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Mrs. Jo-ann Larkins

Lecturer, Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Engineering Group C



Gippsland Campus, Online


Jo-ann Larkins is a Scholarly Teaching Fellow at Federation University Australia who has made it her mission to make mathematics and statistics interesting, useful and less intimidating.

As an applied statistician, Jo-ann is a problem solver who specialises in mentoring others in statistical analysis of larger multivariate data sets and preparing HDR students to undertake independent quantitative research.

Jo-ann's research interests lie in mathematics education, particularly in the impacts of anxiety and students’ level of preparedness in undertaking tertiary mathematics and statistics courses. She explores curriculum as a vehicle to embed authenticity and workready skills in students while reducing anxiety and increasing their self-reflective metacognitive processes.

Jo-ann's primary professional focus over the last 20 years has been on achieving quality teaching and learning outcomes for students. She specialises in engaging and mentoring first year students in a range of faculties with their initial studies of statistics and basic mathematics.

Matching the model to the available data to predict wheat, barley, or canola yield: A review of recently published models and data

We must improve conditions and options for Australian ECRs

Why have eight researcher women in STEMM left academic research, and where did they go?

Burnout, stress and resilience of an Australian regional hospital during COVID-19: a longitudinal study

Developing a framework for generating realistic, but not real, synthetic maintenance records

Presence and antimicrobial resistance profiles of Escherichia coli, Enterococcusspp. and Salmonellasp. in 12 species of Australian shorebirds and terns

Seeking Approval from Universities to Research the Views of Their Staff. Do Gatekeepers Provide a Barrier to Ethical Research?

Validation Framework of Bayesian Networks in Asset Management Decision-Making

A survey of early-career researchers in Australia

Early-career researchers (ECRs) make up a large portion of the academic workforce and their...

Decision-making in complex asset life extension

Delivery and assessment of a systems analysis course during COVID-19

In this paper, we review and reflect on our experience in the teaching of a Systems Analysis (SA)...

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Foundations of the DEFT Project: tertiary educators Developing Expertise Fostering Thinking

We describe the rationale, creation, and activity of a long-term co-constructed voluntary...

Salmonella enterica Serovar Hvittingfoss in Bar-Tailed Godwits (Limosa lapponica) from Roebuck Bay, Northwestern Australia

Salmonella enterica serovar Hvittingfoss is an important foodborne serotype of Salmonella, being...

The meaning of 'worried' in MET call activations: A regional hospital examination of the clinical indicator

Little is known about why nurses escalate a Medical Emergency Team (MET) response based on...

Wild Australian birds and drug-resistant bacteria: characterisation of antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp

Birds can spread microorganisms through their movement; however, it is still not fully understood...

Adult Deterioration Detection System (ADDS): An evaluation of the impact on MET and Code blue activations in a regional healthcare service

Aims: To evaluate the impact of Acute Deterioration Detection System (ADDS) charts introduced to...

Farmer satisfaction with policing in rural Victoria, Australia

Recognising that the impacts of acquisitive crime on farms are both economic and social,...

Reducing Residential Burglary in Victoria: Trial of Traceable Liquid Property Marking

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The student experience of university is shaped in part by what lecturers – who are significant...

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A high burden of asymptomatic gastrointestinal infections in traditional communities in Papua New Guinea

Stool samples were collected from 148 healthy adults living a traditional subsistence lifestyle...

Students created notes as an exam aid: A cross disciplinary content analysis

The use of student-constructed notes as a testing aid is seen as a happy compromise between...

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Qualified nurses' perceptions of nursing graduates' abilities vary according to specific demographic and clinical characteristics. A descriptive quantitative study

Background: Evidence from the literature and anecdotally from clinical settings suggests that...

Qualified nurses' rate new nursing graduates as lacking skills in key clinical areas

Aims and objectives. The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of qualified nurses on the...

The impact of discussion board usage on overall performance in an introductory accounting subject

Purpose - The aim of this paper is to examine the academic performances of first-year accounting...

Characterization of the Gut Microbiota of Papua New Guineans Using Reverse Transcription Quantitative PCR

There has been considerable interest in composition of gut microbiota in recent years, leading to...

Implementing student centred learning in a traditional tertiary environment

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Evaluation of a rapid immunochromatographic assay for the detection of rotavirus, norovirus and adenovirus from children hospitalized with acute watery diarrhoea

We evaluated the IP-Triple I immunochromatographic rapid test for the detection of rotavirus,...

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Is the evolution of biochemistry texts decreasing fitness? A case study of pedagogical error in bioenergetics

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The probability isotherm: an intuitive non-equilibrium thermodynamic framework for biochemical kinetics

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A study of indoor and outdoor nitrogen dioxide concentrations at student residences

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Benefits of the scientific method to business and how business and science can learn from each other;

Science can be basic (or pure) and curiosity driven, or applied, in which new products or...

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