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Ms Leisa Holzheimer

Ms Leisa Holzheimer
Name Leisa Holzheimer
Position Lecturer (Science/Early Childhood)
Section School of Education
Office L306A
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 5409
Extension 5409
Qualifications DipT(EC) BrisbaneCAE , BEd QUT , MEd QUT , MEdSt Qld

Research interests
Asthma education for children aged 2-5 years
Development and evaluation of an educational resource for children undergoing cardiac surgery.

Professional memberships
Registered Teacher, Queensland Board of Teacher Registration
Australian College of Education
American Association of University Women
International Reading Association
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Female Executives
National Council for Teachers of Mathematics

Industry affiliations
Listed in Manchester Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry (2004)

Currently teaching courses/programs
ECE1006 Health in Early Childhood
ECE1101 Young Child Development & Ecology
ECE1102 Literacies in EC
ECE2017 Exploring Science & Tech in EC
ECE2010 Learning Through Play
ECE4023 Science & Tech in Education
ECP3001 Professional Experience 5
ECP3002 Professional Experience 6
ECP2001 Professional Experience 3
ECE3005 Study of Soc & Environment
ECE4104 Diversity in Young Children
ECE3431 Earth & Biology Sci Teacher
ECE5432 Science for Prim & EC Educators
ECE8006 Issues in Early Intervention

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
2 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
7 Years

Research most recent
Wilks, J., Pendergast, D. and Holzheimer, L. (2002). Travel agents' health and safety advice. In: Wilks, J. & Page, S.J. (eds), Managing tourist health and safety in the new millennium. London: Elsevier Science.
Winkle, N., Holzheimer, L. and Henshelwood, F. (2000). Sarah's Story. Steve Parish Publishing, Brisbane.
Holzheimer, L., Mohay, H. and Masters, I.B. (1998), Educating young children about asthma: Comparing the effectiveness of a developmentally appropriate asthma education video tape and picture book. Child: Care, Health and Education, 24 (1), 1-15.

Research most notable
Served as Initiator and Program Coordinator for The Publications Group, School of Education Studies, The University of New England; initiator to promote increased publication in referred journals (2001).
Managed all facets of the project, 'Investigating Preschool Curriculum'; supervising a team of 20 educators and managing a budget of $450k; key driver in developing and implementing new initiatives for professional development (1998).
Compiled and presented a proposal to UNE New Researcher Grants securing grant funding for:
'A conversational analysis of the interactions of nurses and young children in hospital contexts', $2,000.
'The evaluation of a pre-operative education resource for paediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery', The Prince Charles Hospital Practice Study, Education and Research Trust Fund, $4,000.

Publications in ePrints

Noble, Karen and Holzheimer, Leisa (2007) Meaning making through the practices of connectedness: an initiative to address retention and foster a learning community. In: 3rd International Conference on Pedagogies and Learning, 26-28 Sept 2007, Springfield, Queensland, Australia.