Dr Stephanie McBurney

Dr Stephanie McBurney


I obtained my PhD in Chemistry from the University of York before joining Nestle as a Research Scientist. I joined the University of Leeds as a lecturer in 2001 before being promoted to Associate Professor in 2010.

I have a wide range of experience in the development, delivery and management of taught student education.


  • Admissions Tutor for School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Research interests

My pedagogical research interests focus on

a) the employability and professional development of undergraduate and masters-level students

b) personal tutoring and academic advisiting and

c) understanding the role assessment and feedback contributes to student learning. 


Projects include a university-wide study to evaluate the engagement and non-engagement of students in defined initiatives designed to enhance learning and graduate outcomes; an evidence-based study to understand the role assessment and feedback contributes to student learning; evaluating the impact of masters-level study in supporting the transition of postgraduates into employment and a project to evaluate and enhance the personal tutorial system.


<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • DPhil, Chemistry, University of York.
  • BSc Cell Biology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne;

Student education

Academic roles

  • UG Admissions Tutor - School of Molecular and Cellular Biology


  • Member of Faculty Taught Student Education Committee
  • Member of Taught Student Recruitment Group
  • Member of Undergraduate School Taught Student Education Committee