Alex Bannigan works on driving change in UNSW Engineering’s education strategy, which aims to deliver innovative and quality education at scale, through collaboration with academics working to transition their teaching into new, student-focussed delivery methods which take advantage of opportunities afforded by new technologies and pedagogies..
Alex has a PhD in science, and spent ten years in the US working as a researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, then as an education-focused academic at James Madison University in Virginia, where she was also the Director of Microscopy and Imaging. She returned to Australia in 2014, taking up the role of Women in Engineering Manager in 2014 before moving into Education Innovation in 2017.
Alex's greatest passion is getting young people excited about science. She practices regularly on her own children.