Role at the OU
I am the Senior Manager (Qualifications), working closely with academic and support teams in delivering the biology pathway in our BSc (Hons) Natural Sciences degree, the BSc (Hons) Health Sciences degree, the MSc in Mental Health Science and their nested qualifications.
I am also Curriculum Manager for Non-Accredited Science Learn about courses, as well as the second stage Masters in Mental Health Science module SD816 Core topics in mental health science: psychosis and dementia. I previously managed the production and first presentation of a new multidisciplinary Stage 1 module in Natural Sciences, S112 Science: concepts and practice, which started for the first time in October 2017, and a number of other modules in science across a range of FHEQ levels.
Master of Biology, MBiol (Hons) in Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Bath (2004-08), First
Master of Education (Leadership and Management), The Open University (2014-2017)
APMP (APM Project Management, IPMA Level D, SCQF Level 7, June 2014), Pass
Member of the Royal Society of Biology
My particular interests are around leadership in higher education, online learning pedagogy, the role of peer review in distance education and the use of social media to engage students and enquirers.
In addition to teaching on Open University modules our academics are engaged in ground breaking research that benefits individuals and society.
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