BSc Biochemistry & Microbiology, University of Sheffield, 1987
PhD Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, 1992
Molecular Biologist, Novocastra Laboratories, 1992-1994
Research Associate, Virology Department, Newcastle University, 1994-2000
Senior Research Associate, Musculoskeletal Research Group, 2000-2006
Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Fellow of Society of Biology
Chair of Stage 2, 3 & 4 Board of examiners (SBMS)
Academic lead, e-assessment and feedback steering group (UTLSEC)
University Regulations Committee (FMS rep)
Digital Campus steering group (FMS rep)
Research background in virology and turnover of extracellular matrix. Expertise in molecular biology and recombinant protein expression.
Differentiated learning; peer learning; attendance monitoring as a trigger for pastoral support
As Head of School of Biomedical sciences I lead the management of the undergraduate degree programmes run in the school and teach on a range of modules.
Module leader for: CMB1005 - Practical skills 1; BGM2012 - Clinical Immunology & Viral pathogens
I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and participate regularly in conferences and workshops relating to higher education and pedagogy.