External member with expertise in an academic-related field. Professor Sharon Fraser is a lecturer in science education in the School of Education in the College of Arts, Law and Education. Sharon began her academic career as a scientist. After a number of years working in related fields, and teaching in secondary schools, she proceeded into the area of science and more recently mathematics and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education research. Her research spans science and mathematics curriculum and pedagogy, both school and higher education, as well as teacher education and professional development of educators, with professional learning and capacity building, the conceptual drivers. Sharon has widespread experience in the quality assurance and enhancement of learning and teaching and expertise in the development, conduct and management of strategic education and research projects in higher education.