Dr Nicola Veitch

  • Senior Lecturer (Parasitology)

telephone: 01413305143
email: Nicola.Veitch@glasgow.ac.uk
pronouns: She/her/hers

B208 Sir Graeme Davies Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

Import to contacts

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9583-3915

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Infection and Immunity in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) at the University of Glasgow with a focus on Learning, Teaching and Scholarship.

My research background is molecular parasitology and genetics, and I currently teach broadly in the topics of Microbiology and Molecular Biology. I am the programme coordinator for the final year Microbiology degree and a Senior Adviser of Studies. Across all the Life Sciences subjects I coordinate the Level 3 Molecular Methods course and the Schools/Education Outreach final year projects.

I am an active participant in the Athena Swan committee within my school and over the past four years have held grants to collaborate with colleagues and student interns to develop Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategies to enhance the student experience.

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and I have many interests in terms of Scholarship of Learning and Teaching; publishing on student-staff collaboration in EDI, embedding employability and the use of digital technology to enhance learning.

I have an active interest in science communication, where I am using alternative strategies to engage communities using outdoor street theatre.

Research interests

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and I have many interests in terms of Scholarship of Learning and Teaching. I lead a project developing and embedding Virtual Reality into teaching, designing a Disease Diagnostics VR lab with the company Edify for use in undergraduate courses. This work was supported by Innovate UK.

This work has led to a collaborative scholarship study with colleagues in College of Arts and the College of Social Sciences to understand how Virtual Reality supports learning and the student experience.

Due to my interest in EDI, I work in collaboration with students and staff to develop EDI resources and embed them into the curriculum. This work started in 2021 and has been supported by the Wellcome Trust and Learning and Teaching Development Grants. This work has led to the development of an Equality and Diversity App, that is a freely available L&T resource:

The projects have won both internal and external teaching awards.  

Publications

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2023

Veitch, N. (2023) Street science brings home an important message about African sleeping sickness. Microbiologist, 25 Jul.

Donald, C. et al. (2023) The Impact of using Virtual Reality Lessons to Teach Microbiology Online. SEB Centenary Conference 2023, Edinburgh, UK, 4-7 July 2023. (Unpublished)

Veitch, N. (2023) Parasite Street Science - An Arts and Science Public Engagement Collaborative Project. Society of Experimental Biology (SEB) Centenary Conference 2023, Edinburgh, UK, 4-7 July 2023.

Veitch, N. (2023) Engagement in Europe: EUSEA Conference 2023. [Website]

Bialic, H. and Veitch, N. (2023) Parasite Street Science: An Arts and Science Public Engagement Project. EUSEA 2023: Pathfinders on a Mission, Bolzano, Italy, 3-4 May 2023.

Szelics, A., Frazier, S., Kerr, H., Knowles, J., Prosser, D., Ryan, L., Paterson, V., Veitch, N. and White, S. (2023) Students as co-creators of an inclusive equality and diversity teaching resource: an example from life sciences. In: Collaboration in Higher Education. Bloomsbury Academic: London, pp. 83-88. ISBN 9781350334052

Donald, C. et al. (2023) The Impact of using Virtual Reality Lessons to Teach Microbiology Online. Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2023, Birmingham, UK, 17-20 April 2023. (Unpublished)

Donald, C. et al. (2023) The Impact of using Virtual Reality Lessons to Teach Microbiology Online. 16th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Online, 29 Mar 2023. (Unpublished)

2022

Errico, L., Gatt, Z., Sherry, L. and Veitch, N. (2022) Decolonising the Life Science Curricula at the University of Glasgow. Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2022, Belfast, UK, 04-07 Apr 2022.

Errico, L., Gatt, Z., Sherry, L. and Veitch, N. (2022) Decolonising the Life Science Curricula at the University of Glasgow. 15th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 29 Mar 2022.

Zainudden, D. A., Broom, M., Nousek-Mcgregor, A. , Stubbs, F. and Veitch, N. (2022) Embedding 21st century employability into assessment and feedback practice through a student-staff partnership. Access Microbiology, 4(3), 000329. (doi: 10.1099/acmi.0.000329) (PMID:35693472) (PMCID:PMC9175971)

2021

Veitch, N. and Donald, C. (2021) Improving student engagement in the virtual world of disease diagnostics. In: Tasler, N., O'Brien, R. and Spiers, A. (eds.) Being Creative in the Face of Diversity. Series: The #creativeHE Annual 2021., 1. The Creativity for Learning in Higher Education community, pp. 69-71. (doi: 10.25416/NTR.17709860.v1)

Welsh, M. and Veitch, N. (2021) SoTL and early career academics. [Audio]

Veitch, N. and Donald, C. (2021) Enhancing the student experience with a virtual reality disease diagnostics lab. ALT-ELESIG Scotland Meeting, Online, 26 November 2021.

Paterson, V., Szaboova, A., Veitch, N. and White, S. (2021) Equality and Diversity in the Life Sciences. Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference 2021: Teaching in the Spotlight: What if the Future for HE Curricula?, 6 Jul 2021.

Paterson, V., Szaboova, A.-M., Veitch, N. and White, S. (2021) Equality and Diversity in the Life Sciences. 14th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 18 Jun 2021. (Submitted)

Donald, C. , Veitch, N. , Edmond, A., Marks, L., Kirkwood, N., Carman, C. , McDonnell, N. and Macpherson, F. (2021) The Impact of Using Virtual Reality Lessons to Teach Online. Evolving Molecular Bioscience Education, 27-28 May 2021.

Veitch, N. , Szaboova, A., Paterson, V. and White, S. (2021) Equality & Diversity in the Life Sciences. Biochemical Society Evolving Molecular Biosciences, 28 May 2021.

Veitch, N. , Mcgregor, A. , Stubbs, F., Broom, M. and Zainudden, D. (2021) Embedding 21st Century Employability into Assessment and Feedback Practice through a Student-Staff Partnership. Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2021, 26-30 April 2021.

Szaboova, A.-M., Frazier, S., Kerr, H., Knowles, J., Prosser, D., Ryan, L., Paterson, V., White, S. and Veitch, N. (2021) UofG Equality and Diversity in the Life Sciences: University of Glasgow app. [Website]

2020

Steele, A. and Veitch, N. (2020) Implementation and Impact of our PCR Resources. [Website]

Veitch, N. , Webber, P., MacLeod, A. , Adamson, W., Richardson, A. and Mitchell, J. (2020) Parasite Street Science. [Website]

2019

Nousek-Mcgregor, A. , Veitch, N. , Zainudden, D. A. and Broom, M. (2019) Embedding 21st century employability into assessment and feedback practice through a student-staff partnership. Change Agents Network, Milton Keynes, UK, 29-30 May 2019.

Makransky, G., Mayer, R. E., Veitch, N. , Hood, M., Christensen, K. B. and Gadegaard, H. (2019) Equivalence of using a desktop virtual reality science simulation at home and in class. PLoS ONE, 14(4), e0214944. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214944) (PMID:30973900) (PMCID:PMC6459525)

2018

Scott, P. H., Veitch, N. J. , Gadegaard, H., Mughal, M., Norman, G. and Welsh, M. (2018) Enhancing theoretical understanding of a practical biology course using active and self-directed learning strategies. Journal of Biological Education, 52(2), pp. 184-195. (doi: 10.1080/00219266.2017.1293557)

2017

Veitch, N. and Scott, P. (2017) Use of Apps in Higher Education: Can Students Benefit from a Mobile Makeover? Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections and Sharing Pedagogy, Edinburgh, Scotland, 29-30 Jun 2017.

Veitch, N. , Scott, P. and Sam, M. (2017) Prime It DNA Game. [Website]

2016

Veitch, N. and Scott, P. (2016) Molecular Methods University of Glasgow App. [Website]

Cooper, A., Capewell, P. , Clucas, C. , Veitch, N. , Weir, W. , Thomson, R., Raper, J. and MacLeod, A. (2016) A primate APOL1 variant that kills Trypanosoma brucei gambiense. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10(8), e0004903. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004903) (PMID:27494254) (PMCID:PMC4975595)

Weir, W. et al. (2016) Population genomics reveals the origin and asexual evolution of human infective trypanosomes. eLife, 5, e11473. (doi: 10.7554/eLife.11473) (PMID:26809473) (PMCID:PMC4739771)

2014

Welsh, M., Veitch, N. and Scott, P. (2014) Development of an App to Improve Students’ Mastery of Biology Laboratory Techniques. In: Higher Education Academy STEM Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 30 Apr - 1 May 2014, (Unpublished)

Welsh, M., Veitch, N. , Scott, P. and Gadegaard, H. (2014) Molecular Biology Explained YouTube Channel. [Website]

2013

Capewell, P. , Clucas, C. , Weir, W. , Veitch, N. and MacLeod, A. (2013) Normal human serum lysis of non-human trypanosomes and resistance of T. b. rhodesiense and T. b. gambiense. In: Magez, S. and Radwanska, M. (eds.) Trypanosomes and Trypanosomiasis. Springer, pp. 139-160. ISBN 9783709115558 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-7091-1556-5_6)

Capewell, P. , Clucas, C. , DeJesus, E., Kieft, R., Hajduk, S., Veitch, N. , Steketee, P.C., Cooper, A., Weir, W. and MacLeod, A. (2013) The TgsGP gene is essential for resistance to human serum in Trypanosoma brucei gambiense. PLoS Pathogens, 9(10), e1003686. (doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003686) (PMID:24098129) (PMCID:PMC3789759)

2012

Bullard, W., Kieft, R., Capewell, P. , Veitch, N. J. , Macleod, A. and Hajduk, S. (2012) Haptoglobin-hemoglobin receptor independent killing of African trypanosomes by human serum and trypanosome lytic factors. Virulence, 3(1), pp. 72-76. (doi: 10.4161/viru.3.1.18295) (PMID:22286709) (PMCID:PMC3337153)

Veitch, N. and Scott, P.H. (2012) Improving Student Engagement in a Molecular Methods Course Using a Self-directed Learning Task. In: Biochemical Society/FEBS Workshop, Innovations in Molecular Bioscience Education, Cambridge, UK, 17-18 Dec 2012,

2011

Capewell, P., Veitch, N.J. , Turner, C.M.R., Raper, J., Berriman, M., Hajduk, S.L. and MacLeod, A. (2011) Differences between Trypanosoma brucei gambiense groups 1 and 2 in their resistance to killing by Trypanolytic factor 1. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 5(9), e1287. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001287) (PMID:21909441) (PMCID:PMC3167774)

2010

Kieft, R., Capewell, P. , Turner, C.M.R., Veitch, N.J. , MacLeod, A. and Hajduk, S. (2010) Mechanism of Trypanosoma brucei gambiense (group 1) resistance to human trypanosome lytic factor. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(37), pp. 16137-16141. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1007074107)

Veitch, N.J. , Johnson, P.C.D. , Trivedi, U., Terry, S., Wildridge, D. and MacLeod, A. (2010) Digital gene expression analysis of two life cycle stages of the human-infective parasite, Trypanosoma brucei gambiense reveals differentially expressed clusters of co-regulated genes. BMC Medical Genomics, 11, p. 124. (doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-11-124)

2007

Naula, C. , Alibu, V., Brock, J., Veitch, N.J. , Burchmore, R.J.S. and Barrett, M. (2007) A new erythrose 4-phosphate dehydrogenase coupled assay for transketolase. Journal of Biochemical and Biophysical Methods, 70(6), pp. 1185-1187. (doi: 10.1016/j.jprot.2007.11.002)

Shelbourne, P.F., Keller-McGandy, C., Bi, W.L., Yoon, S.R., Dubeau, L., Veitch, N.J. , Vonsattel, J.P., Wexler, N.S., Arnheim, N. and Augood, S.J. (2007) Triplet repeat mutation length gains correlate with cell-type specific vulnerability in Huntington disease brain. Human Molecular Genetics, 16(10), pp. 1133-1142. (doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddm054)

Veitch, N.J. , Ennis, M., McAbney, J.P., Shelbourne, P.F. and Monckton, D.G. (2007) Inherited CAG center dot CTG allele length is a major modifier of somatic mutation length variability in Huntington disease. DNA Repair, 6(6), pp. 789-796. (doi: 10.1016/j.dnarep.2007.01.002)

2004

Veitch, N.V. , Maugeri, D.A., Cazzulo, J.J., Lindqvist, Y. and Barrett, M.P. (2004) Transketolase from Leishmania mexicana has a dual subcellular localization. Biochemical Journal, 382(2), pp. 759-767. (doi: 10.1042/BJ20040459)

This list was generated on Mon Jun 17 00:00:10 2024 BST.
Number of items: 43.

Articles

Veitch, N. (2023) Street science brings home an important message about African sleeping sickness. Microbiologist, 25 Jul.

Zainudden, D. A., Broom, M., Nousek-Mcgregor, A. , Stubbs, F. and Veitch, N. (2022) Embedding 21st century employability into assessment and feedback practice through a student-staff partnership. Access Microbiology, 4(3), 000329. (doi: 10.1099/acmi.0.000329) (PMID:35693472) (PMCID:PMC9175971)

Makransky, G., Mayer, R. E., Veitch, N. , Hood, M., Christensen, K. B. and Gadegaard, H. (2019) Equivalence of using a desktop virtual reality science simulation at home and in class. PLoS ONE, 14(4), e0214944. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214944) (PMID:30973900) (PMCID:PMC6459525)

Scott, P. H., Veitch, N. J. , Gadegaard, H., Mughal, M., Norman, G. and Welsh, M. (2018) Enhancing theoretical understanding of a practical biology course using active and self-directed learning strategies. Journal of Biological Education, 52(2), pp. 184-195. (doi: 10.1080/00219266.2017.1293557)

Cooper, A., Capewell, P. , Clucas, C. , Veitch, N. , Weir, W. , Thomson, R., Raper, J. and MacLeod, A. (2016) A primate APOL1 variant that kills Trypanosoma brucei gambiense. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10(8), e0004903. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004903) (PMID:27494254) (PMCID:PMC4975595)

Weir, W. et al. (2016) Population genomics reveals the origin and asexual evolution of human infective trypanosomes. eLife, 5, e11473. (doi: 10.7554/eLife.11473) (PMID:26809473) (PMCID:PMC4739771)

Capewell, P. , Clucas, C. , DeJesus, E., Kieft, R., Hajduk, S., Veitch, N. , Steketee, P.C., Cooper, A., Weir, W. and MacLeod, A. (2013) The TgsGP gene is essential for resistance to human serum in Trypanosoma brucei gambiense. PLoS Pathogens, 9(10), e1003686. (doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003686) (PMID:24098129) (PMCID:PMC3789759)

Bullard, W., Kieft, R., Capewell, P. , Veitch, N. J. , Macleod, A. and Hajduk, S. (2012) Haptoglobin-hemoglobin receptor independent killing of African trypanosomes by human serum and trypanosome lytic factors. Virulence, 3(1), pp. 72-76. (doi: 10.4161/viru.3.1.18295) (PMID:22286709) (PMCID:PMC3337153)

Capewell, P., Veitch, N.J. , Turner, C.M.R., Raper, J., Berriman, M., Hajduk, S.L. and MacLeod, A. (2011) Differences between Trypanosoma brucei gambiense groups 1 and 2 in their resistance to killing by Trypanolytic factor 1. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 5(9), e1287. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001287) (PMID:21909441) (PMCID:PMC3167774)

Kieft, R., Capewell, P. , Turner, C.M.R., Veitch, N.J. , MacLeod, A. and Hajduk, S. (2010) Mechanism of Trypanosoma brucei gambiense (group 1) resistance to human trypanosome lytic factor. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(37), pp. 16137-16141. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1007074107)

Veitch, N.J. , Johnson, P.C.D. , Trivedi, U., Terry, S., Wildridge, D. and MacLeod, A. (2010) Digital gene expression analysis of two life cycle stages of the human-infective parasite, Trypanosoma brucei gambiense reveals differentially expressed clusters of co-regulated genes. BMC Medical Genomics, 11, p. 124. (doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-11-124)

Naula, C. , Alibu, V., Brock, J., Veitch, N.J. , Burchmore, R.J.S. and Barrett, M. (2007) A new erythrose 4-phosphate dehydrogenase coupled assay for transketolase. Journal of Biochemical and Biophysical Methods, 70(6), pp. 1185-1187. (doi: 10.1016/j.jprot.2007.11.002)

Shelbourne, P.F., Keller-McGandy, C., Bi, W.L., Yoon, S.R., Dubeau, L., Veitch, N.J. , Vonsattel, J.P., Wexler, N.S., Arnheim, N. and Augood, S.J. (2007) Triplet repeat mutation length gains correlate with cell-type specific vulnerability in Huntington disease brain. Human Molecular Genetics, 16(10), pp. 1133-1142. (doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddm054)

Veitch, N.J. , Ennis, M., McAbney, J.P., Shelbourne, P.F. and Monckton, D.G. (2007) Inherited CAG center dot CTG allele length is a major modifier of somatic mutation length variability in Huntington disease. DNA Repair, 6(6), pp. 789-796. (doi: 10.1016/j.dnarep.2007.01.002)

Veitch, N.V. , Maugeri, D.A., Cazzulo, J.J., Lindqvist, Y. and Barrett, M.P. (2004) Transketolase from Leishmania mexicana has a dual subcellular localization. Biochemical Journal, 382(2), pp. 759-767. (doi: 10.1042/BJ20040459)

Book Sections

Szelics, A., Frazier, S., Kerr, H., Knowles, J., Prosser, D., Ryan, L., Paterson, V., Veitch, N. and White, S. (2023) Students as co-creators of an inclusive equality and diversity teaching resource: an example from life sciences. In: Collaboration in Higher Education. Bloomsbury Academic: London, pp. 83-88. ISBN 9781350334052

Veitch, N. and Donald, C. (2021) Improving student engagement in the virtual world of disease diagnostics. In: Tasler, N., O'Brien, R. and Spiers, A. (eds.) Being Creative in the Face of Diversity. Series: The #creativeHE Annual 2021., 1. The Creativity for Learning in Higher Education community, pp. 69-71. (doi: 10.25416/NTR.17709860.v1)

Capewell, P. , Clucas, C. , Weir, W. , Veitch, N. and MacLeod, A. (2013) Normal human serum lysis of non-human trypanosomes and resistance of T. b. rhodesiense and T. b. gambiense. In: Magez, S. and Radwanska, M. (eds.) Trypanosomes and Trypanosomiasis. Springer, pp. 139-160. ISBN 9783709115558 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-7091-1556-5_6)

Conference or Workshop Item

Donald, C. et al. (2023) The Impact of using Virtual Reality Lessons to Teach Microbiology Online. SEB Centenary Conference 2023, Edinburgh, UK, 4-7 July 2023. (Unpublished)

Veitch, N. (2023) Parasite Street Science - An Arts and Science Public Engagement Collaborative Project. Society of Experimental Biology (SEB) Centenary Conference 2023, Edinburgh, UK, 4-7 July 2023.

Bialic, H. and Veitch, N. (2023) Parasite Street Science: An Arts and Science Public Engagement Project. EUSEA 2023: Pathfinders on a Mission, Bolzano, Italy, 3-4 May 2023.

Donald, C. et al. (2023) The Impact of using Virtual Reality Lessons to Teach Microbiology Online. Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2023, Birmingham, UK, 17-20 April 2023. (Unpublished)

Donald, C. et al. (2023) The Impact of using Virtual Reality Lessons to Teach Microbiology Online. 16th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Online, 29 Mar 2023. (Unpublished)

Errico, L., Gatt, Z., Sherry, L. and Veitch, N. (2022) Decolonising the Life Science Curricula at the University of Glasgow. Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2022, Belfast, UK, 04-07 Apr 2022.

Errico, L., Gatt, Z., Sherry, L. and Veitch, N. (2022) Decolonising the Life Science Curricula at the University of Glasgow. 15th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 29 Mar 2022.

Veitch, N. and Donald, C. (2021) Enhancing the student experience with a virtual reality disease diagnostics lab. ALT-ELESIG Scotland Meeting, Online, 26 November 2021.

Paterson, V., Szaboova, A., Veitch, N. and White, S. (2021) Equality and Diversity in the Life Sciences. Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference 2021: Teaching in the Spotlight: What if the Future for HE Curricula?, 6 Jul 2021.

Paterson, V., Szaboova, A.-M., Veitch, N. and White, S. (2021) Equality and Diversity in the Life Sciences. 14th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, 18 Jun 2021. (Submitted)

Donald, C. , Veitch, N. , Edmond, A., Marks, L., Kirkwood, N., Carman, C. , McDonnell, N. and Macpherson, F. (2021) The Impact of Using Virtual Reality Lessons to Teach Online. Evolving Molecular Bioscience Education, 27-28 May 2021.

Veitch, N. , Szaboova, A., Paterson, V. and White, S. (2021) Equality & Diversity in the Life Sciences. Biochemical Society Evolving Molecular Biosciences, 28 May 2021.

Veitch, N. , Mcgregor, A. , Stubbs, F., Broom, M. and Zainudden, D. (2021) Embedding 21st Century Employability into Assessment and Feedback Practice through a Student-Staff Partnership. Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2021, 26-30 April 2021.

Nousek-Mcgregor, A. , Veitch, N. , Zainudden, D. A. and Broom, M. (2019) Embedding 21st century employability into assessment and feedback practice through a student-staff partnership. Change Agents Network, Milton Keynes, UK, 29-30 May 2019.

Veitch, N. and Scott, P. (2017) Use of Apps in Higher Education: Can Students Benefit from a Mobile Makeover? Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections and Sharing Pedagogy, Edinburgh, Scotland, 29-30 Jun 2017.

Conference Proceedings

Welsh, M., Veitch, N. and Scott, P. (2014) Development of an App to Improve Students’ Mastery of Biology Laboratory Techniques. In: Higher Education Academy STEM Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 30 Apr - 1 May 2014, (Unpublished)

Veitch, N. and Scott, P.H. (2012) Improving Student Engagement in a Molecular Methods Course Using a Self-directed Learning Task. In: Biochemical Society/FEBS Workshop, Innovations in Molecular Bioscience Education, Cambridge, UK, 17-18 Dec 2012,

Audio

Welsh, M. and Veitch, N. (2021) SoTL and early career academics. [Audio]

Website

Veitch, N. (2023) Engagement in Europe: EUSEA Conference 2023. [Website]

Szaboova, A.-M., Frazier, S., Kerr, H., Knowles, J., Prosser, D., Ryan, L., Paterson, V., White, S. and Veitch, N. (2021) UofG Equality and Diversity in the Life Sciences: University of Glasgow app. [Website]

Steele, A. and Veitch, N. (2020) Implementation and Impact of our PCR Resources. [Website]

Veitch, N. , Webber, P., MacLeod, A. , Adamson, W., Richardson, A. and Mitchell, J. (2020) Parasite Street Science. [Website]

Veitch, N. , Scott, P. and Sam, M. (2017) Prime It DNA Game. [Website]

Veitch, N. and Scott, P. (2016) Molecular Methods University of Glasgow App. [Website]

Welsh, M., Veitch, N. , Scott, P. and Gadegaard, H. (2014) Molecular Biology Explained YouTube Channel. [Website]

This list was generated on Mon Jun 17 00:00:10 2024 BST.

Teaching

I coordinate courses and teach broadly across Microbiology and Molecular Biology subjects. I actively develop innovative new teaching strategies and resources with the aim of improving and enhancing the student experience.

I have developed two Molecular Methods apps that are embedded into my teaching:

Molecular Methods App

PrimeIt App:

 

Current roles:

  • Undergraduate Lead for School of Infection and Immunity
  • Programme Lead for Microbiology BSc (Hons)
  • Course coordinator, Molecular Methods level 3
  • Course Coordinator Final Year Outreach Local Schools and Education projects
  • Contribute to teaching for undergraduate years 2 to 4
  • School of Infection and Immunity Athena Swan member, MVLS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group, MVLS Decolonising the Curriculum working group, MVLS Employability working group.
  • School of Infection and Immunity Senior Adviser of Studies
  • Athena Swan external reviewer for Advance HE
  • National Teaching Fellowship Scheme reviewer for Advance HE
  • Mentor for Early Career Development Programme, Athena Swan Mentorship programmes and Recognition of Excellence in Teaching Fellowships.

Professional activities & recognition

Research fellowships

  • 2017 - to date: Higher Education Academy

Professional & learned societies

  • 2021 - to date: Scottish Branch Committee Member, Royal Society of Biology

Public Engagement

I have an active interest in science communication, and I am a lead coordinator in the international project Parasite Street Science, with the aim of increasing understanding of African Trypanosomiasis research across local communities. This is a collaborative project between Wellcome Centre for Parasitology, School of Infection and Immunity, Surge, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences and Voices Malawi.

This work has taken place in Glasgow and Malawi, enabling local communities to engage with scientists to discuss parasitology research, with the aim of enhancing trust in science. This project won the 2023 MVLS Public Engagement Award and was supported by ScotPEN Wellcome Trust Engagement Award, Microbiology Society Education and Outreach Grant, MVLS Engagement with Research Fund, University of Glasgow Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology and Creative Scotland.

Parasite Street Science

WCIP: Parasite Street Science

The project has received media attention:

Listen: BBC World Service radio show

NPR: 'A man dressed as a tsetse fly came to a soccer game. And he definitely had a goal'

The Microbiologist: 'Street science brings home an important message about African sleeping sickness'

The Brilliant: Performance art throws spotlight on deadly, neglected disease