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Dr Samantha L Pugh

Contact details

Room: 1.68
Tel: +44 (0)113 3432985
Email: S.L.Pugh @


Physical Sciences Education
Mathematical Problem Solving
Employer Engagement
Pedagogic Research in STEM Disciplines
Student Engagement

Research interests

My research interests are in pedagogic and educational research in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines. Some current projects include the conceptual understanding of mathematics in chemistry, developing high level skills in undergraduate curricula and the benefits and impact of employer engagement on the undergraduate curriculum.

I have a keen interest in developing commercially-focused, technology-based projects and case studies, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

I am a strong believer in developing commercial awareness within STEM degree programmes at all levels. I have championed the development of Peer Assisted Learning at the University of Leeds, and beyond.