Academic development and teaching
I have very extensive experience of working with academics to promote mutually beneficial relationships, drawing on academic work to develop museum exhibitions and events, and developing the teaching and research use of museum collections.
At Manchester Museum, I oversaw an increase in use from c.30 modules per year to c.180 modules per year between 2005-19. The Museum featured in c.150 publications per year by external researchers. I was a member of the University of Manchester Research Impact Group 2018–19, and was on the judging panel for the University’s research impact awards from 2015-19.
I have very extensive experience of developing and undertaking university teaching. I taught on two-week residential field courses/research skills modules for 14 years during 2002–16, in the south of France (Animal Ecology and Behaviour) and the Italian Alps (Alpine Biodiversity and Forest Ecology), typically with 20-30 undergrads at the end of their second year.