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.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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