The Bristol Teaching Awards recognise and reward those members of staff who have made an outstanding contribution to teaching, providing support for students and enhancing the student learning experience. Dr Paul Curnow was chosen for the University Award for Education (Biomedical Sciences) for his unit ‘Science in Society, Business and Industry’ on the SWBio DTP programme.
This unit has been recently developed as part of the new co-localised taught first year for the SWBio DTP. The unit aims to provide a thorough understanding of the societal context in which the students are working, an appreciation of the relevant ethical and legislative frameworks that dictate how scientific research can operate and an understanding of how research is managed and constrained by various interest groups. It also covers how academic and industry-based research interact and how such research is exploited for financial or societal gain.