Eva Malone
Eva Malone

Dr Eva Malone BSc (Hons) MSc PhD MRSB SFHEA NTF

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr Eva Malone is an immunologist with over 17 years’ experience of creating and delivering immunology learning materials and inspiring students. Her passionate and innovative approach to learning and teaching has been recognised by the Royal Society Biology (RSB) Scotland with an invitation to represent Biology Lectures/Teachers in a RSB initiative to promote careers in Biology to young people in Scotland (2018), with a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship which celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in Higher Education (2021) and by her students with an Edinburgh Napier Student Excellence Award for ‘Most Inspiring Lecturer’ (2022). Eva is an advocate for students and works to enhance the student experience at Edinburgh Napier in partnership with students. Most recently she has led a student-staff partnership to develop the Biological Sciences curriculum with a view to making the curriculum more inclusive. An output of this project was an Edinburgh Napier Library Guide, Building Inclusive Reading Lists. As programme leader of the Biological Sciences Undergraduate Programme Suite (2018 – 2023), she led the suite subject areas of Biomedical Science (non specific) (1/74; 97%) and Biological Sciences (1/34; 100%) to first place in the UK for student satisfaction in their respective categories of the 2022 National Student Survey. She has received invitations to share her leadership approach with colleagues across the sector, supporting the QAA Collaborative Cluster on Programme Leadership, and has made a significant impact on sector and institutional practice shaping the support provided to, and championing the role of programme leaders.

During her career, she has used her immunology expertise to collaborate, and publish, in the areas of exercise physiology and nanotoxicology. She was Acting Director of the Centre for Nano Safety 2013 – 2014, Associate Director 2014-2017 and in 2017, secured EU H2020 funding to develop reliable methodologies for better risk management of engineered biomaterials in Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products and/or Medical Devices (2017 – 2022; BIORIMA). More recently, she is working with Maynooth University and the Irish Cancer Society to advocate for HPV vaccination using educational workshops designed to communicate immunology to young people. The interdisciplinary team includes expertise in drama, product design, film making, education, immunology and behavioural psychology and the work has been funded by the Irish Research Council (2020) and Science Foundation Ireland (2023) and builds on Eva’s expertise in immunology, education, public engagement and interdisciplinary working. In 2021, Eva was invited to join INTER, an interdisciplinary collaborative project involving Edinburgh Napier University and SGN, supported by City Region Deal, Edinburgh and South East Scotland, to reimagine six old fossil fuel sites in Scotland. INTER was shortlisted in the AGCAS Building Effective Partnerships Award for Excellence and awarded the Herald Higher Education Awards, Partnership Award in 2022.

Career History:

Eva graduated from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in 1999 with an Honours Biology degree and from Dublin City University in 2000 with an MSc in Biological Sciences. In 2001, she secured a position as Graduate Research Associate at the Institute for Immunological and Infection Research, at Edinburgh University. In post, she investigated the immune responses to filarial parasite, Litomoisodes sigmodontis. She left Edinburgh University, in 2002, to begin her PhD at Edinburgh Napier University investigating immune responses to the hookworm Nippostrongylus brasiliensis. Eva graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in 2006 and joined the University as a Lecturer in Immunology the same year. She was promoted to Associate Professor, on the Learning and Teaching Pathway, in 2019.

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • STEM for Britain Judge, a major scientific poster competition and exhibition organised by the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee
  • Scotland Outreach Champion Award Panel, Royal Society of Biology
  • Nominated member of the Royal Society of Biology Scotland
  • Centre for Nano Safety Advisory Board, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Co-ordinator of the Scottish Toxicology Interest Group

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Programme Committee
  • Advance HE’s Aurora Women’s Leadership Programme, Role Model
  • Co-organised Scottish Toxicology Interest Group meetings across Scotland
  • Joint organiser Faculty Health and Life Science's Postgraduate Conference, Edinburgh, UK

 

External Examining/Validations

  • Major Change of Approval Panel External Subject Specialist for the Biology Undergraduate Programme at University of Northampton
  • External Examiner, Lancaster University, for Human Biosciences at Blackpool and The Flyde College
  • Revalidation External Subject Specialist for the Human BioSciences Foundation Degree in Science and Bachelor of Science with Honours at Blackpool and the Flyde College

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Shortlisted Nominee, Building Effective Partnerships Award, AGCAS (for project INTER)
  • Herald Higher Education Awards, Partnership Award (for project INTER )
  • Most Inspiring Lecturer, Edinburgh Napier Student Association Excellence Award
  • National Teaching Fellow
  • Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited Seminar Speaker: Programme Leadership and Building Effective Teams, Heriot-Watt University, School of Social Science Transformation Project
  • Invited Seminar Speaker: Enhancing Leadership for Programme Directors, Heriot-Watt University, Programme Directors Forum
  • Invited Speaker: Society for Experimental Biology Annual Conference, Prague
  • Invited Speaker: How to build Inclusive Reading Lists: ​ A Collaboration Between Subject Librarian, Programme Leader and Students, Association for Learning Technology - Evaluating Learners Experiences of e-learning Special Interest Group, Scotland
  • Invited Panel Member: Decolonising the Curriculum, Edinburgh Napier Student Association Debate
  • Invited Seminar Speaker: Practically Facilitating Educational Leadership, Talking Teaching Across the Globe, Oxford Brookes University
  • Keynote Speaker: Inclusive and Decolonised Curriculum in the Biological Sciences, Celebrating Equ(al)ity, Diversity & Inclusion, The Business School, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Invited Seminar Speaker: Increasing Student Ownership and Engagement in Lab Practical Work by Removing the 'Safety Net', Dry Labs Real Science Special Interest Group
  • Invited Seminar Speaker: Crossing National and Disciplinary Boundaries to Learn Through Co-Creation, School of Arts and Design, Nottingham Trent University
  • Keynote Speaker: Less Alone Than You Think: Discovering the Relationships that Enable Resilience in Programme Leadership, QAA Evidence for Enhancement Theme Collaborative Cluster
  • Invited Speaker: Managing the Management to Engage in Educational Leadership, Learning and Teaching Virtual Exhibition, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Invited Speaker: Flipped Practicals: Present the Problem and Remove the ‘Safety Net’, The Heads of University Biosciences and Royal Society of Biology, New to Teaching BioSciences in HE Workshop
  • Invited Panel Member: QAA Evidence for Enhancement, Enhancing Programme Leadership, ‘Supporting Programme Leaders to Navigate (and Shape) the Data Landscape'
  • Invited Speaker: How Can Science and Design use Playful Learning to Co-Design Visual Interpretations of Immunology Concepts? University Court, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Invited Speaker: Staff Student Liaison Committee – student voice in programme management and enhancement, British Council TRANSFORM - Improving Research Capability in HE
  • Invited Seminar Speaker: Making Feedback Work For You: Promoting the Active Use of Feedback by Students, University of Glasgow’s Life Sciences Teaching and Research Seminar Series
  • Invited Speaker: Visualising Immunology, Learning and Teaching Conference, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Invited Seminar Speaker: Edinburgh Napier Connect Women in STEM Student Champions Event
  • Invited Presenter: Making Life Science Happen – Biology Careers, Launch Event, Royal Society of Biology Scotland
  • Invited Speaker: Equate Scotland 10th Anniversary Celebrations, Scottish Parliament
  • Invited Seminar Speaker: Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of Scottish Educational Research Association
  • Elected Member of the Royal Society of Biology
  • Member of the British Society for Immunology

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • HPV Vaccines, Oaklands Community College, Edenderry, Co. Offaly, Ireland
  • Symposium: Addressing suboptinmal rates of the HPV vaccine amongst boys/young men, Edinburgh Napier University, Centre of Biomedicine and Global Health
  • HPV Vaccines, St. Mary's Secondary School, Edenderry, Co. Offaly, Ireland
  • Midlothian Science Festival - Science Alive
  • Represented Biology Lecturers/Teachers in a Royal Society of Biology Scotland initiative to promote Biology Careers to high school children across Scotalnd
  • Midlothian Science Festival - Dalkeith Science Gala Day
  • Equate Scotland - Career Paths Life Sciences Event
  • Midlothian Science Festival - Mayfield Gala Day
  • Playing Hide and Seek with Fred the Germ, St. Margaret's Primary School, South Queensferry
  • Interconnect - Meet the Professionals Event

 

Reviewing

  • AdvanceHE Reviewer, Teaching Excellence Awards (National Teaching Fellow)
  • ENroute Moderator, Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy via ENroute
  • Conference Paper Reviewer: Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship
  • ENroute Reviewer, Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy via ENroute
  • Invited Reviewer for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • Invited Reviewer for Toxicology
  • Invited Reviewer for Nanotoxicology
  • Subject expert and reviewer (Immunology) for the Collaboartive e-Learning in Life Sciences (CeLLS) project

 

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STEAM for generating collaborative, creative, inclusive approaches to immunisation awareness

Presentation / Conference
Healy, C., Macdonald, I., Firth, R., Gray-Brunton, C., Wimbish, D., & Malone, E. (2024, April)
STEAM for generating collaborative, creative, inclusive approaches to immunisation awareness. Presented at ESAI Conference 2024, Maynooth University, Ireland

Building Inclusive Reading Lists to Help Enhance Inclusion and Global Outlook for Your Students Workshop

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Decolonisation, Inclusion and the Biological Sciences: Getting Started

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Using steam to power equality and democracy in vaccination decision making in the face of climate apartheid

Conference Proceeding
MacDonald, I., Firth, R., Healey, C., Malone, E., & McDermott, A. (2023)
Using steam to power equality and democracy in vaccination decision making in the face of climate apartheid. In Design for Adaptation Cumulus Conference Proceedings Detroit 2022 (120-136
Technology and science are often promoted as the answer to the climate crisis, but changing human behavior from a user-centric position requires a humanistic and design thinki...

Using steam to power equality and democracy in vaccination decision making in the face of climate apartheid

Conference Proceeding
MacDonald, I., Firth, R., Healey, C., Malone, E., & McDermott, A. (2023)
Using steam to power equality and democracy in vaccination decision making in the face of climate apartheid. In Design for Adaptation Cumulus Conference Proceedings Detroit 2022 (120-136
Technology and science are often promoted as the answer to the climate crisis, but changing human behavior from a user-centric position requires a humanistic and design thinki...

Supporting and harnessing the reflections of a trans-disciplinary academic team to power HPV education by STEAM

Presentation / Conference
Healy, C., Macdonald, I., Firth, R., Gray Brunton, C., & Malone, E. (2023, March)
Supporting and harnessing the reflections of a trans-disciplinary academic team to power HPV education by STEAM. Presented at Education Studies Association Ireland 2023, Belfast

Pre-validation of a reporter gene assay for oxidative stress for the rapid screening of nanobiomaterials

Journal Article
Martin, S., de Haan, L., Miro Estruch, I., Eder, K. M., Marzi, A., Schnekenburger, J., …Bouwmeester, H. (2022)
Pre-validation of a reporter gene assay for oxidative stress for the rapid screening of nanobiomaterials. Frontiers in Toxicology, 4, Article 974429. https://doi.org/10.3389/ftox.2022.974429
Engineered nanomaterials have been found to induce oxidative stress. Cellular oxidative stress, in turn, can result in the induction of antioxidant and detoxification enzymes ...

Using STEAM to power HPV vaccine awareness and advocacy among Irish post-primary students

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Raising HPV Vaccine Awareness and Advocacy Through STEAM Workshops

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Using STEAM to power HPV vaccine awareness and advocacy among Irish post-primary students

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