Dr Julian Priddle

Principal Lecturer in Academic Development, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

Location: Cambridge

Julian is Principal Lecturer in Academic Development, Faculty of Science and Engineering. He works with the Faculty of Science and Engineering to support the enhancement of all aspects of learning, teaching and assessment. He also supports a number of institutional initiatives, including assessment literacy, student engagement and independent learning, study skills and distance and blended learning.

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Julian works with the Faculty of Science and Engineering LTA team, staff and students on a range on initiatives ranging from assessment literacy to student engagement. His role is designed to support the broader dissemination of LTA practice within and between faculties.  He is involved in a number of institutional projects, including our assessment and feedback project Making our Mark, development of a Student Engagement Framework, support for the consultant-led pilot project on independent learning and developments in assessment mapping. He has been closely involved with the Anglia Professional Recognition Scheme, including its re-accreditation, acting as mentor and assessor, and leading implementation within the Faculty.

Julian has an extensive publication record in environmental sciences, and has more recently participated in a number of pedagogic research projects. He was part of the team who developed the University’s current study skills programme, Study Skills Plus, in which he remains involved. He has also contributed to the development of VLE course sites, and is involved in the project to implement a new VLE at Anglia Ruskin. His work on assessment and feedback at faculty and university levels has involved extensive interaction with student reps and SU officers, resulting in a number of student-led initiatives and publications.

Previously, Julian worked as a learning technologist at our University and earlier as a research scientist in Antarctic biological oceanography. He has held honorary teaching positions at several UK universities and continues to supervise doctoral candidates in addition to limited undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Scholarly Activity

Various research projects on numeracy and study skills, assessment and feedback, use of learning technologies
Supervision of Professional Doctorates in Faculty of Science and Engineering


Freelance consultancy in online science education since 2000

Research interests

Assessment and feedback, including assessment mapping
Student engagement and partnership
Independent learning
Online learning and the use of learning technologies, especially in distance and blended learning
Environmental sciences
Education for sustainability


Julian has no formal teaching responsibilities, but provides input to modules in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.  He helped to develop the MSc Sustainability, including their use of online technology to support blended learning.


BSc Zoology
PGCert eLearning
Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Selected recent publications

Greig, A.J. and Priddle, J. (2015) Making Sustainability Part of Every Student’s Curriculum (Chapter 3). In: Integrative Approaches to Sustainable Development at University Level: Making the Links. Edited by W. Leal Filho, L. Brandli, O. Kuznetsova, A. Paço. Springer, Berlin, ISBN  9783319106892,  731 pp. World Sustainability Series

Priddle, J. and Greig, A.J. (2015) Student Attitudes to Sustainability and Employability Skills: Expectations from the University Curriculum (Chapter 10). In: Integrative Approaches to Sustainable Development at University Level: Making the Links. Edited by W. Leal Filho, L. Brandli, O. Kuznetsova, A. Paço. Springer, Berlin,  ISBN  9783319106892,  731 pp. World Sustainability Series 

Priddle, J, Whitehouse, MJ, Ward, P, Shreeve, RS, Brierley, AS, Atkinson, A, Watkins, JL, Brandon, MA and Cripps, GC. 2003. Biogeochemistry of a Southern Ocean plankton ecosystem - using natural variability in community composition to study the role of metazooplankton in carbon and nitrogen cycles. Journal of Geophysical Research. 108 (C4), doi: 10.1029/2000JC000425

Whitehouse, M.J., Priddle, J., Brandon, M.A. and Swanson, C. 1999. A comparison of chlorophyll/nutrient dynamics at two survey sites near South Georgia , and the potential role of planktonic nitrogen recycled by land-based predators. Limnology and Oceanography, 44, 1498–1508

Priddle, J., Boyd, I.L., Whitehouse, M.J., Murphy, E.J. and Croxall, J.P. 1998. Estimates of Southern Ocean primary production - constraints from predator carbon demand and nutrient drawdown. Journal of Marine Systems, 17, 275–288.

Priddle, J., Nedwell, D.B., Whitehouse, M.J., Reay, D.S., Savidge. G., Gilpin, L.C., Murphy, E.J. and Ellis-Evans, J.C. 1998. Re-examining the Antarctic Paradox - a view of the Southern Ocean as a nutrient-limited system. Annals of Glaciology, 27, 661–668.

Priddle, J., Whitehouse, M.J., Atkinson, A., Brierley, A.S. and Murphy, E.J. 1997. Diurnal changes in near-surface layer ammonium concentration - interplay between zooplankton and phytoplankton. Journal of Plankton Research, 19, 1305–1330.

Savidge, G., Priddle, J., Gilpin, L.C., Bathmann, U., Murphy, E.J., Owens, N.J.P., Pollard, R.T., Turner, D.R., Veth, C. and Boyd, P.W. 1996. An assessment of the role of the marginal ice zone in the carbon cycle of the Southern Ocean. Antarctic Science, 8, 349–358

Murphy, E.J., Clarke, A., Symon, C. and Priddle, J. 1995. Temporal variation in Antarctic sea ice: analysis of a long-term fast-ice record from the South Orkney Islands. Deep-Sea Research 42, 1045–1062

Priddle, J., Leakey, R., Symon, C., Whitehouse, M., Robins, D., Cripps, G., Murphy, E. and Owens, N. 1995. Nutrient cycling by Antarctic marine microbial plankton. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 116, 181–198

Priddle, J., Smetacek, V. and Bathmann, U. 1992. Antarctic marine primary production, biogeochemical carbon cycles and climate. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B, 338, 289–297

Murphy, E.J., Morris, D.J., Watkins, J.L. and Priddle, J. 1988. Scales of interaction between Antarctic krill and the environment. In - Sahrhage, D. (ed) Antarctic Ocean and Resources Variability. Springer, Berlin, 120–130

Priddle, J., Hawes, I., Ellis-Evans, J.C. and Smith, T.J. 1986. Antarctic aquatic ecosystems as habitats for phytoplankton. Biological Reviews, 61, 199–238

Books, edited volumes and articles

Priddle, J. and Paren, J. 2004. Integrating learning and assessment – experiences from a science class. Ad-Lib: Journal for Continuing Liberal Adult Education, 27, 4–5

Brandon, M. and Priddle, J. 2003. Perception and reality - the 'invisible' ecosystem. In - Brandon, M and Clark, N (eds) Environmental Changes: Global Challenges (course book 1 for U316). The Open University. 111–132

Baliño, B.M., Fasham, M.J.R. and Bowles, M.C. 2001. Ocean biogeochemistry and global change: JGOFS research highlights 1988-2000. IGBP Science, 2, 32pp (contributing author)

Bathmann, U., Priddle, J., Tréguer, P., Lucas, M., Hall, J., and Parslow, J. 2000. Plankton ecology and biogeochemistry in the Southern Ocean: a first review of Southern Ocean JGOFS. In - Hanson, RB, Ducklow, HW and Field, JG (eds) The Changing Ocean Carbon Cycle - a Midterm Synthesis of the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study. Cambridge University Press. International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Book Series, 5, 300–337

Priddle, J., Wishart, J. and Borthwick, K. 2011. OSIER (Open Sustainability in Education Resource): final report. ESCalate subject centre, 52 pp (lead author) (report available at http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/projects/detail/oer/OER_REL_ESCalate - accessed 20 September 2012)

Carter, T. and Priddle, J. 2010. NUMBAT (Numeracy Bank): final report. Anglia Ruskin University, 35 pp (contributing author) (report available at http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/projects/detail/oer/OER_IND_AngliaRuskin - accessed 20 September 2012)

Priddle, J., Maharg, P., McKellar, P. and Lysaght, D. 2010. Simshare: final report. UK Centre for Legal Education, 62 pp (lead author) (report available athttp://www.ukcle.ac.uk/projects/past-projects/simshare/ - accessed 20 September 2012)