A/Prof Steiner is committed to high quality teaching practice at the tertiary level.  The quality of her work was recognised in 2014 when she received the Best Tutor Award (as voted by students) in the School of Psychology at the University of Wollongong.  Further teaching evaluations indicate that A/Prof Steiner delivers high quality lectures, tutorials, and is committed to excellence in online facilitation: at the University of Wollongong, her average teaching evaluation ratings were over 5/6, and at Western Sydney University, her average overall Student Feedback on Teaching ratings are 7.8/9.0, and Student Feedback on Unit ratings are an incredible 4.7/5.0.  Excerpts from some of these evaluations are detailed below:

“A great teacher – serious, friendly and approachable. Genevieve has made this subject enjoyable.”

This teacher is the best teacher I have had so far at university!”

“Gen is enthusiastic … and makes you feel as if she is genuinely pleased when you solve a problem.”

“As a visually impaired student I find it difficult to keep up with access to materials. Gen does a brilliant job at making it as easy as possible for me to complete the course. I love working with Gen.”

“Shows genuine interest in all students.”

“Positive, fun, helpful, encouraging – best tutor I have ever had!”

“… explains concepts simply and easily…”

“… enthusiastic, vibrant, and empathetic …”

“Engages the whole class…”

“Gen is really relaxed and easy to talk to…”


Curriculum Coordinator and Designer, Online BHSc (Public Health)

School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, 2015

In this role, Dr Steiner was responsible for developing a new fully online Public Health key program in the Bachelor of Health Science at Western Sydney University.  This role had a diverse range of leadership and curriculum design responsibilities including:

  • mapping existing curriculum for online delivery
  • creating innovative and engaging online resources
  • liaising with unit coordinators and content experts in relation to the design and delivery of online curriculum
  • coordinating a team of blended learning, graphic, and web designers for the creation of innovative online learning activities designed by Dr Steiner
  • embedding academic literacy activities and scaffolding assessment activities throughout the units
  • developing assessment tasks for online delivery
  • filming and editing videos on weekly content, orientation, literacy exercises and assessment resources
  • running workshops to train staff on new technology (e.g., recording and editing online videos, updating HTML content)
  • closely monitoring the quality of all content and ensuring that it aligns with best practice for online delivery
  • ensuring adherence with copyright legislation
  • developing e-Tutor resources
  • prepopulating Learning Management System (Blackboard) sites
  • embedding HTML content in a CSS using Adobe Dreamweaver
  • arranging fully online readings and resources with the library
  • coordinating with external stakeholders
  • coordinating with the teaching team to ensure compatibility between onshore and external modes of delivery
  • evaluating the effectiveness of online curricula
  • budgeting and cost modelling

e-Tutor and Unit Coordinator, MSc

School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, 2015
Science Communication B
Science Communication A

Dr Steiner facilitated two of the fully online units for the new Master of Science degree at Western Sydney University.  This role involved:

  • designing and implementing engaging online weekly video sessions with students
  • following up students identified as at risk of attrition
  • collecting analytics on student engagement and revising teaching strategies appropriately
  • monitoring and facilitating discussion forum exercises
  • marking assessment tasks
  • processing special consideration requests
  • facilitating academic misconduct procedures
  • processing and administering final grades

Tutor, Undergraduate Health Science

School of Science and Health, Western Sydney University, 2014-2015
Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative) (200-level)
Population Health and Society (100-level)
Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice (100-level)

Dr Steiner has tutored across a range of health science common units that are taken by students from 11 different key programs.  These units cover interprofessional health science topics including (but not limited to) research methods and design, statistics, evidence-based practice, population and public health, determinants of health, communication, professionalism, and competencies in health sciences, conceptual models of health, and models of service delivery.

Lecturer, Undergraduate Psychology

School of Psychology, University of Wollongong, 2011-2015
Advanced Topics in Psychophysiology (300-level)
Biological Psychology and Learning (200-level)
Foundations of Psychology B (100-level)

Dr Steiner prepared and delivered face-to-face lecture content across several undergraduate and psychology subjects covering topics on learning, sleep, memory, the Orienting Reflex, electrodermal activity, and neurodegenerative disorders.

Tutor, Undergraduate Psychology

School of Psychology, University of Wollongong, 2011-2015
Theory and Methods (Hons-level)
Advanced Topics in Psychophysiology (300-level)
Quantitative Methods in Psychology (200-level)
Biological Psychology and Learning (200-level)
Theory Design and Statistics in Psychology (100-level)
Introduction to Behavioural Science (100-level)
Foundations of Psychology B (100-level)

Dr Steiner was a tutor for a diverse range of psychology undergraduate and honours subjects that covered several topics including research methods, statistics, abnormal and biological psychology, psychophysiology, learning, and basic concepts in psychology.  Responsibilities included facilitating tutorials that differed in size (from 1 student to over 200 students) with a range of different activities including small group discussions, debates, trivia competitions, quizzes, presentations (individual and group), experiments, workshops, role-plays, and computer/projector demonstrations (e.g., conducting an advanced database search, making a figure in Microsoft Excel, conducting statistical analyses in specialised software such as SPSS).