Katherine is a senior lecturer in chemistry at Keele University.
After obtaining her MChem and PhD from the University of St Andrews, Katherine worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Her research interests are split unevenly between chemistry education research and dendrimer and materials chemistry. Current research projects include the impact of language on chemophobia and developing diagnostic tests to root out misconceptions. Katherine also spends time on outreach activities, with activities ranging from catalysis to slime.
Starting university during a pandemic
What awaits this year’s cohort of undergraduate chemistry students?
School’s out, exams are off: what are educators thinking?
Join us as we eavesdrop on school teacher fellow Kristy Turner and HE lecturer Katherine Haxton as they discuss school closures, exams and motivation
Diagnostic tests for better teaching
Benchmarking students’ ability allows tailored teaching
Katherine Haxton discusses the value of recording lectures
What does the word chemical mean to you?
Katherine Haxton discusses a recent survey about the public’s perception of chemistry
Peer and simple?
Katherine Haxton talks about how to get the best out of peer assessment
Teaching with microscale reactions
Katherine Haxton explores using microscale reactions in the teaching lab.