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Teaching interests

Following my study of molecular and cellular science to PhD level, I trained to become a Secondary Science teacher, subsequently working in secondary schools as Head of Key Stage 3 Science then Assistant Head of Department. I then moved to the University of Bath to work in the Centre for Learning and Teaching as a Curriculum Development Officer before transferring to the Education department and taking on my current position as a Lecturer.

I teach Science Education at undergraduate level as well as Assessment at Masters level. I supervise MA Education Dissertation students related to my key areas of interest: curriculum development, assessment for learning and science education, all with a focus on how to apply theory to practice.

Other responsibilities

I am co-Director of Studies for BA(Hons) Education with Psychology and lead curriculum development for this course.

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
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

PGCE Secondary Science, A long-term strategy and awareness of students' self-efficacy attitudes could aid in developing high-attaining Year 9 students' scientific language skill when studying the topic 'Understanding our environment', University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jul 2014

Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, The Role of Distal Centriole and Casein Kinase 1 Centrosome Proteins in the Function of Cytolytic Immune Cells, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Nov 2013

Medical Sciences, Master of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Sept 2010

Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Master of Biochemistry, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Sept 2009


  • LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • LB2361 Curriculum
  • QH301 Biology
  • QD Chemistry


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