Dr David J. McGarvey

Title: Reader
Phone: (+44) 01782 7 34142
Email: d.j.mcgarvey@keele.ac.uk
Location: Lennard-Jones 1.05
Role: Head of Chemistry and Forensic Science
Examinations Officer for Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry
Contacting me:
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I completed the GRSC (Graduate of the Royal Society of Chemistry) at Paisley College of Technology (now University of the West of Scotland) in 1985 and went on to complete a PhD (1988) at the same institution under the supervision of Professor T. George Truscott involving the use of laser flash photolysis techniques to characterise the photochemistry and photophysics of photosensitisers for photodynamic therapy. 

Following postdoctoral positions at the University of Oxford (1988-1990) and Loughborough University (1990-1993), I was appointed Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at Keele University in 1993 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1999.  At Oxford I worked with Professor Mike Pilling and Professor Gus Hancock using flash photolysis techniques to investigate the gas-phase kinetics of reactions of interest in combustion chemistry before moving to Loughborough to work with Professor Frank Wilkinson on elucidating mechanisms of oxygen quenching of the excited states of organic molecules in solution.  At Keele, I have continued a mixture of basic and applied research in the general area of photophysics and photochemistry with a particular emphasis on the application of flash photolysis techniques to elucidate aspects of the free radical chemistry of carotenoids in the context of their reputed antioxidant properties within biological systems.

I have strong interests in teaching and have been particularly active in the design and assessment of laboratory practicals and practical classes, developing a variety of undergraduate experiments and approaches that combine real-world contexts and activities with the development of employability skills.  I have disseminated much of this work through talks at Universities throughout the UK and Ireland and through a number of publications.  More recently I have explored the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning with a particular focus on the use of digital audio for feedback on assessments and the use of screencasting for feedback and teaching.

In 2011 I received the Royal Society of Chemistry Higher Education Teaching Award:

Awarded in recognition of the significant contribution he has made to chemistry education at third level for over a decade, particularly his implementation and evaluation of innovative and carefully-designed teaching and assessment methods.

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My research is concerned with the application of time-resolved spectroscopic methods to the elucidation of the rates and mechanisms of photochemical and free radical processes of biological and medical interest. 

Current research projects include:

Carotenoid Free Radical Chemistry

Epidemiological studies reveal that a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is associated with reduced incidence of certain cancers and other diseases.  This may be due to the effects of antioxidants, such as carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin E and flavonoids, which are present in such foods.

Carotenoids possess antioxidant properties as a consequence of their free radical scavenging properties.  However many aspects of the free radical properties of carotenoids are not well understood (for example, whether carotenoid free radicals are affected by oxygen leading to chain reactions), and whether these properties are linked with the incidence of disease is not yet clearly established. 

Current research in this area involves collaboration with Professor Andy Young of Liverpool John Moores University and is focused on:

  • How carotenoids modify their behaviour towards free radicals when their surrounding molecular environment is altered.
  • The influence of structural details of individual carotenoids on their behaviour towards free radicals.
  • How the properties of carotenoid free radicals are affected by their surrounding molecular environment.
  • How carotenoid free radicals are affected by oxygen and thus deduce whether they are likely to cause free radical chain reactions in biological systems.
  • The free radical scavenging properties of carotenoid aggregates and the properties of carotenoid aggregate free radicals.

Photophysics and Photochemistry of Fullerene Derivatives

This project involves characterisation of the photophysical and photochemical properties of new fullerene derivatives with potential biological and medical applications.  The work is carried out in collaboration with several European partners.

Recent research funding includes £100K from the EC for research into ‘Evaluation of the Biological Properties of Fullerenes and Fullerene Derivatives’ and £100K from the Leverhulme Trust for research into ‘Aspects of Carotenoid Free Radical Chemistry of Biological and Medical Relevance’.

Selected Publications

  • Overton T and McGarvey DJ. 2017. Development of key skills and attributes in chemistry. CHEMISTRY EDUCATION RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, vol. 18(3), 401-402. link> doi> link>
  • El-Agamey A and McGarvey DJ. 2016. Peroxyl radical reactions with carotenoids in microemulsions: Influence of microemulsion composition and the nature of peroxyl radical precursor. Free Radic Biol Med, vol. 90, 75-84. link> doi> full text>
  • Barnett C, Gueorguieva M, Lees M, McGarvey D, Hoskins C. 2013. Physical stability, biocompatibility and potential use of hybrid iron oxide-gold nanoparticles as drug carriers. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Article 1706. doi>
  • Roach P, McGarvey DJ, Lees MR, Hoskins C. 2013. Remotely triggered scaffolds for controlled degradation and release of pharmaceuticals. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 8585-8602. doi> full text>
  • Barnett C, Gueorguieva M, Lees M, Darton R, McGarvey D, Hoskins C. 2012. Effect of hybrid composition on physicochemical properties and morphology of iron oxide-gold nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoparticle Research. doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Overton T and McGarvey DJ. 2017. Development of key skills and attributes in chemistry. CHEMISTRY EDUCATION RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, vol. 18(3), 401-402. link> doi> link>
  • El-Agamey A and McGarvey DJ. 2016. Peroxyl radical reactions with carotenoids in microemulsions: Influence of microemulsion composition and the nature of peroxyl radical precursor. Free Radic Biol Med, vol. 90, 75-84. link> doi> full text>
  • Barnett C, Gueorguieva M, Lees M, McGarvey D, Hoskins C. 2013. Physical stability, biocompatibility and potential use of hybrid iron oxide-gold nanoparticles as drug carriers. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Article 1706. doi>
  • Roach P, McGarvey DJ, Lees MR, Hoskins C. 2013. Remotely triggered scaffolds for controlled degradation and release of pharmaceuticals. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 8585-8602. doi> full text>
  • Barnett C, Gueorguieva M, Lees M, Darton R, McGarvey D, Hoskins C. 2012. Effect of hybrid composition on physicochemical properties and morphology of iron oxide-gold nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoparticle Research. doi>
  • El-Agamey A, Fukuzumi S, Naqvi KR, McGarvey DJ. 2011. Kinetic studies of retinol addition radicals. ORGANIC & BIOMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY, vol. 9(5), 1459-1465. link> doi>
  • El-Agamey A and McGarvey DJ. 2007. The reactivity of carotenoid radicals with oxygen. Free Radic Res, vol. 41(3), 295-302. link> doi>
  • Quaranta A, Zhang YM, Filippone S, Yang J, Sinay P, Rassat A, Edge R, Navaratnam S, McGarvey DJ, Land EJ, Brettreich M, Hirsch A, Bensasson RV. 2006. Photophysical studies of six amphiphilic 2 : 1 cyclodextrin :[60]fullerene derivatives. CHEMICAL PHYSICS, vol. 325(2), 397-403. link> doi>
  • Enes RF, Tome AC, Cavaleiro JAS, El-Agamey A, McGarvey DJ. 2005. Synthesis and solvent dependence of the photophysical properties of [60]fullerene-sugar conjugates. TETRAHEDRON, vol. 61(50), 11873-11881. link> doi>
  • El-Agamey A and McGarvey DJ. 2005. First direct observation of reversible oxygen addition to a carotenoid-derived carbon-centered neutral radical. Org Lett, vol. 7(18), 3957-3960. link> doi>
  • El-Agamey A, Burke M, Edge R, Land EJ, McGarvey DJ, Truscott TG. 2005. Photolysis of carotenoids in chloroform: enhanced yields of carotenoid radical cations in the presence of a tryptophan ester. RADIATION PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY, vol. 72(2-3), 341-345. link> doi>
  • El-Agamey A, Cantrell A, Land EJ, McGarvey DJ, Truscott TG. 2004. Are dietary carotenoids beneficial? Reactions of carotenoids with oxy-radicals and singlet oxygen. Photochem Photobiol Sci, vol. 3(8), 802-811. link> doi>
  • El-Agamey A, Lowe GM, McGarvey DJ, Mortensen A, Phillip DM, Truscott TG, Young AJ. 2004. Carotenoid radical chemistry and antioxidant/pro-oxuidant properties. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, vol. 430(1), 37-48. doi>
  • Cantrell A, Truscott T George, McGarvey DJ, Rancan F, Boehm F. 2003. Single Oxygen quenching by dietary carotenoids in a model membrane environment. Arch. Biochem. Biophys., vol. 412(1), 47-54. doi>
  • El-Agamey A and McGarvey DJ. 2003. Evidence for a lack of reactivity of carotenoid addition radicals towards oxygen: a laser flash photolysis study of the reactions of carotenoids with acylperoxyl radicals in polar and non-polar solvents. J Am Chem Soc, vol. 125(11), 3330-3340. link> doi>
  • Tang S, McGarvey DJ, Zholobenko VL. 2003. Photooxidation and Dark Thermal Oxidation of 1-butene on Cationic Forms of Zeolite Y. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.
  • Tang SLY, McGarvey DJ, Zholobenko VL. 2003. Photooxidation and dark thermal oxidation of 1-butene on cationic forms of zeolite Y: a spectroscopic study. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, vol. 5(12), 2699-2705. link> doi>
  • Quaranta A, McGarvey DJ, Land EJ, Brettreich M, Burghardt S, Schonberger H, Hirsch A, Gharbi N, Moussa F, Leach S, Gottinger H, Bensasson RV. 2003. Photophysical Properties of a Dendritic Methano[60]Fullerene Octadeca Acid and its /fITert\fP-Butyl Ester: Evidence for Aggregation of the Acid Form in Water. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, 2003, 5, 843-848. doi>
  • Gocke E, Chetelat AA, Csato M, McGarvey DJ, Jakob-Roetne R, kirchner S, Muster W, Potthast M, Widmer U. 2003. Phototoxicity and photogenotoxicity of nine pyridone derivatives. Mutation Research 535 (2003) 43-54, vol. 535(1), 43-54. doi>
  • McGarvey DJ and El Agamey A. 2002. Acyl/aroylperoxyl radicals: a comparative study of the reactivity of peroxyl radicals resulting from the $alpha$-cleavage of ketones. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. doi>
  • El-Agamey A and McGarvey DJ. 2002. Carotenoid Addition Radicals Do Not React With Molecular Oxygen: Aspects Of Carotenoid Reactions With Acylperoxyl Radicals In Polar And Non-Polar Media. Free Radical Reseasrch (2002), 36, Suppl 1, 97-100.
  • El-Agamey A and McGarvey DJ. 2002. Carotenoid radicals do not react with molecular oxygen: Aspects of carotenoid reactions with acyl/aroylperoxyl radicals in polar and non-polar media. Free Radical Bio. Med. (2002) 33: Suppl. 1, S274, 731.
  • Cantrell A, McGarvey DJ, Truscott TG. 2002. Molecular Mechanisms Associated with Potential Deleterious and Beneficial Effects of Dietary Carotenoids. Free Radical Research (2002), 36, Suppl 1, 58-60.
  • Cantrell A, McGarvey DJ, Roberts J, Sarna T, Truscott TG. 2001. Photochemical studies of A2-E. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. doi>
  • Burke M, Edge R, Land EJ, McGarvey DJ, Truscott TG. 2001. One-electron reduction potentials of dietary carotenoid radical cations in aqueous micellar environments. FEBS Lett, vol. 500(3), 132-136. link> doi>
  • Cantrell A and McGarvey DJ. 2001. Photochemical studies of 4-tert-butyl-4'-methoxydibenzoylmethane (BM-DBM). J Photochem Photobiol B, vol. 64(2-3), 117-122. link> doi>
  • Cantrell A, McGarvey DJ, Truscott TG. 2001. Photochemical Studies of Sunscreens in 'Sun Protection in Man'. Comprehensive Series in Photosciences Volume 3 (Ed P U Giacomoni).
  • McGarvey DJ, Frederiksen J, Schroder C, Bensasson RV, Berberan-Santos MN, Brettreich M, Land EJ, Göttinger H, Hirsch A, Leach S, Schönberger H. 2001. Triplet state properties of malonic acid C\d60\u derivatives C\d60\u[C(COOR)\d2\u]\dn\d; r=H, Et; n=1-6. Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics.
  • Bensasson RV, Berberan-Santos MN, Brettreich M, Frederiksen J, Gottinger H, Hirsch A, Land EJ, Leach S, McGarvey DJ, Schonberger H, Schroder C. 2001. Triplet state properties of malonic acid C-60 derivatives C-60[C(COOR)(2)](n); R = H, Et; n=1-6. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, vol. 3(21), 4679-4683. link> doi>
  • Burke M, Land EJ, McGarvey DJ, Truscott TG. 2000. Carotenoid triplet state lifetimes. J Photochem Photobiol B, vol. 59(1-3), 132-138. link> doi>
  • Dransfield G, Guest PJ, Lyth PL, McGarvey DJ, Truscott TG. 2000. Photoactivity tests of TiO2-based inorganic sunscreens. Part 1: Non-aqueous dispersions. J Photochem Photobiol B, vol. 59(1-3), 147-151. link> doi>
  • Bensasson RV, Brettreich M, Frederiksen J, Gottinger H, Hirsch A, Land EJ, Leach S, McGarvey DJ, Schonberger H. 2000. Reactions of e(aq)(-), CO2 center dot-, HO center dot, O-2(center dot-) and O-2((1)Delta(g)) with a dendro[60]fullerene and C-60[C(COOH)(2)](n) (n=2-6). FREE RADICAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, vol. 29(1), 26-33. link> doi>
  • Edge R, Land EJ, McGarvey DJ, Burke M, Truscott TG. 2000. The reduction potential of the beta-carotene.+ /beta-carotene couple in an aqueous micro-heterogeneous environment. FEBS Lett, vol. 471(2-3), 125-127. link> doi>
  • Foley S, Berberan-Santos MN, Fedorov A, McGarvey DJ, Santos C, Gigante B. 1999. Photophysical properties of pseudo-dihydro derivatives of C-70. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, vol. 103(41), 8173-8178. link> doi>
  • Cantrell A, McGarvey DJ, Mulroy L, Truscott TG. 1999. Laser flash photolysis studies of the UVA sunscreen Mexoryl (R) SX. PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY, vol. 70(3), 292-297. link> doi>
  • Foley S, Navaratnam S, McGarvey DJ, Land EJ, Truscott TG, Rice-Evans CA. 1999. Singlet oxygen quenching and the redox properties of hydroxycinnamic acids. Free Radic Biol Med, vol. 26(9-10), 1202-1208. link> doi>
  • Bonnett R, Charlesworth P, Djelal BD, Foley S, McGarvey DJ, Truscott TG. 1999. Photophysical properties of 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(m-hydroxyphenyl)porphyrin-(m-THPP), 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(m-hydroxyphenyl)chlorin (m-THPC) and 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(m-hydroxyphenyl)bacteriochlorin (m-THPBC): a comparative study. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-PERKIN TRANSACTIONS 2, 325-328. link> doi>
  • Böhm F, Edge R, McGarvey DJ, Truscott TG. 1998. Beta-carotene with vitamins E and C offers synergistic cell protection against NOx. FEBS Lett, vol. 436(3), 387-389. link> doi>
  • Edge R, McGarvey DJ, Truscott TG. 1997. The carotenoids as anti-oxidants--a review. J Photochem Photobiol B, vol. 41(3), 189-200. link> doi>
  • Foley S, Jones G, Liuzzi R, McGarvey DJ, Perry MH, Truscott TG. 1997. The synthesis and photophysical properties of polyether substituted phthalocyanines of potential use in photodynamic therapy. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-PERKIN TRANSACTIONS 2, 1725-1730. link> doi>
  • Bensasson RV, Hill TJ, Land EJ, Leach S, McGarvey DJ, Truscott TG, Ebenhoch J, Gerst M, Ruchardt C. 1997. Spectroscopy and photophysics of C60H18 and C60H36. CHEMICAL PHYSICS, vol. 215(1), 111-123. link> doi>
  • Bohm F, Edge R, Land EJ, McGarvey DJ, Truscott TG. 1997. Carotenoids enhance vitamin E antioxidant efficiency. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 119(3), 621-622. link> doi>
  • Tinkler JH, Tavender SM, Parker AW, McGarvey DJ, Mulroy L, Truscott TG. 1996. Investigation of carotenoid radical cations and triplet states by laser flash photolysis and time-resolved resonance Raman spectroscopy: Observation of competitive energy and electron transfer. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 118(7), 1756-1761. link> doi>
  • HILL TJ, LAND EJ, MCGARVEY DJ, SCHALCH W, TINKLER JH, TRUSCOTT TG. 1995. INTERACTIONS BETWEEN CAROTENOIDS AND THE CCL3O2-CENTER-DOT RADICAL. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, vol. 117(32), 8322-8326. link> doi>
  • MCLEAN AJ, MCGARVEY DJ, TRUSCOTT TG, LAMBERT CR, LAND EJ. 1990. EFFECT OF OXYGEN-ENHANCED INTERSYSTEM CROSSING ON THE OBSERVED EFFICIENCY OF FORMATION OF SINGLET OXYGEN. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY-FARADAY TRANSACTIONS, vol. 86(18), 3075-3080. link> doi>
  • Borland CF, McGarvey DJ, Morgan AR, Truscott TG. 1988. Laser flash photolysis of purpurins: novel potential photosensitizers of interest in photodynamic therapy. J Photochem Photobiol B, vol. 2(4), 427-434. link> doi>
  • Bonnett R, McGarvey DJ, Harriman A, Land EJ, Truscott TG, Winfield UJ. 1988. Photophysical properties of meso-tetraphenylporphyrin and some meso-tetra(hydroxyphenyl)porphyrins. Photochem Photobiol, vol. 48(3), 271-276. link> doi>
  • Land EJ, McDonagh AF, McGarvey DJ, Truscott TG. 1988. Photophysical studies of tin(IV)-protoporphyrin: potential phototoxicity of a chemotherapeutic agent proposed for the prevention of neonatal jaundice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 85(14), 5249-5253. link> doi>
  • Keir WF, Land EJ, MacLennan AH, McGarvey DJ, Truscott TG. 1987. Pulsed radiation studies of photodynamic sensitisers: the nature of DHE. Photochem Photobiol, vol. 46(5), 587-589. link> doi>
  • BORLAND CF, MCGARVEY DJ, TRUSCOTT TG, CODGELL RJ, LAND EJ. 1987. PHOTOPHYSICAL STUDIES OF BACTERIOCHLOROPHYLL-A AND BACTERIOPHEOPHYTIN-A - SINGLET OXYGEN GENERATION. JOURNAL OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY AND PHOTOBIOLOGY B-BIOLOGY, vol. 1(1), 93-101. link> doi>
  • Haxton KJ, McGarvey DJ, Hancock LM. FORTHCOMING: Developing the Scientific Writing Skills of 1st Year Chemistry Students. Chemistry Education Research and Practice.

Other

  • Clarke K, Truscott TG, McGarvey DJ, Gibbs NK. 2006. The triplet properties of the photocarcinogenic fluoroquinolone antibiotic, lomefloxacin, are not consistent with an energy transfer mechanism for photosensitised thymine dimer formation. JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY (vol. 126, p. 75). link>
  • Clarke K, Truscott TG, McGarvey DJ, Gibbs NK. 2006. The triplet properties of the photocarcinogenic fluoroquinolone antibiotic, lomefloxacin, are not consistent with an energy transfer mechanism for photosensitized thymine dimer formation. BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY (vol. 155, p. 246). link>
  • Roberts JE, Cantrell A, McGarvey DJ, Sarna T, Truscott TG. 2002. Photochemical studies of excited state intermediates of N-Retinylidene-N-Retinylethanolamine (A2-E). INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE (vol. 43, p. U1293). link>
  • Zholobenko VL, Tang SLY, McGarvey DJ. 2001. Photooxidation of 1-butene On Cationic Forms of Zeolites. Proceedings of the 13th International Zeolite Conference, Recent Research Report, Montpellier, 2001, p 27-R-03.
  • FIRTH AA, MCGARVEY DJ, TRUSCOTT TG. 1994. PHOTOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF SPIROOXAZINES. MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SECTION A-MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS (vol. 246, pp. 295-298). link> doi>

CHE-10047 Chemical Concepts and Structure (Module Leader)

CHE-10048 Practical and Professional Chemistry Skills 1

CHE-10049 Practical and Professional Chemistry Skills 2

CHE-10050 Chemical Properties and Reactions (Module Leader)

CHE-10052 Mathematical Tools and Concepts in Chemistry

CHE-20027 Medicinal and Biological Chemistry 1

CHE-20030 Spectroscopy and Analytical Chemistry 

CHE-20031 Structural Inorganic Chemistry 

CHE-30038 Chemical Kinetics, Photochemistry and Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms (Module Leader)

CHE-30002 Dual Honours Research Project

CHE-30040 Chemistry Research Project

CHE-30041 Medicinal Chemistry Research Project

 

Selected Chemistry Education Publications

  1. McGarvey D J and Haxton K J.  ‘Using Audio for Feedback on Assessments: Tutor and Student Experiences Higher Education Academy, Physical Sciences Centre, ‘New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences’, ( in press, 2011).
  2. Haxton K J and McGarvey D J.  ‘Screencasting as a means of providing timely, general feedback on assessment’  Higher Education Academy, Physical Sciences Centre, ‘New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences’(in press, 2011).
  3. McGarvey D J ‘Photochromism in View’Educ. Chem. (2008), 45, 84-87
  4. McGarvey D J.  ‘Investigating Commercial Sunscreens’.  Educ. Chem. (2007), 44, 116-120
  5. McGarvey D J.  ‘Industry-Linked Context-Based Chemistry Practicals’ in Higher Education Academy, Physical Sciences Centre, ‘New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences’, Issue 2 (2006), 57-64.
  6. D J McGarvey, ‘Experimenting with Undergraduate Practicals’, U. Chem. Ed., (2004), 8, 58-65
  7.  ‘Enhancing Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratories’, by John Carnduff and Norman Reid, Royal Society of Chemistry (2003, D. J. McGarvey’s contribution is example 12 on page 12). 

Teaching-related Grants

2011 HEA Physical Science Development Project (with K J Haxton): ‘Making time for active learning through the use of screencast pre-lectures’. £4735
2007 Keele Teaching Innovation Award (with Z Robinson, R M Ormerod): ‘Chemistry for Environmental Sciences: Context-based Learning’. £1,260.
2005 FDTL FAST (Formative Assessment in Science Teaching) Development Project Grant: ‘In-course assessment of undergraduate chemistry using ‘seen’ class tests’. £3K
2004 LTSN Physical Sciences Development Project Grant: ‘Industrially-Supported Context-Based Undergraduate Practicals’. £5K
2001 Keele Teaching Innovation Award (with PC Yates): ‘Video as a tool for self-assessment of UG oral presentations’. £615

 

Chemistry Education Presentations

2011 HEA Physical Sciences Centre, ‘More Effective Assessment and Feedback’, University of Leicester, 16th February (Using Audio for Feedback (Invited talk))
2010 HEA Physical Sciences/ Royal Society of Chemistry ‘Variety in Chemistry Teaching’ meeting, Loughborough University (Audio Feedback).
2009 HEA Physical Sciences/ Royal Society of Chemistry ‘EuroVariety in Chemistry Teaching’ meeting, University of Manchester (‘Enhancing Undergraduate Chemistry Practicals using Live Data-Pooling’; ‘Developing Report Writing Skills by Subjective Assessment of Past Laboratory Reports’).
2007 Higher Education Academy ‘Second Science Learning and Teaching Conference’, Keele University (poster on ‘Seen Class Tests’).
2006 Higher Education Academy Physical Sciences ‘New Lecturers’ Workshop’, Leicester (invited speaker, ‘Variety in Undergraduate Chemistry Practicals’).
2006 Chemical Synthesis Services (CSS) guest Speaker at the 7th Variety in Irish Chemistry Teaching meeting, Dublin
2006 Higher Education Academy Physical Sciences Professional Development Workshop on ‘More Effective Learning in the Laboratory’, University of Nottingham (invited speaker)
2005-6 HEA Physical Sciences Development Project Seminar, ‘Variety in Undergraduate Chemistry Practicals’, presented at universities throughout the UK (Hull, Heriot-Watt, Aberdeen, Leicester).
2005 Higher Education Academy ‘First Science Learning and Teaching Conference’, University of Warwick (oral presentation).
2005 Higher Education Academy Physical Sciences ‘New Lecturers’ Workshop’, Keele University (invited speaker).
2005 HEA Physical Sciences/ Royal Society of Chemistry ‘Variety in Chemistry Teaching’ meeting, Keele University (oral presentation).
2002 LTSN Physical Sciences/ Royal Society of Chemistry ‘Variety in Chemistry Teaching’ meeting, Keele University (workshop leader).
2002 LTSN Professional Development Workshop, ‘Problem-based learning in Chemistry’, University of Leicester (invited speaker).