Fellows of the Institute: College of Science

Dr Beatrix Fahnert






Dr Beatrix Fahnert is Deputy Head of The School of Life Sciences, College of Science.

“I am committed to sharing my passion for science, to providing the best education and making it accessible, and to supporting other educators/the community of practice in our shared efforts (e.g. via activities in the HEA, various Learned Societies and for journals, as well as disseminating my research findings).

My research interests therefore include:

  • Lifelong learning – From Personal Development Planning (subject, transferable and career skills) to Continuous Professional Development (including PRLT, recognition and accreditation)
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Employability
  • Individual and Institutional Learning and Change in HE/ Academic culture
  • Internationalisation
  • Learning and Teaching in the Biosciences
  • Scientific engagement of the public (particularly public awareness of infectious diseases prevention and appropriate treatment) is another area of interest.”

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Dr Keivan Ahmadi






Dr Keivan Ahmadi is a Senior Lecturer for The School of Pharmacy, College of Science.

“I have a keen interest in evaluating and assessing the ever changing landscape of ‘Pharmacy Education’ and in a broader term ‘Health Education’. I see the future of healthcare through the wide angled lenses of values-based education & interprofessional learning.”

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Dr Matt Watkins






Dr Matthew Watkins is a Senior Lecturer for The School of School of Mathematics and Physics, College of Science.

“My primary research is in the area of computational modelling and simulation. Recently, I have become extremely interested in how interactive digital learning aids can be employed to help students engage with and learn complex topics. We are currently working to develop tools to help teach statistics concepts to mathematicians and concepts of dynamics and mechanics to physicists.”

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Dr Nick Tucker






Dr Nick Tucker is a Reader for The School of Engineering, College of Science.

“I am establishing a new research group in nano-scale manufacturing by means of using student producers as research partners. In my role as school senior tutor I am also taking an interest in initiating and running multi-year student projects. These projects are extra-curricular and voluntary – the HE research aspect of this is that I would like to quantify the beneficial effects of these activities on our students.”

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