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Books & Book Chapters
1. Power, K and Noakes, M. (2015) Bargo River: A Virtual Wetland. In Somerville, M., Power, K., Dollin, J., Gray, T., Gannon, S., Birrell, C. and Brown, L. ‘Place based learning and environmental action in south western Sydney. University of Western Sydney.
2. Noakes, M. A. (2015). Beginners Guide to Coloured Budgerigars. Sydney. M. Noakes
3. Noakes, M. A. (2014). Avicultural Management. Australian Aviary Life. Sydney. M. Noakes.
4. Noakes, M. A. (2014). Miniature Budgerigar Society of Australasia Judges Handbook. MBSA.
1. Kerith Power and Marc Noakes with Ian Booth and Kyle Jacobs. (in preparation) Bargo River: A Virtual Wetland. Final Grant Report to AGL.
2. Whitton, D., Noakes, M., Powell, B., Bhamjee, Y. and Pikoulas, M. (2012). The ultimate partnership: NGO, school and university. Proc. Engagement Australia Conference. Brisbane.
3. Rowan, W., Seidel, H. and Noakes. M. A. (2011). “A mastery learning approach to visual literacy in science. Critical Literacy in Science. CEO Wollongong.
4. Young, K., Campbell, J., Wheeler, C., Barrington, T. and Noakes, M. (2009). Leadership through a graduate statement. LTLL conference, ACU Strathfield.
5. Felip, A., A. Fujiwara, W. P. Young, P. A. Wheeler, M. Noakes, M. A., Phillips, R. B and Thorgaard, G. H. (2004). Polymorphism and differentiation of rainbow trout Y chromosomes. Genome 47: 1105–1113.
6. Noakes, M. A and Phillips, R. B. (2004). Reduction in Allelic Diversity at the MHC Class II locus in Lake Trout from Lake Michigan. Coastwide Salmonid Genetics Meeting. Newport, Oregon.
7. Phillips, R. B., Noakes, M. A, Morasch, M. Felip, A. and Thorgaard, G. H. (2004). Does Selection on 5S rRNA explain why the rainbow trout sex chromosome heteromorphism is NOT linked to the SEX locus? International Plant and Animal Genome XI. San Diego, California.
8. Phillips, R. B., Noakes, M. A., Morasch, M., Felip, A and Thorgaard, G. H. (2004) Does differential selection on the 5S rDNA explain why the rainbow trout sex chromosome heteromorphism is NOT linked to the SEX locus?. Cytogenet Genome Res. 105:122-125.
9. Noakes, M. A. and Phillips, R (2003). OtY1 is a Y-linked marker in Chinook salmon but not in Rainbow trout. Animal Genetics. 34:156-157.
10. Noakes M. A., Reimer, T. and Phillips, R. P. (2003). Analysis of an MHC Class II locus in Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) from Lake Superior by Single Stranded Conformational Polymorphism (SSCP) analysis and Reference Strand Conformational Analysis (RSCA). Marine Biotechnology.
11. Phillips, Ruth B., Zimmerman, Ana., Noakes, Marc A., Palti, Yniv., Morasch, Matt R.W., Eiben, Lisa., Ristow, Sandra S., Thorgaard Gary H. and Hansen., John D. (2003). Physical and genetic mapping of the rainbow trout major histocompatibility regions: evidence for duplication of the class I region. Immunogenetics. 55(8): 561-569.
12. Nichols, K. M., Young, W. P., Danzmann, R. G., Rexroad, C., Noakes, M. A. et al., (2003) An Updated Genetic Linkage Map for Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Animal Genetics. 34:102-115.
13. Phillips, R. B., Zimmerman, A., Noakes, M. A., Palti, Y., Morasch, M. R., Eiben, L., Ristow, S. S., Thorgaard, G. H. and Hansen, J. D. (2003). Physical and genetic mapping of the rainbow trout major histocompatibility regions: evidence for duplication of the class I region. Immunogenetics. 55(8):561-569.
14. Hansen, J., Zimmerman, A., Eiben, L., Palti, Y., Ristow, S., Noakes, M., Nichols, K., Thorgaard, G. and Phillips, R. (2003). Physical mapping of the Rainbow trout MHC class I and II regions. International Plant and Animal Genome XI. San Diego, California.
15. Phillips, R. B., Noakes, M. A. and Morasch, M. R. (2003). Connecting the Rainbow trout linkage groups to chromosomes. International Plant and Animal Genome XI. San Diego, California.
16. Noakes, M. A. and Phillips, R. B. (2002). Morphological and geological separation in lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) populations demonstrated at the MHC Class II locus. Western Society of Naturalists. Monterey Bay, California.
17. Noakes, M. A and Phillips, R. (2002). MHC class II Genetic Diversity in Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) from Lake Michigan. Genetics of Subpolar Fish and Invertebrates. 20th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium. Juneau, Alaska.
18. Noakes, M. A, Reimer, T. and Phillips, R. P. (2001). Genotypic assessment of the MHC class II locus in Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) by Reference Strand-Mediated Conformational Polymorphism Analysis (RSCA) and Single Stranded Conformational Polymorphism (SSCP) Analysis. Coastwide Salmonid Genetics Meeting. Bodega Bay, California.
19. Noakes, M. A. and Adelson, D. (2000). Searching for genes associated with the control of circadian rhythms in the Barramundi (Lates calcarifer). Proc. VII Genetics in Aquaculture Conference. Townsville, Australia.
20. Noakes, M. A., Campbell, M. and Van Hest, B. (2000). The Chicken Clock gene maps to chromosome 4. Animal Genetics. 31:333-334.
21. Noakes, M. A., Campbell, M. and Van Hest, B. (1998). Identifying the chicken homologue of the mouse Clock gene. Animal Genetics 29(Suppl. 1):58.
22. Noakes, M. A., Campbell, M. and Van Hest, B. (1997). Searching for genes associated with the control of circadian rhythms in chickens. Proceedings of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Melbourne, Australia.
23. Smith, P. T., Kolderie, S. and Noakes, M. (1996). The effect of pond management on the distribution and abundance of Vibrios and Sulfate-reducing bacteria in sediment in shrimp ponds. Asian Fisheries Science.
24. Smith, P. T., Kolderie, S.and Noakes, M. (1995). The effect of pond management on the levels and species of Vibrios in sediment in shrimp ponds. Asian Fisheries Forum. Beijing.
Amateur society publications
1. Noakes, M. A. (2015). Import and Export of Live Birds for Aviculture: Exploring Options. Australian Aviary Life. 2: 33-37.
2. Noakes, M. A. (2014). Globalisation and Local Adaptation. Australian Aviary Life 1:16-19.
3. Noakes, M. A. (2013). Propagating Mutations in Birds. AAL
4: 14-17 4. Noakes, M. A. (2013). Artificial Insemination and Genetic Management. AAL 1:32-35
5. Noakes, M. A. (2012). Iridescence in birds. AAL 6:16-18
6. Noakes, M. A. (2012). Nano-structures and Blue Feathers. AAL 5:29-32.
7. Noakes, M. A. (2012). How budgies make their colour. Wingtips. Miniature Budgerigar Society of Australasia (MBSA). 2:19-23.
8. Noakes, M. A. (2012). The true nature of the miniature exhibition budgerigar. MBSA 1:2-4.
9. Noakes, M. A. (2012). MBSA First Exhibition Success. AAL. 4:43.
10. Noakes, M. A. (2012). The Importance of Heterozygosity in Captive Populations. AAL. 3:35-37
11. Noakes, M. A. (2012). The Ying and Yang of Aviary Management. AAL 2:32-34.
12. Noakes, M. A. (2012). Now you see it: Colour Gene Regulation in Birds. AAL. 1: 31-33.
13. Noakes, M. A. (2011). In Sickness and in Health: Allelomorphs!. AAL. 6:30-32.
14. Noakes, M. A. (2011). Mosaics and blending: The art of non-Mendelian inheritance. AAL. 5:18-20.
15. Noakes, M. A., (2011). Mendel's whimps and bullies: Inheritance for beginners. AAL. 4:16-17.
16. Noakes, M. A., (2011). Size does matter: Correlation between body size and clutch size. Budgerigar. August/September.
17. Noakes, M. A. (2011). Variety is the spice of life. AAL. 3:28-29.
18. Noakes, M. A. (2011). What are genes and how do they work. AAL. 2:28-29.
19. Noakes, M. A. (2011). Why do I need to know about genetics? AAL. 1:28-29.
20. Noakes, M. A. (2010). Glow in the dark budgerigars. Pied Budgerigar Society of Australia.
21. Noakes, M. A. (2010). Yellowface budgerigar genetics. Pied Budgerigar Society of Australia.
22. Noakes, M., Clark, J. and Clark-Newman, I. (2009). Effects of Selective Breeding in the Zebra Finch. Federation of Zebra Finch Societies.
23. Noakes, M. (2009). Breeding Strategies for Small Populations. Fed Zeb Soc.
24. Noakes, M. (2009). Managing Genetic Diversity in Captive Populations. Australian Pied Budgerigar Society.
Certificate IV Training and Assessment, WAVE Learning, Narellan
Graduate Diploma in Education (Australian Catholic University), Graduate Certificate in Religious Education (Australian Catholic University)
PhD (Western Sydney University)
Bachelor of Science Honours (Western Sydney University)
Bachelor of Science (Western Sydney Unversity)
Primary STEM Specialist and Band Coordinator,Tahmoor Public School
Primary Teacher STEM Workshops, Professional Teachers Council, NSW
Gears and Ratios Gifted Student Workshops,
Project-based Learning module for 3D printing, Me3D, Wollongong
Education Manager STEM/ICT, Kimberlin Education
Science Program Consultant/Writer, Wooglemai Environmental Education Centre
Primary Connections Writer/Reviewer, Australian Academy of Science
Tutor – Primary Science and Technology, Lecturer/ Tutor – Secondary Science Methods, Western Sydney University
2006 – 2014
Science Teacher – 7 to 10, HSC Biology & EES, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Coordinator, Music Teacher, Maths Teacher,
Pastoral Year Coordinator, Acting Science Coordinator,
House Patron, John Therry Catholic High School
2007 – 2009
HSC Marker: Senior Science, NSW Board of Studies
2000 – 2004
Post-doctoral Research Fellow,
Washington State University
Grants and Awards
AGL/UWS Love Your Lagoons
BHP Billiton, Illawarra Coal Community Grant
Dean's Award for Academic Excellence (ACU)
ACU Scholarship for Science Education (Grad. Dip. Ed.)
Hawaiian Coral Reef Initiative, Competitive Research Grant
Post-doctoral Fellowship, (WSU)
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship (PhD)
Honours Research Grant, Australian Native Fish PTY. LTD.
Dean's Award for Academic Excellence (UWS)
Undergraduate Entry Scholarship (UWS)
Major Professional Learning
STEM Symposium, Ultimo Directorate, Department of Education (14 hours).
Digital Technologies Foundations, Extension and Next Steps (50 h), University of Adelaide
STEPS project round table discussion (6 h), Deakin University, Ballarat
Primary Connections Writer’s Workshop (2 days), Australian Academy of Science
Delivering the Australian Science Curriculum (7 h), Catholic Education Office (CEO), Wollongong
Critical Literacy and Numeracy in Science (20 h), Visual Literacy in Science (8 h), CEO, Wollongong and University of Wollongong
Learning for Leadership (20 h), CEO, Wollongong
Leaders Transforming Learning and Learners (100 h), Australian Catholic University
Creating an Engaging and Challenging, Thinking Classroom (7 h), Ralph Pirozzo
1-to-1 Laptop Networks (40 h), CEO, Wollongong
Motivating HSC Biology Students (7 h), Teacher Training Australia
Professional Learning Workshops as Principal Presenter
Introduction to Digital Technologies for Primary School, Tahmoor PS
Re-engaging Primary Schools in STEM, University of Wollongong STEM Teacher Conference
Real-world STEM: It’s easier than you think.
Implementing STEM in Education Conference, Melbourne
Teaching Primary Science Constructively (3.5 h)
Oakdale, Sarah Redfern, The Grange, Curran and Campbellfield PS
Exploring science unit planning workshop (3 h), The Grange PS
Planning engaging primary science units (1 h)
Exploring science unit planning workshop (3 h), Tahmoor Public School
Re-Engaging Primary Students in Science (1 h), Wollondilly Principals Conference, September
Designing Effective Science Field Activities for Learning (2 h), Wooglemai Environmental Education Centre
Constructing a Science Unit Outline (1 h), Approaches to Inquiry-based Learning (1 h)
Developing a School-specific Science Program (12 x 1 h sessions), Evaluating Primary School Science Programs (2 days), Coordinator/Facilitator; Love Your Lagoons Project
Tahmoor Public School (40 h)
In 2015 I was endorsed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (formerly BOSTES) as a professional development provider in the area of Primary STEM. This enables me to design and deliver professional development that has been approved by the Quality Teaching Council for teachers in NSW schools at the level of Professional Competence.
Having a passion for science and learning, I earned my PhD in Science on scholarship with the CSIRO, which provided an apprenticeship in research, management, professional communication, and a solid background in science understanding. A four year postdoctoral fellowship at Washington State University enabled me to develop professional communication skills in addition to leadership, management and ICT skills. Upon returning to Australia I undertook postgraduate studies in education and gained employment as a high school science teacher. My high school teaching career enabled me to develop quality teaching skills, develop a sound understanding of the 7-10 science curriculum, HSC Biology, HSC Earth and Environmental Science and HSC Senior Science syllabi, and contribute to science curriculum leadership.
As a STEM Specialist Educator and NESA-endorsed professional development provider, I work with schools and STEM-related organisations to develop and deliver high quality teaching and learning programs and resources through curriculum leadership, professional development, mentoring and classroom support.
The Professional Journey of
Dr Marc A. Noakes