Career History

  • Professor of Science Communication (2014-)
  • Senior Lecturer (2009-2014)

    Lecturer, University of East Anglia (2006-2009)

  • Teaching Fellow, University of East Anglia (2003-2006)
  • BBSRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of East Anglia (1997-2003)
  • Institute of Food Research Postdoctoral Fellow (1996)
  • BBSRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of East Anglia (1992-1996)
  • Ph.D. - University of Liverpool (1992)
  • BSc Applied Biology, John Moores University (1989)

All Publications

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Jones, H., Yeoman, K., Gaskell, E., Prendergast, J. R.

(2017)

Perceptions of university assessment and feedback among post-16 school pupils,

in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education

42

(8)

pp. 1233-1246

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Yeoman, K., Nardi, E., Bowater, L., Nguyen, H.

(2017)

‘Just Google It?’: Pupils’ Perceptions and Experience of Research in the Secondary Classroom,

in British Journal of Educational Studies

65

(3)

pp. 281-305

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Yeoman, K., Bowater, L., Nardi, E.

(2016)

The representation of scientific research in the national curriculum and secondary school pupils’ perceptions of research, its function, usefulness and value to their lives,

in F1000Research

4

article no. 1442

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Kelwick, R., Bowater, L., Yeoman, K. H., Bowater, R. P.

(2015)

Promoting Microbiology Education Through the iGEM Synthetic Biology Competition,

in FEMS Microbiology Letters

362

(16)

article no. fnv129

Full Text

(Literature review)

(Published)


Yeoman, K., Bowater, L., Nardi, E.

(2015)

Enquire Within,

in Teach Secondary

(381)

pp. 50-51

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Yeoman, K., Bowater, L., Nardi, E.

(2015)

Research perceptions,

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bowater, L., Yeoman, K.

(2013)

Science Communication - A Practical Guide for Scientists,

Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN 978-1-119-99312-4

Full Text UEA Repository

(Book)

(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)


Yeoman, K.

(2012)

Keeping it in the Family,

in Journal of International Innovation

pp. 18-20

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


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

(2011)

'F' for 'effort',

Full Text 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)


Yeoman, K., Park, J., Parry, D., Lewis, D.

(2010)

Mentoring of Teaching and Scholarship in the Biosciences,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Bowater, L., Yeoman, K.

(2009)

Charles Darwin Series,

Full Text

(Other contribution)

(Published)


Yeoman, K., Hamilton, J.

(2009)

Images and stories to inspire a joy of fungi,

in Microbiology Today

February

pp. 54-57

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Yeoman, K.

(2008)

Bridging the gap to final year laboratory projects: a Level 2 Research Skills module,

Full Text

(Other contribution)

(Published)


Yeoman, K. H., Zamorski, B.

(2008)

Investigating the Impact on Skill Development of an Undergraduate Scientific Research Skills Course,

in Bioscience Education e-Journal

11

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Jones, H., Yeoman, K., Cockell, C.

(2007)

A Pilot Survey of Attitudes to Space Sciences and Exploration among British School Children,

in Journal of Space Policy

23

pp. 20-23

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Yeoman, K., Curson, A., Todd, J., Sawers, G., Johnston, A.

(2004)

Evidence that the Rhizobium regulatory protein rirA binds to cis-acting iron-responsive operators (IROs) at promoters of some Fe-regulated genes.,

in Microbiology

150

(12)

pp. 4065-4074

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(Article)

(Published)


Todd, J., Wexler, M., Sawers, G., Yeoman, K., Poole, P., Johnston, A.

(2003)

RirA, an iron-responsive regulator in the symbiotic bacterium Rhizobium leguminosarum.,

in Microbiology

148

(12)

pp. 4059-4071

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(Article)

(Published)


Yeoman, K., Mitelheiser, S., Sawers, G., Johnston, A.

(2003)

The ECF σ factor RpoI of R. leguminosarum initiates transcription of the vbsGSO and vbsADL siderophore biosynthetic genes in vitro,

in FEMS Microbiology Letters

223

(2)

pp. 239-244

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(Article)

(Published)


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Key Research Interests

I am a molecular microbiologist, with a research interest in the genes involved in caffeine catabolism in microorganisms. I’m also interested in the biodiversity of fungi. I have a keen interest in science communication research and also face-to-face science communication activity.

Current Research Projects

  • RCUK funded project on School:University Partnerships
  • Assessing the impact of student feedback
  • Assessing the impact of science communication projects on skill acquisition

PhD Positions 

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

Teaching Interests

Teaching Activities

  • Fundamentals of Molecular Biology and Genetics (BIO 4003A)
  • Biodiversity (BIO-4001A)
  • Microbiology (BIO-2B28)
  • Microbial Biotechnology (BIO-3C09)
  • Infection and Immunity (BIO-3C28)
  • Science Communication (BIO-3C6Y)
  • I also teach science communication to postgraduate research students.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • I am committed to bringing science activities into local schools and to families. I have been awarded funding from a variety of organisations for science communication, including the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust. I co-ordinate the mobile family science laboratory (www.mobilefamilylab.org). This project is an exciting way for children and adults of all ages and abilities to interact with biomedically related science. The mobile laboratory travels around Norfolk, visiting schools, science centres and public buildings. Individuals and families have the opportunity to visit and take part in hands-on science as well as our specially developed art in science activities. People are also able to become involved in discussion and debate over topical issues related to science.
  • I am currently the director of UEA’s School:University Partnership Programme (http://ueasupp.org/) which is funded by the RCUK and aims to bring research-related activities to secondary schools.
  • I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Society of Biology. I am also a member of the education committee of the British Mycological Society. I hold an MA in Higher Education Practice and I am both a UEA Teaching Excellence Award winner in 2007 and a CueEast Engagement Award winner in 2009.
  • I am currently Governor of the Norwich School and the Higher Education Academic Link for City of Norwich School.

Administrative Posts

  • I am Director of Admissions, Director of Engagement and also Disability Liaison Officer.
  • I am Module Organizer for BIO-4003A Fundamentals of Molecular Biology and BIO-3C6Y Science Communication.
  • I am also a member of the Biological Sciences Executive and the UEA Engagement Committee.