Dr Tristan Pocock (BSc, PhD, PGCE) - personal details
I completed my PhD in airways smooth muscle pharmacology at the Victoria University of Manchester in 1998. This was followed by 4 years as a British Heart Foundation-funded post-doc, studying the effects of VEGF on the permeability of the microcirculation (at Leicester, UC Davis and then Bristol). From 2002-4, I went to Zambia on a Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) placement, where I taught Biology in a rural secondary school.
I returned to the University of Manchester in 2004 as a Teaching Fellow. Since then, I have been a PBL facilitator for medical and nursing students, coordinated the 2nd year Student-selected Component (SSC) and neuroanatomy course, delivered practical classes for medical, dental, pharmacy, nursing and life science students and am an academic advisor. I lecture in all areas of Pharmacology. I have recently taken on the role of Field Course coordinator, and took students to South Africa to study animal behaviour. I am interested in developing Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) activities and have been made an honorary EBL fellow by the Centre of Excellence for Enquiry Based Learning (CEEBL). I also have an interest in sustainable development issues.
Outside work, I am chairperson of the VSO Manchester supporters' group and a committee member of the Dragons' Running Club in Sale. I have participated in many runs (including three marathons) and have recently completed two sprint triathlons.