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Dr James Gaynor MChem, Ph.D, MRSC

Lecturer Chemistry


I'm interested in a variety of teaching and learning methods that will help improve student learning. Some key interests are:
- Introducing interesting collaborative learning opportunities into the course.
- The use of peer and self evaluation and assessment, not only as a way of assessing group work, but also as a valid learning process for students.
- Peer-to-peer learning activities as a way to encourage reflective thinking and engagement with assessment criteria and feedfback.
- The use of student generated material in the learning environment, and in particular looking at motivational factors behind student engagement.

Modules for 2023-24

Advanced Key Skills for MSc students

Module code: CHEM495

Role: Module Co-ordinator

Foundations of Medicinal Chemistry

Module code: CHEM141

Role: Teaching

Introductory Organic Chemistry

Module code: CHEM130

Role: Module Co-ordinator

Key Skills for Chemists 1

Module code: CHEM180

Role: Teaching

Key Skills for Chemists 2

Module code: CHEM280

Role: Teaching

Key Skills for Chemists 3

Module code: CHEM385

Role: Module Co-ordinator

Key Skills for Chemists 4

Module code: CHEM473

Role: Teaching

Preparative Chemistry: Synthesis and Characterisation

Module code: CHEM245

Role: Teaching