Dr Gurion Ang

Engagement Officer

Faculty of Science

Associate Lecturer

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
+61 7 334 64129


I am an 'academic-professional hybrid'.

In my academic capacity I am a teaching-focussed lecturer with the UQ School of Biological Sciences, where I also completed my PhD in 2017. In this role, I am interested in how we optimise student learning, performance, and assessment, in undergraduate biology courses. I also serve as the School's engagement lead with high schools in Queensland and key international university partners. In addition, I still dabble in research involving insect-plant interactions: understanding the intricate relationships between crop plants and their insect pests enable us to employ pest management strategies that ultimately reduce our reliance on insecticides. This research is typically undertaken using behavioural ecology and chemical ecology approaches.

In a professional capacity I work in the 'engagement space', which includes outreach, recruitment, communication, and marketing of science. I work with the domestic and international teams within UQ Future Students to deliver unique on-campus laboratory and science-career related activities to Year 10-12 students. I also represent the Faculty in key recruitment markets delivering offshore seminars and lab experiences in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, and more recently, India.

Both my academic and professional roles are integrated in a key Faculty initiative supporting Queensland senior teachers through multi-modal Teacher Continuing Professional Development workshops to address the new suite of science and mathematics syllabuses. Specifically for the Biology syllabus, I develop and deliver content and pedagogues focussed on basic data analysis and interpretation, cladistics, theoretical and applied ecology, and introductory genetics.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours in Zoology, The University of Queensland


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