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Dr Helen Hooper

Principal Lecturer/Teaching Fellow

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. 

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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
  • Investigating the perceptions held by University students of professional scientists and engineers, Hooper, H., Tudor, J. 27 Mar 2014
  • 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
  • Lateral mobility and anchoring of recombinant GABA A receptors depend on subunit composition, Peran, M., Hicks, B., Peterson, N., Hooper, H., Salas, R. Oct 2001, In: Cytoskeleton


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