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Prof Nicola King

Associate Dean for Education


Telephone: 01392 723430 or 01392 723646

Extension: (Streatham) 3430 or (Streatham) 3646

I am Associate Dean for Education on the Exeter campus and am heavily involved in all aspects of teaching, both in Engineering and in my role as Director of Studies for the Natural Sciences programme.

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.

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.

Qualifications and positions held

  • 2012 ASPIRE Senior Fellowship
  • 2012 Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • 2005-2020: 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