Meet Dr Clare Harvey, LBC’s Head Of Science and Chief Biologist
Our new Head of Science, Dr Clare Harvey, has a wealth of scientific teaching experience. Having taught in the state sector for a decade, Dr Harvey jumped at the chance to join the team of dedicated science teachers here at LBC. Dr Harvey has always had a passionate connection with science from her earliest school days. She read Genetics at Leeds University and went on to gain a PhD in Human Genetics at University College London, researching the inheritance of lactase persistence. Following wide post-doctoral teaching and research experience at UCL, Imperial College London, and University Autonoma of Barcelona, Dr Harvey decided to bring her knowledge and experience to aiding, assisting, and cultivating the scientific minds of school-children from year 7 to year 13.
Since making this shift, Dr Harvey has never looked back. She says “Teaching in secondary schools is stimulating and interesting as an educator and scientist and no two days are ever the same”. Dr Harvey feels that the learning environment at London Brookes is unique and special because “the small class sizes make such an incredible difference to meeting the the needs of learners”. Dr Harvey also thinks that “LBC offers flexible and adaptable solutions regarding time tabling, differentiation and bespoke learning programmes for students”. Dr Harvey is looking forward to expanding her own role and the amazing work of the Science Department over the next academic year. She is particularly keen to widen the range of practical and interactive experiences for all science students in Biology, Chemistry and Physics