Dr Chloe McDaid

Department of Physics and Astronomy

University Teacher in Physics

Chloe McDaid

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Dr Chloe McDaid
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Hicks Building
Hounsfield Road
S3 7RH

I joined the department in 2015 as a laboratory teaching associate.

I am now a university teacher, working part-time following my return from maternity leave. I am leading the new level 2 physics core module, which is a combination of core lectures, lab and skills activities as well as leading the level 2 portfolio. I teach in the undergraduate labs, and I am the undergraduate departmental lab head. I also develop content for the programme level approach.

I have also been involved in the development, coordination and delivery of new extended 3rd year project modules, supervised a running group project for the 3rd year Group Industrial Project in Physics (GrIP) module and developed undergraduate laboratory teaching spaces.

I am a member of the White Rose Industrial Physics Academy (WRIPA) team which aims to increase the employability and industrial relevance for university physics graduates.

I came to the department following a post as a contract experimental physicist at Smiths Detection where I was part of a research and development team designing and testing an ion mobility spectrometer (Trace-Pro) for trace explosives detection.

Prior to that I studied for a mechanical engineering PhD at the University of Sheffield as part of the combustion and flow diagnostics research group, researching visualisation and flow diagnostics in hydrogen and syngas combustion.

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), University of Sheffield, 2018
  • Mathematics and Physics MMath&Phys (Hons) (University of Manchester, 2004-2009)
  • Mechanical Engineering PhD (University of Sheffield, 2009-2013)
Research group

ShePHERD (Sheffield Physics Higher Education Research & Development)

Teaching activities
  • PHY21005: Classical and Quantum Physics (module co-ordinator, delivery of skills workshops and labs)
  • PHY1001: Motion and Heat (delivery of labs)
  • Level 2 undergraduate lab head
  • Senior fellow of the HEA (SFHEA)
  • Member of the programme level approach (PLA) working group