I was appointed Teaching Fellow in Anatomy at Keele in 2014. Before arriving at Keele I obtained a first class BSc (Hons) in Anatomy and Human Biology from the University of Liverpool. I then completed a PhD investigating the effect of exchange protein directly activated by cAMP (Epac) activation on human coronary artery endothelial cells. During this time I also worked as an Anatomy Demonstrator teaching undergraduate Anatomy and Medicine students. In 2013 I was then appointed as a Human Anatomy Lecturer at Liverpool University as maternity cover. In 2017 I was awarded the Masters in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Distinction) from Keele.
Research and scholarship
My previous research investigated the role of Epac activation on human coronary artery endothelial cells. As a Lecturer at Keele my scholarship focuses on educational developments particularly within anatomy and histology education. Previous projects include investigating the use of clickers in practical classes and the development of a decision tree and virtual resources for histology education.
At Keele I am a Lecturer within the Medical school. I lead Unit 6, Year 1 (Brain and Mind) and teach gross anatomy, histology, neuroanatomy and embryology to Undergraduate Medical students. I also teach gross anatomy for the wider Faculty and on external courses. I am a tutor for Problem-Based Learning, Professional Development (PDT) and Enhanced Professional and Academic Student Support (EPASS).
Clickers in the Classroom: Study into the use of interactive quizzes in a practical environment. Journal of Academic Development and Education. full text>2017.