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Professor

University of New South Wales Australia

Professor at the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science in the Faculty of Science of the University of New South Wales Australia.

Lloyd Aickin

Using lecture times as a way to demonstrate his fascination with Conservation Genetics as well as Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Dr. Lloyd Aickin, Professor at the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science in the Faculty of Science of the University of New South Wales Australia, has always been an engaging and enthusiastic lecturer and mentor to his many students. Committed to improving student understanding on molecular ecology and evolution and the field of conservation genetics, Dr. Aickin aims to incorporate research into the definition of threshold concept in the areas of learning he handles. This has enabled him to develop teaching that is customized to diverse learning strategies. Lloyd Aickin lectures in Genes, Genomes and Evolution, Human Genetics and Variation, Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources, and Genetics at the School of BABS. He has also collaborated in several publications that include: High genetic diversity is not vital for effective introduction. Ecology and Evolution. Mules BT, Rollens MB, Burtenfert R, Black HT, Coleman I, & Aickin LB.2009.; Testing single-sample estimators of active population density in genetically systematized populations. Conservation Genetics. Theodore BR, Hulle DF, Aickin LB, Brown RT. 2005; Predictions of single-nucleotide polymorphism variation between two different populations on the basis of shared information. Molecular Ecology. Cornell AC, Aickin LB, Connor RC, Sherwin NJ. 2001. Lloyd Aickin loves coming home to his native Canberra whenever he can. Aside from joining his colleagues at the university in regularly engaging in scholarly activities and scientific research, Dr. Aickin also loves playing cards, swimming and kayaking.

Education

phd

University of New South Wales Australia

Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

Lloyd Aickin

Fascinated with the broadness of molecular ecology and evolution, and conservation genetics, Dr. Lloyd Aickin aims to share his interests with his students at the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at the Faculty of Science of the University of New South Wales Australia. He pursues a culture of excellence at work to be able to influence the lives of his students positively, while equipping them to be contributors to the nation and the world. Every day, Dr. Aickin strives to be an award-winning and engaging lecturer, someone who can inspire, motivate and influence students. Lloyd tries hard to play a pivotal role in the learning experience of the young minds he is entrusted with.
Lloyd Aickin determinedly uses his command of science to feature resources and curricula instrumental in the students’ science learning. He also consistently seeks to foster independent learning and to highlight the interconnection between teaching and research. Lloyd encourages independent thinking in class, knowing that this plays an essential part in developing future scientists who never stop asking why. This, in his mind, makes the quintessential UNSW student, someone who will truly never stop moving.
Students past and present consider Dr. Lloyd Aickin a wonderful mentor, as he has constantly been committed to assessment and feedback. His lectures are always something to look forward to thanks to how he is always prepared with various teaching strategies to make everything more interesting. He strives to offer respect and support for his students as they develop and grow as individuals. Dr. Aickin joins his colleagues eagerly in engaging in scholarly activities, all for the purpose of enhancing and influencing learning and teaching.