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Professor Judy Harris


1968-1977: BSc, PhD and post-doctoral position in the Department of Physiology, University College London

1977 - 1990: Lecturer, Department of Physiology, University of Bristol

1990 - 2007: Senior Lecturer, Department of Physiology, University of Bristol

2007 - present: Professor, School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of Bristol

2010: awarded a University of Bristol Teaching Fellowship

2014: recognised as a 'Teacher Scientist' in the Science Council List of 100 Leading Practising Scientists

2015: awarded The Physiological Society Otto Hutter Teaching Prize

2015: edited "Recognising Teachers in the Life Sciences", pub. The Physiological Society

I was the departmental Director of Teaching from 2000-2010 with responsibility for planning and implementing high quality teaching across all the degree programmes that were owned, or contributed to, by the Department.  I was also co-director of the Applied and Integrated Medical Sciences Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning from its establishment in 2005 until 2011.  

Teaching-related roles and responsibilities

Having co-chaired the group responsible for developing Year 2 of the new medical curriculum (MB21) at the University of Bristol, I have taken on the role of Year 2 Co-lead for 2018-19, the first time that the new Year 2 will run - an exciting if somewhat daunting task.

Roles outside the University

  • Non-executive director and trustee on the Council of The Physiological Society
  • Deputy Chair of the Education and Outreach Committee of The Physiological Society and lead for The Society's 'reward and recognition' for teaching initiative
  • Editorial Board member for the journal Advances in Physiology Education  

Recent external roles

  • External examiner for the University of Cambridge
  • External peer for Kings College, London
  • Member of the Education Committee of the International Union of Physiological Sciences

Professional affiliations

  • Honorary Member of The Physiological Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology