After my Chemistry degree, I trained to be a qualified teacher (PGCE in secondary science, SFHEA) with experience of teaching non-traditional undergraduate students and Masters-level Education students, including supervision of MA Education dissertations. I spent seven years as the module convenor for Maths and Statistics and Foundations of Chemistry (Core and Further) modules in the Department for Lifelong Learning at the University of Sheffield. Following this, I recently joined the School of Education at Durham University as a Lecturer in Education.
I use a variety of methods for teaching. I developed a supported flipped learning model for teaching Maths, which has been successfully adapted to online distance teaching during the pandemic. I enjoy combining traditional teaching materials (because who doesn’t love a bit of chalk?) and learning technologies for an interactive classroom. My Chemistry teaching is supported by practical lab sessions, where we make things change colour and set things on fire!