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Professor Neil Berry MChem, DPhil, MRSC, FHEA

Professor and Head of Department Chemistry

    Teaching

    Teaching Areas

    Deliver lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratory demonstrations in:

    Molecular Modelling
    Chemical Databases
    Organic Chemistry
    Medicinal Chemistry
    Research Projects

    Innovation in Teaching to Improve Student Learning

    Audio feedback - Specific, personalised feedback made available for each student via virtual learning environment. Indicates areas of specific strengths and weaknesses and makes suggestions for possible improvements.

    ChemPreLab - Pre-lab interactive tutoring system with simulation of lab experiments and online assessments. Gita Sedghi, Neil Berry, Nick Greeves, N. (2011). ChemPreLab. Wavelength, 7(1), 42-43.

    Clickers in Lectures - Multiple choice questions answered interactively in the lecture using wireless keypads. Facilitates active learning, student engagement and self-assessment of understanding

    Lecture Recording - Recording of all lectures (audio and “on screen” activity, e.g. PowerPoint, Animations, Video etc.). Recordings mounted on virtual learning environment (VITAL). Supported by the Higher Education Academy. Neil Berry, Nick Greeves, Helen Aspinall, Nick Bunyan, Kirsty Barnes, and Michael Bradford. Providing Recordings of Chemistry Teaching. Wavelength, 7(1), 6-9.

    Chemtube3d.com - Organic reactions and physical chemistry concepts displayed interactively in 3D on web pages. Supported by eLearning Steering Group, Higher Education Academy Physical Sciences Centre, Science Faculty, JISC. Neil Berry, Nick Greeves, Web-based Interactive 3D Simulations. Wavelength, Volume 7, Issue 1, 34-35 [Kirsty Barnes, Nick Greeves, Neil Berry, Nick Bunyan and Janet
    Strivens. iChem3d. Supporting lifelong learning: enhancing the value of interactive 3D chemistry

    Modules for 2021-22

    Advanced Key Skills for MSc students

    Module code: CHEM495

    Role: Teaching

    Chemical Research Project

    Module code: CHEM480

    Role: Teaching

    Introduction to Research

    Module code: PGSC003

    Role: Teaching

    Key Skills for Chemists 3

    Module code: CHEM385

    Role: Teaching

    Medicinal Chemistry of Anti-Infectives

    Module code: CHEM335

    Role: Teaching

    PGSC004 - MSc Research Project

    Module code: PGSC004

    Role: Teaching