I teach at the University of Salford and I hold a Visiting Professorial Teaching Fellowship in Science Communication at the University of Warwick. At the Unviersity of Salford, I teach on our new MSc in Science Communication & Future Media - which is a part-time master's programme, delivered online. An example lecture is below:
In addition, I deliver number of skills training courses to postgraduate students including:
- Social Media for Postgraduate Researchers
- Presenting at Academic Conferences
- Three-minute thesis (3MT) training session
- Communicating your research to children and families
I am contracted to undertake 180 hours of teaching duties per year at the University of Salford. I work in a number of large teaching laboratory sessions, in the newly built state-of-the-art, multi-purpose Bodmer Megalabs within the School of Environment & Life Sciences. I currently demonstrate in a number of undergraduate & postgraduate laboratory sessions including Biomedical Skills; Biological Skills; Haematology & Transfusion; Disorders of the Blood & Circulatory System; Clinical Immunology; Pathophysiology; Molecular Genetics; and Foundation Year - Scientific Methods (Chemistry)..
Previously, I have lectured on the MSc (Med Sci) in Medical Genetics at the Duncan Guthrie Institute of Medical Genetics, University of Glasgow, where I have given lectures on the social dimensions of genetics healthcare and public health (cancer) screening programmes.
Whilst doing my PhD at the University of Warwick, I was a Teaching Assistant in the School of Life Sciences, and before that, the Department for Biological Sciences. I taught in a number of undergraduate labs including Biological & Biomedical Sciences Lab Skills; Genetics; and Clinical Haematology. I also assisted with the supervision of final year students undertaking laboratory research.
In the past, I have also provided private tutoring on the subjects of Molecular Genetics, Clinical Genetics, Biochemical Genetics, and Cytogenetics to students at MSc level.
From 2008 - 2012, I was heavily involved in the pastoral support and welfare of students at the University of Warwick. I began as a Warden and then became a Tutor within the Residential Life Team, where I provided 24/7 pastoral support and guidance to 70 first-year undergraduate students living away from home for the first time. I also acted as the University's Duty Tutor, where I was on-call for any emergency requirement for pastoral/welfare support to any of the 6000 students living on-campus.