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Terry Mulhern
Terry wears a red checkered shirt and a brown, wide brimmed hat. He smiles at the camera.

Terry Mulhern is the Director of Teaching and Learning for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Melbourne. He obtained his PhD from the University of Queensland and has held teaching and research positions at the Universities of Oxford, Adelaide and Melbourne.

Terry is passionate about finding the intersections between science and art – working with colleagues in the Faculties of Education and Fine Arts and Music to help students to ‘act like a scientists’ by embodying biological processes as a way to help them understand concepts better and to explain them to their peers. Terry was the 2018 winner of the David White Award for Teaching Excellence, the University of Melbourne’s highest honour for teaching in Health, Science, Agriculture and Veterinary Science.

You can read Terry’s research into the Aboriginal and scientific names of the lobster in the Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania; and more Lobster Tales at Forty South.