Dr Katherine Inskip
University Teacher in Astrophysics
- Room: E47
- Phone: +44 (0)114 22 24540
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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I am a teaching-focused academic working in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, with a particular interest in Astrophysics. My teaching responsibilities include the first year astronomy lab, core second year astrophysics and the third year extended project in education and outreach.
My astrophysics research interests are the formation and evolution of active galaxies, specifically the triggering, fuelling and stellar populations of powerful radio-loud active galaxies, and the co-evolution of galaxies and black holes in the more general AGN population. Interestingly, while mergers are highly significant in the lives of radio-loud active galaxies, for the more average active-galaxy-on-the-street it seems that mergers play very little role at all, and secular processes are key.
My focus is now shifting towards educational research, particularly the areas of widening participation and the development of key transferable skills (e.g. computer programming, communication skills). I am currently working towards a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
I currently coordinate the SUPER outreach programme for GCSE/A-level students.
Physics with Astrophysics MPhys (1995-1999, University of Leicester)
Lloyds' Tercentenary Foundation Research Fellowship (2002-2004, University of Cambridge)
Department of Physics & Astronomy Teaching Committee (2014-)
Undergraduate Laboratory modules (current)
PHY115 Professional Skills in Physics & Astronomy
Undergraduate taught modules (current)
PHY106 The Solar System
Undergraduate projects (current)
PHY394 Physics Education & Outreach (extended project module)
Widening Participation/Retention in UG Physics Astrophysics Education
Triggering of AGN Activity
"Secular Evolution and a Non-evolving Black-hole-to-galaxy Mass Ratio in the Last 7 Gyr" Cisternas et al. (2011) ApJ 741, 11
Appearance on Channel 4 Learning's series 'Science in Focus: Big Questions - the Nature of Scientific Enquiry' Hubble's Expanding Universe
SUPER: Sheffield University Physics: Experience Research