Research publications

Publications from researchers in the Elements of Sustainable Chemistry (ESC) research hub can be found below. Where possible, links or copies of seminar material are provided.

Research articles
  • Delaney, S., Donnelly, S., Rochette, E. and Orgill, MK. (2024) A system mapping activity to visualize lithium’s interconnectedness to societal and environmental aspects of the green energy transition, Chemistry Teacher International,
  • Schultz, M. and Delaney, S. (2022). Development, Use, And Evaluation of Chemistry Outreach Activities Related to the Periodic Table and Sustainability, Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 99, no. 12, pp. 3921-3929,
  • Schultz, M., Chan, D., Eaton, A. C., Ferguson, J. P., Houghton, R., Ramdzan, A., Taylor, O., Vu, H. H. and Delaney, S. (2022) Using Systems Maps to Visualize Chemistry Processes: Practitioner and Student Insights, Education Sciences, vol. 12, no. 9, pp. 596,
  • Delaney, S., Fehervari, A., Moon, V. and Schultz M. (2022) Building More Sustainably with Concrete: A Guided Inquiry Investigation, Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 99, no. 12, pp. 4169-4174,
  • Delaney, S., & Schultz, M. (2022). Honouring the Ethos of Co-design methodology in Contemporary Socio-scientific Teaching Research (Version 1). Deakin University.
  • Delaney, S. and Schultz, M. (2021). Investigating sustainable chemistry – a control-of-variable guided inquiry practical activity making sustainable concrete, Lab-Talk. vol. 65, no. 4.
  • Schultz, M., Lai, J., Ferguson, J.F. and Delaney, S. (2021). Topics Amenable to a Systems Thinking Approach: Secondary and Tertiary Perspectives, Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 98, no. 10, pp. 3100-3109,
  • Delaney, S., Ferguson, J.F. and Schultz, M. (2021). Exploring opportunities to incorporate systems thinking into secondary and tertiary chemistry education through practitioner perspectives, International Journal of Science Education, pp. 1-22,
  • Delaney, S. and Schultz, M. (2020). Chemistry activities addressing global challenges – hands-on practical activities focussed on sustainability, Lab-Talk, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 43-49.
  • Eaton, A. C., Delaney, S., and Schultz, M. (2019). Situating Sustainable Development within Secondary Chemistry Education via Systems Thinking: A Depth Study Approach. Journal of Chemical Education, vol 96, pp. 2968-2974.