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Dr Ann M PullenB.Sc.(Bath), Ph.D.(Cantab.)

Reader in Immunology and Education

Ann Pullen

Dr Ann M PullenB.Sc.(Bath), Ph.D.(Cantab.)

Reader in Immunology and Education

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Research interests

Teaching and student support in the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences

Our teaching is informed by the research carried out in the Faculty. One of my main responsibilities is quality assurance of teaching and assessment of science undergraduate students on the variety of undergraduate programmes in the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences. I chair the Faculty Undergraduate Studies Committee and the Faculty Exam Board. As Undergraduate Dean and co‑chair of the Faculty Student Staff Liaison Committee (FSSLC), I welcome students to contact me if they have any concerns or issues they want to raise.

Consistent with my interests in education, I also attend University committees which focus on learning and teaching, including the University Education Committee and the University Undergraduate Studies Committee. The educational landscape is constantly changing and I strive to ensure the staff of the Schools of Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience provide the best learning opportunity for our students. In addition to the undergraduate science programmes, I also have overarching responsibility for the teaching delivered for medical, dental and veterinary students by staff in the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences.

I serve as School Admissions and Recruitment Officer for our pool of undergraduate programmes in Cellular and Molecular Medicine. One of the great pleasures of my position is to meet applicants with potential, at an Open Day or a post-offer Visit Day, and then watch them learn and mature as they study in our School and ultimately graduate with a University of Bristol BSc Honours degree.

As a result of partnership working with colleagues in the Careers Service, we launched a Biomedical Sciences Alumni Careers Evening in 2015.  The event has grown each year and in November 2017 the evening was attended by 180 students and 27 alumni.  This year the model was also adopted by the Faculty of Science.

I am an immunologist and I teach immunology to undergraduate students and postgraduate students on the MSc in Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences. The lectures I give to the final year undergraduate students build on my interests and previous research on T cell development and recognition.

Please see my biography, and those of many other teachers, by visiting Recognising Teachers in the Life Sciences prepared by The Physiological Society.

In 2015 I submitted my CREATE portfolio and successfully completed the Level 3 Experienced Route of the University’s CREATE (Cultivating Research and Teaching Excellence) programme, culminating in my recognition as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Postal address:
Biomedical Sciences Building
University Walk
Clifton
Bristol
United Kingdom