Dr Hayley Manners
Lecturer in Organic Chemistry
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
BSc Analytical Chemistry (University of Plymouth, 2009)
PhD Earth Sciences "A multi-proxy study of the Palaeocene - Eocene Thermal Maximum in northern Spain" (University of Plymouth, 2014)
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP; University of Plymouth, 2016)
I enjoy teaching and learning about best pedagogic practice, and have been lecturing at the University of Plymouth since 2015, with most of my teaching focussed on analytical, environmental and organic chemistry. I am happy to supervise research projects (BSc, MChem, MSc) in any of these areas. As part of my role, I teach across all stages of the Chemistry degree programme, from Foundation Chemistry to Masters level. I am the Stage 1 tutor for the BSc Chemistry and MChem Analytical Chemistry programmes, and am also the Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (PALS) academic co-ordinator for our Chemistry degrees.
I am currently the module leader for five undergraduate modules:
CHM1011: Practice of Chemistry
CHM1014: Solving Chemical Problems
CHM2015: Analytical Chemistry 2
CHM3013: Advanced Analytical Techniques
CHM3015: Advanced Organic Chemistry
I have a broad interest in environmental analytical organic geochemistry, with a particular focus on carbon cycle dynamics, especially relating to explosive volcanism in the marine realm. I have previously worked on palaeoenvironmental reconstruction, and am currently combining these interests to investigate the role of explosive volcanism on carbon cycling throughout Earth's history. I am also interested in applied analytical chemistry, especially pertaining to the improvement of existing or development of new methods to achieve my research aims, but also in relation to new projects, including commercial ventures.
Grants & contracts
Investigation of organic markers of microbial activity in volcanic ash in the deep biosphere.
26th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (IMOG), Tenerife
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2012, San Franciso
Palynological sample preparation at the British Geological Survey headquarters, Nottingham
Centre for Research in Earth Sciences. March 2011 (£300)
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