Dr Pamela Scott
- Senior Lecturer (Life Sciences Biomolecular Sciences)
Pam is a molecular biologist with a background in cancer and Diabetes research. She completed her PhD at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow, investigating the role for lipids in the development of colorectal cancer.
Pam continued to work in the field of signal transduction research, completing two post-doctoral positions in the University of Strathclyde then at the University of Virginia before taking up a position back in the University of Glasgow, where she was awarded a Wellcome Trust Career development Fellowship. She built up a team of researchers investigating the role of signalling pathways that control transcription by RNA polymerase III, and was awarded several research grants during this time.
From her scientific research career, Pam has published widely and presented at many national and international meetings, including invited talks.
Pam switched to concentrate on her teaching career within the University and is now a Senior Lecturer, with a wide remit of responsibilities and roles in the School of Life Sciences and the University. She sits on the Biochemical Society Education Committee and through this has been involved in organising several national conferences and workshops.
Pam is active in pedagogical research, which has led to several successful collaborations with colleagues throughout the UK. This has resulted in presentations at several national and international conferences including Higher Education Academy conferences, the Biochemical Society/FEBS conference and Society for Experimental Biology.
Pam has established a record of outputs relating to her pedagogic research including journal articles, talks and poster presentations at conferences. Her learning and teaching interest areas include e-learning, feedback and assessment, digital technology and bioscience education.
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Regulation of RNA polymerase III during hypertrophic growth
2003 - 2006
Pam is a Senior University Teacher in the School of Life Sciences. In this role, she contributes to teaching molecular biology and is currently involved in education research. Her coordinating roles include:
- Level 2 – Fundamental Topics in Biology
- Level 3 – Molecular Methods
Deputy Course Coordinator
- Level 3 – Molecular and Cellular Biology
Pam has had several students successfully complete their Outreach Honours projects within local primary and secondary schools, as well as at public engagement events. She also works as a STEM Ambassador, regularly participating in science events at the Glasgow Science Centre and with local schools.
Invited International Presentations
- 2018: University of Chester, England - Biochemical Society and FEBS workshop ’Evolving Molecular Bioscience Education’
- 2018: Florence, Italy - Society for Experimental Biology Conference; ‘Using the Traditional TAS2R38 student genotyping laboratory as an Introduction to Statistics and R’.
- 2017: Charles Darwin House, London, England - ‘Technology in Education’ workshop
- 2016: University of Glasgow, Scotland - Heads of University Biosciences (HUBS) workshop in Glasgow - 'Digital learning and assessment in the Biosciences: approaches, successes & future horizons’. This meeting was jointly hosted with colleagues from the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leeds.
- 2014: Edinburgh, Scotland - Higher Education Academy STEM Conference; ‘ Development of an App to Improve Students’ Mastery of Biology Laboratory Techniques’.
- 2014: University of Glasgow, Scotland - Careers Day Alumni Event - 150 Level 3 students invited to a one day workshop on career opportunities in the science sector and beyond.
- 2014: Dundee, Scotland - E-Assessment Conference: ‘Electronic Submission and Audio Feedback: Student and staff impression’.
- 2012: London, England - Biochemical Society/FEBS Workshop; ‘Improving Student Engagement in a Molecular Methods Course Using a Self-directed Learning Task’.
- 2012: London, England - Society for Experimental Biology Conference; ‘Audio feedback in a large first year undergraduate biology class'.
- 1999 - 2002: Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship