Senior Lecturer and Science Staff Tutor in the School of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Elected member of University Senate
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Applaud mentor for HEA accreditation at the OU
Chair of STEM Associate Lecturer Staff Development Group at the OU
Current education research interests are in practical skills development in the Life Sciences pathway in relation to employability, and student perceptions of collaborative online practical activities.
Have previously undertaken research on foot-and-mouth disease immunochemistry, epidemiology of African swine fever in Malawi, and the efficacy of Newcastle disease vaccines in Malawi.
Particular interest in Associate Lecturer (AL) Staff Development. Set up ByALs-ForALs programme of online events, initially for Science ALs, now expanded to include all STEM ALs.
Involved in production and presentation of S295 (The Biology of Survival) and S317 (Biological Sciences: from Genes to Species), and previously S366 (Evolution) and S104 (Exploring Science).
Tutor on S295 (The Biology of Survival), and previously on S366 (Evolution) and S377 (Molecular and Cell Biology)
See Haresnape J. M (2010). Darwin and evolution: a set of activities based on the evolution of mammals, School Science Review 91 (337), 75-86.
External Examiner for Cambridge University Institute of Continuing Education, Diploma in Evolutionary Biology, 2014-2017
External Assessor for Cambridge University Institute of Continuing Education, Non-Accredited learning programme, 2015-2017
See also International Links
HEAT (health education and training) programme in Ethiopia in collaboration with AMREF health africa and UNICEF. See http://www.open.ac.uk/africa/heat/our-work/heat-ethiopia
OpenWASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) programme in Ethiopia in collaboration with UNICEF and World Vision. See http://www.open.ac.uk/about/international-development/ido-africa/development-programmes-africa/openwash
Dr Ayo from Natural History Museum of Nigeria. See interview on Dr Ayo's work on Lassa fever at http://podcast.open.ac.uk/pod/Lassa
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