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Dr Simone Pitman

Professional biography

I am the Senior Teaching Manager in the School of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences within the STEM Faculty at the Open University.
After completing a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Physics, followed by a PhD in Laser Physics at the University of Keele, I joined the OU in 1993 initially working on a HEfCE-funded Teaching and Learning Technology Programme FLAP (Flexible Learning Approach to Physics) project, developing a range of maths and physics teaching materials for use throughout the HE sector.

Since 1995 I have worked on a variety of UG and PG OU science qualifications and modules, covering chemistry (in particular medicinal chemistry), medical physics, analytical sciences and health sciences related curriculum.

Health Sciences Awards Manager 2005-2008
Analytical Sciences Awards Manger 2009-2011
MSc Medical Physics Qualification Manager 2007-2015
MSc in Medicinal Chemistry Qualification Manager 2011-2022 (inc S803, S807 and S827)
Postgraduate Science Qualifications Manager 2013-2022
Senior Teaching Manager 2016-


Spotlight on medicinal chemistry education (2014)
Pitman, Simone; Xu, Yao; Taylor, Peter and Turner, Nicholas
Future Medicinal Chemistry, 6(8) (pp. 865-869)