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 currently teaching on the second level modules The Physical World and Practical science: physics and astronomy.
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.