Dr Chris Cane

Lecturer

Tel: +44 (0)116 223 1387

Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3378
Email: crc@le.ac.uk

Personal details

  • MA (Cambridge), PhD (London)

I read Natural Sciences at Cambridge before researching for a PhD in molecular virology at the National Institute for Medical Research in London. After a couple of post-docs at the University of Warwick working on Semliki Forest and influenza viruses, I moved to the University of Leicester for four years, first as a lecturer and later a research fellow in the Department of Biochemistry. I then spent four years in the MRC Toxicology Unit at Leicester working on antioxidants and their role in resistance to infection. Following nine years as senior lecturer in human biology at the University of Northampton, I returned to the University of Leicester to my present post as Director of Taught Postgraduate Programmes in the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology.

I was awarded a University Teaching Fellowship in 2010 "in recognition of exceptional leadership and for the development in postgraduate studies in the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology".

Qualifications

MA (Cambridge), PhD (London)

Committee membership

College Academic Committee
College Management Board
College Taught Postgraduate Programmes Committee (Chair)
College Postgraduate Research Committee 
Biomedical Sciences MSc Programme Board of Studies 
GENIE CETL Management Committee
SWIFT Project Advisory Committee
Department of Genetics Undergraduate Teaching Team
PG Cert/Dip Diabetes (DL) Board of Studies and University/BMJ Learning Management Committee for this course (Chair both)
Ex officio member of all College PGT Boards of Studies and Exam Boards
Tamil Nadu (Chennai) Office Steering Committee 
University International Advisory Group
University Postgraduate Quality Group
University Flexible Masters Working Group

Teaching

BS1005 Genes
BS1008 Environmental and Evolutionary Biology (Module Convenor)
BS2009 Genomes
PA3016 Evolution
PA3017 Nonoscale Frontiers
MBChB Molecules Genes and Disease
MBChB Genetics Research SSC (Module Convenor)

Publications

• Susan Assinder, Chris Baldwin, Chris Cane, Peter Chevins, Katherine Clark, Maureen Dawson, Jim Deuchars, Nicholas Freestone, Darren Griffin, Michael Hollingsworth, Helen Hooper, Ian Hughes, G. Brent Irvine, Mary Keen, Rob Lawlor, Aurora Levesley, Neil Morris, Tristan Pocock, Georgia Testa, & Bethan Wood (2007) ‘Differentiated Learning (stretching the most able)’.  Higher Education Academy, York. 
• Cane C & Cashmore AM (2008) ‘Student produced podcasts as learning tools’  in ‘Podcasting for Learning in Universities’ Salmon G & Edirisingha P (Eds)  Open University Press.  ISBN 978 0 335 23429. 
• Nie M, Cashmore A, & Cane C (2008)  ‘The educational value of student-generated podcasts’  Research Proceedings of the Association of Learning Technology 2008, 15-26.  ISBN 978-0-95-458-707-9
• Cashmore AM & Cane C (2011)  “Genetics and Genomes” in “Ethics in the Biosciences”  Clark K et al. (Eds)  The Higher Education Academy, York.  ISBN 978-0-9569288-4-9
• Cashmore AM, Cane C, & Cane R (2013)  “Rebalancing promotion in the HE sector:  Is teaching excellence being rewarded?”  The Higher Education Academy, York.
• Cashmore AM, et al (2013) “Promoting Teaching: International inter-university benchmarking of academic promotion” The Higher Education Academy, York (July 2013)

Recent presentations

Invited presentations:

• Invited speaker at Higher Education Academy / JISC Meeting  “Supporting Progression and Pedagogy: the role of technology in enhancing student retention” Birmingham, July 2009
• Invited speaker at British Council knowledge-based seminar ‘Biotechnology UK and Indian Perspectives”, Chennai, India, October 2009
• Invited presentation at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia (July 2010) “Using technology to support student transition in higher education”
• Invited speaker at Nottingham Trent University (September 2010) “Student transitions”  
• “Promoting Teaching” UK PVC Network Meeting, London, May 2013

International meetings

• Narayanan G, Cashmore A, Green P, & Cane C. (2008) ‘The Challenges of International Students on Taught MSc programmes’  Australian International Education Conference, Brisbane, October 2008
• Chris Cane; Geetha Narayanan; Annette M. Cashmore (2009) ‘Identifying Challenges Facing Trans-National Taught Postgraduate Students on One-Year Masters Programmes’ International Society for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning Conference, Bloomington USA, October 2009.
• Chris Cane; Robert Cane; Palitha Edirisingha (2009)  ‘Podcasting the Student Voice - A Novel Approach to Support Student Transitions in Higher Education’ International Society for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning Conference, Bloomington USA, October 2009.
• Palitha Edirisingha, Chris Cane, Robert Cane & Samuel Nikoi (2009) ‘ Podcasting hot knowledge to support student transition from school to university’.  Online Educa Conference, Berlin (December 2009)
• Chris Cane, Annette Cashmore, Robert Cane, Sam Nikoi & Palitha Edirisingha. ‘Using Technology to Support Student Transition into Higher Education’.First Year in Higher Education Conference, Adelaide, Australia (July 2010) 
• Chris Cane, Annette Cashmore, Robert Cane, Sam Nikoi, & Palitha Edirisingha “Student-created podcasts to support transition in higher education” International Society for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning Conference, Liverpool, October 2010
• Lavelle S, Cane C and Cashmore A “Researching the use of virtual environments in order to overcome limitations in laboratory teaching”.  International Society for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, October 2012.

National meetings

• Cane, C & Cashmore AM (2008), ‘Student produced podcasts as learning tools’, Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Harrogate (June 2008)
• Goodwin M, Kramer C, Cane C and Cashmore A (2008)
‘Teaching ethics across the curricula’ Outreach in Collaboration II, Nottingham Trent University,.
• Palitha Edirisngha, Samuel Nikoi and Chris Cane (2009) ‘Student-created podcasts to support transition from school to university’, Shock of the Old Conference, Oxford (April 2009)
• Chris Cane & Annette Cashmore (2009) ‘Student-produced podcasts as learning tools’, Science Learning & Teaching Conference, Herriot Watt University (June 2009)
• Chris Cane & Paltha Edirisingha (2009) ‘Podcasting the student voice - a novel approach to support student transitions in higher education’, Science Learning & Teaching Conference, Herriot Watt University (June 2009)
• Chris Willmott, Alan Cann, Jo Badge and Chris Cane (2009) ‘So you want your students to produce digital videos - some practical guidance’ , Science Learning & Teaching Conference, Herriot Watt University  (June 2009)
• Chris Cane & Palitha Edirisingha (2009), ‘Using technology to support student transition into higher education’ Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Manchester (June 2009)
• Palitha Edirisingha, Samuel Nikoi, Robert Cane & Chris Cane (2009) ‘Podcasting student voices to support transition from school to university’. Association of Learning Technology Conference, Manchester (September 2009)
• Annette Cashmore, Jon Scott and Chris Cane (2010) “Reward and recognition for teaching and learning: defining good teaching and good institutional practices” Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Hatfield (June 2010)
• Annette Cashmore, Chris Cane & James Gardner (2011) ‘Student perceptions of the personal tutor system’  Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Nottingham (July 2011)
• Annette Cashmore, Chris Cane & Sandra Wills (2011) ‘Incentivising Excellent Teaching’  Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Nottingham (July 2011)
• Cashmore AM & Cane C  “Changing institutional culture to incentivise excellent teaching”.  Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Manchester, July 2012.
• Cashmore AM, Cane C, McHanwell S, & Wills S “Promotion with relation to learning and teaching in the HE sector” Association of National Teaching Fellows Annual Conference, York, May 2013

Research

My research interests include educational transitions for undergraduate and postgraduate students (with particular focus on international students), student retention, and issues around reward and recognition of teaching and learning in higher education.

I also co-lead the ReSULT (Research and Scholarship Underpinning Learning and Teaching) research theme in the College.

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Department of Genetics
University of Leicester

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Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3374
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3378
E Mail: genetics@le.ac.uk

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Professor Alison Goodall

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