Staff Profile:Professor Amanda Callaghan

Name:
Professor Amanda Callaghan
Job Title:
Professor
Responsibilities:

Professor of Invertebrate Zoology

Curator of the Cole Museum of Zoology

PhD supervisor of:

  • Rana Al-Jaibachi (self-funded)
  • Lewis Yardy (self-funded)
  • Dominic Brass (NERC-funded based at CEH)
  • Ross Cuthbert (external registration at Queen's University Belfast)

University lead on National HEFCE-funded Learning Gain project

Former Teaching and Learning Dean, Former School Director of Teaching and Learning

Areas of Interest:
  • British mosquito ecology and control
  • Microplastics in freshwater invertebrates
  • Ecotoxicology in freshwater invertebrates
  • Pond dyes
  • Learning Gain
Research groups / Centres:

Impact, Enterprise and Outreach:

  • Numerous interviews for broadcast and print media on mosquito research and the Cole Museum
  • Organised numerous outreach events at Cole Museum
  • Co-author of Garden Entomology, popular science booklets for the Royal Entomological Society

Esteem Factors:

  • External examining of undergraduate degrees and PhDs
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Biology
  • Fellow, Royal Entomological Society
  • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Panel of Advisers (for 3-6 years) who advise on both PGR and PGT scholarships 2016-2019
  • Management board, Bioscience Horizons
  • Former editor of Antenna, bulletin of the Royal Entomological Society
  • Invited lectures on Learning Gain nationally
  • Grant refereeing for The Royal Society, NERC, SERC, BBSRC, Wellcome Trust, Canadian government and The Leverhulme Trust, The National Science Foundation (NSF) U.S.
  • Reviewer for PLoS ONE, Biochemical Journal, Proceedings of the Royal Society, Insect Molecular Biology, Bulletin of Entomological Research, Human Reproduction Update, Medical & Veterinary Entomology, Aquatic Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety.

Teaching:

  • Part 1 module coordinator BI1EAB1 Animal Diversity
  • Part 2 module coordinator BI2CM6 Natural History Collection Management and Care
  • Teaching leadership, chairing University working groups and committees
  • Student Engagement Project Lead
  • Periodic reviewing internally and externally

International Collaborators:

  • Dr Tatenda Dalu, University of Venda, South Africa
  • Dr Olajire Gbaye, Federal University of Akure, Nigeria
  • Dr Richard Connon, University of California, Davis

National Collaborators:

  • Dr Steven White and Dr Beth Purse, (CEH Wallingford)
  • Professor Jaimie Dick (Queens University Belfast)
  • Dr Jolyon Medlock, Public Health England
Publications:
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Amanda Callaghan

Contact Details

Email:
a.callaghan@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 4428
Fax:
+44 (0) 118 378 8106
Building:
202 Lyle

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