Dr Simon Hettle

Institution: University of the West of Scotland

Position: Lecturer in Biomedical Science & Genetic Modification Safety Officer for UWS


BSc Medical Sciences (Hons 1st class - University of St Andrews) 1982
PhD (University of Glasgow) 1986
Chartered Scientist 2009

Professional affiliations:

Member of the Institute for Learning & Teaching in Higher  Education (2000)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2007)
Member of the Institute of Biomedical Science (2001)

Academic Experience:

1985 – 1991:  Occasional lecturing, tutorial and laboratory demonstrating work during post-doctoral fellowships at Glasgow University Veterinary School and Department of Zoology, University of St Andrews
1991 – date:  Lecturer & Programme Leader, University of Paisley / West of Scotland

Other Experience:

Visiting Specialist Lecturer, Glasgow Caledonian University

Teaching subjects:

 biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, pathology, genetics, haematology & transfusion science.

Research activities & interests:

DNA profiling
Member of the Neurovascular Inflammation Group (joint between University of West of Scotland and University of Glasgow)
Nucleic acid electrophoresis
Molecular biology / genetics


married, with three children (21, 19 & 13)
member of St George’s-Tron Church, Glasgow
keen hill-walker

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