Dr Julie Hyde

Julie Hyde

Senior University Teacher and Schools Liaison Manager
Department of Chemistry
The University of Sheffield
Brook Hill
Sheffield S3 7HF
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 9384
Email: julie.hyde@sheffield.ac.uk

Kroto Schools Lab

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Julie Hyde started her chemistry career as an Analytical Chemist working for a large chemical company, this was combined with part-time study for several years. She left to study full-time for her first degree in pure Chemistry at Queen Mary College, University of London. After her BSc, Julie moved into lecturing/teaching Chemistry in Further Education. During this time she taught on both academic and vocational courses as well as managing vocational programmes. This job was later combined with part-time study in her spare time for a PhD in Organometallic Chemistry and Crystallography at Sheffield University, which she finished in 1998. Julie joined the Chemistry department in 2007 as a University Teacher and was promoted to Senior University Teacher in 2014. Julie also manages the schools liaison team.

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

  • FRSC
  • PGCE

Teaching Interests

Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Physical Chemistry, Study in Industry, Outreach Activities


Julie manages a small team who deliver the schools and colleges programme for the Chemistry Department. This includes the Kroto Schools Lab, which offers the opportunity for schools and colleges around the region to bring in groups of students to carry out hands-on chemistry. This aims to extend the students practical and theoretical abilities and gives them the opportunity to visit the University and show that chemistry is fun to study at Sheffield.


Outreach Julie HydeJulie has been teaching for a number of years and is keen to ensure the students gain the learning and understanding they need for their courses, that they enjoy the learning experience and make successful progress on their courses. She is currently lead for the Study in Industry degree programme.

Undergraduate and postgraduate taught modules

  • Employability and Workplace Preparation and Practices (Level 1)
  • This course develop students’ knowledge of the workplace, and the skills for gaining and preparing for their industrial placement.

Laboratory Teaching:

  • Level 1 Inorganic Laboratories
  • Level 2 Organic Laboratories


Journal articles


  • Hyde J (2019) Design of a three year laboratory programme for international delivery In Seery MK & Mc Donnell C (Ed.), Teaching Chemistry in Higher Education A Festschrift in Honour of Professor Tina Overton (pp. 405-419). Creathach Press RIS download Bibtex download

Website content

  • Hyde J, Page E & Cranwell P (2016) Collaborative chemistry degrees. RIS download Bibtex download