Annette joined the Educational Development Unit (EDU) in April 2008, as a Lecturer in Educational Development. She took a first degree in Zoology at University College Dublin in 1997, afterwards moving to the University Museum of Zoology in Cambridge to do a PhD in evolutionary biology. After completing she spent two further years in the Museum, before moving to the university’s Graduate Development Programme, where she was first a University Teaching Associate and then an Advisor to the programme. There she headed training in teaching and transferable skills for graduate students and developed and ran the first year of the HEA-accredited Teaching Associate Programme (TAP).
In the course of her time at Cambridge, Annette gave many hours of supervisions, also teaching in laboratories and providing cover for lectures in the first year Evolution and Behaviour course. Annette has also been an Associate Lecturer for the Open University and has lectured on the first year Biology course at Imperial.
Educational interests include: Lecturing performance, teaching outside of the traditional classroom, use of Museums in teaching, the School-University transition, and the teaching of first year students.