I have taught at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels at Birkbeck College, Imperial College London, King’s College London, London School of Economics and Political Science, and University College London.
Most of my current teaching is centred at King’s College London, where I co-convene the MA in Science and International Security in the Department of War Studies. I also act as the Dissertation Tutor in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine, looking after the approximately 50 MSc students researching and writing their theses every year. Occasionally, I give external lectures.
To support distance-learning, I have developed an e-learning module on biological weapons in collaboration with the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium and led by the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. See also the BWC resource depository.
I have had the privilege of supervising a number of doctoral students including Susanna Finlay who recieved her doctorate from the London School of Economics in 2017 for her thesis ‘Life as Engineerable Material: An ethnographic study of synthetic biology’; Alex Hamilton who received his doctorate from the London School of Economics in 2015 for his thesis ‘Governing through Risk: Synthetic biology and the risk management process’; and Caitlin Cockerton who received her doctorate from the London School of Economics in 2012 for her thesis ‘Going Synthetic: How scientists and engineers imagine and build a new biology’.
I am a proud mentor and member of the Advisory Board for the Young Women and Next Generation Initiative (YWNGI) led by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP), as part of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium.
I supported the development of the Act Like A Pro eLearning Platform, focusing on practical, policy and ethical questions raised by dual use research, which won the 2018 Next Gen for Biosecurity Competition.