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Dr Nicola Slee

Lecturer
School of Life Sciences
Dr Nicola Slee
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872549

  • Location

    3SW.3.14, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    I work part time and generally available by email Wednesday - Friday.

Profile

Biography

1998 current: Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex 2014 Present: Module Supervisor for BS111 (Ecology; Plants & Ecology) 2012 Present: Project supervisor for 3rd Year Undergraduate School based research projects 2010 Present: Outreach Officer. 2012 2015: Helped run practical sessions in Cell Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, Plant & animal biology, Ecology 2009 -2012: Foundation Year Organiser & Module Supervisor, member of various committee including Teaching Strategy, Student Staff Liaison Committee, Progress & Exam Board Committee 2002 2012: Foundation Lecturer Department of Biological Sciences, University of Essex. 2010-present Schools Outreach Co-ordinator Department of Biological Sciences, University of Essex organised and participate in a number of Outreach events 2004 2006: Half day workshops In Dept of Biological Science for Widening Participation week run by University of Essex. 2001 2002 Fellow, Dept. of Human and Sociology Sciences, University of Essex. Work involved lecturing on the Extended Nurse Prescribing course 1998 - 2001: Senior Post Doctoral Research Officer (Part-time) Working on Genetic manipulation of the control of photosynthesis by SBPase Project Senior Post Doctoral Research Officer (Part-time) (April 1995 - April 1997) Working on MAPLE project (Micro evolutionary adaptation of plants to elevated CO2). 1990 1992 Dept. of Pathology & Microbiology, University of Bristol, Bristol, Avon 1986 1990 Dept of Biological Sciences, University of Exeter Ph.D. on the effect of Drought on growth, physiology and protein synthesis in Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus) CASE studentship with Unilever) (Supervisors Prof. J. Bryant, Dr. Nick Smirnoff (University of Exeter) Dr. B.G. Smith (Unilever) 1983 1986 - B.Sc. (Hons) Biological Sciences, University of Reading. Contact details I am always happy to hear from prospective schools who are interested in collaborating for 3rd year school based research projects &/ want to find out more about outreach activities that occur at the University of Essex and especially within School of Biological Sciences. I am also happy to hear from other members of the Biological Sciences and other members of The University, and external collaborators about outreach and school-based research projects. Ideally please contact me by email:nicola@essex.ac.uk Contact address: School of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ, UK If I am not available please contact Dr Shazia Aslam who isa Departmental Administrator with Outreach Responsibilities: phone on4459 (non Essex users should add 01206-87 to the beginning of this number)

Qualifications

  • 2007 Certificate of Higher Education Practice, University of Essex. Areas of research: Special Educational needs of students; use of Personal Response system (electronic voting system) to enhance learning and understanding

  • 2004 Certificate of Educational Studies, School Governance. The College of Teachers

  • 1990 Ph. D. Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Exeter The effect of drought on growth, physiology and protein synthesis in Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus)

  • Work involved liaising and collaboration with senior research staff at Exeter University, Unilever Research, and The Research Institute Texas USA. Demonstrator for undergraduates practicals and field trips. Also trained in photography, biochemistry and histological slide preparation

  • 1986 B.Sc. (Hons) Upper Second in Biological Sciences, University of Reading

  • Years 1 & 2 Botany, Microbiology & ZoologyYear 3 Specialised in Botany including a 3rd year research project using Electron microscopy

Research and professional activities

Research interests

1998 2001 Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex

Genetic manipulation of the control of photosynthesis by SBPase Project. Work involved developing protocols for transforming, screening and analyzing wild-type and anti-sense tobacco plants.

1995 - 1997 Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex

Working on MAPLE project (Micro evolutionary adaptation of plants to elevated CO2). Work involved establishing experimental design & methodology; implementation of research; evaluation of results, collaboration with other research groups in EU working on MAPLE project.

1993 - 1994 Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex

Review the literature and establish a database for work published on FACE (Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment) experiments

1990 1992 Dept. of Pathology & Microbiology, University of Bristol: Project investigated the use of molecular biology to provide further diagnostic and prognostic data on childhood tumours This information was used in conjunction with the more standard clinical tests to provide a tailor-made treatment for each patient.

Conferences and presentations

2014: National STEM Champion

2014

2014: SIAS (Sprectroscopy in a Suitcase) ambassador

2014

2012 present SEB ambassador

2012

2012 present STEMNET ambassador for Explorestem

2012

2007 Fellow of HEA (Higher Education Academy

2007

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Transferable Skills in Life Sciences (BS143)

  • Employability Skills for the Biosciences (BS211)

  • Professional skills for Ecological and Marine Scientists (BS257)

  • Molecular Cell Biology (BS101)

  • Plant Biology and Ecosystems (BS111)

  • Issues in Biomolecular Science (BS304)

  • Research Project in Biomedical Science (BS831)

  • Research Project in Life Sciences (BS832)

Contact

nicola@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872549

Location:

3SW.3.14, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

I work part time and generally available by email Wednesday - Friday.