Dr Julia Lodge is the First Year Tutor and is involved in teaching at all levels in the School of Biosciences. She is also the College of Life and environmental Sciences College enhancement Fellow.
BSc University of Southampton (1982)
PhD University of Aston (1986)
Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Birmingham (2004)
I did my first degree in Southampton and my PhD at Aston. I have done research with different bacteria, which cause disease in humans, most recently looking at how Salmonella invade gut tissue. I teach microbiology, especially about bacteria and their role in human health and disease.
My interests are in Bacteriology, particularly molecular aspects and the role of bacteria in disease. I teach Microbiology to undergraduates in all 3 years of their degree and I also teach gene cloning. Together with Pete Lund and Steve Minchin I have written a text book “Gene Cloning, Principles and Applications”.
I also look after the first year “Skills for Biosciences” module and greatly enjoy running the first practical classes that new Biosciences students take. Linked with this module I am interested in enhancing literacy skills in undergraduate science students.
Other areas of interest are enhancing the learning experience for students, feedback and the transition from school to University.
Research Theme within School of Biosciences: Molecular Microbiology
Harriet Jones, Adrian Bavage, Andrew Gilbertson, Martyn Gorman, Julia Lodge, Kate Phillips and Kay Yeoman (2009) Increasing the quality of feedback on assignments while altering student perceptions of good feedback based on their school experience. The Higher Education Academy. Available at: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/York/documents/resources/publications/Jones_Final_Report.pdf
Julia Lodge, Steve Minchin and Pete Lund (2006)
Gene Cloning. Garland Science, Taylor & Francis Group