Staff

You will be taught by a number of UCL appointed subject lecturers. All staff teaching on the UPCSE are highly qualified and experienced in their subject areas, many of whom have also worked in industry and/or abroad. External examiners have stated that the teaching is of a high standard and is delivered by qualified, enthusiastic, competent and experienced teachers

UPCSE Course Co-ordinator and Chemistry Tutor - Dr Peter Bowman

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Dr Peter Bowman read chemistry at Oriel College Oxford and continued his studies there to obtain a D. Phil., researching into chemical carcinogens. After receiving a PGCE at the Institute of Education, London he spent over twenty years teaching science in London schools and colleges and preparing students for university entrance before joining the UPCSE team as Lecturer in Chemistry. He is now also the UPC Science Coordinator.

Biology Tutor - Karen Keenan

karen_keenan Karen Keenan studied at the Royal Holloway University of London. After achieving a first class degree in Biology, she entered teaching, gaining a PGCE at Reading University. Following three years as a teacher she became Head of Biology in a comprehensive UK school, later working in a number of international institutions developing Science teaching and learning. She is currently an Examiner of Biology for the Edexcel exam board.

Mathematics Co-ordinator - Dr Ramesh Satkurunath

ramesh_satkurunath Dr Ramesh Satkurunath currently teaches on the UPCSE Maths module, having previously taught the UPCH Maths module, and is the coordinator for Maths on the UPC. He studied Mathematics with the Philosophy of Mathematics at King's College London for his first degree.  He then volunteered for Oxfam for a year before starting his Ph.D. in Homological Algebra at the University of Southampton.  After completing his Ph.D. he spent a year tutoring, before coming to London and starting work for UCL.

Mathematics Tutor - Dr. Chris Fenwick

Chris Fenwick Dr Chris Fenwick obtained his first degree in Mathematics and Computing before being awarded a Master’s degree in Numerical Analysis from Brunel University and a Master’s in Space Science from UCL. His Ph.D. in mathematics education was awarded by Brunel University. He has over 11 years experience in the support and delivery of subjects relating to mathematics and computing. Dr Chris Fenwick's website

Mathematics Tutor - Rena Sherman

rena_sherman Rena Sherman has taught mathematics in both the UPCH and UPCSE programmes since 2007. She graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1977, majoring in mathematics. She taught in high schools, wrote for a distance education college, and taught mathematics at the University of the Witwatersrand for 10 years. She was an election officer in the country's first democratic elections and a peace monitor during the difficult transition phase.

Physics Tutor - Dr Ioannis Koutsonas

ioannis_koutsonas Dr Ioannis Koutsonas formative education is in Physics with Astrophysics (B.Sc. Hons - University of Birmingham) and in Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces (M.Sc - Imperial College London). He conducted research in Nanotechnology and Micro-devices at the University of Birmingham from where he obtained his Ph.D. in 2009. Dr Koutsonas has taught Physics and Engineering for over ten years, in various contexts and levels at the Universities of Birmingham, Queen Mary University as well as a number of six form colleges. He has been a lecturer in Physics at the UPCSE program since 2010. His research interests fall in the frame of Particle Theory, Cosmology and up to date applications of Nanotechnology.

Physics Tutor - Vincent Gimbert

vincent_gimbert Vincent Gimbert graduated with a Master’s degree in physics and engineering from Grenoble INP and Imperial College London, specialising in nanophysics and climate physics research. He later obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from UCL. Vincent taught mathematics and physics at secondary and undergraduate level before joining the UPCSE team in 2010.

Academic English Co-ordinator - Martin Hall

martin_hall Martin Hall studied Philosophy and Politics at the Polytechnic of North London. After qualifying to teach English, he went on to complete a Trinity Diploma in TESOL and an MA in English Language Teaching & Applied Linguistics at King’s College London. Martin has over twenty years teaching experience both in the UK and abroad, having worked as a teacher and teacher trainer before moving into academic management. He managed language schools and ESOL provision before joining UCL, where he has managed English for Academic Purposes programmes since 2006.

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