Areas of Expertise: Anatomy and physiology
Liz is an experienced Physiology teacher and researcher with an extensive background in Higher and Secondary Education. She has a significant track record in curriculum enhancement and pedagogical innovation, particularly for new schools and physiology in HE.
Liz has a background in both higher education and fundamental physiology research. She made important contributions to the understanding to bone density as a Research Assistant for the Medical Research Council, based at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.
Her background in HE includes leading and developing Human and Comparative Physiology programmes. Liz was Head of Biology at a secondary school for several years, and a regular visiting speaker for a local museum hosting schools. Student engagement and active learning are at the forefront of her approach.
Parsons, T. J., Prentice, A., Smith, E. A., Cole, T. J., Compston, J. E., 1996. Predictors of Bone Mass and Bone Mineral Consolidation in Young British Adults. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 11(2). A three year longitudinal study to monitor the effects of diet, physical activity and other lifestyle variable on bone density and total body composition in 80 young healthy adults.
Compston, J. E., Smith, E. A., Matthews, C., Schofield, P., 1994. -Whole Body Composition and Regional Bone Mass in Women with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. Clinical Endocrinology, 41(3), pp. 289-93. A cross sectional study of 50 insulin dependent diabetic women aged between 40 and 65 to establish the effects of this chronic condition on the density of bone.