Dr Rebecca LeBard, Academic Mentor, Science

Rebecca LeBard

Dr Rebecca LeBard is a senior lecturer in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences. She has a research background in molecular microbiology and maintains contact with her discipline as the Vice President (communications) for the Australian Society of Microbiolgy. 

Rebecca has wide ranging teaching experience teaching into three faculties (Science, Medicine and Education). She has taught from undergraduate to postgraduate coursework level, and also supervised research students in undergraduate courses, honours and higher research degrees.

Rebecca's teaching activities have included lectures, tutorials, laboratories, and excursions. She completed a Masters of Education (higher education) at UNSW in 2018.

Rebecca received the UNSW Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2015, and a citation for contributions to student learning in the Australian University Teaching Awards, 2016.

Email  [email protected] to enquire if Rebecca is available to mentor you. 

Research Page

Mentoring for

Learning and Teaching

  • student learning 
  • learning and teaching curriculum design 
  • assessment and feedback 
  • feedback on course structure for teaching units 
  • convening a course 
  • integrating technologies into learning and teaching 
  • general teaching methods

Awards and Grants

  • development of an application for a faculty learning and teaching award 
  • development of an application for a UNSW Award for Teaching 
  • development of an application for a national learning and teaching award

Career and Professional

  • how to establish and build networks

Conditions for mentoring facilitation

  • one-on-one mentoring
  • group mentoring
  • 1-2 mentees at any stage

Academic level of potential mentees

  • Lecturer A 
  • Lecturer B 
  • Lecturer C


Willing to mentor within my discipline and/or across disciplines.