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Inaugural Lecture - Professor Andrew Clark

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On behalf of the University of Warwick, Professor Michael Ward, Head of the Department of Chemistry, invites you to celebrate Andrew Clark’s recent appointment as Professorial Teaching Fellow with an inaugural lecture.
Entitled ‘The Life and Times of a Radical Chemist’, the lecture will focus on the key people, influencesandrew_clark_3.jpg, inspiration, problems and solutions experienced during his career to date. It will highlight his scientific achievements and their benefits as well as how his research experience has influenced his teaching. In particular, how the student experience can be improved and the importance of listening to the student voice.
Hosted by the Department of Chemistry and the Warwick International Higher Education Academy, the lecture will take place at 17:00 on Wednesday, 9th May 2018 in The Yesu Persaud Lecture Theatre OC0.03 in the Oculus Building, followed by celebratory drinks and canapés, closing at 19.00. Please arrive at the Oculus Building at 16:45.

About Professor Andrew Clark

Andy graduated witheadpich BSc degree in Chemistry from King’s College London in 1987. After obtaining a PhD in Organic Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Keith Jones he undertook post-doctoral studies under the supervision of Professor Gilbert Stork (Columbia University, New York) and Professor Gerald Pattenden (University of Nottingham). He obtained a lectureship at Warwick in 1993. He has published 92 papers (H-index 25), supervised 25 PhD students and raised £9.3M in grant income. He is internationally recognised for his work in the area of free radicals, medicinal chemistry and more recently renewable and sustainable plastics.

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Over the last decade Andy has concentrated more fully on teaching. He was Chemistry Director of Undergraduate Studies for six years and managed significant change in course design, student experience and regulation, piloting the use of MOODLE, Tabula and lecture capture for the University. He has won the Departmental teaching prize three times.


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In 2017, he became the University Academic Director for Undergraduate Studies (responsible for 15,000 students) and currently sits on 25 different University committees, groups and forums. He leads the University Review of Assessment and with the Pro-Vice Chancellor is meeting Heads of Departments to manage the upcoming Subject Level Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

The impact of his teaching has been recognised beyond the University with the co-authorship of the new Chemistry AQA A-level textbook. He is currently writing two new Undergraduate textbooks in Organic Chemistry and managing four Chemistry research projects.


If you would like to attend, please kindly RSVP by emailing s dot j dot spencer at warwick dot ac dot uk