Dr Janet Hoole

Title: Lecturer
Phone: +44 (0)1782 733640
Email: j.c.hoole@keele.ac.uk
Location: Huxley Building : 302A
Role: Biology Programme Director, Biology Level 5 Tutor, Visit and Open Day Coordinator, Welcome Week Coordinator, Community Day Coordinator
Contacting me: Try my office or arrange an appointment by e-mail.
janet hoole

I came to Keele University in 1992 as a PhD student and have been here ever since.  My first degree, BSc (Hons), was in Science and the Environment from Leicester Polytechnic.  After completing my PhD on the molecular conservation of endangered insects, I began teaching part-time at Keele, while carrying out post-doctoral research on the effects of the tapeworm Ligula on the gonads of infected roach.  I continued to teach part-time while running Ashley Pet Behaviour Centre and practicing as a Pet Behaviour Counsellor.  In 2008 I closed the Pet Behaviour Centre and returned to take on a greater role at Keele, being appointed as a lecturer, still working part-time.

My particular fields of interest are animal behaviour and human evolution.  I have helped to set up, and now manage, a final year module on Human Evolution, and I am still pressing to have more animal behaviour included in the curriculum. In addition I have forged links with various local zoos and each year run a variety of final year undergraduate projects looking at the behaviour of captive animals.  I also help to organise open and visit days, and take part in many outreach activities.

And in 2015 I took up the role of Programme Director for Biology.  In this capacity I am at present helping to steer the new Single Honours Biology programme through its validation stages.  In 2015 I also gained Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Selected Publications

  • Lovatt T and Hoole JC. 2015. Tigger or Eeyore? Does the use of mobile devices help or hinder participation in the lecture theatre: a pilot evaluation of LectureTools. Journal of Academic Development and Education, vol. 4, 40-47.
  • Hoole JC, Joyce DA, Pullin AS. 1999. Estimates of gene flow between populations of the swallowtail butterfly, Papilio machaon in Broadland, UK and implications for conservation. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, vol. 89(3), 293-299. link> doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Lovatt T and Hoole JC. 2015. Tigger or Eeyore? Does the use of mobile devices help or hinder participation in the lecture theatre: a pilot evaluation of LectureTools. Journal of Academic Development and Education, vol. 4, 40-47.
  • Hoole JC, Joyce DA, Pullin AS. 1999. Estimates of gene flow between populations of the swallowtail butterfly, Papilio machaon in Broadland, UK and implications for conservation. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, vol. 89(3), 293-299. link> doi>
  • LSC-10037 Diversity of Life
  • LSC-20062 Living Together
  • LSC-30043 Conservation Biology
  • LSC-30030 Human Evolution
  • LSC-30050 Life Sciences Dissertation
  • LSC-30046 Life Sciences Single Experimental Project
  • LSC-30049 Life Sciences Double Experimental Project