Alison Cooper




Alison Cooper’s current role has a significant teaching focus; this includes everything from face to face student contact through to approval of new programmes delivered by the college. Alison’s main strategic roles centre on the BMedSc undergraduate science programme and relate to issues concerned with student recruitment and development through the course. This is coupled to a significant role in student welfare. Alison’s teaching and learning expertise is also put to use through her activities with the university-wide centre for learning and development which oversees the education-focussed qualifications offered to staff at all levels; this includes input into course design, delivery assessment and administration through examination boards.

Research activities are constrained by time availability to a long-standing collaboration investigating the neuropharmacology of feeding behaviour. In addition Alison has a strong interest in the practical aspects of education research, in particular applying the principles of the neurobiological basis of learning to the educational setting.

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