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Professor Neil Berry MChem, DPhil, MRSC, FHEA

Professor and Head of Department Chemistry


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. - 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 2023-24

Advanced Key Skills for MSc students

Module code: CHEM495

Role: Teaching

Further Organic Chemistry

Module code: CHEM333

Role: Teaching

Introduction to Research

Module code: PGSC003

Role: Teaching

Key Skills for Chemists 3

Module code: CHEM385

Role: Teaching

Key Skills for Chemists 4

Module code: CHEM473

Role: Module Co-ordinator

Medicinal Chemistry of Anti-Infectives

Module code: CHEM335

Role: Teaching

PGSC004 - MSc Research Project

Module code: PGSC004

Role: Teaching