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Dr Andrew Kepert


School of Information and Physical Sciences (Mathematics)

Career Summary


Research Expertise
Partially research-active. Past research in Fourier Analysis on locally compact groups, and related topological algebras. Currently modelling management and decision-making strategies for selection of conservation areas.

Teaching Expertise
Undergraduate teaching to Engineering, Science and Education students. Investigation, implementation and evaluation of technologies - currently working with screencasting.

Administrative Expertise
Positions held: 2000-2001: Deputy Head of School, School of Science and Technology, Faculty of Central Coast. 2002-2009: Academic staff representative, Central Coast Campuses Board. 2002-2005: Deputy Head of School, School of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Science and IT. 2002-2005: Member of Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee, Faculty of Science and IT. 2004: Student Academic Conduct Officer, School of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Science and IT. 2005: Deputy Dean of Students. 2006-2008: Assistant Dean, Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Science and IT. (Included positions of Chair of Faculty TLC, membership of Faculty Board, Faculty Executive, Faculty Progress and Appeals committee, University TLC, University Program Approval Committee, University Academic Integrity Committee)


  • PhD, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Western Australia


  • Computational Mathematics
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Operations research

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
490108 Operations research 40
490302 Numerical analysis 60

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Butler E, Prieto-Rodriguez E, Osborn J-A, Howley P, Lloyd A, Kepert A, Roberts M, 'Learning Across Discipline Boundaries Through Narrative Inquiry: A Study of Collaboration to Improve Mathematics Teacher Education', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development, 21 87-105 (2019) [C1]
Co-authors Peter Howley, Adam Lloyd, Judy-Anne Osborn, Elena Prieto
2015 Prieto-Rodriguez E, Howley P, Holmes K, Osborn J, Roberts M, Kepert A, 'Quality Teaching Rounds in Mathematics Teacher Education', Mathematics Teacher Education and Development (MTED), 17 98-110 (2015) [C1]
Co-authors Peter Howley, Elena Prieto, Judy-Anne Osborn
2009 Shokri Bousjein MR, Gladstone W, Kepert AG, 'Annelids, arthropods or molluscs are suitable as surrogate taxa for selecting conservation reserves in estuaries', Biodiversity and Conservation, 18 1117-1130 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10531-008-9474-5
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19
2001 Kepert AG, Willis G, 'Scale Functions and Tree Ends', Journal of Australian Mathematics Society, 70 273-292 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11
Co-authors George Willis
1999 Kepert AG, 'Uniformities and complemented group algebra ideals', J.Lond.Math.Soc, II Ser, No. 1 123-123 (1999) [C1]
1997 Kepert AG, 'The range of group algebra homomorphisms', CANADIAN MATHEMATICAL BULLETIN-BULLETIN CANADIEN DE MATHEMATIQUES, 40 183-192 (1997)
DOI 10.4153/CMB-1997-022-6
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Citations Web of Science - 2
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Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2007 Shokri MR, Gladstone W, Kepert A, 'Selection of Marine Protected Areas for conserving estuaries using surrogate approach', 2007 OCEANS, VOLS 1-5, Vancouver, CANADA (2007)
Citations Web of Science - 1

Grants and Funding


Number of grants 2
Total funding $304,371

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20141 grants / $297,871

Inspiring Mathematics and Science in Teacher Education$297,871

Funding body: Office for Learning and Teaching

Funding body Office for Learning and Teaching
Project Team Doctor Judy-Anne Osborn, Associate Professor Kathryn Holmes, Associate Professor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez, Professor Peter Howley, Doctor Andrew Kepert, Doctor Malcolm Roberts
Scheme Commissioned Strategic Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1301449
Type Of Funding C1500 - Aust Competitive - Commonwealth Other
Category 1500

19961 grants / $6,500

Computation of Banach space norms$6,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Andrew Kepert
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176325
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE

Research Supervision

Number of supervisions


Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2020 PhD Modelling Diversity in Abstract Algebra Textbooks PhD (Mathematics), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Dr Andrew Kepert


School of Information and Physical Sciences
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Focus area


Contact Details

Phone (02) 4348 4116
Fax (02) 4348 4145


Room SOE1.16
Building Science Offices (Ourimbah)
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258