Dr Nigel Page
School/Department: Life Sciences, Pharmacy & Chemistry
Position: School Director of Learning and Teaching
With over twenty-six years of experience including 15 years gained in positions of senior responsibility I have made prominent contributions to the advancement of the molecular biosciences in both teaching and research. I initially studied Biological Sciences (Molecular Biology) at Reading before completing my doctorate within the Department of Zoology. I have subsequently spent most of my career employed within academia except for a short period at the Babraham Institute. My technical background has been predominantly in the identification of novel diagnostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets where I have published nearly 100 articles including research, review, book chapters, conference proceedings and two patents. I am currently the Director of Learning and Teaching, an Associate Professor and the Course Leader for Biochemistry within the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy & Chemistry at Kingston University London; a role that involves providing substantive leadership, strategic direction and oversight of learning, teaching and assessment. In addition, I lead the development of the School's taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, am responsible for the student experience and lead innovation in the use of educational technology to enhance and support learning. I also play a key role within my institution ensuring compliance with regulatory processes including writing and making policy decisions. In the wider scientific community along with being actively involved in a range of scientific outreach activities to promote the biological sciences, I sit on the editorial board of several journals, and am actively involved with a number of professional societies. I also draw from my experiences of engaging with the public from having worked in a number of community leadership roles.
Educational and Professional Qualifications
- 2006 - 2007 PGCLTHE; Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
- 2005 - 2005 ILM level 3; Introductory Certificate in First Line Management
- 1989 - 1992 PhD; Molecular and Cell Biology
- 1986 - 1989 BSc (Hons); Biological Sciences (Molecular Biology)
My scientific research background has been predominantly in the identification of novel diagnostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets where I have published nearly 100 articles including research, review, book chapters, conference proceedings and two patents. Major scientific discoveries include the identification of an association of neurokinin B (NKB) with pre-eclampsia, the endokinins (novel tachykinins), the six members of the apolipoprotein L (apoL) protein family and splice variants of pregnancy associated plasma protein-E (PAPP-E). I am also involved in a range of projects conducting pedagogic research including those involving research informed teaching, enterprise and employability, educational technologies, reviewing assessment strategies, student and staff engagement/partnerships, attainment (including BME) and recognition.
My main teaching interests have revolved around biochemistry, practical laboratory skills, proteins and metabolism, molecular biology and bioinformatics. I am currently the Course Leader for Biochemistry, and Medical Biochemistry; School Director of Learning and Teaching; and Exams and Assessment Tutor. I am also the module leader for Scientific and Laboratory Skills (LS4003); and Current Concepts in Biomolecular Science (LS6002). I was awarded the Kingston University Staff Award for 'Individual Innovation in Talent Development' in 2015.
Other Professional Activity
Biochemical Society (Local Ambassador, Policy Network Advisor, Membership and Nomination Committee)
Royal Society of Biology (CBiol, Chartered Biologist of the Royal Society of Biology; FRSB, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology)
The Society for Endocrinology (Regional Liaison Officer, Public Engagement and Training Committee)
National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement
Higher Educational Academy (FHEA, Fellow)
Higher Education Entrepreneurship Group
Editorial Board responsibilities; Journal of Biomarkers; Recent Patents in Cardiovascular Drug Discovery; Kingston University Research & Innovation Reports (KURIR).
Director of Studies for a number of PhD students.
Human Tissue Authority (HTA) Designated Individual
STEM ambassador; including various outreach activities with schools, colleges and at public events
020 8417 7145