Dr Stephen Potts

Dr Stephen Potts

Lecturer (Teaching)

Dept of Chemistry

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
27th Jun 2016

Research summary

My research is concerned with pedagogy and its evaluation, which involves designing or updating teaching methods, such as assessment, and critically evaluating the outcomes of that design or update. With my focus on e-learning, I facilitate the introduction of e-learning platforms within the department and evaluate their effectiveness in enhancing the student experience and engagement with the subject.

Teaching summary

  • Year 1 Lead.
  • Careers Liaison Tutor.
  • Connected Learning Lead.
  • CHEM0005 Chemical Foundations (Lab Module Organiser).
  • CHEM0006 Chemical Skills (Module Organiser, Lecturer).
  • CHEM0011 Chemistry for Biologists (Lecturer).
  • CHEM0014/5 Principles in Inorganic Chemistry (Tutorials).
  • CHEM0024 Synthesis and Characterisation Methods in Chemistry (Senior Demonstrator, Schlenk Practical).
  • CHEM0027 Chemical Literature (Module Organiser, Supervisor).
  • CHEM0080 Advanced Chemical Research Project.


University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ04 - Recognised by the HEA as a Senior Fellow | 2019
Queen Mary College, University of London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow | 2016
University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2009
University College London
Other higher degree, Master in Science | 2005


Dr Stephen Potts is a Lecturer (Teaching) in Chemistry with a particular focus on e-learning. He is also the Year 1 Lead, Careers Liaison Tutor and Connected Learning Lead. He has worked at UCL since 2016. Before this he was a Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry (Teaching & Scholarship) at Queen Mary University of London (2013–2016), prior to which he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands.