Teaching + mentoring
Certification: Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

2021 - present


Teaching and grading talks prepared and delivered by BSc and MSc students:

  • Delivering an elevator talk
  • Delivering a scientific talk

Seminar lead for PhD students, Postdocs and technical staff:

  • Preparing a great elevator pitch
  • Writing a journal article
  • The review process
  • Journal article discussions

Postgraduate mentoring
2019 - present


Mentor support for MPhil and PhD students in:

  • workload and time management
  • writing feedback
  • presentation feedback
  • specialist laboratory equipment training
  • data analysis techniques
  • advocacy, reality checks and general morale boosts!

Undergraduate mentoring
2015 - present


Training and guidance for final year undergraduate students for their dissertation projects on:

  • specialist laboratory equipment
  • fieldwork protocols
  • data analysis techniques
  • data interpretation
  • feedback on written work.

Work experience students


Designed and facilitated a week-long work experience placement for GCSE aged students, where they completed a mini research project. This included:

  • a safety induction
  • introduction to the research field
  • fieldwork for sample collection
  • laboratory work
  • data processing and interpretation
  • a poster presentation.

Fieldwork supervision
2019 - present


One-to-one training and supervision for postgraduate students who conduct fieldwork:

  • from river banks and lake piers
  • on coastal seas and lakes from small boats
  • in ocean environments from large ships.

This encompasses planning and preparation stages, including risk assessments and CoSHH forms, to sample collection, transport and storage. 

Laboratory supervision
2015 - present

  • Marine Biology BSc and Zoology BSc class laboratory demonstrations and support, and grading of associated coursework.
  • Laboratory and data processing training in specialist techniques for BSc dissertation projects, and feedback on dissertation drafts.
  • One-to-one laboratory training and guidance for MPhil and PhD students.
  • Training and advice for the general maintenance of specialist equipment to technical and academic colleagues.

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