About the Author(s)
Matthew Almond, Professor of Chemical Education, Department of Chemistry, University of Reading, Mark Spillman, Teaching Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Reading, and Elizabeth Page, Professor of Chemical Education, Department of Chemistry, University of Reading
Professor Matthew Almond is Professor of Chemistry Education and Dean of Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Reading. He is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a lecturer in Inorganic and Analytical
Chemistry, teaching at all parts of the programmes.
Dr Mark Spillman is a crystallographer and teaching fellow in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Reading. His research involves developing new computational techniques for determining the full three-dimensional structure of complex crystalline materials, from low-resolution powder X-ray diffraction data. Mark primarily teaches inorganic chemistry, though his teaching commitments extend to aspects of physical chemistry and mathematics.
Elizabeth Page is Professor of Chemical Education at the University of Reading where she teaches inorganic and coordination chemistry. She is also the first year tutor in the Department and her educational work focuses on the secondary to tertiary transition, and team and problem based learning. Elizabeth received the RSC Education Award in 2010 and is a University and National Teaching Fellow and Senior Fellow of the HEA.
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