I have oversight of the entire Natural Sciences programme, managing the relationships with the contributing Schools and ensuring that the programme runs effectively. I work with colleagues across the university to put together an exciting curriculum that students can tailor to their interests and interdisciplinary training that equips scientists to meet the urgent challenges facing humanity.
With a technical, industrial management background I have an interest in development of the broader skills and competencies that graduates need to thrive in their future careers, such as problem solving and working effectively with others. I coordinate the Synoptic module, where our students work in groups to research an active interdisciplinary problem or challenge and think about how they can further our scientific understanding so that, collectively, we get closer to unlocking solutions.
Contact the Director of Natural Sciences
I am the Admissions Tutor for Natural Sciences, speaking to prospective students at events and school visits and making decisions on applications that we receive. I am also responsible for the personal tutoring system: ensuring students are allocated to tutors, monitoring the process, managing communication with tutors and students and making sure that you feel fully supported throughout your time at Nottingham.
My background is in Statistics, applying mathematical techniques to solve diverse problems such as how to maximise agricultural yields or how to analyse brain scans, so I appreciate the challenges and opportunities of working in an interdisciplinary context. I am involved with teaching on Nottingham Futures, a module where I encourage students to think about how current research and interdisciplinary approaches can be used to tackle some of the big problems affecting Nottingham.
Contact the Associate Director of Natural Sciences
I am responsible for students from when they apply to when they finish. I organise activities, communications and events to welcome students when they arrive, support them while they are here and stay connected once they have graduated. I work alongside the Peer Mentors and NatSci Soc to create a strong Natural Sciences Community. I also work with colleagues across the Faculty, and in other services to ensure Natural Sciences students feel part of the wider Nottingham community and have access to the full range of experiences and opportunities while they are here.
My teaching revolves entirely around skills; making sure that students have what they need to be successful in their studies as well as planning for the future with skills they might need for their career.
Contact the Student Experience Manager
Each of our contributing subject areas has an associated contact person who works with the course staff on the curriculum and provides advice and guidance to students studying those subjects.
Dr Holly Miller
Dr Hanna Hartikainen
Professor Kevin Gaston
Dr Andrew Teale
Dr Sofie Sjögersten
Dr Richard Field
Dr Christian Wuthrich
Dr Philip Hawker
Dr Deborah Serrien
School of Mathematical Sciences, University of NottinghamUniversity Park
Tel: +44 (0) 115 823 2376
Fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3555
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