First Name
Last Name
Professor of Teaching
Office Room
Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Tel (Office)
(604) 827-4494

Students Wanted
willing to supervise

Preferred Citation Style

Bachelor's Degree
University of Cambridge UK, 1991 (BA in Natural Sciences)

Doctoral Degree
University of Manchester, UK, 1994 (Computational Materials Simulation)

Employment History

UBC 2012-

Senior Advisor, Teaching and Learning

Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

Director, Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching 

Professor of Teaching (tenured)


University of Edinburgh 2000-2012

Dean of Learning and Teaching August 2010 to July 2012 College of Science and Engineering

Personal Chair in Physics Education August 2008 School of Physics and Astronomy

Director of Teaching August 2006 to 2009 School of Physics and Astronomy

Promoted to Senior Lecturer School of Physics and Astronomy, 2003

Lecturer, School of Physics University of Edinburgh


Lecturer, Departments of Chemistry / Physics 1998-1999 Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Temporary Lecturer, Department of Chemistry 1998-1999 University of Edinburgh


Post Doc, Computational Physics Group University of Keele (Prof. Mike Gillan)

Post Doc, Lab. for Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (Prof. Rutger van Santen)