After re-taking my A levels and a gap year spent cleaning up in an operating theatre (yes, blood, guts and gangrene), I took a degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry at the University of Leeds. There, in a Microbiology practical, I met my future husband. We married during our PhD studies; mine was in Medical Microbiology, again at the University of Leeds. I went on to teach at the University of Bradford and The Open University (OU). Having two children, both boys, diverted my career somewhat and over the next twenty years I had a variety of roles: OU associate lecturer, NHS smoking cessation advisor, further education lecturer in Chemistry, school teacher, private tutor, full-time carer, teacher at Keele University Medical School, and all too rarely, a lady who lunched.
Teaching involvement in current modules:
Foundation Year Modules
FYO-00034 Communication Skills for Scientists
FYO-00108 Academic Development
FYO-00125 People & Pathogens
FYO-00139 Populations & the Environment