Audrey Heppleston

Audrey Heppleston


  • 1.56 Biology

Personal profile


I am the Deputy Director for the Applied Biomedical Science Programme delivered in the School of Biological Sciences. This degree apprenticeship course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), and provides the opportunity for healthcare workers in the NHS to train to become a Biomedical Scientist, a profession regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). We work in collaboration with NHS partners in the East of England on providing a flexible approach to developing the biomedical workforce. As part of this course, I am currently module organiser for BIO-4120X: Skills for Biomedical Scientists. I also teach on other modules related to biomedicine, such as BIO-5005B: Cell Biology.

I am also the leader of the Teaching Theme in the School of Biological Sciences, composed of a group of approximately 20 members of academic staff focusing on Teaching and Scholarship activities. Members of the Theme collaborate with colleagues from other Schools and Faculties across UEA as well as with external organisations to further learning and teaching strategies in science and ensure that we continue to develop as a centre of excellence for bioscience teaching, scholarship and innovation, in the UK and internationally.