Dr Steve Simpson
Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology and Global Change

Teaching

1st Year: Academic tutorials

2nd Year: Marine Biology; Coral Reef Field Course; Animal Ecophysiology; Practical Skills in Field Ecology; Academic tutorials

3rd Year: Current Issues in Marine Biology; Ecology of Environmental Change

3rd Year Dissertations: Global Fisheries and Climate Change; Anthropogenic Noise and Marine Ecosystems; Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification

MRes: Masters By Research, MSc Food Security & Sustainable Agriculture, MSc Conservation and Biodiversity, MRes Aquatic Biosciences and Resource Management

Postgraduate Supervision:

  • Lead supervisor for 4 PhD studentships (Exeter, Cefas and Edinburgh, incl. 2 CASE)
  • Co-supervisor for 8 PhD studentships (3 x Exeter, 4 x Bristol, York, Essex, Liège, Nijmegen and Adelaide)
  • Supervised/co-supervised 18 Masters and 23 Honours students around the world

I have a diverse range of previous teaching experience:

  • Postgraduate training modules in Knowledge Exchange, Science & the Media, Public Engagement in Science, University of Bristol
  • Marine Biology lectures for Certificate in Wildlife Biology, University of Bristol
  • Field Zoology - 2rd Year module, University of Edinburgh
  • Behavioural Ecology - 3rd Year module, University of Edinburgh
  • undergraduate lectures (Edinburgh & St Andrews), tutoring & demonstrating
  • chalk boards on Belizean beaches (marine scientist, Raleigh International)
  • eco-restaurants and community centres in the Caribbean (lecturer, Sea & Learn on Saba)
  • primary school assemblies (coordinator, Biodiversity Weeks)
  • secondary school classrooms (Researcher in Residence, York and Cornwall)
  • on stage at the Bristol M-Shed (TEDx), the Edinburgh Filmhouse and Bristol Tobacco Factory (Cafe Scientifique) & Edinburgh Traverse Theatre (Underground Talent)
  • Dive instructor (27 trained divers)

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