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Senior Teaching Fellow

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Room 119
Phone numbers
7741 (Office)
64 3 479 7741 (Office Direct Dial)

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I received my Ph.D. from the University of Otago in 2000 for research in which I investigated the dynamics of Bose Einstein condensates. This work was completed under the supervision of Professor Rob Ballagh.

I was employed by the Department of Physics as a Teaching Fellow in 2000 and became a Senior Teaching Fellow in 2003. In my time at the department I have developed an interest in Physics Education and have recently published in this area.


Scott, T., Gray, A., & Yates, P. (2013). A controlled comparison of teaching methods in first-year university physics. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 43(2), 88-99. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2012.658816

Scott, T. F., Schumayer, D., & Gray, A. R. (2012). Exploratory factor analysis of a Force Concept Inventory data set. Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research, 8(2), 020105. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.8.020105

Scott, T. F., Ballagh, R. J., & Burnett, K. (1998). Formation of fundamental structures in Bose-Einstein condensates [Letter to the editor]. Journal of Physics B, 31, L329-L335.

Ballagh, R. J., Burnett, K., & Scott, T. F. (1997). Theory of an output coupler for Bose-Einstein condensed atoms. Physical Review Letters, 78(9), 1607-1611. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.78.1607

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