Portrait of Dr Katherine Greenhough Dr Katherine Greenhough

k.j.greenhough@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471159


I first joined the University of Huddersfield in 2008 as a part-time lecturer in the School of Applied Sciences. Alongside this role, in 2009 I was appointed as an Academic Skills Tutor within the School of Human & Health Sciences Academic Skills Development Team. I continue to hold both roles within the university. My first degree was in Biochemistry at the University of Manchester. This was followed with research at the University of Leeds where I completed a PhD characterising androgen-sensitive nuclear proteins. I continued at Leeds with post-doctoral research studying and characterising membrane dipeptidases. I subsequently moved into a teaching role as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Leeds and an Associate Lecturer for the Open University. I have taught across a range of biological science disciplines in addition to related science and maths skills. I have a keen interest in developing strategies for teaching & learning which led to the completion of a PGCE in Lifelong Learning at the University of Huddersfield.

Research and Scholarship

I have interests in the biochemical basis of neurological conditions, metabolic diseases and the role of nutrition in health and disease.  I also interested in factors influencing the transition into Higher Education and student attainment and progression within Higher Education.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Greenhough, K (2016) ‘Engaging students with self-directed development of academic skills through a flipped classroom approach’. In: Inspire Conference 2016, 21st June 2016, University of Huddersfield


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA); Member of the School of Human & Health Sciences Teaching & Learning Committee.

Teaching and Professional Activities

As an Academic Skills Tutor I provide academic support through: embedded and stand-alone workshops; individual and group tutorials. 

In the School of Applied Sciences,  I am module leader for Physiology 2 (SIB2006) and contribute to the teaching of a range of modules including: 

  • Maths and statistics teaching within Research Skills (SFB1010)
  • Case Study in Biological Sciences (SIB2001)
  •  Science Extended Degree Biology (SPX1003) and Science Skills (SPX1008) 

I supervise final year research projects as part of the SHB4001 and SHB4014 modules.