Dr Sharon Matthews


DArcy Thompson Unit, School of Life Sciences

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+44 (0)1382 386259


Carnelley Building


As a researcher it is my job to discover new things about biological systems. As a teacher my job is to support and encourage all of our students to take their knowledge and understanding and apply it so that they can make new discoveries for themselves. There is no other job that provides the same kind of satisfaction when our students reach beyond their own expectations!

I contribute to a range of undergraduate modules within degrees spanning all years but have a specialist focus in areas related to biochemistry, cell signalling and immunology. This involves the delivery and assessment of lectures, lab-based practical classes and workshops to Biological and Biomedical Sciences students and Medical students, as well as supervision of undergraduate research projects.  My other roles within the School include acting as an Advisor of Studies, serving as School Lead for engagement with Tayside area school teachers, as well as contributing to various Summer Schools.