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Jocelyn Pryce

Deputy Head of School
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Medicine
A registered Biomedical Scientist with a strong background in histopathology and, more recently, standard setting and quality in a number of scientific areas.

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Jocelyn’s career in biomedical science spans more than 30 years and includes posts at Guy’s Hospital and Great Ormond St paediatric hospital in London as well as regional district general hospital experience. Her career took a slight detour when she became a forensic and fingerprint expert working for the Metropolitan Police.

Drawing both of her career threads together she joined ARU in 2010 as an academic and rose to interim Head of Department for ARU’s Biomedical and Forensic Sciences department before moving to the professional body for Biomedical Scientists. Here she took up the post of Deputy Head of Education and Head of Registration. Jocelyn is also an active member of The Science Council Registration Authority and works to maintain quality and standards of those working in science.

Research interests
  • Histopathology with previous interests in immunoprofiles of breast and prostate cancer
  • Anatomy based research including embalming techniques for enhanced simulation
  • Pedagogical research in the use of simulation

Since moving from healthcare into the School of Medicine her research interests have changed direction, moving towards obtaining a better understanding of the embalming process of donors in the Anatomy Centre to provide an enhanced simulation experience for both students and surgeons.


With experience in all aspects of biomedical science but with a special interest in histopathology, forensic science and pedagogy she is able to teach across a broad spectrum of subjects. Although not currently a Course Lead, Jocelyn has successfully led a number of courses and been pivotal in the development of a significant number too. She has experience of teaching across all levels and in a variety of settings and, although not as active as she once was in this area, she maintains a currency by feeding into the various courses on the postgraduate side of the School of Medicine.

These courses include the PGCE and MSc in Medical and Healthcare Education, Physician Associate MSc as well as a number currently under development. 

  • PGCE Learning and Teaching, ARU
  • Master of Science (MSc), Biomedical Science, ARU
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Fellow, Institute of Biomedical Science
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Biology
  • Fellow, AHE
  • Chartered Scientist, The Science Council