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.