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Biomedical Sciences Staff Profile

Richard Keys - Head of Department

Richard has passion for learning and helping to ensure that students graduate with the best possible chance of gaining employment in their chosen field. From a science perspective, he particularly enjoys natural science and its relationship to the world in which we live.

Annie Carr - Programme Manager

Annie Carr has been teaching Biology for Leeds City College since 2002, on a variety of programmes including Access to HE Diploma courses and a Science Foundation Year taught in Leeds City College for the University of Leeds. Before joining the college, she worked in as a research scientist in leading edge institutions in England, Switzerland and the USA.

Christopher Workman - Programme Manager

Christopher Workman has been teaching Chemistry for Leeds City College since 2001, on a variety of programmes including Access to HE diploma courses and a Science Foundation Year taught in Leeds City College for the University of Leeds. Before joining Leeds City College, he worked in the School of Chemistry at the University of Leeds (where his research interests included the chemistry of boron hydrides and work on nonoxide ceramic materials).

Mihaela Stanescu - Lecturer

Mihaela Stanescu has been teaching Biology at Leeds City College since 2011, primarily on the Access to HE diploma programme. Prior to this Mihaela worked in the Biotechnology industry supervising bioprocesses and after that worked as a research scientist in mainland Europe.

Matthew Hewitt - Lecturer

Matthew Hewitt is a graduate of the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield in the fields of mathematics, physics and education. He has taught maths from the start of secondary school through GCSE, A Levels and into undergraduate courses on pure and applied mathematics as well as providing mathematics support to students at the University of Sheffield.

Suleiman Ahmed - Lecturer

Has worked as a PhD researcher at the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at the University of York (where his research interests included synthetic chemistry, sustainable heterogeneous catalysis and the use of bio renewable resources for the generation of non-fossil fuels and chemicals). He has also worked as a lecturer in chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Isa Kaita College of Education Dutsin-ma.

Tamas Kovacs - Lecturer

Tamas Kovacs worked as a Physics and Science teacher and as a research scientist in leading institutions in the UK and Hungary. His research interests include reaction kinetics and kinetic models, atmospheric chemical, nucleation in nanopores and crystallisation

Andy Staton - Technician

Andy has provided technical support for the University Centre and Leeds City College for over 40 years. He has a teaching qualification as well as an HND and uses his skills to demonstrate the correct use of a wide range of laboratory equipment.