Dr Paul Hooley, Senior Lecturer in Cell and Molecular Biology, has been made a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
The honour recognises Dr Hooley’s contribution to teaching and the support of learning within higher education.
In particular it recognises his commitment to practical work within the teaching of science and his belief that researchers should share their findings with the wider community.
Dr Hooley has mentored teachers in schools and colleges and built an outreach team within the University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering to raise aspirations among young people in schools.
Dr Hooley, who has worked at the University for 24 years and is an active researcher, said: “I am delighted to be honoured by the HEA. My senior fellowship was based around a simple philosophy of science teaching. At all levels, including in schools, the teaching of science has to be informed and driven by practical work. Scientists have the obligation to explain their research to a wide audience well beyond their own discipline.
“I am looking forward to the opening of the new Science Centre at the University and the excellent opportunities this will give us for taking our science into the wider community.”
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Date Issued: Tuesday, 24 June 2014