Career History

  • Reader, University of East Anglia (2014 to date)
  • Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia (2011-2014)
  • Lecturer, University of East Anglia (2006-2011)
  • Teaching Fellow, University of East Anglia (2001-2006)
  • Francesca Gunn Lecturer in Leukaemia, University of East Anglia (1998-2000)
  • Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia (1994-1997)
  • Ph.D. - Biochemistry, University of Liverpool (1994)
  • B.Sc. - Jt. Hons. Biochemistry/Chemistry, University of Wales, College of Cardiff (1990)

All Publications

James, H.

(2013)

'Calculating pH',

in Maths for the Biosciences.

Pearson Custom Publishing

ISBN 978-1-78365-881-7

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Jones, H., Hoppitt, L., James, H., Prendergast, J., Rutherford, S., Yeoman, K., Young, M.

(2012)

Exploring students' initial reactions to the feedback they receive on coursework,

in Bioscience Education e-Journal

20

pp. 4-21

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Cornea, C., Bowater, L., James, H., Bowater, R.

(2012)

Using science fiction to teach science facts,

in The Biochemist

34

(6)

pp. 15-20

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Jones, H., Yeoman, K., James, H.

(2011)

'F' for 'effort',

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Yeoman, K., James, H., Bowater, L.

(2011)

Development and Evaluation of an Undergraduate Science Communication Module,

in Bioscience Education e-Journal

17

(1)

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Stokes, A., Joutsa, J., Ala-aho, R., Pitchers, M., Pennington, C. J., Martin, C., Premachandra, D. J., Okada, Y., Peltonen, J., Grenman, R., James, H. A., Edwards, D. R., Kahari, V. M.

(2010)

Expression Profiles and Clinical Correlations of Degradome Components in the Tumor Microenvironment of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma,

in Clinical Cancer Research

16

(7)

pp. 2022-2035

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


James, H., Jones, H.

(2009)

An Introduction to Calculus,

in Maths for Biologists 2nd Edition.

Pearson Custom Publishing

ISBN 978-1-84776-241-2

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Jones, H., James, H.

(2009)

pH and Natural Logarithms,

in Maths for Biologists 2nd Edition.

Pearson Custom Publishing

ISBN 978-1-84776-241-2

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


James, H.

(2008)

Analyses in Biology: an analytical alternative to traditional research projects,

in Student Research Projects: Guidance on Practice in the Biosciences.

Centre for Bioscience, The Higher Education Academy

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


James, H.

(2002)

Ribozymes and their applications,

in Encyclodpedia of Cancer .

pp. 179-188

ISBN 0-12-227559-4

(Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary)

(Published)


James, H. A.

(2000)

Therapeutic potential of ribozymes in haematological disorders,

in Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs

9

(5)

pp. 1009-1020

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


James, H. A.

(1999)

The potential application of ribozymes for the treatment of hematological disorders,

in Journal of Leukocyte Biology

66

(3)

pp. 361-368

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


James, H. A., Gibson, I.

(1998)

The therapeutic potential of ribozymes,

in Blood

91

(2)

pp. 371-82

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


James, H., Gibson, I.

(1998)

Ribozymes,

in Science & Medicine

pp. 26-35

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


James, H., Turner, P.

(1997)

Ribozymes. An Introduction. Chapter 1 in Ribozyme Protocols,

in Methods in Molecular Biology.

Humana Press

pp. 74

ISBN 0-89603-389-9

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


James, H., Mills, K., Gibson, I.

(1996)

Investigating and improving the specificity of ribozymes directed against the bcr-abl translocation,

in Leukemia

10

(10)

pp. 1676

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Akhtar, S., James, H., Gibson, I.

(1995)

Molecular DIY with hairpins and hammerheads,

in Nature Medicine

1

(4)

pp. 300-302

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


James, H., Turner, P.

(1995)

Ribozymes,

in Essays in Biochemistry

29

pp. 175-192

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

I am interested in teaching research and the student experience. I have worked in collaboration with Dr Harriet Jones and Professor Kay Yeoman (BIO, UEA) along with colleagues across UEA and at other institutions looking at student and staff perceptions of feedback (HEA Biosciences). I also have an interest in students’ motivations and reasons for class attendance versus absenteeism (funded by a UEA Teaching Fellowship with Dr Laura Bowater (MED)).

Research Projects

  • Investigating students’ reactions (both initial and reflective) to the feedback they receive on their coursework (HEA Biosciences - with Dr Jones and Prof Yeoman (BIO) and other colleagues from UEA and other institutions)
  • An analysis of what motivates BIO and MED students to attend classes and what drives student absenteeism (UEA Teaching Fellowship with Dr Laura Bowater MED)

PhD Positions

Please email me to discuss PhD opportunities and projects within the School of Biological Sciences.

Teaching Interests

Teaching Activities

  • Molecules, Genes and Cells (BIO-4013Y)
  • Skills for Biologists (BIO-4008Y)
  • Introduction to Biomedicine (BIO-4012Y)
  • Foundations for Chemistry and Physiology (BIO-4009Y)
  • Human Physiology (BIO-5004A)
  • Cell Biology (BIO-5005B)
  • Genetics (BIO-5009A)
  • Clinical Genetics (BIO-5011A)
  • Biology in Society (BIO-5012Y)
  • Microbiology (BIO-5015B)
  • Cancer Biology (BIO-6009A)
  • Infection and Immunity (BIO-6010B)
  • Science Communication (BIO-6018Y)
  • Biology Research Skills (BIO-6023Y)
  • M.Sc. and PGR lectures

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • External Examiner University of Cardiff (2015/16 - present)
  • External Examiner University of Exeter Biosciences (2013/14 - 2016/17)
  • Scientific Adviser to Auroch Digital (2014 - present)
  • Member of the Partners of Cancer Research Tissue Bank Committee (1997 - present)
  • Scientific Adviser, Big C Cancer Research Appeal Scientific Research Grant Committee (2007 - present)
  • Guest lecturer at INTO UEA (2006 - present)
  • Member of the HEA UK Centre for Bioscience (2008-2011)
  • UEA Excellence in Teaching Award winner (2010)
  • Invited Speaker - HEA UK Centre for Bioscience’s ‘Final Year Projects: Maximising the Learning’ in May 2010 (Newcastle University)
  • Scientific Adviser to Community Music East for a Wellcome Trust Arts Award bid (2009)

Administrative Posts

  • Member of the BIO Athena Swan Support and Equality Team (2013 to 2015)
  • Chair of the BIO EC Panel (2013 to date)
  • BIO Engagement Officer (2014 to date)
  • Director of Teaching and Learning for School of Biological Sciences and Chair of the BIO Teaching Executive (2011-2014)
  • Member of BIO UG Exam Board (2011 to date)
  • Member of the BIO Executive and BIO Promotion Committee (2011-2014)
  • Member of the SCI Learning Teaching & Quality Committee (2006-2014)
  • Course Director for Visiting Studies in Biological Sciences (C100V) (2005 to date)
  • Module Organiser for Biology in Society (BIO-5012Y), Cancer Biology (BIO-6009A) and Biology Research Skills (BIO-6023Y) (all ongoing)
  • Chair BIO Staff Student Liaison Group (2009-2011)
  • BIO Plagiarism Officer (2008-2011)
  • Member of the Senate Student Discipline Committee (2008-2011)
  • Member of the Taught Programmes Policy Group (2005-2010)