Senior Lecturer in Biosciences. Cancer biologist and cell biologist by trade, working on nanoparticle-related anti-tumour agent delivery, and artificial 3D cell culture scaffolds.
Member of Dept. Learning and Teaching team. Education research interests in use of tutor feedback, and mechanisms of feedback delivery.
Cross-faculty panel member on new course validations.
MSc Biosciences course leader, and module leader for modules at Level 5 and 7, on topics such as Cell Biology, Molecular Diagnostics, Cellular Pathology and Cancer Biology. Research project supervisor at Level 6 and Level 7. Tutor on Level 7 Research Methods and Prof. Development, Placement year supervisor, and lecturer on about a dozen other Biosciences-related modules.
Also supervise 4 PhD students and 2 post-doctoral scientists working in cancer, nanoscience and proteomics, but most research is done in my own time when I'm not teaching.
I also do a bit of STEM public engagement work with my Geiger counter.
ALL VIEWS ARE MY OWN AND SHOULD NOT BE ATTRIBUTED TO MY EMPLOYER
Blogs I follow
- David's adventures in the classroom.
- the academic teacher
- The Traditional Teacher
- 3-Star learning experiences
- The Ribosomal Reviewer
- Othmar's Trombone
- The Quirky Teacher
- Raptor Persecution UK
- From experience to meaning...
- David Didau: The Learning Spy
- For The Love Of It
- Making Learners Extraordinary ™
- A Teacher's Wonderings
Tag Archives: authentic assessment
I was challenged recently at a Learning and Teaching conference about how I assess students in Biosciences. Apparently my assessment methods are ‘not authentic’ and ‘overly test knowledge’ on the basis that almost every module on my course is in … Continue reading