Teaching and supervision
I enjoy teaching and interacting with students. I was nominated for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Teaching Hero of the year in the 2022 Student-Led Staff Awards at Edge Hill University. I was awarded the best research supervisor at CDBS, University of Edinburgh in 2021.
Edge Hill University: Module leader of Biological Psychology Year 2 (n=250 students). Lecturer and tutor: Year 2, Developmental Psychology (n=250), Research methods; MSc, Cognitive Psychology; Biological Psychology.
I have designed and supervised numerous undergraduate and postgraduate student neuroscience dissertation projects at the University of Edinburgh. One successful example included a paper published in the European Journal of Neuroscience (Broadbent et al., 2020), which was work from a group of undergraduate and postgraduate students under my direct supervision (corresponding author).
I was a course team member in Biomedical Sciences 2 (Year 2) and Neural Circuits for Learning and Memory (Year 4) at the University of Edinburgh from 2019-2021. I designed, developed and delivered lectures, tutorials, and practicals (hybrid learning) in Neural Circuits for Learning and Memory (year 4), Neurobiology of Cognition in Health and Disease (year 4), Neuroscience (Year 3), Biomedical Sciences 2 (year 2) at the University of Edinburgh.
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am also a mentor from the University of Edinburgh Biomedical Science Teaching Award scheme.