Katherine Rawlinson

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Dr Katherine Rawlinson BSc, PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer In Biomedical Sciences


Katherine was appointed at Sheffield Hallam University in 2008, teaching anatomy and physiology subjects across Biosciences and Health courses. She hold a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences, Post Graduate Certificate in Education and a PhD from the University of Sheffield. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Katherine's research interests are in cardiovascular physiology and endocrinology. Her PhD at the University of Sheffield explored "The Effects of Testosterone and Calcium Channel Blockers on Vascular Muscle Cell Apoptosis" with their implications in atherosclerotic plaque stability. The research which she has been involved in has been presented both nationally and internationally, through abstracts, papers and meetings.

During her career at Sheffield Hallam Univerity, Katherine's focus has been in teaching and she is the current admissions tutor and outreach lead for the Department of Biosciences and Chemistry. She is also one of the department leads for learning, teaching and assessment, helping to lead on innovations in practice.


Katherine's teaching areas are in Human Anatomy, Human Physiology and Pathology courses. 

BSc Biosciences programme, BSc Nursing, PGDiP Nursing, BSc ODP


Kathy has recently developed her research interests in Teaching which has resulted in the following presentations:               

Cross, AK., Rawlinson, KE., Development of common feedback grids for use in summative coursework (2015). Presented at HUBS spring meeting May 2015

Rawlinson, K.,Hadden, D., Undergraduate Students as Outreach Co-ordinators (2012). HESTEMnews Spring. 

Rawlinson, K.,Hadden, D., Alternative placement opportunities for undergraduate students as outreach co-ordinators (2012). STEM annual conference

Hadden, D., Rawlinson, K., Providing quality research experience outside of laboratory for final year bioscience research projects (2012).  STEM annual conference



Journal articles

Rawlinson, K.E., Duckett, C., Shaw, H., Woodroofe, M.N., & Lacey, M. (2021). Family-focused campus-based university event increases perceived knowledge, science capital and aspirations across a wide demographic. International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement. http://doi.org/10.1080/21548455.2021.1971319

Duckett, C.J., Hargreaves, K.E., Rawson, K.M., Allen, K.E., Forbes, S., Rawlinson, K.E., ... Lacey, M. (2021). Nights at the museum: integrated arts and microbiology public engagement events enhance understanding of science whilst increasing community diversity and inclusion. Access Microbiology, 3 (5). http://doi.org/10.1099/acmi.0.000231


Campbell, S., & Rawlinson, K. (2019). Integrating Public Engagement and Outreach into the Science Curriculum. Presented at: Bioscience Education Summit, UCL, London

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