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Dr Raquel Salmeron

Dr Raquel Salmeron
Name Raquel Salmeron
Position Lecturer (Pathways)
Section UniSQ College (Pathways)
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6062
Extension 6062
Email
Qualifications BAeroEng IUPFAN , MBA IESA , PhD Sydney
Languages Spanish (non accredited translator)
Homepage https://www.linkedin.com/in/raquelsalmeron/
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I am a Lecturer (Pathways, UniSQ College) and Adjunct Researcher (Centre for Astrophysics) at the University of Southern Queensland. I completed a Doctorate in Astrophysics, from the University of Sydney, focussed on the fundamental analysis and modelling of magnetically-driven turbulence in protostellar disks, a crucial mechanism to enable the formation of new stars. I have subsequently developed a significant research program focussed on the mathematical and computational modelling of key astrophysical systems, with strong contributions to fundamental understanding and modelling of gas dynamics processes. I have also convened and delivered mathematics and physics courses in tertiary education, significantly increasing student satisfaction and completion rates. I am currently leading innovative projects to enhance mathematics and science outcomes and have recent contributions to the field of Adult Numeracy, including collaboratively developing an Academic Numeracies Framework, designed to assist the Learning Advisors and academic staff to develop the students' academic numeracies and their confidence and competence to use mathematics at university level. I also have a degree in Aeronautical Engineering, and I have worked as an Analytics Manager in the aviation industry, leading analysis work to assess air traffic management performance, and identifying areas for improvement.


  • Space and Solar Physics ( 020109 )
  • Stellar Astronomy and Planetary Systems ( 020110 )
  • Astronomical and Space Sciences ( 020100 )
  • Stellar Astronomy And Planetary Systems ( 510109 )
  • Astronomical Sciences ( 510100 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )
  • Science ( 390113 )
  • Mathematics And Numeracy Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390109 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education ( 390400 )
  • Inclusive Education ( 390407 )
  • Education Systems ( 390300 )
  • Higher Education ( 390303 )

Embedding numeracy in academic programs
Adult academic numeracy
Mathematics education
Higher education
Star formation
Early solar system
Space weather


Member, Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALL)
Inaugural Member, Mathematics Advisors Special Interest Group, AALL
LANTITE Community of Practice


  • Centre for Astrophysics (CA)

SCI8101 Science in Practice
SCI8102 Research Skills


8 Years


4 Years


  • Space and Solar Physics ( 020109 )
  • Stellar Astronomy and Planetary Systems ( 020110 )
  • Stellar Astronomy And Planetary Systems ( 510109 )
  • Astronomical Sciences ( 510100 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )
  • Science ( 390113 )
  • Mathematics And Numeracy Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390109 )
  • Specialist Studies In Education ( 390400 )
  • Inclusive Education ( 390407 )
  • Education Systems ( 390300 )
  • Higher Education ( 390303 )