I am a physicist and astronomer and have been teaching with the Open University for over twenty years on a wide variety of physical science modules, primarily at second level.
My current position as Staff Tutor with the Physical Sciences Subteam gives me responsibility for a number of associate lecturers teaching on first and second level science, physics and astronomy modules. I am also a member of the OpenScience Observatories team and co-author of the OpenLearn course Astronomy with an online telescope.
I currently teach on the second level module S217 The Physical World and am Module Chair of the second level module SXPS288 Remote experiments in physics and space.
Research interests include:
- Medical and astronomical imaging
I have links with a number of universities in Germany, including Tübingen and Saarland.
Teaching interests include online delivery of science subjects, in particular methods of developing practical skills through the use of remote experiments and also interactive screen experiments.
I am also active in the area of public outreach, in particular public engagement in astronomy. As a member and former chairman of Stirling Astronomical Society I help to organise and deliver activities such as telescope visits and stargazing evenings, and frequently give publicly-accessible talks and lectures on a variety of astronomical themes.