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Dr Helen Hooper

Assistant Professor

Department: Applied Sciences

Dr Helen Hooper Staffprofile Northumbriauniversity255Dr Helen Hooper is Head of the Biology, Food and Nutritional Sciences Department in the School of Life Sciences. She studied at the University of Durham, where she completed a BSc (Hons) in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and PhD in Plant Molecular Biology ‘The regulation of fatty acid synthetase genes in Brassica napus’.

In her capacity as Head of Department Helen is responsible for the strategic direction of the department including oversight of programmes of study and academic staff. She is also a University Teaching and Learning Fellow with particular interests in VLE aided formative assessment and feedback and academic integrity & misconduct.

Helen is a University etutor and uses the University elp extensively in her taught modules which include Research Methods, Subject Exploration, Animal Biotechnology and Bioethics.

Helen is currently working on a HESTEM funded project with the National and North East Science Learning Centres to develop professional awards for UK science technicians working in education. This builds on previous experience from a LEONARDO funded international project which developed a biotechnology training product for European science technicians based in industry. 

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  • A critical analysis of the inclusivity of primary headteacher job advertisements, Hooper, H., Malika, A., Angelopoulos, A. 10 Jan 2024, In: Equity in Education & Society
  • New academics’ experiences of induction to teaching: using Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) to understand and improve induction experiences, Mathieson, S., Black, K., Allin, L., Hooper, H., Penlington, R., McInnes, L., Orme, L., Anderson, E. 5 Jun 2023, In: International Journal for Academic Development
  • New academics’ experiences of induction to teaching: an Activity Theory approach, Mathieson, S., Allin, L., Penlington, R., Black, K., Orme, E., Anderson, E., Hooper, H., McInnes, L. 31 Dec 2019
  • Have you heard about the HEAR? Evaluation of initial employer impact of the Higher Education Achievement Record, Hooper, H., Tudor, J., Manns, H., Penlington, R. 27 Mar 2014, Annual Regional Learning and Teaching Conference 2014
  • Investigating the perceptions held by University students of professional scientists and engineers, Hooper, H., Tudor, J. 27 Mar 2014, Annual Regional Learning and Teaching Conference 2014
  • Who has heard about the HEAR?: Evaluation of initial employer impact of the higher education achievement record, Tudor, J., Hooper, H., Penlington, R., Manns, H. 15 Sep 2014, SEFI 2014: 42nd Annual Conference
  • Cell surface immobilization of GABAARs in cerebellar granule cells depends on the M3/M4 cytoplasmatic loop of the alpha 1 subunit, Perán, M., Hooper, H., Marchal, J., Boulaiz, H., Rodríguez-Serrano, F., Velez, C., Aránega, A., Salas, R. 2009, In: Cells, Tissues, Organs
  • The M3/M4 cytoplasmic loop of the α1 subunit restricts GABA ARs lateral mobility: A study using fluorescence recovery after photobleaching, Perán, M., Hooper, H., Boulaiz, H., Marchal, J., Aránega, A., Salas, R. Dec 2006, In: Cytoskeleton
  • Concordance of phenotypic expression and gender identity in a large kindred with a mutation in the androgen receptor, Hooper, H., Figueiredo, B., Pavan-Senn, C., De Lacerda, L., Sandrini, R., Mengarelli, J., Japp, A., Karaviti, L. 30 Jan 2004, In: Clinical Genetics
  • GABAA receptor α1 and α6 subunits mediate cell surface anchoring in cultured cells, Perán, M., Hooper, H., Rayner, S., Stephenson, F., Salas, R. Jul 2004, In: Neuroscience Letters

  • Molecular Biology PhD June 30 1995
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015


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