I am a Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology and Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) for the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering at Newcastle University. My subject-specific research interests are in intertidal ecology and plant-animal interactions in the marine environment. I am very active in teaching and supervising students within my academic school. From a pedagogic perspective, I focus on assessment and feedback and how HEIs engage students in the feedback process, including through the use of online marking and rubrics. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a UKPSF Professional Standards Advisor at Newcastle University. I founded the Newcastle Educators network and am involved in many learning and teaching initiatives.