Dr Sian Howard

Dr Sian Howard

Engineering and Physical Sciences Teaching Fellow

Contact details

46 Priorsfield
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I joined the Birmingham International Academy in 2022 and I teach on the Engineering & Physical Sciences Foundation Pathway.


PGCE (Physics & Mathematics) with QTS, Oxford Brookes University (2015)

C.E.L.T.A, Oxford Study Centres (2004)

PhD in Solid State Theoretical Chemistry, University of Birmingham (1990)

BSc Hons (1st Class) Physics with Astrophysics, University of Birmingham (1986)


My vocation is mainly Chemistry lecturing and research. I was an EPSRC Advanced Fellow at Cardiff University from 1993-1998 and went on to hold Senior Lectureships in Chemistry at the University of Cardiff (1998-2004) where I was Director of the MSc in Molecular Modelling; and at the University of South Australia (2005-2008) where I coordinated the first-year undergraduate Chemistry programmes. I then worked as a Quality Manager in the UK Logistics Industry. I have worked in Poland, in a joint research project with Warsaw University spanning 10 years; and in Germany, where I taught Business English for three years and also worked as a German-English technical translator. These days, I am focused on teaching. I’m a qualified secondary teacher and spent about four years teaching Science in UK secondary schools, followed by four years of teaching Chemistry and Maths on the Pharmacy foundation programme at De Montfort University, Leicester.


LF Stats & Data [06 34673]

LF Mathematics I [06 34679]

LF Mathematics II [06 34693]

LF Introductory Inorganic Chemistry [03 34680]

LF Science & Engineering Labs [03 23616]


I have 65 research publications (H-index 24) and here is a link to most of them: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=55417764900