Dr Jacqueline Kidman

Department for Lifelong Learning

University Tutor- Foundation Programme

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Dr Jacqueline Kidman
Department for Lifelong Learning
Edgar Allen House
241 Glossop Rd
S10 2GW

Jacqui studied Chemical Biology at the University of Warwick, where she also studied for her Masters degree in Chemistry. She then completed a DPhil in Evolutionary Microbiology at the University of Oxford. It was there that she developed a passion for improving the accessibility of science and scientific research to the general public.

After completing her studies, Jacqui worked part-time at the University of Oxford as a Postdoctoral Researcher, alongside working as a private tutor. She then moved to Sheffield to work at HeppSY, evaluating South Yorkshire’s higher education outreach programme, before joining the DLL as a University Tutor in Chemistry and Maths in 2021.

In her home life, Jacqui is kept busy by her twin boys. In the unlikely event that she has any spare time, Jacqui enjoys an ever-expanding board game collection and following (very simple!) crochet tutorials.


MChem (University of Warwick, 2015)
DPhil (University of Oxford, 2020)

Research interests

Jacqui’s academic interests lie at the interface between biology and chemistry. She is particularly interested in natural product biosynthesis, such as the defensive antimicrobial chemicals produced naturally by many micro-organisms.

Teaching activities

Jacqui is the module lead for the Maths and Statistics, Foundations of Chemistry (Core) and Foundations of Chemistry (Further) modules. She also teaches on the Academic Language and Communication Skills module alongside her role as a Personal Tutor.