Sarah Walker

Sarah Walker

Dr

  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

I joined the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry in January 2018 and specialise in teaching organic chemistry and spectroscopy, lead the departmental employability agenda and co-facilitate the industrial placement programme for MChem students. 

Prior to my career in academia, I worked in the not-for-profit sector and also in industry. 

Teaching Interests

My current teaching responsibilities include:

CH107 organic chemistry and spectroscopy

CH208 fundamental organic chemistry and spectroscopy

CH214/218 Practical and Transferable/Employability Skills

CH315/CH306 Practical and Transferable/Employability Skills

CH450/458 Distance Learning - Organic Chemistry

CH437 - Career Skills

Industrial Relevance

Chair of SCI (Society of Chemical Industry) Scotland Group and have an interest in fostering links between academia and industry and also increasing students' employability skills.

Operations Lead (Department Industrial Placement Team), working closely with industrial partners and assisting MChem students (~60 annually) with obtaining an industrial placement during their 4th year of study.

Academic / Professional qualifications

PGCert (Learning and Teaching)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Asociate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry

 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education Academy HEA

Award Date: 31 Jul 2015

Doctor of Philosophy, Heriot-Watt University

Award Date: 24 Jun 2015

Royal Society of Chemistry

Master of Chemistry, University of Durham

External positions

Chair, Scotland National Group, Society of Chemical Industry

Oct 2018 → …

Treasurer - Scotland National Group, Society of Chemical Industry

Sep 2017Oct 2018

Keywords

  • Employability
  • Pedagogy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

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