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Dr Paul Duckmanton 

Inorganic Chemistry Teaching Fellow, Deputy Head of School Education

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Dr Paul Duckmanton is Inorganic Chemistry Teaching Fellow within Chemistry at the University of Southampton.


Paul Duckmanton, originally from Mansfield, near Nottingham, graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MChem (Hons) degree in 2002, before moving to the University of Nottingham to complete a PhD in the use of anion binding in palladium and rhodium phosphine chemistry under the supervision of Dr Jason Love.

Following this, Paul moved back to the cold, dark North to take up a post supervising the Inorganic Teaching Laboratories at the University of Strathclyde. This marked a time of both academic research and teaching. At this point, he chose to follow a career in academic education, and moved on to an educational research post-doctoral position at the University of Oxford, investigating university laboratory teaching preceded his employment as an Inorganic Teaching Fellow at Southampton.

Research interests

Prior to moving into the realm of education, Paul’s research interests focused on both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, and the field of anion binding.

Since the move into chemistry education, he has developed a strong interest in a number of educational areas. Effective teaching in a laboratory environment, supporting the transition from schools to university, and feedback are all active areas of interest.

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Paul’s current role involves the teaching of undergraduate inorganic chemistry in both a direct and supporting role. This includes leading and assisting in workshops with both first and second year students, taking small-group tutorials for second year undergraduates, demonstrating in the first and second year teaching laboratory.

Paul is also the current First Year Tutor.

Dr Paul Duckmanton
Chemistry University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number : 27/2044

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