Samantha Campbell Casey

Samantha Campbell Casey

Dr Samantha Campbell Casey

Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Biomedical Science

Biography

I am a Lecturer in Biomedical Science, a University Teaching Fellow and also year 2 leader for the undergraduate biology courses within the School of Applied Sciences in Edinburgh. My background is in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and my previous research interests have been in the development of novel antimicrobials and my recent focus has been to look at bacteriophages and their use as a potential novel antimicrobial therapy. I also have pedagogic research interests focused on student stress and retention and secondly the development of employability skills in students and how to get students to engage with this and articulate this more effectively. I was appointed as a Teaching Fellow in 2011 and in 2016 was made a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I teach or have taught on a range of modules across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and I am currently module leader for undergraduate Biochemistry (both Edinburgh and Sri Lanka) and also for the MSc Research Skills module in Edinburgh. I have supervised two PhD students to completion and I am an additional supervisor for a part time PhD student investigating gamification in formative assessment. Previous responsibilities and experience included academic lead for the Skills Passport project within the School, Programme Leader for the undergraduate Biomedical Science and other routes and membership of a range of committees concerning learning and teaching.

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • Member of the organising committee for the University Teaching Fellows conference January 2018
  • Invited reviewer for QAA 3rd International Enhancement in Higher Education conference abstracts

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External examiner for Newcastle University School of Biology Cellular and Molecular Biology programme

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

Grant Reviewer

  • BBSRC peer review

 

Invited Speaker

  • 5th Annual Gearing up for Transitions conference at Edinburgh University “How am I doing? A record of skills development at Edinburgh Napier University” Poster presentation
  • Life of Learning, Engaging students in learning, teaching and assessment conference “Reflections in skills development”
  • Horizons in STEM conference “Enhancing skills development and reflective practise in students during their programme of study”.
  • QAA 13th Annual Enhancement Themes Conference If we build it, will they come?
  • QAA International Conference on Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education ‘Skills Passport’ for Life Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University: Helping students to help themselves

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Edinburgh Science Festival Careers Hive 2017 volunteer
  • STEM ambassador

 

Reviewing

  • Invited reviewer for the Higher Education Academy Collaborative Awards in Teaching Excellence (HEA CATE)
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Further and Higher Education

 

Date


16 results

Researching skills development: students as partners in this process

Journal Article
Campbell Casey, S., MacCallum, J., Robertson, L., & Strachan, L. (2018)
Researching skills development: students as partners in this process. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 13(1), https://doi.org/10.29311/ndtps.v0i13.2881
Many employers report that newly qualified graduates lack key skills necessary for success in the workplace. Although variable, many lack general ‘transferable’ or ‘soft’ skil...

Enhancing skills development and reflective practise in students during their programme of study

Journal Article
MacCallum, J., & Campbell Casey, S. (2017)
Enhancing skills development and reflective practise in students during their programme of study. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 12(12), https://doi.org/10.29311/ndtps.v0i12.2368
The transition to the workplace can be challenging for new graduates. At Edinburgh Napier our approach is to work proactively with students to prepare them for the world of wo...

'Skills Passport' for Life Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University: Helping students to help themselves.

Presentation / Conference
Campbell, S. A., Durkin, P., MacCallum, J., & MacNab, A. (2015, June)
'Skills Passport' for Life Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University: Helping students to help themselves. Paper presented at QAA Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education Conference
Developing graduates with the appropriate skills for future employment is an issue that affects every sector of industry. Research within the Life Sciences sector in Scotland ...

Assessing the link between stress and retention and the existence of barriers to support service use within HE

Journal Article
Campbell Casey, S., Westbury, T., Florida-James, G., Harris, P., Campbell, S. A., Westbury, T., & Florida-James, G. (2016)
Assessing the link between stress and retention and the existence of barriers to support service use within HE. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 40(6), 824-845. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877x.2015.1014316
Students suffer from stress as a result of many factors, including educational unpreparedness, financial strain and inability to integrate socially. This mixed methods study a...

Isolation and characterization of soilborne virulent bacteriophages infecting the pathogen Rhodococcus equi

Journal Article
Salifu, S., Casey, S. C., & Foley, S. (2013)
Isolation and characterization of soilborne virulent bacteriophages infecting the pathogen Rhodococcus equi. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 114(6), 1625-1633. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.12194
Aims To isolate and characterize a diversity of bacteriophages (phages) that infect the soilborne pathogen Rhodococcus equi. Methods and Results Twenty-seven phages were isola...

Genome and proteome analysis of phage E3 infecting the soil-borne actinomyceteRhodococcus equi: Rhodococcusbacteriophage E3

Journal Article
Salifu, S. P., Vázquez-Boland, J. A., Salifu, S. P., Valero-Rello, A., Campbell, S. A., Inglis, N. F., …Vázquez-Boland, J. A. (2013)
Genome and proteome analysis of phage E3 infecting the soil-borne actinomyceteRhodococcus equi: Rhodococcusbacteriophage E3. Environmental microbiology reports, 5(1), 170-178. https://doi.org/10.1111/1758-2229.12028
We report on the characterization and genomic analysis of bacteriophage E3 isolated from soil and propagating in Rhodococcus equi strains. Phage E3 has a circular genome of 14...

Comparative assessment of a DNA and protein Leishmania donovani gamma glutamyl cysteine synthetase vaccine to cross-protect against murine cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by L. major or L. mexicana infection

Journal Article
Campbell, S., Campbell, S. A., Alawa, J., Doro, B., Henriquez, F., Roberts, C., …Carter, K. (2012)
Comparative assessment of a DNA and protein Leishmania donovani gamma glutamyl cysteine synthetase vaccine to cross-protect against murine cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by L. major or L. mexicana infection. Vaccine, 30(7), 1357-1363. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.12.067
Leishmaniasis is a major health problem and it is estimated that 12 million people are currently infected. A vaccine which could cross-protect people against different Leishma...

Vaccination with Recombinant Leishmania donovani Gamma-Glutamylcysteine Synthetase Fusion Protein Protects Against L. donovani Infection

Journal Article
Campbell, S. A., Henriquez, F. L., Campbell, S. A., Roberts, C. W., Mullen, A. B., Burchmore, R., & Carter, K. C. (2010)
Vaccination with Recombinant Leishmania donovani Gamma-Glutamylcysteine Synthetase Fusion Protein Protects Against L. donovani Infection. Journal of Parasitology, 96(5), 929-936. https://doi.org/10.1645/ge-2360.1
Visceral leishmaniasis presents a serious health threat in many parts of the world. There is, therefore, an urgent need for an approved vaccine for clinical use to protect aga...

Type I and type II fatty acid biosynthesis in Eimeria tenella: enoyl reductase activity and structure

Journal Article
CAMPBELL, S., LU, J., MUENCH, S., ALLARY, M., Campbell, S. A., ROBERTS, C., …PRIGGE, S. (2007)
Type I and type II fatty acid biosynthesis in Eimeria tenella: enoyl reductase activity and structure. Parasitology, 134(14), (1949-1962). doi:10.1017/s0031182007003319. ISSN 0031-1820
Apicomplexan parasites of the genus Eimeria are the major causative agent of avian coccidiosis, leading to high economic losses in the poultry industry. Recent results show th...

Human physiological and heat shock protein 72 adaptations during the initial phase of humid-heat acclimation

Journal Article
Marshall, H. C., Campbell, S. A., Roberts, C. W., & Nimmo, M. A. (2007)
Human physiological and heat shock protein 72 adaptations during the initial phase of humid-heat acclimation. Journal of Thermal Biology, 32(6), (341-348). doi:10.1016/j.jtherbio.2007.04.003. ISSN 0306-4565
1. The timescale and integration of human whole body and cellular Hsp72 adaptations during the initial phase of human-heat acclimation were determined. 2. Two exercise humid-...

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