Dr David Pugh

Associate Lecturer in Laboratory Teaching

Profile

I carried out my MChem and Ph.D here at the University of York, before taking a position to coordinate the laboratory teaching in the department.

My responsibilities at York are:

  • Teach across all undergraduate laboratory courses
  • Manage graduates in their laboratory teaching
  • Coordinate changes in laboratory teaching in conjunction with course organisers
  • Represent laboratory teaching at Departmental Safety Management Group
  • Provide departmental support as a Departmental Computing Officer
  • Provide support to graduates with instrumentation

Education

Professional membership

  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching

My main interests in teaching are focussed around laboratory teaching across all sub-disciplines within chemistry. I have a particular interest in the following areas:

  • School to university transition
  • Coherent development of students practical skills
  • Assessment approaches within laboratories
  • Teaching of safety in a chemistry laboratory context

Publications

Invited talks

  • December 2015 RSC Higher Education Chemistry Teaching Network Meeting: Design and application of a cheap, robust photometer

Awards

  • 2016: Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award
  • 2016: Students' Union Best Communicator
  • 2015: Professional@York Outstanding Project of the Year
  • 2014: Students' Union Highly Commended Demonstrator
  • 2013: Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Achievement

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david.pugh@york.ac.uk
Phone: 01904 324109