Dr Margaret Upton

Job title
Associate Lecturer, Marine & Natural History Photography

Dr Margaret Upton has worked as a part-time lecturer on the MNHP course since 2009. She teaches photomicroscopy and animal behaviour to the first years, as well as supervising third year long essays. She leads local collaborations for the course with Trebah Gardens and the Falmouth Marine School.

After achieving a First Class Honours in Microbiology at the University of London, Margaret moved to the University of Kent for her PhD. There, she used a wide range of techniques, including all types of photo-microscopy, to study soil fungi. She went on to carry out post-doctoral research for major international companies such as Shell, Monsanto and Ciba-Geigy and national bodies such as the British Marine Industries Federation and the Amateur Rowing Association.

As well as being an experienced researcher, Margaret is a qualified teacher and has taught at all levels from GCSE to PhD.