Biography

I obtained a BSc.(Hons) in Molecular and Cellular Biology from University of Aberdeen in 2003 after which I undertook a PhD from University of York. Developing a keen interest in cell and cancer biology I started my post-doctoral training in Cardiff University and eventually moving to University of Manchester. During this time I had been actively involved in practical class and small group teaching. In 2014 I joined Keele School of Medicine to be part of the Medical Science Team and be involved in full time teaching.

Research and scholarship

Since starting my teaching role in Keele I have been engaged in educational research. My main interest lies in exploring ways to make learning interactive and innovative. I have undertaken research on enhancing collaborative learning and currently interested in ways to support students in developing critical thinking skills.

Teaching

I am involved in the delivery of the Phase 1 MBChB programme. I lecture on the cell and cancer biology strand of the course and lead the Health and Disease Unit. My other teaching roles involve acting as a PBL tutor, running of practical classes. I also co-jointly lead the Professional Development Programme.

Ali, N., Horn, M. and Crawford, R. (2019). Critical thinking in PBL: Development of a bespoke tool for critical thinking. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Higher Education Advances

Nazim Ali (2016). Re-designing of a Problem Based Learning module to reflect a distinctive curriculum. Journal of Academic Development and Education 6: 41-54

Selected Publications

  • Ali N, Crawford R, Horn M. 2019. Critical thinking in PBL: Development of a bespoke tool for critical thinking. 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION ADVANCES (HEAD'19) (pp. 513-520). link> doi>
  • Gaweł-Bęben K, Ali N, Ellis V, Velasco G, Poghosyan Z, Ager A, Knäuper V. 2018. TMEFF2 shedding is regulated by oxidative stress and mediated by ADAMs and transmembrane serine proteases implicated in prostate cancer. Cell Biology International, 273-280, vol. 42(3). doi> link> full text>
  • Ali N, Zhang L, Taylor S, Mironov A, Urbé S, Woodman P. 2013. Recruitment of UBPY and ESCRT Exchange Drive HD-PTP-Dependent Sorting of EGFR to the MVB. Current Biology, 453-461, vol. 23(6). doi> link> full text>
  • Ali N, Fiedler L, Knauper V. 2009. ADAMTS4 mediated signalling alters cell morphology and motility. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology.
  • Ali N and Knaüper V. 2007. Phorbol Ester-induced Shedding of the Prostate Cancer Marker Transmembrane Protein with Epidermal Growth Factor and Two Follistatin Motifs 2 Is Mediated by the Disintegrin and Metalloproteinase-17. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 37378-37388, vol. 282(52). doi> link> full text>

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Journal Articles

  • Gaweł-Bęben K, Ali N, Ellis V, Velasco G, Poghosyan Z, Ager A, Knäuper V. 2018. TMEFF2 shedding is regulated by oxidative stress and mediated by ADAMs and transmembrane serine proteases implicated in prostate cancer. Cell Biology International, 273-280, vol. 42(3). doi> link> full text>
  • Ali N, Zhang L, Taylor S, Mironov A, Urbé S, Woodman P. 2013. Recruitment of UBPY and ESCRT Exchange Drive HD-PTP-Dependent Sorting of EGFR to the MVB. Current Biology, 453-461, vol. 23(6). doi> link> full text>
  • Ali N, Fiedler L, Knauper V. 2009. ADAMTS4 mediated signalling alters cell morphology and motility. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology.
  • Ali N and Knaüper V. 2007. Phorbol Ester-induced Shedding of the Prostate Cancer Marker Transmembrane Protein with Epidermal Growth Factor and Two Follistatin Motifs 2 Is Mediated by the Disintegrin and Metalloproteinase-17. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 37378-37388, vol. 282(52). doi> link> full text>

Other

  • Ali N, Crawford R, Horn M. 2019. Critical thinking in PBL: Development of a bespoke tool for critical thinking. 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION ADVANCES (HEAD'19) (pp. 513-520). link> doi>
  • Ali N. The cell proliferatory activity of TMEFF2 is dependent on ADAM17.

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