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Research interests

The scholarship of teaching and learning

Specific areas of research include:

  • The effect of assessment practices on student learning
  • Are we adequately preparing/selecting our students for academic success
  • Threshold learning outcomes
  • Innovative design and Implementation of curriculum to engage students with their learning


Janet is an Education Focused academic with over 20 years experience in higher education. She is Director of Undergraduate Education and the Teaching Unit in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Janet's roles encompass leading and supporting quality improvements in teaching and learning and enhancement of the student learning experience. Janet is also the leader of the Biochemistry Education Research Team which focuses on student learning in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Health and Medical Education with the overall aim to improve the learning and teaching process and student learning outcomes. She is engaged in the development, delivery and research of biochemical education in the context of Science, Health and Medical courses with the aim of empowering students to become active independent learners.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Chair, Committee for Education and training, International Union of Biochemists and Molecular Biologists

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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