Jo Stewart-Cox

Dr

  • 4 SOUTH 1.44A

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A dedicated and enthusiastic biosciences lecturer, accredited by the Higher Education Authority (FHEA) and the Royal Society of Biology (MRSB). With a keen interest in maximising student engagement through diverse modes of learning.

 

Following a BSc Honours degree in Biological Sciences with Molecular Genetics, I specialised in cellular and molecular biology and transgenic technologies. I published a PhD thesis on the genetic basis of childhood cancer of the kidney. This work focussed on mutations in tumour suppressor genes and developmental defects which arise through associated protein loss-of-function.

 

My on-going research focuses on pedagogic practices through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), such as authentic assessments for a post-covid era. I’ve recently contributed to an initiative commissioned by the RSB Accreditation Committee to evaluate good practice in which I have supported peers in creating assessments designed to challenge our students to apply their knowledge and critical thinking.

 

I am also involved in Outreach to increase the love of Biological Sciences in the younger generations.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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