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Jessica Dale

Jess Dale

Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)


Dr Jessica Dale is a lecturer in Biomedical Sciences teaching on a range of courses including BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, BSc (Hons) Microbiology and MSc Biomedical Sciences, amongst others.

Module Leader for the undergraduate module Clinical and Public Health Microbiology. She also teaches on Practical Techniques, Immunology and Virology, Living Systems, Introduction to Microbiology, Biomedical Science in Practice, Cell Culture and Antibody Technology and many other MSc and Undergraduate modules.

Career overview

Dr Jessica Dale began teaching at NTU in 2014. Before this, Dr Dale completed a PhD in Virology at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) and Imperial College London. She was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Avian Viral Immunology at the Institute for Animal Health. Following this, Dr Dale was a Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) where she was a Faculty Winner for the Inspirational Teacher Award 2014 and a nominee for the University Awards 2014.

Research areas

Dr Dale has research interests in Virology (viral-host interactions) with a focus on immunological and pathological responses to aid treatment development. Previous research has been focused on the acute immunological effects applicable to early viral infection. Broader research interests involve the role of immunology within disease. Current research interests include the characterisation of primed Natural Killer cells and their therapeutic use against ovarian and prostate cancer.

Dr Dale has interests in pedagogy and is involved with several different projects to improve engagement and learning. This includes the improvement of maths ability in undergraduate students, focusing on overcoming anxiety around numeracy and maths. She is also involved with Case Study based learning. Dr Dale encourages interactive, enquiry based learning, peer assisted and student focused learning.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist in the School of Science and Technology and further information may be obtained from the NTU Doctoral School.

External activity

Dr Dale is a member of the Society of General Microbiology and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Sponsors and collaborators

Dr Dale has collaborations with Prof Graham Pockley at the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre, Nottingham Trent University. She also has research interests with Dr Shiva Sivasubramaniam and Dr Ben Dickins.


Changes in immune cell populations in the periphery and liver of GBV-B infected and convalescent tamarins (Saguinus labiatus). Hood SP, Mee ET, Perkins H, Bowen O, Dale JM, Almond NM, Karayiannis P, Bright H, Berry NJ, and Rose NJ, Virus Research, 2014, 179, 93-101

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