Dr Bethany Waddington

  • Honorary Lecturer (Undergraduate Medical School)


I am a lecturer in Biomedical Science at the University of Glasgow. I completed my PhD in Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology at the University of Glasgow in 2022. Using biochemical and biophysical techniques, my research elucidated the structure of a previously uncharacterized protein region suspected to be implicated in the development of Motor Neuron Disease (MND), whilst undertaking an extensive placement at the University of Edinburgh to develop stem-cell techniques. 

My teaching and research interests now centre around how students prioritise their learning in a post-pandemic environment, developing online asynchronous teaching resources to support this new flexibility in learning. 

Research interests

My current reserach interests are:

  • Use of digital technologies in communication and learning
  • Student prioritisation of learning
  • Neurodegeneration


I am a lecturer in Biomedical Science, contributing to the teaching of 1st and 2nd year undergraduate medical students (MBChB) through a variety of platforms, including traditional on campus sessions, online asynchronous learning, and small group teaching, such as facilitation of problem-based learning (PBL). 

I also supervise the Yr 2 MBChB Student Selected Component (SSC) "Digital Campaigns for Public Health".

Professional activities & recognition

Professional & learned societies

  • 2019: Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • 2018: Member, Biochemical Society