Professor Vicki Tariq

Dr Vicki Tariq, site author.

Qualifications:

  • BSc Applied Biology, University of London, 1981
  • PhD Microbiology, University of Kent, 1984
  • MSc(Ed) Computer Based Learning, Queen's University Belfast, 2000
  • National Teaching Fellow, 2003
  • CBiol MSB (Chartered Biologist & Member of the Society of Biology)
  • Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy
  • Professor of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

Membership of Professional Organisations & Learned Societies:

  • Society of Biology
  • Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE)
  • Higher Education Academy

Experience Supporting Undergraduate Learning:

  • >20 years of experience teaching mycology, general microbiology and generic skills to undergraduates (incl. 19 years at Queen's University Belfast).
  • >20 years of experience in educational research and in the development of teaching and learning materials.

Current and Recent Research Projects & Learning Support Activities:

  • Literacies supporting learning and enhancing employability in a diverse undergraduate population (2010-2012) - funded by the Higher Education Academy's National Teaching Fellowship Scheme Project Strand 2010, £200,000;
  • Every student counts: promoting numeracy and enhancing employability (2007-2010) - funded by the Higher Education Academy's National Teaching Fellowship Scheme Project Strand 2007, £200,000;
  • Impact of blending a multimedia e-learning resource with traditional teaching methods to support mathematics learning within the life sciences (2006-2007) - funded by a Higher Education Academy e-Learning Research Grant 2006, £40,000;
  • Biomathtutor: Developing a Pilot Multimedia e-Learning Resource to Support Mathematical Literacy in the Life Sciences (2004-2007) - funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England's National Teaching Fellowship Scheme 2003, £50,000;
  • Fungi Online: Redesigning and Re-establishing a Website to Support the Teaching of Introductory Fungal Biology to Bioscience Undergraduates (2006) - sponsored by the British Mycological Society, £600.

Selected Publications:

Higher Education Research:

  • Tariq, V. N., Qualter, P., Roberts, S., Appleby, Y. & Barnes, L. (2013) Mathematical literacy in undergraduates: role of gender, emotional intelligence and emotional self-efficacy. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology 44(8), 1143-1159.
  • Nightingale, S. M., Roberts, S., Tariq, V. N., Appleby, Y., Barnes, L., Harris, R. A., Dacre Pool, L. & Qualter, P. (2013) Trajectories of university adjustment in the United Kingdom: emotion management and emotional self-efficacy protect against initial poor adjustment. Learning and Individual Differences 27, 174-181.
  • Tariq, V. N. (2013) Quantitative skills in science. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology 44(6), 779-781.
  • Tariq, V. N. (2013) Emotional Intelligence: a new weapon in the fight against maths anxiety. Psychology of Education Review, Special Edition: New Directions in Emotional Education and Development 37(2), 13-18.
  • Appleby, Y., Roberts, S., Barnes, L., Qualter, P. & Tariq, V. N. (2012) Who wants to be able to do references properly and be unemployed? STEM student writing and employer needs. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, Special Edition: Developing Writing in STEM Disciplines, November 2012. Available at: http://www.aldinhe.ac.uk/ojs/index.php?journal=jldhe
  • Tariq, V. N. et al. (2012) Literacies Supporting Learning and Enhancing Employability in a Diverse Undergraduate Population. Preston: University of Central Lancashire, pp.96.
  • Durrani, N. & Tariq, V. N. (2012) The role of numeracy skills in graduate employability. Education + Training 54(5), 419-434.
  • Tariq, V. N. & Durrani, N. (2012) Factors influencing undergraduates' self-evaluation of numerical competence. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology 43(3), 337-356.
  • Tariq, V. N. et al. (2010) Every Student Counts: Promoting Numeracy and Enhancing Employability . Preston: University of Central Lancashire, pp.127. ISBN: 978-1-901922-75-2
  • Tariq, V. N. & Jackson, V. (2008) Biomathtutor: evaluation of a new multimedia e-learning resource to support mathematics in the biosciences. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology 39(8), 1003-1021.
  • Tariq, V. N. (2008) Defining the problem: mathematical errors and misconceptions exhibited by first-year bioscience undergraduates. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology 39(7), 889-904.
  • Tariq, V. N. (2005) Introduction and evaluation of peer assisted learning in first-year undergraduate bioscience. Bioscience Education E-journal (BEE-j) Volume 6.
  • Tariq, V. N., Scott, E. M., Cochrane, A. C., Lee, M. & Ryles, L. (2004) Auditing and mapping key skills within university curricula. Quality Assurance in Education 12(2), 70-81.
  • Tariq, V. N. & Cochrane, A. C. (2003) Reflections on key skills: implementing change in a traditional university. Journal of Education Policy 18(5), 481-498.
  • Tariq, V. N. (2002) A decline in numeracy skills among bioscience undergraduates. Journal of Biological Education 36(2), 76-83.
  • Heylings, D. J. A., & Tariq, V. N. (2001) Reflection and feedback on learning: a strategy for undergraduate research project work. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education 26(2), 153-164.
  • Hayes, B. C. & Tariq, V. N. (2000) Gender, scientific knowledge and attitudes toward science: a comparative study of four Anglo-American nations. Public Understanding of Science 9(4), 433-447.
  • Tariq, V. N., Stefani, L. A. J., Butcher, A. C. & Heylings, D. J. A. (1998) Developing a new approach to the assessment of project work. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education 23(3), 221-240.
  • Stefani, L. A. J., Tariq, V. N., Heylings, D. J. A. & Butcher, A. C. (1997) A comparison of tutor and student conceptions of undergraduate research project work. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education 22(3), 271-288.
  • Stefani, L. A. J. & Tariq, V. N. (1996) Running group practical projects for first-year undergraduate students. Journal of Biological Education 30(1), 36-44.
  • Butcher, A. C., Stefani, L. A. J. & Tariq, V. N. (1995) Analysis of peer-, self- and staff-assessment in group project work. Assessment in Education 2(2), 165-185.
  • Tariq, V. N., Stefani, L. A. J. & Butcher, A. C. (1995) Citric acid production: a practical introduction to biotechnology for first-year undergraduate students. Biochemical Education 23(3), 145-148.
  • Garvin, J. W., Butcher, A. C., Stefani, L. A. J., Tariq, V. N., Lewis, M. H. R., Blumsom, N. L., Govier, R. N. & Hill, J. A. (1995) Group projects for first-year university students: an evaluation. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education 20(3), 273-288.

Microbiological Research:

  • Wu, Y. -L., Scott, E. M., Li Wan Po, A. & Tariq, V. N. (1999) Ability of azlocillin and tobramycin in combination to delay or prevent resistance development in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 44, 389-392.
  • Wu, Y. -L., Scott, E. M., Li Wan Po, A. & Tariq, V. N. (1999) Development of resistance and cross-resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa exposed to sub-inhibitory antibiotic concentrations. APMIS 107, 585-592.
  • Tariq, V. N. & Devlin, P. L. (1996) Sensitivity of fungi to Nikkomycin Z. Fungal Genetics and Biology 20(1), 4-11.
  • Tariq, V. N., Scott, E. M. & McCain, N. E. (1995) Use of decimal assay for additivity to demonstrate synergy in pair combinations of econazole, nikkomycin Z and ibuprofen against Candida albicans in vitro. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 39(12), 2615-2619.
  • Scott, E. M., Tariq, V. N. & McCrory, R. M. (1995) Demonstration of synergy with fluconazole and either ibuprofen, sodium salicylate or propyl paraben against Candida albicans in vitro. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 39(12), 2610-2614.
  • Tariq, V. N. & Irvine, W. T. (1995) Ligninolytic enzyme activity: a comparison of the veratryl alcohol and Azure B assay systems. Biotechnology Techniques 9(3), 197-202.
  • Tariq, V. N. (1991) Antifungal activity in crude extracts of marine red algae. Mycological Research 95, 1433-1435.
  • Tariq, V. N. & Campbell, V. M. (1991) Influence of volatile metabolites from Geotrichum candidum on other fungi. Mycological Research 95, 891-893.
  • Tariq, V. N. & Magee, A. C. (1990) Effect of volatiles from garlic bulb extracts on Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici. Mycological Research 94, 617-620.
  • Tariq, V. N. (1989) Factors influencing zoosporangia formation by Phytophthora fragariae in vitro. Mycological Research 94, 205-210.
  • Tariq, V. N. & Jeffries, P. (1987) Cytochemical localization of lipolytic enzyme activity during penetration of host tissues by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 30, 77-91.
  • Tariq, V. N. & Jeffries, P. (1986) Ultrastructure of penetration of host tissues by Sclerotinia. Canadian Journal of Botany 64, 2909-2915.
  • Tariq, V. N., Gutteridge, C. S. & Jeffries, P. (1985) Comparative studies of cultural and biochemical characteristics used for distinguishing species within Sclerotinia. Transactions of the British Mycological Society 84, 381-397.
  • Tariq, V. N. & Jeffries, P. (1985) Changes occurring in chloroplasts of Phaseolus following infection by Sclerotinia: A cytochemical study. Journal of Cell Science 75, 195-205.
  • Tariq, V. N. & Jeffries, P. (1984) Appressorium formation by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum: scanning electron microscopy. Transactions of the British Mycological Society 82, 645-651.

     

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