Dr MORGIANE RICHARDS

Dr MORGIANE RICHARDS
Ph.D., M.Sc., FHEA

Academic Skills Adviser (Maths)

Overview
Dr MORGIANE RICHARDS
Dr MORGIANE RICHARDS

Contact Details

Telephone
work +44 (0)1224 274175
Email
Address
The University of Aberdeen Room G10, 46-48 College Bounds, Aberdeen AB24 3FX
Web Links

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/morgiane-richard/0/817/b16


http://www.abdn.ac.uk/sls/

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cad/

Biography

August 2012 - present: Academic Skills Adviser (Maths), University of Aberdeen.

I provide maths support for the University of Aberdeen: one-to-one advice sessions, workshops and development of online resources in ACHIEVE and ACHIEVE+.

November 2007 - September 2011: Post-Doc in Systems Biology, University of Aberdeen.

I worked on a mathematical model of resistance of bacteria to change in pH, and more particularly how metabolism contributes to the buffering of the cytoplasm. I also developed a theoretical model of the repair of breaks in bacterial chromosome and calculated the probability that the repair created a more severe break and triggered the death of bacteria.

October 2004- February 2008: PhD, University of Surrey.

Thesis title: Mathematical Modelling of the Response of Mammalian Cells to Radiation. Funding: Cellion project of the Marie Curie Research Training Network.

I worked on the response of mammalian cells to low doses (i.e. below 2 Gy) of radiation of different qualities (X-rays, protons, alpha particles). I was particularly interested in two phenomena observed in this dose interval: low dose hyper-radiosensitivity (increased sensitivity of cells to doses lower than 1 Gy compared to the predictions of traditional models) and the bystander effect (communication between irradiated and non-irradiated cells which results in death and increased mutation rate in non-irradiated cells). I showed that the low-dose hypersensitivity could be due to the bystander effect.

Research

Research Grants

Development of Online Diagnostic Tests for Engineering Maths Using the DEWIS e-Assessment System”, Morgiane Richard, Andrew Starkey & Sally Middleton, Learning and Teaching Enhancement Projects, March 2014, £1400

"Model of a Toxic Metabolic Switch: Production of Methylglyoxal by Gram-Negative Bacteria", Morgiane Richard, Reiner Breitling, Samantha Miller and Alessandro Moura, SULSA Systems Biology Summer Student Funding, June 2010, £2000

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Current teaching responsibilities:

Maths Workshops and Refresher Courses:

Maths Refresher Workshops for MSc in Business Studies

Maths Refresher Course for MSc in Gesciences (2 days course during Freshers' Week)

Maths Refresher Course for MSc in Subsea Engineering and Renewable Energies

Individual Sessions and Drop-ins:

Individual Maths Skills Advice Sessions with students across levels and degrees.

Discipline-specific Maths drop-in sessions for Level 1, 2 and 3 Engineering, Level 1 Chemistry, Level 2 Biomedical Sciences, Level 2 Economics

Maths drop-in sessions at Sir Duncan Rice Library during Revision Weeks (1st and 2nd semester).

'Introduction to Latex' workshop for PhD students and ECR, Research Development Unit


Past teaching responsibilities:

2010: Demonstrated for a one-day training for staff in mathematical modelling and for the use of the COPASI program for staff (with Prof. Ian Stansfield)

2009: Tutorial demonstration for Physics Students

2008/2009: Lab demonstration for Engineering students

 

Further Info

External Responsibilities

2017-Present: Chair and co-chair (with Shazia Ahmed) of the Scottish Maths Support Network

2017: Scottish Representative on the SIGMA Steering Group

2013-present: Member of the Committee of the Scottish Maths Support Network

2013-2014: Lecturer in C++ programming at ICRGU (International College Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen)

2012-2014: Maths and Physics Tutor (National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher) (Grampian Tutoring, Aberdeen)

Education

October 2004- February 2008: PhD, University of Surrey.

Thesis title: Mathematical Modelling of the Response of Mammalian Cells to Radiation. Funding: Cellion project of the Marie Curie Research Training Network.

1999-2004: MSc Physics Engineering, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Physique de Grenoble (ENSPG, Physics Engineering degree, France).

Publications of Maths Resources

Community Projects published in Math Centre

Teach Yourself Ordinary First Order Differential Equations and Teach Yourself Second Order Ordinary Differential Equations, Morgiane Richard and Shazia Ahmed.

Mathematical Tools for Physical Sciences and Systems Biology, Morgiane Richard, Mamen Romano and Ian Stansfield.

Exponential and Logarithm for Economics and Business Studies, Morgiane Richard, Shazia Ahmed and Anthony Cronin.

Differentiation for Economics and Business Studies, Functions of One Variable, Differentiation for Economics and Business Studies, Multi-Variable Functions, Integration for Economics and Business Studies, Morgiane Richard and Anthony Cronin.

Publications in Maths Teaching and Support

M. Richard, ‘Supporting postgraduate taught students through tailored maths workshops and Q&A sessions’, MSOR Connections (Volume 17, Issue 2, 2019)

M. Richard, A. Walker and S. Ahmed, 'The 10th Annual Scottish Maths Support Network Meeting', Sigma Newsletter (Isuue 16, Autumn 2018)

A. Walker, M. Richard, S. Ahmed, K. Durkacz, P. Davidson and C. Macdonald, ‘The Provision of Mathematics and Statistics Support in Scottish HEIs’, MSOR Connections (Volume 16, issue 3, 2018)

David Bowers, Mark Hodds and Mateja Presern and Morgiane Richard, MS-MAPS: Mathematics Support Mapped Against Professional Standards, Sigma Publication (2017)

P. Davidson, M. Richard and S. Ahmed ‘The Provision of Mathematics and Statistics Support in Scottish HEIs (2016)’, and M. Richard, S. Ahmed, Sigma Newsletter (Issue 14, Autumn 2017)

P. Davidson, ‘Scottish Maths Support Network: from Workshop to Symposium’, Sigma Newsletter (Issue 14, Autumn 2017)

Morgiane Richard, Kate Durkacz and David Bowers, 'CETL-MSOR Conference 2016: A Brave New World', Mathematics Today, February 2017

Morgiane Richard, 'Tutoring Maths Within the Context of a Degree: Working with Undergraduates and Postgraduates', CETL-MSOR 2016 Conference Proceedings

Morgiane Richard, 'Facts and Formulae Leaflets for Economics and Business Studies', SIGMA newsletter (Issue 9, December 2015)

Kate Durkacz, Shazia Ahmed and Morgiane Richard, Scottish Maths Support Network, 2014 ALDinHE Conference (presented by K. Durkacz)

David Bowers, Shazia Ahmed, Kate Durkacz and Morgiane Richard, 'Scottish Mathematics and Statistics Support Network', 2012/2013 SIGMA Annual Report

Publications

Publications