Jodi Sita is an Academic, currently working at Australian Catholic Univeristy -ACU (Melb, Australia). Her background is in anatomy and neuroscience. Jodi has been teaching human anatomy & neurosciences since 1995 and began lecturing in 2000. Jodi worked in the School of Community Health, Charles Sturt University, Albury(NSW) from 2000-2003; School of Human Biosciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne (VIC) from 2003-2013. Jodi has been at ACU, Melbourne (Vic) since 2013. She is currently Associate Deputy Head of School, School of Behavioural and Health Sciences at ACU.
Jodi has a particular interest in teaching and learning and enjoys teaching in the higher education area. She loves learning and loves inspiring others to learn. She endeavours to develop curriculum and resources that allow learners to learn flexibly and enjoy their learning journey. Jodi specialises in teaching Anatomy and Neurosciences to Speech-language pathology students and she currently coordinates the units SPHY102 (Anatomy and Physiology for Speech) and SPHY200 (Neurosciences for Speech Pathology) and BMSC206 (Neurosciences), she also teaches Anatomy & Neuroscience topics into other subjects and facilitates various workshops taught by into Exercise Science, Masters of High-Performance Sports and Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Jodi Sita is also a neuroscientist with an interest in attention, expertise, learning and motivation. She is an expert eye tracking practitioner and brings her understanding of eye tracking and neurosciences to help solve everyday problems and gain greater insights into previously considered problems.
Her research started with her honours year in which she conducted a study into Parkinson's disease and the neurotransmitters of the movement systems of the brain. Her subsequent PhD investigated expertise in Forensic Document Examination; specifically studying the question of the nature of expertise in the document examiner group as well as the cognitive and kinematic processes involved in the signature forgery and identification process. Following her PhD, she supervised a number of postgraduate students whose work incorporated new kinematic analyses studying signature and word forgery processes as well as using eye tracking to delve further into the concurrent cognitive processes at play. During this time her skills in eye tracking research methods and interest in the power of eye tracking as a research tool led her to begin new projects; spanning the development of expertise and skill in performance (sporting) to using eye tracking to peer into the lens of the viewer when viewing the moving image. These exciting projects are glimpsed below in some of the links...