Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Senior Strategic Teaching Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 3087c.mansfield




238Sir Ernst Chain BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






I am a Senior Strategic Teaching Fellow in the Department of Life Sciences teaching on a range of undergraduate modules on both the Biochemistry and Biotechnology and Biological Sciences degree streams. I am also involved in the ongoing review of the first- and second-year and postgraduate curricula. My background is in plant developmental biology and I've also spent time working in widening participation with the charity The Brilliant Club

I teach on courses relating to cell and molecular biology, genetics and maths (see here). I am also a personal tutor for undergraduate students and am a Mental Health First Aider.

Memberships and training

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (2020)
  • Member, Royal Society of Biology (2018)
  • Mental Health First Aider (MHFA)


Chan J, Mansfield C, Clouet F, Dorussen D, Coen E, 2020, Intrinsic Cell Polarity Coupled to Growth Axis Formation in Tobacco BY-2 Cells, Current Biology, 21;30(24):4999-5006

Mansfield C, Newman JL, Olsson TSG, Hartley M, Chan J and Coen E, 2018, Ectopic BASL Reveals Tissue Cell Polarity throughout Leaf Development in Arabidopsis thaliana, Current Biology, Volume 28, Issue 16, P2638-2646.e4.

Gutjahr C, Gobbato E, Choi J, Riemann M, Johnston MG, Summers W, Carbonnel S, Mansfield C, Yang S, Nadal M, Acosta I, Takano M, Jiao WB, Schneeberger K, Kelly KA, Paszkowski U, 2015, Rice perception of symbiotic arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi requires the karrikin receptor complex, Science, Volume 350, Issue 6267, pp. 1521-1524, DOI: 10.1126/science.aac9715