduate Medicine 2014 -

Education And Training


  • M.Ed. in Higher Education, Faculty of Education 2013 - 2015
  • B Science (Hon) in B. Med. Chem. (Hons. Class 1), School of Chemistry 1995 - 1999
  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, School of Chemistry and School of Biological Sciences, Thesis title: Structure/function studies of the alpha-crystallin small heat-shock chaperone proteins. 2000 - 2003

Teaching Overview


  • Teresa is a self-confessed “science geek” who imparts her love of biochemistry to medical students through enthusiastic and evidence-based teaching. Biochemistry can be an unpopular topic to teach, as it has a reputation for being ‘dry’ and hard work to learn. Teresa believes, however, that any topic can be made engaging and easier to learn given the right approach. She works with energy and humour to engage students in her passion for her subject, even using Lego to demonstrate basic protein structure. She provides important clinical connections, collaborating with other lecturers and clinicians to develop resources that are engaging, highly valued by students and have led to several educational grants.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Dr Teresa Treweek is an academic staff member with active research interests in human heat-shock proteins and their roles in stress physiology. Teresa is currently a Senior Lecturer within the discipline of Graduate Medicine in the School of Medicine (UOW), where she has developed her expertise in Teaching and Learning and was the recipient of the 2016 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL).

    Prior to the establishment of the UOW graduate medical programme, she was a full-time research post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry where she extended her work on heat-shock proteins to the characterisation of other ‘chaperone’ proteins exhibiting stress-induced stabilisation capabilities – both inside and outside of the cell. Her current role is teaching intensive but also involves active research, with the supervision of 3rd year medical and biological sciences/chemistry HDR students.

Selected Publications


Presentations


Impact Story


Teaching Activities


  • MD Lecturer 2017 -
  • MBBS Lecturer 2006 - 2016

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating the structural and functional consequences of disease-related mutations in the small heat shock protein Hsp27 Rote, Anthea

Outreach And Community Service Activities


  • In2Uni Volunteer presenter for Graduate Medicine 2014 -

Education And Training


  • M.Ed. in Higher Education, Faculty of Education 2013 - 2015
  • B Science (Hon) in B. Med. Chem. (Hons. Class 1), School of Chemistry 1995 - 1999
  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, School of Chemistry and School of Biological Sciences, Thesis title: Structure/function studies of the alpha-crystallin small heat-shock chaperone proteins. 2000 - 2003

Teaching Overview


  • Teresa is a self-confessed “science geek” who imparts her love of biochemistry to medical students through enthusiastic and evidence-based teaching. Biochemistry can be an unpopular topic to teach, as it has a reputation for being ‘dry’ and hard work to learn. Teresa believes, however, that any topic can be made engaging and easier to learn given the right approach. She works with energy and humour to engage students in her passion for her subject, even using Lego to demonstrate basic protein structure. She provides important clinical connections, collaborating with other lecturers and clinicians to develop resources that are engaging, highly valued by students and have led to several educational grants.

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