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Dr Nicky King

Dr Nicky King

Senior Lecturer

 3430

 Geoffrey Pope 215

 

Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK

Dr Nicky King in the lab

Dr Nicky King in the lab

I am a senior lecturer in the Education and Scholarship job family on the Exeter campus and am heavily involved in all aspects of teaching, both in Biosciences and in my role as Director of Studies for the Natural Sciences programme.

I am involved in a number of projects to develop e-learning in Biosciences and to strengthen student involvement in the development of teaching and learning.

I also coordinate the school‘s widening participation and schools liaison activities, working with organizations such as the Royal Society, the BA, the Sutton Trust and the National HE-STEM programme to promote science in schools. View the Biosciences For Schools and Colleges website

Qualifications

2012 ASPIRE Senior Fellowship
2012 Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
2005-present: Lecturer, Biosciences, University of Exeter
2002-2005: PhD (Inorganic Materials Chemistry), University of Exeter
1998-2002: MChem (Hons) Chemistry with European Study, University of Exeter and University of Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany

Dr Nicky King in the lab

Dr Nicky King in the lab

Research

Research interests

My research interests are focused on learning and teaching in the sciences and also around outreach and widening participation.

I am particularly interested in the transition from school to university and am currently working with a number of local schools on projects funded by both the Royal Society and the Society for General Microbiology, both engaging local students in biological research and also developing our understanding of how engagement with research can influence students higher education choices and widen access to HE.

I won a Departmental Teaching Enhancement Grant from the HEA UK Centre for Biosciences for the development of e-learning resources and am currently working with undergraduate students on the development of new E-Learning resources for both our undergraduate teaching and use in schools supporting the key stage 4 and 5 syllabuses.

I was involved in the JISC funded project ‘Unlocking the Hidden Curriculm’, developing augmented reality technologies to utilize the distinctive University of Exeter campus to teach about Biodiversity. Visit the project website.

I also work closely with Students as Agents for Change  helping Natural Science and Bioscience students become more involved in the way in which they are taught at the University.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

King NC, Aves SJ (2012). Effect of A-level subject choice and entry tariff on final degree and level 1 performance in biosciences. Bioscience Education, 19 Abstract.
King NC (2011). Engaging students in practical work through new technologies. UK Centre for Bioscience Bulletin, 6(33). Author URL.
King NC (2011). Giving Fossil Fuels the Chop. Education in Chemistry, 2(48). Author URL.
King NC (2010). Support for Essay Writing in Biosciences. UK Centre for Bioscience Bulletin, 5(31). Author URL.
Amos KE, Brooks NJ, King NC, Xie S, Canales-Vázquez J, Danks MJ, Jervis HB, Zhou W, Seddon JM, Bruce DW, et al (2008). A systematic study of the formation of mesostructured silica using surfactant ruthenium complexes in high- and low-concentration regimes. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 18(43), 5282-5292. Abstract.
King NC, Blackley RA, Zhou W, Bruce DW (2006). The preparation by true liquid crystal templating of mesoporous silicates containing nanoparticulate metals. Chem Commun (Camb)(32), 3411-3413. Abstract.  Author URL.
King NC, Blackley RA, Wears ML, Newman DM, Zhou W, Bruce DW (2006). The synthesis of mesoporous silicates containing bimetallic nanoparticles and magnetic properties of PtCo nanoparticles in silica. Chem Commun (Camb)(32), 3414-3416. Abstract.  Author URL.
King NC, Dickinson C, Zhou W, Bruce DW (2005). The oxidation of water by cerium(IV) catalysed by nanoparticulate RuO2 on mesoporous silica. Dalton Trans(6), 1027-1032. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2012

King NC, Aves SJ (2012). Effect of A-level subject choice and entry tariff on final degree and level 1 performance in biosciences. Bioscience Education, 19 Abstract.

2011

King NC (2011). Engaging students in practical work through new technologies. UK Centre for Bioscience Bulletin, 6(33). Author URL.
King NC (2011). Giving Fossil Fuels the Chop. Education in Chemistry, 2(48). Author URL.

2010

King NC (2010). Support for Essay Writing in Biosciences. UK Centre for Bioscience Bulletin, 5(31). Author URL.

2008

Amos KE, Brooks NJ, King NC, Xie S, Canales-Vázquez J, Danks MJ, Jervis HB, Zhou W, Seddon JM, Bruce DW, et al (2008). A systematic study of the formation of mesostructured silica using surfactant ruthenium complexes in high- and low-concentration regimes. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 18(43), 5282-5292. Abstract.

2006

King NC, Blackley RA, Zhou W, Bruce DW (2006). The preparation by true liquid crystal templating of mesoporous silicates containing nanoparticulate metals. Chem Commun (Camb)(32), 3411-3413. Abstract.  Author URL.
King NC, Blackley RA, Wears ML, Newman DM, Zhou W, Bruce DW (2006). The synthesis of mesoporous silicates containing bimetallic nanoparticles and magnetic properties of PtCo nanoparticles in silica. Chem Commun (Camb)(32), 3414-3416. Abstract.  Author URL.

2005

King NC, Dickinson C, Zhou W, Bruce DW (2005). The oxidation of water by cerium(IV) catalysed by nanoparticulate RuO2 on mesoporous silica. Dalton Trans(6), 1027-1032. Abstract.  Author URL.

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Level 1: Fundamental Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Foundations in Natural Science, Fundamental Skills for the Biosciences

Level 2: Bioinorganic Chemistry, Forensic Science

Level 3: Science Communication

I am Director of Studies for Natural Sciences, leading on the development of this new programme.

I am a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

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