First Class hons degree and PhD in Zoology from Queen's University, Belfast.
Nominated by students for University of Aberdeen Science Lecturer of the Year 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020.
Fellow and Trustee of the Royal Entomological Society.
Member of the Council of the Royal Entomological Society.
Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.
PG Cert in HE
Memberships and Affiliations
Former Member of Univerity of Aberdeen Senate.
Member of the HEA Biosciences Special Interest Group in Pedagogical Research.
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 - Course Coordinator - various lectures on diseases and vectors of disease
Level 3/4 Imagination, Creativity and Innovation in Science - Course Coordinator - this novel course is workshop-based. Students - working alone and in teams of two - create innovative products.
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 alongside Sam Martin
Level 5 MSci Research project - Course Coordinator alongside Sam Martin