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
I read and tutor at all levels in the School for example teaching microbiology to all undergraduate years and to masters students and being Module Leader for four UG and one PGT module. Together with my colleagues Pete Lund and Steve Minchin I have written a text book “Gene Cloning, Principles and Applications”.
I am also involved in the development and delivery of skills teaching. During my time in the School I have been responsible for the development of new degree programmes; most recently the MSc Microbiology and Infection, played a key role in our successful application for Royal Society of Biology Accreditation for our UG programmes, developed new modules e.g. Introduction to Microbiology and run a successful annual field course.
Other areas of interest are enhancing the learning experience for students in particular by developing pre lab material, embedding research-led teaching and supporting students in the transition from school to University.