Dr Christina Chalmers is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Technologies Education in the School of Teaching Education and Leadership at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Chris currently leads the Robotics@QUT project which is a support network developed to assist teachers and students from over 40 schools in low SES areas, engaging in robotics-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities. Chris is involved in research projects focusing on technology, robotics, social skills, computational thinking, and STEM. These projects are with a number of key partners including the Cooperative Research Centre for Autism, Brisbane Catholic Education, the Association of Independent Schools South Australia (AISSA) and researchers from the University of Queensland and Swinburne University.
Chris has been involved in a large research project ‘General Technology Teacher Training in China’, working with 420 teachers from 32 provinces to engage them in furthering their knowledge and understanding of how to integrate robotics into their technology lessons.