Teaching

I derive a great pleasure from teaching my specialist knowledge to interested students. Currently I am involved with formal class-based teaching to adults and teaching online continuing professional development in the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. In addition I give tutorials to and supervise undergraduate students at the Department of Zoology.

In Hilary Term 2014, I also co-taught on the Developing Teaching and Learning workshops offered to postgraduate and postdoctoral students by the Mathematics, Physical & Life Sciences Division at the University of Oxford.

Besides formal teaching, I have also enjoyed giving one-to-one tuition to secondary and university students and I am involved with the Danish tuition website,Tutoren.dk, which establishes contact between students and tutors.


Oxford Brookes University (2016 – present)
Lecturer for the module Foundations in Genetics and Ecology for international students on the foundation pathway (level 3) as well as guest lecturer on the MRes in Ecology, Evolution and Development.

Wiltshire College (2015 – 2017).
Tutor and module leader for the level 4 modules: Animal Behaviour (15 CATS points) and Comparative Anatomy and Physiology (15 CATS Points) and for the level 6 modules: Behavioural Ecology (15 CATS Points) and Dissertation (30 CATS points) on the FdSc and BSc in Animal Science and Management.

Wadham College, University of Oxford (2014 – 2015).
Tutor in tailor-made 8-week Animal Behaviour and Animal Diversity and Conservation courses for American students on the Wadham-Sarah Lawrence College Exchange Programme.

Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford (2012 – present).
Weekly class tutor in Animal Behaviour and Animal Diversity. Online teacher for the Data Analysis for Ecologists and Animal Behaviour modules. Teacher at the four day intensive NERC funded Multivariate Ecological Statistics course in February 2014 and January 2015. Supervisor for Ecological Survey Techniques projects and internal moderator and examiner for a range of biological and environmental courses offered by the department.

Department of Zoology, University of Oxford (2010 – present).
Tutor in Animal Behaviour, Advanced Animal Behaviour (now defunct), Behavioural Ecology and Animal Cognition for a number of colleges. Supervisor for Final Honours School undergraduate research projects.

Hertford College, University of Oxford (2009).
Tutor in a tailor-made course on Comparative Animal Behaviour for an American visiting student in Michaelmas Term.

Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath (2003-2005).
Laboratory demonstrator in the second year course Insect Biology
Laboratory demonstrator in first year courses Biodiversity I and II

Institute of Biology, University of Aarhus (1999, 2001-2002).
Student teacher in the second year course System Ecology
Instructor at the first year field course in Zoology.