Dr John Baird

Dr John Baird

Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)

Overview
Dr John Baird
Dr John Baird

Contact Details

Telephone
work +44 (0)1224 272881
Email
Address
The University of Aberdeen Room 205 Zoology Building
University of Aberdeen
AB24 2TZ

Biography

First Class hons degree (1998) and PhD in Zoology (2002) from Queen's University, Belfast.

Nominated by students for University of Aberdeen Science Lecturer of the Year 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018.

PG Cert in HE 2016.

Fellow of the HEA.

 

 

Research

Research Interests

Various insect-based research from haemphagous disease vectors to diversity of beetles and riverflies. Also interested in human perceptions of 'pests'.

Current Research

PhD Students

Jenni Stockan - Impacts of Riparian Buffer Strips on Biodiversity (graduated 2015)

Gabor Poszgai - Phenological Changes in Ground Beetle Communities at two Environmental Change Network Sites in Scotland.

Catriona McIntosh - Drug Target Identification in the Cat Flea by Transcriptomic analysis and Gene Knock Down

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Undergraduate Teaching

Degree programme Coordinator for BSc Biology, BSc Biological Sciences, MSci Biological Sciences

Level 1 Introduction to Biological Sciences - Course Coordinator alongside Michelle Pinard - various lectures and practical sessions

Level 1 Diversity of Life - Lectures on evolution of arthropods

Level 2 Student Selected Component for Medics - Global Health and Tropical Disease theme Coordinator

Level 2 Research Skills for Medical Sciences - Tutor group projects

Level 2 Zoology Field Course - Course Coordinator - deliver various activities, mainly insect-based

Level 3 Biology and Control of Infectious Diseases - various lectures on diseases and vectors of disease

Level 4 Advances in Vector Biology - lectures on vector control, including transgenics, transmission-blocking vaccines as well as more pragmatic approaches

Level 4 Parasitology - Lectures on malaria, flaviviruses, helminthes, vaccines and chemotherapy

Level 4 Hons Project - Course Coordinator alongside Jerry Sternberg

Level 5 Public Communication of Science - Course Coordinator

PhD Students

Jenni Stockan - Impacts of Riparian Buffer Strips on Biodiversity (graduated 2015)

Gabor Poszgai - Phenological Changes in Ground Beetle Communities at two Environmental Change Network Sites in Scotland.

Catriona McIntosh - Drug Target Identification in the Cat Flea by Transcriptomics and Gene Knock Down

 

 

 

Further Info

External Responsibilities

Member of the HEA Biosciences Special Interest Group in Pedagogical Research.

Admin Responsibilities

Member of Univerity of Aberdeen Senate.

Sit on College Teaching and Learning Committee and School Teaching Committee and former Chair of College Retention and Progression Committee.

Convenor for School of Biological Sciences Open and Applicant Days, Welcome Events for newly-arriving students, Careers Evenings and lead recruitment activities outside the Unversity.

Images

Cafe ScientifiqueCafe Scientifique as part of National Insect Week

Insect Pics

Death's Head hawk moth on my head in Suffolk.

Publications

Publications 

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