Associate professor, University of Bath

I have been involved in research and teaching cancer biology for over a decade. I did my PhD in radiation oncology, and subsequent research on tumour hypoxia led to our drug reaching Phase II clinical trials. I also teach a very popular course on cancer biology to students at Bath, which made me realise how much I enjoyed teaching AND how little resources there were on introducing cancer genetics to the general public. It led to my writing a free e-book (Introduction to cancer biology, www.bookboon.com) and a free online course ('Inside Cancer' - www.futurelearn.com). The online course was designed for anyone with an interest in cancer - from sufferers to researchers - and has attracted over 32000 learners from over 90 countries, with 98% recommending the course to friends.

Experience

  • 2008–2016
    Director of Studies, University of Bath, UK
  • 2000–2008
    Lecturer, University of Bath, UK
  • 1997–2000
    postdoctoral researcher, University of Bath, UK

Honours

Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellow 2015