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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Dr Mark Clements

Dr Mark Clements

Senior Lecturer in Biosciences / Director of Undergraduate Studies


 01392 723611

 Geoffrey Pope 217


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


I have broad research interests the areas of molecular microbiology, cell biology and science education.  My wider responsibilities within the department include Director of Undergraduate Studies.


BSc Applied Biological Sciences, University of the West of England

PhD Molecular Microbiology, University of Sheffield

PG Cert Higher Education, University of Westminster


Career to date:

2021 - present Associate Lecturer in Biosciences

2018 - 2019 Director of Learning, Teaching and Student Experience, Middlesex University

2016 - 2018 Director of Education/Chair in Science Education, University of Lincoln

2014 - 2016 Faculty Director of Learning & Teaching, University of Westminster

2005 - 2014 Senior Lecturer in Biotechnology, University of Westminster

2000 - 2005 Senior Research Fellow, University College London

1998 - 2000 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

1995 - 1998 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sheffield

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Research interests

I have broad research interests in the fields of molecular microbiology, cell biology and science education.  

Research projects

Previous research projects include:

Mechanisms of spore germination in Bacillus cereus

Starvation survival responses of Staphylococcus aureus

Identificiation of a novel global regulator of Salmonella virulence

Development of lentiviral vectors for the manipulation of human stem cells

Mechanism of human mesenchymal stem cell differentation

I also have interests in pedagogic research exploring technology enhanced learning and creativity in science education.

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I am the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Biosciences, and am co-convenor for BIO1337 Microbiology. I also teach on BIO2071 Fundamental Principles for Bioscientists.





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