Dr Justin Ridge

Lecturer in Biochemistry & Molc Bio

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Faculty of Science
+61 7 336 57320


My research looks to understand how effectively expectations are communicated, and how we can use this knowledge to implement methods that improve the effectiveness of this communication. My research has several major themes.

These are:

  • Understanding the current expectations of all stakeholders and whether they believe those expectations are being met.
  • The effectiveness of the means used to communicate expectation between stakeholders: do learners interpret information, such as learning objectives, in the same way as the instructors that wrote them? Do learners understand how assessment is used to evidence their competency in specific skills?
  • Are learning activities and assessment aligned to explicit learning goals?


  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, The University of Queensland
  • BSc (Hons), University of Sheffield
  • PhD, University of Sheffield


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Book Chapter

  • Ridge, Justin P. and Dodd, Peter R. (2008). Glutamate and ethanol: The role of ionotropic NMDA glutamate receptors in alcoholism. Amino acid receptor research. (pp. 363-374) edited by Benjamin F. Paley and Tomas E. Warfield. New York, U.S.A.: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Etheridge, Naomi, Ridge, Justin P., Lewohl, J. and Dodd, Peter R. (2008). The effects of alcohol on the brain. Encyclopedia of neuroscience. (pp. 1034-1036) edited by Marc D. Binder, Nobutaka Hirokawa and Uwe Windhorst. Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-29678-2_2897

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