Kim Lapere

Kim Lapere

Kim Lapere


Contact details

Phone: +61 2 9385 4708


Room 133, Dalton Building

Biographical Details

Kim completed her BSc (Hons) at the University of Western Australia in 2009, under the supervision of Dr Duncan Wild and Prof. Allan McKinley. She continued her studies with them, gaining her PhD in investigating small clusters of atmospheric interest through spectroscopic and computational methods in 2014. During her postgraduate studies she also completed a year-long teaching internship in 2012, that sparked her current research interests in chemistry education. Kim was awarded the School of Chemistry Demonstrating Award and Raoul Robellaz Kahan Scholarship at UWA. Before starting as a postdoctorate fellow Kim worked as a senior lab technician for two semesters. In July 2015 she moved to Sydney to work as a postdoctoral research fellow in the group of Professor Scott Kable at UNSW, on the infrared spectroscopy of molecules and reactions in the atmosphere. A year later Kim took up the position of Associate Lecturer in the School and was recently promoted to Lecturer in 2018.

Research Interests

Kim's primary research interests are in chemical education. Her work focuses on investigating the effects of a new assessment model on students' retention of knowledge. Kim is passionate about integrating new learning technologies into her teaching to create more engaging experiences for students.

Kim's other research interests are in the spectroscopy and computational studies of small molecules of atmospheric interest.