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Qualifications

BSc(Hons.) Natural History
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Certificate in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Level 4 – 12 credits)

First Aid Trainer Certificate
First Aid At Work
REC Level 2 Expedition First Aid
Level 2 Certificate in Assessing Risk
Certificate in Assessing COSHH Hazards
Gas Safe Certificate in Handling of Laboratory Gases and Cryogenic Liquids
Fire Marshal Certificate
MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) Certificate

Training
USW Site Visits, Fieldwork and Working Overseas Procedures
USW Manual Handling
National Navigation Award Scheme – Tutor

About

Having graduated from the former University of Glamorgan in 2013 with a BSc. (Hons.) in Natural History, I went on to become a Local Authority Learning Coach before became I took on the role I am in today.

I find most areas of S.T.E.M. fascinating but the following subjects interest me in particular:
– General Ecology
– The Paleoecology and Paleoenvironments of Native UK Woodlands
– The Ecological interactions between Humans and UK Woodlands and Coastal Environments throughout history and prehistory
– Using Field Signs and Tracking as a method of monitoring Mammals and Birds (particularly UK Species)
– Field Guiding and Science Education

Responsibilities

I have Technical responsibility for the General Biology & Ecology Wet Laboratory, Microscopy Laboratory, the Clinical Skills Laboratory and the Aquatic and Terrestrial Zoology Project Rooms.

In addition, I am responsible for the training students in the use of field science equipment, particularly Field Biology and Ecology equipment.

I am a First Aider and Fire Marshall for the Upper Glyntaf Campus. I am also a Welsh Ambulance Service Static Site First Responder at the University.

I have Demonstrator duties for the following modules:
Foundation Biology
Principles of Ecology
Evolutionary Botany and Zoology
Observational Fieldwork
Big Game Tracking
Vertebrate Zoology
Tropical Ecology and Conservation
Advanced Ecology
Wildlife Surveying

Memberships

British Naturalist Association
Association of Science Education
Institute of Outdoor Learning – including membership of the Field Studies Professional Practice Group, the Higher Education Discussion Group and the Environmental Awareness Discussion Group.

External

I am a Welsh Ambulance Service Community First Responder.

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