Teaching Responsibilities

Lecturer in Biology

Overview

As the course leader for undergraduate degrees in Biology, Environmental Studies and Human Sciences, my main areas of academic interest cover the unity of life, laboratory skills in biology, biomolecular sciences, practical skills in biomolecular sciences, human genetics and molecular evolution, while a current area of research interest lies in biochemical taxonomy.

Having previously worked at the Christie Hospital in Manchester, I have since taught at various educational institutions throughout the North West and now also act as an admissions tutor, an exams co-ordinator and a health and safety co-ordinator.

Recent Publications

Davies, D.H., Lawson, R., Burch, S.J. & Hanson, J.E. Relationships of Cartilaginous Fishes I. An Immunological Study of Holocephalans and Elasmobranchs Based on the Antigenic Characteristics of Isolated Transferrins. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Indo-Pacific Fishes, Ichthyological Society Japan, Tokyo, 1986, pp173-182.

Davies, D.H., Lawson, R., Burch, S.J. & Hanson, J.E. Evolutionary Relationships of a 'Primitive' Shark (Heterodontus) Assessed by Micro-complement Fixation of Serum Transferrin, J. Mol., Evol., 1987, 25: 74- 82.

Birch, M., Gibbs, B., Hanson, J., Nedwell, J.C., and Waters, B. A Pilot Mentoring Scheme for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology. Athena Project Report, September, 2000.

Birch, M., Gibbs, B., Hanson, J., Nedwell, J.C., and Waters, B. Mentoring Women in Science, Engineering and Technology in Higher Education. IEE 2nd Annual Symposium on Engineering Education: Professional Engineering Scenarios, London, 2002.