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Gan Shermer




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Dr Shermer has a background in organic chemistry and science communication. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has a particular interest in innovative pedagogy in chemistry. As such she has led a number of projects to develop the teaching and learning of chemistry in higher education. Her particular interests are in the transition between school and university and the development of graduate skills in STEM degrees.

She also has an interest in public engagement and leads the Departments outreach activities with schools. For more information about the activities offered to school students, teachers and the general public, please visit the Outreach and Public Activities page.

Development projects in learning and teaching, outreach and public engagement have been funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the National HE STEM programme, the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement, the Goldsmiths Company and the University Teaching Development Fund.


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  • Taking research outside the lab: experiences of final year projects in public engagement

    Shermer, G. & Bromfield, S., 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  • Are individual learning styles relevant to teaching in Higher Education?

    Shermer, G., 20 Aug 2015, Variety in Chemistry Education and Physics Higher Education Conference. p. 15

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Bringing public engagement into the undergraduate pharmacology curriculum: a cross-departmental initiative

    Bailey, S., Cadman, L., Stevens, E., Laughton, F. & Shermer, G., 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  • Embedding public engagement into the undergraduate curriculum

    Shermer, G., 2015.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper