Donna graduated in 2005 with a BSC (Hons) Biological Science and went on to complete a MSc in Molecular Biology with Bioinformatics in 2006. Donna then started a position as a researcher in the Brain Tumour Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton, and has presented her work on Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Receptors in Glioblastomas (GBM) at a number of conferences across the UK, including the British Neuro-Oncology Society.
From 2010, Donna started working as a Teaching Associate and Personal Tutor in Biomedical Science and completed a Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice in Higher Education, gaining a fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2014. She has a keen interest in developing learning and teaching strategies, supporting and enhancing the student’s classroom experience.
Molecular Biology with Bioinformatics
Pedagogical areas of research including ‘Flipping the Classroom’.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Smith, S., Brown, D., Purnell, E. and Martin, J. (2014) ‘Flipping’ the Postgraduate Classroom: supporting the student experience. In: Global Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Transgressing Boundaries. Eds Layne P. and Lake P. Schools and Higher Education, Vol 11. Springer Publishing