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Dr Katharine Hubbard

Lecturer in Biology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Biological and Marine Sciences

Summary

Dr Hubbard is passionate about how the teaching of STEM subjects can be made more effective. She is particularly interested in the benefit of student partnership approaches, practical science teaching and the development of student scientific identity.

Her scientific background is in plant cell biology, the impact of circadian rhythms on plant physiology and fitness, and the use of fluoresence imaging techniques to investigated plant responses to the environment.

Dr Hubbard was awarded the Royal Society of Biology HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year (2016), and the Society for Experimental Biology's President's Medallist for the Education section (2017).

Journal Article

Undergraduate students as co-producers in the creation of first-year practical class resources

Hubbard, K. E., Brown, R., Deans, S., García, M. P., Pruna, M., & Mason, M. J. (2017). Undergraduate students as co-producers in the creation of first-year practical class resources. Higher Education Pedagogies, 2(1), 58-78. https://doi.org/10.1080/23752696.2017.1338529

Perceptions of scientific research literature and strategies for reading papers depend on academic career stage

Hubbard, K. E., & Dunbar, S. D. (2017). Perceptions of scientific research literature and strategies for reading papers depend on academic career stage. PloS one, 12(12), e0189753. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189753

The Student Thesis Conference as a model for authentic and inclusive student research dissemination

Douglas, C., Yearsley, J., Scott, G. W., & Hubbard, K. E. (2018). The Student Thesis Conference as a model for authentic and inclusive student research dissemination. Higher Education Pedagogies, 3(1), 319-341. https://doi.org/10.1080/23752696.2018.1478675

Circadian oscillations of cytosolic free calcium regulate the Arabidopsis circadian clock

Martí Ruiz, M. C., Hubbard, K. E., Gardner, M. J., Jung, H. J., Aubry, S., Hotta, C. T., …Webb, A. A. (2018). Circadian oscillations of cytosolic free calcium regulate the Arabidopsis circadian clock. Nature Plants, 4(9), 690-698. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-018-0224-8

Postgraduate supervision

Undergraduate STEM education