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Senior Teaching Fellow
Department of Physiology
MSc(Otago), PhD(Otago), PGcertHEd(Otago)
Research summary
Physiology and Science Education, Student Numeracy

Outreach teaching:

  • Hands On Otago
  • Advanced Science Academy
  • Physiology Department high school outreach program


  • HUBS 191 Human Body Systems 1
  • HUBS 192 Human Body Systems 2
  • PHSL 231 Neurophysiology
  • PHSL 232 Cardiovascular Physiology
  • PHSL 233 GI and Renal Physiology
  • PHSL 251 Exploring Human Physiology

Te Rōpū Tautoko Kaiako me kā Tauira (Māori Strategic Framework Student/Teaching Group).

Additional details

As a Teaching Focused Academic I am committed to undergraduate teaching and learning and tauira / student well-being and success.

I have developed course materials on membrane and ion transport, gastrointestinal physiology and numeracy / mathematics. I am one of the Physiology Department's kaiāwhina - Tauira Māori should feel free to contact me for help. I run outreach programs aimed at primary and secondary students for the Department of Physiology and I am happy to be contacted about these.


Cain, E., Alsop, T.-A., Shin, B., & Bahn, A. (2018, August). The emerging role of the antioxidant uric acid in the pancreatic β-cell viability. Poster session presented at the Medical Sciences Congress (MedSci), Queenstown, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Rizwan, S., & Alsop, T.-A. (2016). Applied teaching verses foundation knowledge: How can we balance prior learning and applied teaching to ensure mathematically competent students in the health sciences? Proceedings of the First Year Biology Educators' Colloquium (FYBC). (pp. 7). Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Rizwan, S., & Alsop, T.-A. (2016). Contemplating strategies for teaching applied mathematics to diverse student cohort. Proceedings of the Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ) Conference. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Alsop, T.-A., McLeod, B. J., & Butt, A. G. (2016). Variations in epithelial Na+ transport and epithelial sodium channel localisation in the vaginal cul-de-sac of the brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula, during the oestrous cycle. Reproduction, Fertility & Development, 28(3), 328-336. doi: 10.1071/RD13277 Journal - Research Article

Alsop, T.-A., McLeod, B. J., & Butt, G. (2009, November). Epithelial HCO3- secretion and mucus hydration in the vaginal cul-de-sac of the brushtail possum. Verbal presentation at the Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry 26th Annual Meeting (ANZSCPB), Geelong, Australia. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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