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    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

  • 239 Citations
1984 …2018
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Personal profile

Personal Statement

Current Responsibilities

Chair of Strathclyde Online (2017-present)

Committee which oversees the coordination and development of digital education activity across the institution with the aim of realizing opportunities, maximizing connectivity and support.

Vice Dean Academic, Faculty of Science (2015-present)

Responsible for the strategic development of teaching and learning in the Faculty of Science, playing a key role in the development of the Faculty academic plan and guiding departments in determining their academic strategy to support this plan.

Key areas of activity include:

  • student recruitment
  • curriculum development
  • learning enhancement
  • retention
  • widening participation
  • quality assurance

Director for the Centre for Forensic Science (2016-present)

Provide leadership for staff within the Centre in the areas of teaching and knowledge exchange.

Research Interests

My research interests centre on the enhancement of learning and teaching within the following areas of focus: 

  • Student Transitions in Higher Education
  • Students as Partners in Academic Development
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Employability
  • Widening Participation

Previously, my research profile centred on the synthesis of ferrocene derivatives and metal carbonyl complexes and their use as chiral auxiliaries in asymmetric synthesis.

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Projects 2010 2018

Research Output 1984 2017


Chartered Chemist of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Debra Willison (Recipient), 1990

Prize: Election to learned society

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Debra Willison (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 1999 2018

Monash University

Willison, D. (Visiting researcher)
20 Sep 201821 Sep 2018

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

University of South Australia

Willison, D. (Visiting researcher)
17 Sep 201819 Sep 2018

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution