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Lydia Schmelzer


Biology Teacher

Ms. Schmelzer holds a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, and completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at Homerton College, University of Cambridge.

I am passionate about science, especially Biology, which is my teaching specialism. I hold a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology; I subsequently became a fellow at the University of Oxford. 

During my time in academia, I found both teaching and mentoring were the most rewarding aspects of my role, and this inspired me to become an educator. Consequently, I completed my Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at Homerton College, University of Cambridge. 

As I worked in research, I have a keen understanding of scientific methodology and use my experiences to inspire students in the classroom. I am thrilled to be teaching science at the British International School Abu Dhabi because of the progressive, student-centred school ethos. 

Recently my spare time is spent discovering the UAE.