Prof. Dev.

As a Chartered Scientist and Chartered Chemist, I take my professional development very seriously.

Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry  (FRSC)
  • Member of the Institute of  Materials, Mining and Minerals
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy



 Professional Qualifications

 Academic Journal Interests

  • Associate Editor for RSC Advances
  • I review papers for many different journals in Materials Chemistry, Photocatalysis and Hydrogen Technologies
  • I am the highest ranking reviewer at Swansea by Publons

Current Committees and  Admin Commitments:

  • Bay Campus,  Health and Safety Committee
  • Foundation year teaching board
  • Mechanical Engineering teaching board
  • Quartzy Steering group
  • IWA Reenergise Wales Steering group board

Current Professional Development:

  • Leadership for Change 2 nd and 3rd of November 2016. 
  • Welsh Crucible May – July 2015  6 workshops on varying subjects aimed at developing the future leaders of welsh research groups.
  • First Aid training – I am qualified as a first aider at work.  First Aid at Work Certificate
  • Part of the Solar Fuels Network.
  • Part of the Energy Storage Research Network.

Selected Previous Professional Development Courses

  • Leadership for Change 2 nd and 3rd of November 2016. 
  • HEA Fellowship application training. 
  • Gas safety certificate
  • Swansea fire warden training.
  • Construction management CDM training
  • April – May 2014 Line manager training at Swansea university.  This will allow me to hire people and sit on interview panels so that I can build my own research group.
  • I started the course for a diploma in Higher education teaching at the Institute of Education to help improve my lecturing and teaching.  This is a qualification that UCL require all lecturers to enrol for and was run by the Inst. Education in London.
  • 14-5-2013 Fire safety training.  I am now one of the departmental fire wardens.
  • 11-2-2013 Departmental training for the development of PPD for students.
  • Leadership and Management training workshop that is professionally recognised by the institute for leadership and management, (ILM)
  • CPD course on Negotiation 1st-3rd June to help my influence and benefit my career progression.
  • CPD course titled “Communicating science to business.”
  • CPD course titled “Education on stage”
  • CPD course titled “Entrepreneurial law”